Business Application Template will give you an ASP.NET project, there with a Services folder and three new files: AuthenticationService, UserInformation, UserRegistrationService. These are all services to expose authentication and membership integration. Running the template by default will give you a new “login” link in the upper right and clicking on that implements a new ChildWindow for login:
Notice the "Register now” link which then uses another ChildWindow control for registration:
Registering a new user uses the UserRegistrationService to add a new user to the system. If you look at the UserRegistrationService you’ll see that it uses the ASP.NET Membership APIs.
Jcrop » the jQuery Image Cropping Plugin
Jcrop is the quick and easy way to add image cropping functionality to your web application. It combines the ease-of-use of a typical jQuery plugin with a powerful cross-platform DHTML cropping engine that is faithful to familiar desktop graphics applications.
Windows 7 Windows® API Code Pack for Microsoft® .NET Framework is making it easier for .NET developers to take advantage of new features in Windows 7.
The features included in this version (v0.85) of the library are:
- Support for Windows Shell namespace objects, including the new Windows 7 libraries, Known Folders and non file system containers.
- Windows Vista and Windows 7 Task Dialogs.
- Windows 7 Explorer Browser Control supporting both WPF and Windows Forms.
- Support for Shell property system.
- Helpers for Windows 7 Taskbar Jumplists, Icon Overlay and Progress bar.
- Support for Windows Vista and Windows 7 common file dialogs, including custom file dialog controls.
- Support for Direct3D 11.0 and DXGI 1.0/1.1 APIs.
- Sensor Platform APIs
- Extended Linguistic Services APIs
Videos: PDC from 2008
PDC Content on Windows 7 including;
- Web Services in Native Code
- Extending Battery Life with Energy Efficient Applications
- Developing Multi-touch Applications
- DirectX for Mainstream Applications
- Introducing the Windows 7 Scenic Ribbon
- Windows 7 and XPS Documents
- Windows 7 Libraries and Explorer
- Introducing Direct2D and DirectWrite
- Designing Efficient Background Processes
- Design Principles for Windows 7
- Integrate with the Windows 7 Desktop
- Wecome to the Windows 7 Desktop
- The Sensor and Location Platform
- MSI and ClickOnce
- Sync Providers for Windows 7
- Instrumentation in Windows 7
- World-Ready Applications
- The New COM API for Accessibility and Automation in Windows 7
Videos: Channel 9
Channel 9 Content on Windows 7 including (my highlights);
- Windows 7 Taskbar in 10 Minutes — Part I- Progress Bar
- Windows 7 Taskbar in 10 Minutes — Part II- Icon Overlay
- Jump into the Windows 7 Taskbar Jump Lists
- Windows 7 Taskbar in 10 Minutes — Part III- Jumplists
- Windows 7 Taskbar- Advanced Features
- Windows 7 Location Platform Overview
- Inside Windows 7- Animation Manager Deep Dive and Tutorial
- Windows 7 Multi Touch Overview
- Programming Windows 7 Multi Touch – Part 1
- Programming Windows 7 Multi Touch – Part 2
- Windows 7 Graphics Architecture Overview – Part 1
- Windows 7 Graphics Architecture Overview – Part 2
- Windows 7 Graphics Architecture Overview – Part 3
- XP Mode for Windows 7 revealed
- Windows 7 Ribbon Deep Dive
- Windows 7 Ribbon Markup Overview
- Windows Web Services
- Windows 7- Find and Organize Part 2 – Building Federated Search applications
- Silverlight Pixel Shader
- Cross-domain policy file / Cross-domain policy code snippet
Instruction on how to Install Windows 7 to a new VHD and setting up your Windows Boot Menu to boot to this new VHD.
May Preview of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit
An Excellent Feature Overview: Jason Zander’s WebLog : Announcing VS2010 / .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1!
- Win+P: Display the project options, which you can then use the arrow keys (or keep hitting Win+P) to switch to the different options.
- Win+X: Open the Windows Mobility Center.
- Win+G: Bring gadgets to the top of the Z-order. (Sets the focus to a gadget.)