Sessions tagged as .net framework

Multi-Targeting using Portable Class Libraries
Submitted by: Muhammad Siddiqi

Time: 4:10 PM – 5:20 PM, Saturday, March 9, 2013
Location: One Mem Drive, Thomas Paul

Multi-Targeting is about reusability. It is about writing code once which can be reused across different frameworks. This reduces development and maintenance time giving a boost in ROI. This session would start with discussion about various historical multi-targeting options with Microsoft Development technologies. We would see how portable class libraries supports this idea. The main focus would be about efficiently writing portable class libraries using new Visual Studio tooling features.

Profiling in Visual Studio
Submitted by: James Sturtevant

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:10 AM, Saturday, March 9, 2013
Location: One Mem Drive, Deborah Sampson

Application bottlenecks slowing you down? Come to this session to learn how to use Visual Studio Profiler to recognize various bottlenecks in your application. You will learn the basic types of profiling offered in VS, how to use them, and how to read the results. We will use sample applications to demonstrate real world scenarios.

Machine Learning with .NET
Submitted by: Frank Wu

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:10 AM, Saturday, March 9, 2013
Location: One Mem Drive, Thomas Paul

Machine Learning is playing increasingly important roles in Microsoft stack – from Bing search engine to Microsoft Office. You probably will be asked to embed Machine Learning based features in your application development. This session introduces how to use .NET SDKs to implement some commonly used Machine Learning algorithms.

Test Framework using SpecFlow and Selenium
Submitted by: Dennis Doire

Time: 2:50 PM – 4:00 PM, Saturday, March 9, 2013
Location: One Mem Drive, Deborah Sampson

Many companies today are going to or already use TDD and as a result many programmers have familiarity with writing tests at the unit level. This class will show you is how to take BDD and Selenium tests and explain how to best leverage those tests for your projects. By the end of the class you will know how to - use Selenium IDE to jump start generating scripts and learning the library - work with SpecFlow to generate BDD tests that leverage and extend your unit tests to incorporate user stories - know when to use either tool - and when not to

Identity and Access Control with Visual Studio 2012, MVC 4.5, Azure Websites and Azure ACS
Submitted by: Marshall Rosenstein

Time: 11:40 AM – 12:50 PM, Saturday, March 9, 2013
Location: One Mem Drive, Deborah Sampson

Claims-based security is the foundation of the .NET 4.5 user security model and therefore has become a core competency for any developer who builds applications that require authentication or authorization. Azure Access Control Services (ACS) enables developers to easily implement claims-based security with users' existing Gmail, Yahoo, Windows Live, Facebook, or Active Directory accounts. And best of all, Azure ACS is FREE! In this session, we'll learn how to develop a secure Azure Website (also FREE!) using Visual Studio 2012, MVC 4.5, and Azure ACS. *Recommended prerequisites*: some familiarity with an earlier version of ASP.NET MVC (any of 2.0 - 4.0); rough understanding of what is a "claim"; have previously seen a demo of Azure table storage; able to stay awake for an hour in a dark room listening to a monotone voice.