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Visual Studio 2005

Designing an Application Migration Strategy to Microsoft .NET
(Microsoft Training Course: 2365) - 2 days - £1200 exc VAT



> Target Audience
THIS COURSE HAS NOW RETIRED. PLEASE SEE THE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FOR DETAILS OF ALTERNATIVE COURSES.
This course is intended for Solution Developers who have been tasked with designing the migration of an existing n-tier solution to a .NET-based solution. These Solution Developers will have at least four years of development experience with at least one year of this experience with .NET. For the purposes of this course, the Solution Developer is assumed to be a competent .NET developer with experience in designing and developing .NET applications.
This course is not intended for an Application Developer who would implement the actual migration to .NET.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to Designing an Application Migration Strategy
  2. Analyzing Requirements to Select a Migration Approach
  3. Determining a High-Level Migration Strategy
  4. Designing a Migration Plan
  5. Designing a Strategy to Support Interoperability
  6. Identifying Migration Deployment Issues and Planning the Next Phase of a Migration

Supplementary InformationThis course has now retired and is no longer available. We suggest you look at Course [[{http://www.F1Comp.Co.UK/computer_training/Microsoft_Training_Courses/Visual-Studio-2005/2364.aspx}2364: What's New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 for existing Visual Studio .NET Developers]].
Module 1: Introduction to Designing an Application Migration Strategy
  • This module introduces the overall migration design strategy. The lab introduces the application scenario that is used throughout the course.
  • Lessons
  • Introduction to Migrating Applications to Microsoft .NET Overview of Designing a Migration Strategy
  • Lab: Introduction to Lucerne Publishing
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the advantages of migrating an application to Microsoft .NET.
  • Describe the process for designing an application migration strategy.
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Module 2: Analyzing Requirements to Select a Migration Approach
  • This module describes how to analyze the business and technical requirements that impact the design of a migration strategy. The module also presents the guidelines for selecting a migration approach.
  • Lessons
  • Identifying Business Objectives and Technical Constraints Selecting a Migration Approach
  • Lab: Analyzing Requirements and Selecting the Migration Approach
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify the business objectives and technical constraints that impact a migration strategy.
  • Determine whether to migrate and/or interoperate an application, whether to completely rebuild an application, or whether to leave an application as-is.
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Module 3: Determining a High-Level Migration Strategy
  • This module describes different high-level migration strategies, how to select a strategy based on the analyzed requirements, and how to analyze the risks associated with the chosen strategy.
  • Lessons
  • Overview of Migration Strategies Selecting a Migration Strategy Assessing the Risks of a Migration
  • Lab: Determining a High-Level Migration Strategy
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Differentiate between the characteristics of a horizontal migration and a vertical migration.
  • Determine whether to perform a horizontal or vertical migration, which includes identifying the details for a high-level migration strategy.
  • Assess the risks of the selected migration strategy.
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Module 4: Designing a Migration Plan
  • This module describes how to design the migration plan, taking into account the components to be migrated, data access, and the Web environment.
  • Lessons
  • Analyzing the Source Code of Components to be Migrated Determining When to Migrate Data Access from ADO to ADO.NET Determining When to Migrate Web Pages from ASP to ASP.NET Determining When to Migrate Controls to .NET
  • Lab: Designing an Interoperability Strategy
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Analyze existing components that will be migrated to .NET.
  • Determine when to migrate data access from ADO to ADO.NET.
  • Determine when to migrate Web pages from ASP to ASP.NET.
  • Determine when to migrate controls to .NET.
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Module 5: Designing a Strategy to Support Interoperability
  • This module describes how to design for interoperability.
  • Lessons
  • Designing for Interoperability Using Wrappers for Interoperability Using Web Services for Interoperability Using Other Communication Mechanisms for Interoperability Interoperating Between Managed and Unmanaged code Interoperating with Unmanaged APIs and COM+ Components
  • Lab: Designing an Interoperability Strategy
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify the components with which you will need to interoperate and the issues related to enabling this interoperation.
  • Determine when to use wrappers for interoperability.
  • Determine when to use Web services for interoperability.
  • Determine when to use other communication mechanisms for interoperability.
  • Determine how to interoperate with unmanaged APIs and COM+ components.
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  • This module discusses deployment issues related to migrated applications. The module also discusses the process for migrating any remaining application components to .NET.
  • Lessons
  • Identifying Common Deployment Issues Completing a Full Migration to .NET
  • Lab A: Identifying Deployment Issues
  • Lab B: Planning the Next Phase to complete the Migration to .NET
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify common deployment issues for both migrated applications and applications that will interoperate with older technologies.
  • Identify the issues related to implementing a complete migration to Microsoft .NET.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • At least one year programming experience with Microsoft Visual Basic® .NET and/or Microsoft Visual C#®.
  • At least four years development experience overall.
  • Passed the Microsoft Certified Solution Developers certification (MCSD) or have equivalent skills and knowledge
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to:Describe the process of designing an application migration strategy. Analyze the business requirements and technical constraints to select a migration approach. Determine a high-level migration strategy, which includes specifying whether to perform a horizontal or vertical migration. Design a migration plan. Design a strategy to support interoperability. Identify migration deployment issues and the issues related to implementing a complete migration to Microsoft .NET
> Supplementary Information
This course has now retired and is no longer available. We suggest you look at Course [[{http://www.F1Comp.Co.UK/computer_training/Microsoft_Training_Courses/Visual-Studio-2005/2364.aspx}2364: What's New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 for existing Visual Studio .NET Developers]].