âClickOnce demos may look simple, but those techniques only work for simple applications. Brian Noyes gives us the information we need to use ClickOnce in the real world, and he does it with a comprehensive and organized presentation. If you expect your smart client application to move very far beyond âHello,World,â youâll want this book to help you deploy it.â âBilly Hollis, president/owner, Elysian Consulting, Microsoft Regional Director âOnce again Brian has outdone himself. As a writer, I tend to be very critical of all technical publications, including my own . . . and it is such a pleasure to read anything Brian writes because he studies his topics well, resulting in an accurate, thorough, yet concise piece of work. ClickOnce being a new technology that deals with the pains we all have with application deployment, versioning, and security, it is important to have a text that will guide you through the learning process, give you sound advice for adopting the technology, and explain why you should even care. Brian gives his readers all of that.â âMichele Leroux Bustamante, chief architect, IDesign, Microsoft Regional Director âClickOnce is the key to Windows and smart client deployment. Brianâs book is the key to successfully using ClickOnce. This book walks you through using ClickOnce, from the basics to advanced scenarios. It is an excellent resource.â âRockford Lhotka, principal technology evangelist, Magenic Technologies, Microsoft Regional Director âBrian covers ClickOnce with a view to real-world deployment issues, which isobviously based on real-world experience. In and of itself, that is enough forme to buy the book. However, it is an even better investment by virtue of thefact that ClickOnce is a core part of the .NET Framework for Windows Forms2.0 now, and Windows Presentation Foundation in the future.â âMichael Weinhardt, SDK programmer/writer, Application Model,Windows Presentation Foundation, Microsoft âThis book covers the most important ingredient needed for the success of asmart client applicationâdeployment. The authorâs unassuming writing style,combined with his in-depth coverage of the topic, makes this book an invaluableresource for all serious smart client developers.â âVishwas Lele, principal architect, Applied Information Sciences,Microsoft Regional Director Microsoftâs new ClickOnce auto-updating technology can radically simplify application deployment. Using it, .NET developers and architects can deliver a powerful, smart client experience along with the easy maintenance of todayâs best Web applications. Microsoft Regional Director and MVP Brian Noyes has unsurpassed experience previewing and teaching ClickOnce to professional developers. In Smart Client Deployment with ClickOnce, Noyes demonstrates exactly how to make the most of ClickOnce in your real-world enterprise applications. Noyes covers ClickOnce design, architecture, security, installation, updates, and Bootstrappingâeach with a full case study and detailed sample code. This focused, concise book explains how to Design client applications for efficient deployment and auto-updating Perform application deployments and automatic updates quickly and easily Deliver âon-demandâ client application updates Deploy prerequisites with the Visual Studio 2005 Bootstrapper Take full control of ClickOnceâs powerful publishing, update, and security options Leverage the Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 2.0 platform features that make ClickOnce possible Understand how your application will behave in the ClickOnce runtime environment The bookâs sample code is available for download at www.softinsight.com/clickoncebook.
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