Nicholas Allen's Indigo Blog

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February, 2009

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Dr. Allen is a Program Manager at Microsoft working on Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, Silverlight, and other projects for the .NET Framework.

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    Eight Hundred and First Post

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    Continuing the series of milestones, Thursday marked the 800th post. As expected, that works out to extremely near one post per weekday for 3 years. An astounding 594 of the posts have managed to be about WCF despite the introduction of a variety of other...
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    Improving Hosted HTTP Request Scaling

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    A few months ago Wenlong Dong announced an improvement to HTTP request scalability when WCF is hosted in IIS. In order to take advantage of the improvement you need the combination of IIS7 or later and Orcas SP1 installed. Since this isn't the ubiquitous...
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    Introduction to Ad Hoc Discovery

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    Jesus Rodriguez has a description of WS-Discovery that covers examples in WCF 4.0 for ad hoc discovery networks. Ad hoc discovery is the approach that uses broadcast messages to publish and discover resources on the network. The other approach, managed...
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    February Free Book Offer

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    The February edition of the free Microsoft book of the month includes a downloadable version of the Windows Vista Resource Kit , which you might find interesting if you're looking for details about the new features in Windows Vista. There's no reason...
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    Experimenting with Modeling in Oslo

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    Stephen Forte has a series of articles on getting started trying out the modeling capabilities of the Oslo preview. Stephen starts off with some application data modeling and then introduces domain entities and the transformation of models to SQL. Here...
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    Kerberos Kernel Authentication Issues

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    Why does IIS7 with Kerberos use the server machine's credentials to decrypt the ticket rather than the application pool's credentials? What you're probably seeing here is the kernel mode authentication feature that was added in IIS7 for Windows Server...
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    SVC Script Maps

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    What registration in IIS is responsible for processing SVC files? There are two parts to the registration. One part is related to ASP.NET and the other part is related to WCF. The ASP.NET part is that the ASP.NET ISAPI has to be a service extension...
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    Small Post

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    This small post is about Scott Hanselman's small site for grabbing a small .Net framework install. Unlike the fancy framework installation detection I showed you last week, smallestdotnet uses simple browser user agent sniffing to recommend a particular...
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    Understanding Installation Failures

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    More good articles on framework installation issues by Aaron Stebner are available than the ones related to the verification and cleanup tools I posted about last week. Here's a quick selection of a few of the articles about WCF. The first article...
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    Moonlight Released

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    Moonlight 1.0, which is the open source implementation of Silverlight 1.0 for Linux, officially released last week. The official release just means that all features and certification tests are complete. Source and ongoing development snapshots continue...
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    Developing with Domain Specific Languages

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    Shawn Wildermuth is writing a series of articles on building and using domain specific languages for developing programs. The series is being published in connection with the Oslo developer center and is based on the recently released Oslo SDK CTP. The...
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    Scott Guthrie Talks about MIX and Silverlight

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    This Channel 9 interview with Scott Guthrie covers a variety of topics ranging from the upcoming edition of MIX, Scott's experiences talking at conferences, and the next version of Silverlight.
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    Framework Install Verification and Cleanup

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    Last time I mentioned Aaron Stebner's sample programs for testing the registry for framework installations. Aaron has a few more tools dealing with framework installations that you may find useful. First is the framework setup verification tool, which...
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    Checking for Framework Installs

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    How can a program check whether WCF is installed? The installation status of WCF can be quickly checked by looking for the registry keys put in place by the installer. Take a look at the values under the key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework...
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    ASP.NET MVC Book Preview

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    Stephen Walther is publishing rough drafts of chapters for an upcoming book on the ASP.NET MVC framework. These chapters are only available for a limited time (until the book is done) and since the material isn't final, everything is subject to change...
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    Message Framing, Part 7

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    The almost last article in the series is a bit of data and roundup to catch a few miscellaneous topics. There's been some interest in working through a few example messages so I may do a later part or two later for that. Past entries that you should...
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    Looking into Windows Web Services

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    I mentioned Windows Web Services, a native code implementation of a subset of WCF, a few weeks ago as coming as part of Windows 7. A PDC presentation on WWS was available at the time but I think the Channel 9 presentation on WWS that has come out since...
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    Oslo SDK CTP

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    At the end of last week a new CTP release of Oslo was made available for download. Oslo is an application development platform that uses domain models, languages, and tools to improve the productivity of application design. At one time Oslo was very tightly...
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    Stefan Tilkov on REST

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    Stefan is a skeptic about SOAP protocols and advocates REST as a way of reaching the goals of service-oriented application design. This conference presentation is Stefan talking about the principles of REST for an hour and the benefits of applying REST...
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    Message Framing, Part 6

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    Past entries that you should have read by now: Next Week, a Series Message Framing, Part 1 Message Framing, Part 2 Message Framing, Part 3 Message Framing, Part 4 Message Framing, Part 5 I've so far only talked about what happens...
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