WCF Master Class

picture of Michele Leroux Bustamante Michele Leroux Bustamante
Chief Architect of IDesign

Microsoft Regional Director
Microsoft MVP Connected Systems

Overview

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft's implementation of set of industry standards defining service interactions. But fundamentally, WCF is nothing short of the new .NET, a better way of writing applications. The training starts by explaining the motivation for WCF, and then continues to discuss in depth how to develop service-oriented applications using WCF. You will see how to take advantage of built-in features such as service hosting, instance management, asynchronous calls, synchronization, reliability, transaction management, disconnected queued calls, security as well as emerging technologies like cloud computing and the Windows Azure AppFabric service bus. While the training shows how to use these features, it sets the focus on the ‘why’ and the rationale behind particular design decisions, often shedding light on poorly-documented and understood aspects. You will learn not only WCF programming, but also relevant design guidelines, best practices, and pitfalls. The material presented includes IDesign's original techniques, extensions and utilities and goes well beyond anything you can find in conventional training sources. The objective of the training is not to just make you a WCF expert, but also a better software engineer.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn WCF from the IDesign architects who have been part of the strategic design effort for WCF from the beginning, (and even implemented parts of it), and who offer a profound insight on the technology and its applications.

Format

On top of the frontal presentations, the training uses lab exercises and numerous conceptual demos and original tools and utilities. Attendees will find the demos useful not only in the training class but after it. The demos serve as a starting point for new projects, and as a rich reference and samples source.

Teacher

Michele Leroux Bustamante brings a well-rounded skill set to IDesign, including expertise not just in architecture and technology but also in interoperability, management, and operations. Michele is not only an IDesign Chief Architect, she is also Microsoft Regional Director for San Diego, and a Microsoft MVP for Connected Systems. With over 15 years of experience designing enterprise systems, prior to IDesign Michele has held senior executive positions at several corporations. She has assembled and organized software development teams from the ground up, implemented processes for all aspects of the software development lifecycle, and facilitated many successful large-scale enterprise application deployments, including capital fund raising, sales, and business development efforts. Michele specializes in training, mentoring and high-end architecture consulting services focusing on scalable and secure architecture design for .NET, web services, interoperability, federated security scenarios and globalization architecture. She participates in Software Design Reviews for products in the Microsoft roadmap, including WCF and CardSpace. Michele participated in prototyping elements of the CardSpace technology for the product team. Michele has been advisor to University of California, San Diego Extension since 1994, establishing several successful certificate programs. Michele is a member of the International .NET Speakers Association; a frequent conference presenter at major technology conferences such as Tech Ed, PDC, and Dev Connections. Michele has been a conference chair for many conferences and events, and is currently conference chair for the Cloud Computing track at Dev Connections; and she regularly publishes in several technology journals. Michele’s latest book is Learning WCF (O’Reilly, 2007, updated 2008/2009).

Registration

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Date & Location

week of August 29, 2011 (Five days)

Mechelen, Belgium

Target Audience

Any .NET developer or architect would benefit greatly from the WCF training. Basic familiarity with C# 4.0 and system programming is recommended.

Price

The cost for this intensive 5 day Master Class is 2999,- euro (taxes not included). This price includes your participation to the Master Class, coffee/tea, lunch and the printed materials presented during the Master Class. As an extra you will also receive a copy of the Learning WCF that Michele wrote.

Payment in advance is required to book your seat for the seminar. Limited places available: first come, first served. Registration is only complete and will be confirmed after payment. Transfer the total amount of your fees by bank transfer to the account of Sparkles: 733-0567754-43 (use your full name in the message) or use the IBAN code for international payment: IBAN BE 66 7330 5677 5443 (BIC code: KREDBEBB).

Cancellation is possible up to 3 weeks before the seminar - if received in writing. In this case, 25% of the total amount is charged for administration. Otherwise, the full registration fee is due, regardless of the reason of cancellation. Replacement is possible at no extra charge.

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