Scott Hanselman

Free ASP.NET Training Videos from aspConf now available for download or streaming

July 26, 2012 Comment on this post [15] Posted in ASP.NET | ASP.NET Ajax | ASP.NET Dynamic Data | ASP.NET MVC | Open Source | Speaking
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There's lots of goodness happening in the .NET and ASP.NET community right now. If you're not plugged in, you can follow ASP.NET on Twitter or Like ASP.NET on Facebook and we'll keep you up to date with all the great goings-in. You can visit, bookmark and subscribe to the newly revamped and oft-updated ASP.NET website. The new site is lovely on various phones and pads and has loads of content, both textual and video as well as HOURS of free training videos from Pluralsight. There's also an excellent Daily Community Spotlight on the home page there you can also subscribe to in Google Reader that is curated by our very own Jon Galloway.

The ASP.NET Webstack is Open Source now as is the Entity Framework. There's goodness happening from the new MS Open Tech organization and there's also the burgeoning goodness from the newly-created "Monkey Square" non-profit, the same organization that runs the Monospace Conference (follow MonkeySquare on Twitter) started by Joseph Hill, David Nielsen, Dale Ragan, Louis Salin, Phil Haack, and myself, dedicated to open source on .NET. If you haven't registered for Monospace, consider it, as it's a high-signal, low-noise boutique open source .NET conference out of Boston this October. You could even speak!

Download or Stream all these ASP.NET Conference videos and training sessions for free.

But, enough of that, let's talk about videos and education. Just last week we held aspConf, a a free, virtual conference dedicated to ASP.NET organized by and for the community, and all free. It was the sequel to mvcConf and mvcConf 2 and was this year expanded to two full days of great content on the entire ASP.NET platform. There were over 60 presentations from amazing speakers both inside and outside of Microsoft. I was fortunate enough to present the teams' and my vision for "One ASP.NET" in this silly keynote that was presented from the comfort of my home office to over 1200 of you Dear Readers.

aspConf 2012 is now a collection of videos for you to download or stream online in all the usual formats. There's dozens of them to check out and they are excellent. Some of my favorites are:

  • Next Generation Visual Studio Web Tools - Building websites has become more and more important for most businesses worldwide, and with the introduction of HTML 5 we now have more possibilities than ever. Join Mads on a journey through the features of the upcoming version of ASP.NET and Visual Studio to get a sneak peak on the new abilities ...
  • Introduction to the ASP.NET Web API What is REST? and a RESTful API? How does the ASP.NET Web API fit in? How does the ASP.NET Web API work? How can it be consumed by clients such as ASP.NET MVC, Win8/Metro, etc.? In this session, John discusses how to get up and running with the ASP.NET  Web API thorugh practical examples.
  • Async in ASP.NET Async is here and it's awesome, but how do you leverage for maximum affect in a server environment? When should you use async and what shouldn't you do to avoid headaches? Hear from the ASP.NET team about async support in ASP.NET, the features, the pitfalls and most importantly the use cases that ma...
  • Modern Web Development  In this talk, Shawn will walk the attendees through the new way that web applications are being built today using the latest in client-side development the best practices of how to carry that out with ASP.NET MVC.
  • Ask the Experts - Here's your chance to get answers to your deep technical questions about SignalR, MVC, Web API! With Damian Edwards, Brad Wilson and Marcin Dobosz.

Have fun!

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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July 26, 2012 10:26
I think it's Marcin Doboz, not Dobosz =;)
July 26, 2012 10:37
It's Dobosz.
July 26, 2012 12:00
There are still some videos missing. I'm looking for "Advanced Asp.Net Web API" and "Creating Your Own Dynamic LINQ Statements With Expression Trees"
July 26, 2012 13:30
I prefer downloading videos for watching & I'm happy to see duration of video & file sizes as a tool tip for different formats of downloadable videos on Channel 9. It's also cool that online videos let you jump to a specific time.
July 26, 2012 15:04
Hi Scott,

Just wanted to ask will all presentations be online in future i.e Day 1 and 2? e.g "Getting Started With ASP.NET MVC by Eric Sowell".

July 26, 2012 17:01
this is so cool
July 26, 2012 18:00
I think it's Tomaz, not Tomasz.
July 26, 2012 18:16

They haven't all been edited yet. I can't speak to those one specifically, but volunteers are still working through editing some of the videos before they are put up on Channel 9.

I'm sure they'll make it up there soon.

July 27, 2012 2:19

Can you please ridiculously and excessively overuse the phrase "dear readers"?

Oh wait, you already do.
July 27, 2012 2:30
Less than Dear Robert - ouch.
July 27, 2012 6:11
Scott, you always make me laugh - great video
July 27, 2012 22:49
Hey Scott,
I've watched several... renditions of your "One ASP.NET" presentation, including the one I attended while you were here in Arizona. I'm a fan. But what interests me is what came of the question you copy-pasted at the tail end of your aspConf 2012 video. I paused the video and read through the list of architecture best practices example requests (is that grammatically sound?). Did anything ever come of that conversation?

July 31, 2012 7:54
Thanks Scott for your talk! very informative and fun! One question though, there was a question towards the end, which you took offline, I'm interested in seeing your answer. Are you going to share your answer? Thanks.
August 02, 2012 22:45
Don't follow me on google+ coz no one is there ... ha ha
Man, you are a riot.

Although you may want to rephrase that as google+ is getting momentum now .
June 30, 2013 18:14
This is great. Why am I just now learning about these? I want to thank you and Jon Galloway for continuing the free (to me) education on Microsoft Web Development products. It is pivotal in my finding joy in my career.

I just wonder how long it will take me to get as good as you guys.


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