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  • Blog Post: Psst, this event is for Enterprise Architects

    The Microsoft Business Integration Road Show is coming to New York and Boston and I’ve got permission to invite folks who care about enterprise integration. These are architect and technical leader focused, in-person events: January 19, 2010 in New York, NY January 21, 2010 in Waltham, MA Follow the...
  • Blog Post: The Workflow Way

    eek! A little birdie tipped me off on reading this very informative and forward looking post on the changes coming to Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) in .NET 4.0 and the experience in Visual Studio 2010. While I don't know when the beta of Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: April Cool

    eek! Bucking the trend on April Fool by doing an April Cool post. Here are some of the things I talked about in March. Hope you get a resource or link that saves you time... Girl Geeks Rule Downloading IE8 Get Silverlight 3 Beta with eyes wide open Say Hello to the Microsoft Web Platform An Azure Moment...
  • Blog Post: What I intend to do tomorrow - REST

    eek! Ooo, the WCF Rest Starter Kit just got a makeover. Check out Ron Jacobs’s announcement and a link to the hands on labs. New to this stuff? Start here . Happy REST!
  • Blog Post: Happy Groundhog Day!

    eek! In the category of – I’ve seen that before, I’m republishing my January posts in case you missed it. Happy Groundhog Day! The Joy of SxS Jumping in to .NET from ColdFusion? I’m not going to be a fool this April 1 Need more Business Intelligence? Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate is ready Candy...
  • Blog Post: A few Virtual Labs you may like: Web 2.0, MVC and Unit Testing

    eek! I stumbled upon these 3 virtual labs, and they looked good to me. I’ll be taking them, wanna join me? REST, AJAX, and Web 2.0 in Windows Communication Framework After completing this lab you'll be better able to create two different Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services, use a REST approach...
  • Blog Post: How to run a successful Code Camp

    eek! What a great job Mark and team did with this weekend's Code Camp in Stamford, CT. Mark has decided to share the wealth and lessons learned in a nice piece on the preparation involved in running a Code Camp . Nice work! I was there, and had the pleasure of doing 2 sessions: Silverlight + WCF What...
  • Blog Post: Got tired WCF? Give it a REST

    eek! Rob Bagby has a nice set of blog postings on "REST in WCF". NIce work on the screencasts as well. A healthy addition to this (non-inclusive and in no particular order) list... The .NET Endpoint Brain.Save() Ron Jacobs The new SP1 Training kit with a lab on WCF+REST and slides to match
  • Blog Post: Birth of ADO.NET Data Services

    eek! I digg this one :) The oral tradition of Project Astoria's history (now ADO.NET Data Services) is now in written form . Remember, there are 2 presentations and labs to jumpstart your knowledge of ADO.NET Data Services as part of the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit .
  • Blog Post: Windows HPC Server 2008 - Just Add SOA

    eek! Found this well written white paper entitled Overview of SOA Programming Model and Runtime System for Windows HPC Server 2008 on Microsoft downloads. Is 50 pages but is an easy read for those new to Windows HPC Server. The glossary at the end helps with some of the terminology that gets thrown about...
  • Blog Post: Bye Bye July!

    eek! Happy August! In case this is your first visit, here are my July postings! Hey Architects, do you need insight? Can Social Computing with SharePoint Solve Business Problems? You Decide... Ready for some EduFun? From CAB to Prism - a find! Pumping up on Innovation at Play What is Microsoft Pinpoint...
  • Blog Post: Facebook .NET Programmer's Webcast - the resources

    eek! Thank you for joining us today, it was great to have so many folks with such great questions. For those of you who would like the slides, they are a "mash up" of slides from the Training Kit I talked about. My Slides from the session today. Please help us improve by giving us your feedback...
  • Blog Post: Join me after work - Facebook .NET Programmer's Group

    eek! I'm presenting at the .NET Programmer's Group on Facebook later today (much later), will you join me?
  • Blog Post: Practice Better and Faster BizTalk

    eek! The BizTalk Server Performance Optimization Guide just hit MSDN and is really worth checking out. If you are working with BizTalk or plan to, investing in this guide will do you well. BizTalk is an amazing piece of software but requires care and feeding. This guide will help you avoid common mistakes...
  • Blog Post: Thanks for the Endpoint!

    eek! DotNetInterop has been on a tear recently - this is one of the blogs that is in my must read list. Well, I enjoyed the pointer to the new Endpoint blog on MSDN - packed with WCF and WF goodness and promising a lot more. Check out what Endpoint is all about...
  • Blog Post: Developing Service Oriented applications with Visual Studio 2008, WCF and WF

    eek! In case you missed the session (out of 650+ who registered about 250 of you missed it) in May 2008, the recording turned out ok : Developing Service Oriented applications with Visual Studio 2008, WCF and WF Visual Studio 2008 improves the developer experience in building interoperable, service oriented...
  • Blog Post: WCF - What's the point?

    eek! If you've heard be jabber about WCF, you'll know that one of the key points is the great interoperability story that WCF allows. Greg Leake and team have revved the StockTrader Interop Reference Application to version 2. If you care about interop, this is one to review... What's in 2.0?
  • Blog Post: Looking for this? Visual Studio resources from last week's webcast

    eek! Thank you for joining us last week for Developing Service Oriented applications with Visual Studio 2008, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) . We'll have the recording up soon if you missed it (and if I flubbed the recording I'll do it again - only fitting...
  • Blog Post: Today! Developing Service Oriented Applications with Visual Studio 2008

    hey there! Want to learn how to use Visual Studio 2008 to your advantage in building service oriented applications? Join me today! I'm presenting at 1 pm to 2:30 pm US Eastern Time. Abstract: Developing Service Oriented applications with Visual Studio 2008, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and...
  • Blog Post: TODAY! WCF session on Facebook .NET Programmers UG

    hey there! Just a reminder, we are on today at 5 pm US Eastern Time for the WCF Fundamentals Session . Jump in!
  • Blog Post: Hey VSTS 2008, got game?

    hey there! Interested in going beyond the basics of what Visual Studio Team System 2008 has to offer? A new set of technical white papers explain a bunch of features that may resonate with your team. These include... My buddy Todd has been part of the team delivering sessions around some of the...
  • Blog Post: WCF FUNdamentals for Four Thousand Facebookers

    hey there! Say that fast :) Four thousand developers? I have the distinct pleasure of presenting to the .NET Programmers User Group on Facebook this Friday. They count over 4000 members of their user group (not everyone will show) and kudos to the team for keeping this user group alive and growing. Details...
  • Blog Post: .NET 3.5 SP1 Beta 1 - a lot in a little release

    hey there! Wondering what SP1 Beta 1 contains? Steve Maine details some of the WCF and WF enhancements, including some WCF "scalability improvements on IIS7". Read more on his blog . And yes, there's some WCF/Silverlight stuff in SP1 :) Steve mentions that "we've managed to put a lot into...
  • Blog Post: Blood, Sweat, Tears, BizTalk - the Operations Guide

    hey there! If you are working with BizTalk Server, you'll want to review this gem that released a few days ago. Having supported BizTalk a few moons ago, this guide really crystallizes the blood, sweat and tears that the pioneers faced, so that you don't have to! Emphasis mine... Guidance based on real...
  • Blog Post: FREE is a good price; somebody leaked our agenda!

    hey there! It wasn't me :) Folks, we have a few more days until our discounted hotel rate expires. This is going to be a great solutions and developer conference. If you haven't seen it yet, check out our agenda . It is still being refined, but where are you going to get such fantastic content at such...
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