Are you reading a lot about .NET 4? Are you keeping your certification record up-to-date? There there is a good news for you: Microsoft learning is making free beta exams on .NET 4 certification track for following exams in this period March 31, 2010 to April 20, 2010:
More info and FAQs on Microsoft Certification Blog.
| ||If you want to dive in Silverlight 4 RIA services for Line of Business apps – there is your hands-on-lab (~31 MB). There is no more struggle, watching videos to see how to trigger some things. Thanks to Swiss MSDN team who developed 108 pages :) hands on lab manual – both in PDF and DOCX. |
These features are implemented in the lab:
- True multi-tier architecture.
- Entity framework and service layer definition.
- Data filtering, paging, sorting and grouping.
- Data modification and validation.
- Foreign key management.
- Programmatic printing from a Silverlight application.
- COM interop with Microsoft Excel and running full-trust out-of-browser.
Prerequisites and used components:
The hands-on lab manual has detailed instructions on installing all the prerequisites.
Great job Swiss MSDN team
I’ve just found a great set of podcasts with Tim Heuer about Silverlight 4. It is not new now but for sure it is very interesiting. Here is the ToC
Overview: What are the core things to know about Silverlight 4? How does it compare to Silverlight 3?
Controls: What are the new controls in Silverlight 4? What new support is there for controls?
Out Of Browser: How do elevated privileges work? What are toast notifications? How can Html be hosted in an Out Of Browser application?
Printing and Webcam: How do the new printing/webcam APIs work?
WPF vs Silverlight: With Silverlight 4, there are fewer differences between Silverlight and WPF. How do we decide which technology to use?
Text Improvements: What are the big text and international improvements in Silverlight 4?
Networking: How do the networking changes in 4 impact Silverlight developers? What new things can they do?
Databinding: How does the new Dependency Object support help designers?
Download podcast pack
Channel9 has a learning section where interesting walkthroughs and videos can be found. So far there are following categories:
For Visual Studio there are interesting videos about Managed languages, Data platform, WCF/WF, ASP.NET 4, Parallel computing…
Visual Studio 2010 RC is ready to download. Jason Zander posted some more information on FAQ than might be interesting to you.
If you find issues, please do report them via the Connect site. We’re also very eager to see your survey feedback on the release.