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More FREE ‘How Do I’ Video Examples from Microsoft

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Microsoft is doing a good job of helping people to learn their programming languages. They have recently added 48 New Videos for Visual Basic .NET. The videos appear to be based around VB 2005, and VB.NET 2008. There are a few that is for Visual Basic 2008 Only as well.

Below is a quick overview of each Video Series…


Language Integrated Query (LINQ) Series

This how-to video series is focused on the new LINQ language features of Visual Basic 9.0 included in Visual Studio 2008. LINQ stands for Language Integrated Query, and it enables you to write queries over things like objects, databases, and XML in a standard way using new language syntax. Learn how to use this productive new language feature in your Visual Basic programs.

Forms over Data Video Series

This how-to video series is dedicated to getting Visual Basic developers productive on areas of data-based Windows Application development. The series starts with the basics of database development with SQL-Server 2005 Express then walks through the details of connecting to and querying databases, Windows Forms development basics, Reporting, and Deployment using Visual Basic 2005.

Visual Basic 2008 Forms over Data Videos

These videos continue our series on data-based Windows Application development, now for Visual Basic 2008. Most of the previous 2005 videos are the same experience in Visual Basic 2008, but these videos will highlight the differences and new capabilities.

Windows Development Video Series

In this how-to video series Visual Basic developers will learn additional techniques on how to program .NET applications on the Windows platform.

Office Development Video Series

In this how-to video series Visual Basic developers will learn about the premiere development tools for building Office Business Applications.

Object Binding Video Series

This how-to video series is focused on more advanced data binding techniques using object binding in Visual Basic 2005. The series walks through creating business objects and how to associate them in one-to-many relationships, how to provide searching capabilities and how to enable sorting.

Visual Basic Interop Video Series

This how-to video series is focused on the Interop Forms Toolkit and working with Visual Basic .NET and Visual Basic 6 together. The Interop Forms Toolkit allows Visual Basic developers to migrate their Visual Basic 6 applications over to .NET using a phased migration strategy. Instead of having to convert the entire VB6 application at once, the toolkit enables .NET Forms and User Controls to run directly in Visual Basic 6 applications so that you can build the pieces that you need over time.

Security Video Series

In this how-to video series Visual Basic developers will explore a variety of security questions, including encryption, handling attacks, security best practices, and a lot more.

As you can see these videos covers a broad range of subjects. Some of the videos are related to programming with Linq, Database, Building Reports, Creating Templates, ClickOnce Deployment, Excel, Sharepoint, Power Point, Excel Web Services, Object Binding, Interoping and Deploying Hybrid based Applications, Various Security Videos for setting up Digital Signatures, Clinet Credentials, and many more!

There is bound to be a video or 2 that you would find interesting. The videos are based on the Novice and Professional Programmer. They are adding new videos on a regular basis as well. So they want you to check back once in a while. They claim that there are 48 new Videos since the March update.

So, if your interested in any of these videos, then simply click this link to the main video page. Have fun!


FREE Developer Training Sample and How Do I Videos

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Partially Obsolete: The training promotion has ended but the rest of the content is still relevant.

Microsoft has been very busy promoting their orcas based languages. They actually have many resources for the Visual Studio 2008 Languages at their http://www.msdn.com/ website if you want to check them out. Below are links to get a Free Sample of InnerWorkings – Developer Training, and to get Free How Do I – Videos from Microsoft.

Below is the info to get a free Developer Training Sample…

 Free Developer Training

Welcome, .NET developers! As the buzz around Visual Studio 2008 builds, InnerWorkings has teamed up with Microsoft to offer the following hands-on learning samplers:

  • New Features in C# 3.0 (1 hour)
  • New Features in VB 9.0 (1 hour)
  • LINQ to SQL (1 hour)

This promotion is only available for a limited time, so click the orange Register Now button to get started.

Simply goto to this link get the info if your interested.

How Do I – Videos

Below is the info to get the free; How Do I – Videos from Microsoft and for Visual Studio 2008 languages. Below are some of the available Visual Basic based videos and the subjects they are based on.

Available Subjects…

  •  Language Integrated Query (LINQ) Series
  • Forms over Data Video Series
  • Object Binding Video Series
  • Visual Basic Interop Video Series

Some of the Available Videos

These are just some of the videos Microsoft has available. The length of the video’s varies from 3-4 Minutes all the way up to 24 Minutes. If your interested, click this link to goto the info page at Microsoft.com for VB 2008 based how do I videos. Thats all for Now! Have fun!


Revised: 2015