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  • Blog Post: May and June ReMIX 2010 Events

    ReMIX is an annual twist on the MIX conference that takes a small portion of the content presented at MIX and combines it with new content and local speakers for a variety of sites around the world. There are generally ReMIX events announced throughout the year starting shortly after the MIX conference...
  • Blog Post: Ten 2010 Services Videos

    Ten talks of interest for web service developers from the recent TechDays 2010 and DevDays 2010 conferences. I've pulled out the videos on WCF, WCF service development, and web service development with Silverlight that you might be interested in. What's New in WCF4 Learn about new features in WCF4...
  • Blog Post: Early TechEd 2010 Registration Ends this Week

    TechEd this year runs from June 7th to June 10th in New Orleans, LA. As previously announced the early registration discount is scheduled to run out at the end of this month. You should register now if you're interested in getting it. Now that more of the session summaries have been posted, here...
  • Blog Post: MIX 2010 Content Voting Ends Tomorrow

    At the MIX 2010 conference Microsoft is inviting several presenters from the community to come and give sessions. You can vote on the entries and speakers you'd like to see at MIX but the deadline for submitting votes ends tomorrow. To vote, go to the MIX 2010 Open Call Entries site , read through the...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2010 Early Registration

    TechEd this year runs from June 7th to June 10th in New Orleans, LA. As usual there is also a preconference available that runs a selection of long seminars the day before on June 6th. Registration for TechEd 2010 is available now with the early discount rate running through the end of February. I'll...
  • Blog Post: MIX 2010 Registration and Session Submission Open

    The next iteration of MIX is coming March 15-17th, 2010. MIX is the conference in Las Vegas for designers and developers focused on building applications on the web and interested in learning about Microsoft's web development platform, tools, and cloud services. Registration is available now through...
  • Blog Post: Managed Extensibility Preview and in Silverlight

    It's been a while since I've talked about the Managed Extensibility Framework, but there were two recent announcements: a new preview release and news that MEF is coming as a part of Silverlight 4. The Managed Extensibility Framework makes it easier to create and reuse extensibility applications by...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Out of Browser

    Silverlight 3 introduced an out of browser mode that provided a standalone experience for running Silverlight applications using the same execution sandbox model as when running in the browser. For the upcoming Silverlight 4, the out of browser support is being extended to allow an application to either...
  • Blog Post: AppFabric Talks and Slides

    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. A beta release of Windows Server AppFabric...
  • Blog Post: Data Services Joins the WCF Family

    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 a storage system and supports a variety of formats...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC 2 Beta

    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-driven development of ASP.NET applications easier...
  • Blog Post: WCF RIA Services Beta

    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 are able to use all of the features of WCF while...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Developer Beta

    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 intended for software developers to test out the...
  • Blog Post: Watch the PDC 2009 Keynotes

    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 features Steven Sinofsky and Scott Guthrie. If you...
  • Blog Post: PDC Day 1 Announcement: AppFabric

    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 of IIS. Included in AppFabric are the hosting...
  • Blog Post: Related PDC Sessions for WCF and Workflow

    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 your applications by multiple orders of magnitude...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2009 Logistics

    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 related sessions for the framework talks. My talk...
  • Blog Post: One Week to PDC 2009

    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. My talk this year is currently scheduled for 1:45...
  • Blog Post: Ten More PDC 2009 Talks for Web Service Developers

    I covered earlier the WCF and WF PDC talks that the team is doing, but there are many other groups coming to PDC to talk about web services. Here is a sample of ten of those other talks that I think WCF developers may find interesting. Developing REST Applications with the .NET Framework by Don Box...
  • Blog Post: Four Weeks between Now and PDC 2009

    There are four more weeks between now and the start of PDC the week of November 16th. Registration can be done through the main PDC site. The details of the sessions are now almost all completely published and there are six sessions on tap covering WCF and WF in depth. What's New for Windows Communication...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2009 Plans

    Several new PDC sessions were published recently including one session that I'll be delivering. Application Server Extensibility with Microsoft Project Code Name “Dublin” and Microsoft ASP.NET 4 by Nicholas Allen ASP.NET 4 and “Dublin” provide new application hosting, tracking, and persistence...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2009 Session Update

    We’ve got a new round of talks uploaded to the PDC site if you’ll be attending the conference. Ed Pinto is signed up to do a talk on the new features in WCF 4, including the topics of discovery and routing that were asked about in response to my PDC survey earlier. What’s New for Windows Communication...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 3 Firestarter Sessions

    The broader Silverlight team is running a one day event here at Microsoft on September 17 to talk about Silverlight 3. It’s possible to sign up either for in-person attendance or for a live meeting presentation. Here’s what’s on the agenda for the day: Keynote by Scott Guthrie Key Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: One Minute Survey: WCF PDC Topics

    What would you most like to see at PDC for WCF? New features in WCF for .Net 4 How to use WCF better in applications today Internal details of WCF Using WCF with workflow services Include as much commentary with your selection as you’d like. I generally don’t publish comments for...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2009 Registration Starts

    The 2009 Professional Developers Conference will be held this year from Tuesday November 17th to Thursday November 19th, located again at the Los Angeles convention center. A pre-conference workshop day happens ahead of time on Monday. Workshops are a more in-depth look at particular technologies while...
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