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  • Blog Post: Identity Framework SDK and Training Kit for Visual Studio 2010

    A new version of the Windows Identity Framework SDK and developer training kit is available targeting Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4. The Windows Identity Framework SDK includes samples and Visual Studio templates while the training kit includes hands-on labs and training resources. The SDK and training...
  • Blog Post: WCF Data Services V1 Client Library and Update

    The WCF Data Services team has released the source code for their OData client libraries on .Net 3.5 SP1 and Silverlight 3. This may be of benefit to anyone trying to write their own library for the OData protocol. OData is a protocol for querying and updating data stored using a particular class of...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server AppFabric Refresh and Videos

    Windows Server AppFabric provides management, monitoring, and other component services for WCF services using .Net 4. The beta 2 release of AppFabric came out a few weeks ago using the release candidate of .Net 4. Now that the final version of .Net 4 is available, you can get a refreshed version of Windows...
  • Blog Post: Network Tracing Betas

    Two frequently used network diagnostic tools have gotten beta updates this week. Network Monitor is an adapter level capture program that can record and analyze protocol traces. If you join the Connect beta program for Network Monitor 3 you can get access to the latest Network Monitor 3.4 beta release...
  • Blog Post: Moonlight 3 Preview 6

    Moonlight, the Linux version of Silverlight, has produced its sixth preview release of Moonlight 3. I don’t announce every release that they do because the team has a very short development cycle; the last announcement I did was for the first preview release of Moonlight 3 and that was less than three...
  • Blog Post: WCF RIA Services Release Candidate 2

    Late last week a second release candidate for WCF RIA Services was released. RIA Services are an application design pattern that lives between ASP.NET and Silverlight in a multi-tier architecture. Inside RIA Services you can host application logic for data access control, queries, and other data operations...
  • Blog Post: Official Start of Azure AppFabric Service

    The Service Bus and Access Control online services through Windows Azure AppFabric have now moved from being a trial service to a fully supported service. The service bus is an infrastructure piece for connecting together different components in a distributed application. The access control service allows...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Launch Event

    The Silverlight 4 launch event at the DevConnections conference will be taking place today. Starting off later this morning at 8 AM is the keynote address by Scott Guthrie. A link to stream the keynote presentation isn’t available yet but will be on the Silverlight site prior to the start. Additional...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4 Released

    The release events for Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4 started this morning and will continue throughout the day with conference presentations at multiple sites. If you want to join in, there’s a web cast of the keynote presentations from the Las Vegas site later this morning at 8:30 AM PST. Downloads...
  • Blog Post: Exploring Managed Applications

    The new version of Process Explorer that was released this week has some features for exploring managed applications that I hadn't seen before. If you right-click a process that has a CLR loaded and select Properties from the menu, then you'll see two tabs called .Net Assemblies and .Net Performance...
  • Blog Post: OData SDK Released

    OData is a protocol for exchanging structured data sets in an interoperable fashion. The .Net implementation of OData is called WCF Data Services but the team has also released a variety of client libraries for other platforms in a package called the OData SDK . Included are libraries for Javascript...
  • Blog Post: WCF RIA Services Release Candidate

    Together with the Silverlight 4 Release Candidate comes the WCF RIA Services Release Candidate. RIA Services are an application design pattern that lives between ASP.NET and Silverlight in a multi-tier architecture. Inside RIA Services you can host application logic for data access control, queries...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Release Candidate

    At the MIX10 conference last week was the announcement that the Silverlight 4 Release Candidate was now available for download. You'll need Visual Studio 2010 to use the developer tools for Silverlight 4. Silverlight 4 Windows Runtime Silverlight 4 Mac Runtime Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC 2 Released for Visual Studio 2008

    Ok, a release of ASP.NET MVC 2 coming soon turned out to mean coming extremely soon. I had been holding off talking about the ASP.NET MVC 1 to ASP.NET MVC 2 migration tool until it was done and that ended up being much closer to the release than I expected when I wrote the article. MVC is a model...
  • Blog Post: AppFabric Beta 2 and Samples

    Yesterday marked the second beta release 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 features for WCF and WF previously...
  • Blog Post: MEF Preview 9

    Here's the post that was supposed to appear last Friday. The Managed Extensibility Framework makes it easier to create and reuse extensible applications by providing a standardized model for discovering and composing application plugins. This allows you to get an off the shelf component model without...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Tools 1.1

    The latest Windows Azure tools and SDK release actually came out two weeks ago but requires either Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010 RC, which you couldn't get until today. This SDK release also marked the commercial launch of Windows Azure. Some of the improvements are to better support durable...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4 Release Candidate

    Yesterday the release candidate for Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4 was released to MSDN subscribers. By tomorrow the release should be broadly available to anyone that wants to download it. When trying out the release candidate you should first uninstall any previous beta versions. The major focus...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC 2 Release Candidate 2

    The ASP.NET MVC team has released a potentially final release candidate for 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. MVC could be...
  • Blog Post: Moonlight 3 Preview

    Moonlight, the Linux version of Silverlight, has produced its first preview release of Moonlight 3. You may recall that in the recent Moonlight 2 release they shipped both their equivalent of Silverlight 2 as well as a number of features from Silverlight 3 (such as out of browser support). This preview...
  • Blog Post: Data Services Update Re-Released

    The December update to .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 data services has been re-released after addressing some issues with the original version. 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...
  • Blog Post: Azure AppFabric December Release

    Azure AppFabric is a part of the Azure Services Platform that provides a service bus, an infrastructure piece for connecting together different components in a distributed application, and an access control service, allowing integration of those connected components with identity providers. These services...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET MVC 2 Release Candidate

    Last week also delivered onto us a release candidate for 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. MVC could be used with a variety...
  • Blog Post: Identity and Federation Services Releases

    Windows Identity Foundation is an add-on for .Net 3.5 that provides support for building applications that use claims-based security. Claims-based security is the model used to implement single sign on, federation, delegation, and similar types of cross-boundary security scenarios in modern systems....
  • Blog Post: Mono 2.6 and Moonlight 2 Released

    Earlier this week marked the releases of Mono 2.6, an open source implementation of C# and the Common Language Runtime, as well as Moonlight 2, an open source implementation of Silverlight 2. Mono 2.6 marks the first substantial implementation of a subset of WCF (essentially the subset defined by...
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