From the Back Cover
"--Billy Hollis, president/owner, Elysian Consulting, Microsoft Regional Director""Once 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."
"--Michele Leroux Bustamante, chief architect, IDesign, Microsoft Regional Director""ClickOnce is the key to Windows and smart client deployment. Brian's 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."
"--Rockford Lhotka, principal technology evangelist, Magenic Technologies, Microsoft Regional Director""Brian 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."
"--Michael Weinhardt, SDK programmer/writer, Application Model, Windows Presentation Foundation, Microsoft""This book covers the most important ingredient needed for the success of asmart client application--deployment. The author's unassuming writing style, combined with his in-depth coverage of the topic, makes this book an invaluableresource for all serious smart client developers."
"--Vishwas Lele, principal architect, Applied Information Sciences, Microsoft Regional Director"
Microsoft's 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 today's 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 Bootstrapping--each with a full case study and detailed sample code.
This focused, concise book explains how toDesign client applications for efficient deployment and auto-updatingPerform application deployments and automatic updates quickly and easilyDeliver "on-demand" client application updatesDeploy prerequisites with the Visual Studio 2005 BootstrapperTake full control of ClickOnce's powerful publishing, update, and security optionsLeverage the Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 2.0 platform features that make ClickOnce possibleUnderstand how your application will behave in the ClickOnce runtime environment
The book's sample code is available for download at www.softinsight.com/clickoncebook.
About the Author
Brian Noyes is a software architect, trainer, writer, and speaker with IDesign, Inc. (www.idesign.net), a premier .NET architecture and design consulting and training company. He is a Microsoft Regional Director (www.microsoft.com/rd) and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and has been developing software systems for more than sixteen years. He speaks at many major software conferences around the world, and writes for a variety of software journals and magazines. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, but is a Southern California surf bum at heart, having grown up there. Prior to becoming a full-time software developer, Brian flew F-14 Tomcats in the U.S. Navy and graduated from the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TopGun) and the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. Brian has a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.