Microsoft Course 2544 - Advanced Web Application Technologies with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 — A 2-Day Course

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Course Synopsis

This two-day instructor-led M2544 course provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Web applications using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. The workshop focuses on advanced user interfaces, Web site functionality, and implementation details using the advanced features of ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005.

Course Objectives

On completion of this M2544 training course, delegates should be able to:

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for corporate or independent software vendor (ISV) application developers who have a desire to learn more about specific technology areas in Web application development.

Course Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must:

Microsoft Certified Professional Exams

There is no Microsoft Certified Professional exam associated with this course.


This course has been retired and is no longer available.

Outline Course Contents

Unit 1: Building Dynamic Web Applications

This unit introduces many different aspects of dynamic Web applications. It includes discussions on creating and configuring controls at run time. It then explains how to build dynamic globalization features into a Web application to ensure that it is localizable, including using localized resources and applying different master page layouts in response to culture and language settings. It concludes with explanations about how to enable dynamic configuration for site administrators.

After completing this unit, students will be able to:

Unit 2: Creating Controls for Web Applications

This unit explains how developers create different types of controls for different scenarios. The different types of controls include user controls, custom Web server controls, composite Web server controls, and templated controls.

After completing this unit, students will be able to:

Unit 3: Optimizing Web Application Performance

This unit introduces topics that will help you improve the performance of Web applications. It describes how the Page Scripting Object Model can help reduce the number of round trips for communication between the server and the browser, and then explains how tracing and instrumentation can be used to monitor and, therefore, improve the performance of a Web application. The unit discusses how caching and asynchronous processing can help increase Web application performance; it then highlights some considerations that developers must address if the Web application is to be deployed in a Web farm environment.

After completing this unit, students will be able to:

Unit 4: Implementing Personalization and Themes in Web Applications

This unit introduces building customizable functionality into a Web application by adding personalization support. It discusses using the personalization features of ASP.NET 2.0 to provide this functionality. In addition, it discusses applying themes to Web applications and allowing users to choose color schemes to personalize their experience in using the Web application. It concludes by explaining how to include features that enable users to personalize themes.

After completing this unit, students will be able to:

Unit 5: Building Web Part Pages and Web Parts

This unit introduces the concept of a Web part, and describes how it is used in portal pages and other scenarios. It introduces the concept of a Web part page, and discusses how a Web part page contains some Web parts that provide the user interface, along with other controls that manage the Web part infrastructure. Additionally, it introduces the advanced features of connected Web parts and discusses scenarios where they are typically used.

After completing this unit, students will be able to: