Nicholas Allen's Indigo Blog

Windows Communication Foundation From the Inside

November, 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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    AppFabric Talks and Slides

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    Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale, and manage WCF and WF applications running inside of IIS. AppFabric is the brand name for the hosting and caching features previously called Dublin and Velocity...
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    Data Services Joins the WCF Family

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    As announced at PDC, along with RIA Services, ADO.NET Data Services are also joining in the WCF brand. Data Services are REST-based web services that expose a data model that can be consumed by web clients. Data Services use URIs to address data from...
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    Holiday Technology Update

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    Today is a light day because of the holiday but I did want to put out this note that the technology page has been updated to cover the recent announcements, releases, and renaming. I'm planning to kick off its next major round of additions starting tomorrow...
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    ASP.NET MVC 2 Beta

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    And finally, one last PDC keynote announcement from the first day was the beta release of ASP.NET MVC 2. MVC is a model-view-controller framework on top of the existing ASP.NET runtime that separates display and application logic as well as makes test...
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    WCF RIA Services Beta

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    Also during the second PDC keynote came the announcement of the previously announced RIA Services being given the name WCF RIA Services. WCF RIA Services simplify building multi-tier applications where the client tier is using Silverlight. WCF RIA Services...
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    Silverlight 4 Developer Beta

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    During the second PDC keynote came the announcement of a beta release for Silverlight 4. Silverlight 4 adds a number of new media features as well as extends capabilities for applications that run outside of the web browser. The beta release is primarily...
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    Watch the PDC 2009 Keynotes

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    The keynote videos from day 1 and day 2 of PDC 2009 are now available. The day 1 keynote features Ray Ozzie, Bob Muglia, and many other people coming on to present. This is the keynote talk where AppFabric was first announced. The day 2 keynote...
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    More PDC Announcements: Azure Turning On, Azure AppFabric, and Dallas

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    On the cloud side there were also a variety of announcements coming from PDC as to future products and plans. Here's a few of them. The .Net Services offerings I've talked about several times in the past, currently the service bus and access control...
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    PDC Day 1 Announcement: AppFabric

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    One of the first day announcements at the PDC 2009 keynote was the unveiling of Windows Server AppFabric. Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale, and manage web service applications that run inside...
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    Future of Moonlight

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    Taking a quick break from PDC, this prerecorded message is about Miguel de Icaza's comments last week on the future of Moonlight . Moonlight is an open source implementation of Silverlight for Linux/X11. Cooperation between Microsoft and Novell was started...
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    Related PDC Sessions for WCF and Workflow

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    Four talks each for WCF and WF, only one pair of which have conflicting times. Here are the WCF talks with their schedules: Accelerating Applications Using Windows HPC Server 2008 by Ming Xu in 502A on Tuesday at 1:30 PM Learn how to accelerate...
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    PDC 2009 Logistics

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    Here is how next week is going to work for articles while PDC is going on. I will try to continue to have things appear at the usual time in the morning although some days you may get things at a later time. On Monday I'll give a final rundown of...
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    Bob Muglia Talks Distributed Systems and Silverlight

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    TechCrunch talked to Bob Muglia a few months ago covering cloud computing, distributed systems, and Silverlight programming. Bob is the president of the Server and Tools business here at Microsoft that produces all of these technologies. There's a long...
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    Interfaces Lack Data

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    Why does having two known types blow up for being conflicting data contract types if the types are two different interfaces? An interface only contains declarations for its members. The interface doesn't contain any data fields and any implementation...
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    Another .Net 4 Survey: Documentation

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    If you enjoy being surveyed (and who doesn't?), then the developer documentation teams would like to better understand how you use the help and documentation libraries , and also what you'd like to see improved. The survey covers what versions of Visual...
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    One Week to PDC 2009

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    With one week to go before PDC starts, the times and rooms for all of the sessions are now available. While things are still subject to change, now would be a good time to make a preliminary plan for your week if you're going to be attending PDC. ...
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    .Net Services November 2009 CTP

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    The .Net Services team has made a November 2009 CTP release of the SDK for their portion of the Azure Services Platform. As mentioned over the summer, .Net Services has pared down their work on routers, queues, and relays to focus on delivering the access...
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    Windows Web Services Samples

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    The Windows Web Services API is a native-code implementation of a subset of the SOAP web services support in WCF. This makes Windows Web Services useful when you want to build web services but need to use C or C++ instead of managed code and need to have...
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    Breaking Changes for WCF in .Net 4 Beta 2

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    Available for download is the list of breaking changes between beta 1 and beta 2 for WCF and WF . To save you some time, here's my condensed version of the list. When adding site or machine-level collections of behaviors, those behaviors will be merged...
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    Visual Studio and .Net 4 Beta 2 Survey

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    The Visual Studio team has set up a survey to collect additional feedback about the Beta 2 release . If you have something to say but haven't reported it on the Connect site or through other feedback channels, this would be a good opportunity to let your...
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    Replacing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 with Beta 2

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    I recently helped someone out with replacing Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4 Beta 1 with the newer Beta 2 release. Here are a few things that I had to learn along the way. I've done enough beta installations to know that having previous versions of...
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