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Paul Ballard, President, Rochester Consulting Group, Inc.
is a Microsoft MVP and a MCSD, MCAD, and MCSE certified consultant and the President of
The Rochester Consulting Partnership, Inc
. He has more than 15 years of experience designing and building client/server and web based distributed applications and is currently specializing in Microsoft's .NET technologies as a consultant, speaker, and trainer. Paul is also formerly the Editor for
, as well as a User Group favorite.
Introduction to Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005
How would you like to leverage the popularity of the Microsoft Office System as a platform for your own applications? In this session we'll look at how to build document centric applications extending Word and Excel documents as well as how to write plug-ins for Microsoft Outlook 2003. We'll also look at how to deploy Office based applications as well as how to use office features for server based functionality.
New Ways to Use Data in Windows Forms 2.0
Windows Forms 2.0 takes data binding to a new level. In this session you will learn how to use the latest features of ADO.NET 2.0 and as well as the changes in Typed Datasets and TableAdapters. You'll also see how these or any other business object can be bound to the UI controls in Windows Forms 2.0 using BindingSource controls. Lastly you'll learn how to decide which data options make the most sense for your applications.
Threading in Windows Forms
Windows Forms programming poses some unique threading hurdles. Many of those have been overcome in .NET 2.0 with the introduction of the BackgroundWorker component. In this session we'll look at how to use the BGW to keep your user interface responsive as well as other threading tricks to ensure that your applications make the most of today's powerful processors.