jamescon's WebLog

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    WCF .svc files in IIS7 on Vista RC1

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    My team has been working on a very cool demo scenario for a few months now. We've upgraded it from the June CTP, to the July CTP, and rencently to RC1 of the .NET Framework 3.0. Today I burned about an hour trying to get a demo working on Vista RC1. The...
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    Import Outlook Contacts using the SharePoint client-side API

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    A few weeks back a developer asked me, “How can I allow users to select contacts from their address book on a web page?” After drilling into his initial question, I learned that he really wanted to add the same “Import Contacts”...
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    Why Workflow? Why Windows Workflow Foundation? And what are the scenarios?

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    One of the most common questions I get from developers after talking about Windows Workflow Foundation is Why? Why use workflow rather than code? What are the benefits of Windows Workflow Foundation? What are the scenarios it addresses? Dennis Pilarinos...
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    Sharepoint Document Event Handlers

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    Over the last couple of days I’ve been putting together a prototype of a data intake and approval process using InfoPath and WSS Form Libraries. Basically, I wanted to use InfoPath to be the front end and collect data that is stored in a Form Library...
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    Workflow + Services: WWF & WCF

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    Last week I gave a webcast on Workflow & Services. The official title was "Workflow, Messaging, and Services: Developing Distributed Applications with Workflows, " although I focused most of the presentation on how youl could use Windows Workflow...
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    Just released - Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit (beta 3)

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    Hungry for some more developer resources or more developer labs? My team just released a Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit. This kit was originally designed and used as part of our early adoption program for ISVs (known as Touchdown). The kit...
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    .NET Framework 3.0 has RTM'd!

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    The .NET Framework 3.0 is now available for download. You can find links and more info in my post here on the NetFx3.com site. I've never been more excited to uninstall a CTP. :) Congratulations to everyone who was involved in the release of WF, WCF,...
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    2 new Windows Workflow Foundation screencasts

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    I recorded two Windows Workflow Foundation screencasts that are now live on Channel9. You can view the screencasts and download the code now. The first screencast is a simple "Hello Workflow" example that gives you a tour of the Windows...
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    DinnerNow.net video on Channel9

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    A few months ago Rory met with several members of our team ( Matt , David , Brett, Nigel , Jason , and discussed the DinnerNow.net sample application. The video is now live on Channel9. Enjoy!
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    Now hiring - Windows Workflow Foundation Evangelist

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    Did you see the sessions at the PDC ? Did you read the " Presenting Windows Workflow Foundation " book? Have you downloaded the samples from MSDN and WindowsWorkflow.net ? How would you like to be involved in releasing a technology that will be available...
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    WF Rocks at WinFx Event

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    Build custom activities http://www.WindowsWorkflow.net
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    Installing Windows Workflow Foundation

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    Several people in the Windows Workflow Foundation Forum have been running into various installation issues with Windows Workflow Foundation Beta 1. So the install steps here on the WindowsWorkflow.net community site. One of the most common issues people...
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    Live Service Trace Viewer - Now available

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    Craig McMurtry released the code for his Live Service Trace Viewer on his blog today. Live Service Trace Viewer is a tool that alows you to view trace information between WCF nodes. The trace information is provided in a visual/WPF view. You can read...
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    DinnerNow 2.5 for .NET 3.5 RTM now released

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    On late Friday afternoon David and I posted a new build of the DinnerNow sample application on CodePlex.  The new version (2.5) is compatible  for the final release of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5.  David essentially re...
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    Now Hiring - Technical Evangelists for Orcas and IIS7

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    I have two open positions on my team for Technical Evangelists. These are awesome opportunities that involve working with the latest technologies (such as Orcas and beyond), working with some of the smartest people in the industry, and impacting major...
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    The new challenge

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    As Dennis blogged about two months ago, I've taken on a new challenge at Microsoft. I'm now responsible for leading a team of evangelists in Microsoft's Developer & Platform Evangelism group. Please no comments about MS middle management - I've heard...
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    WCF Interop Plug-Fest video on Channel9

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    A few weeks ago Vittorio Bertocci and Marc Mercuri recently caught a couple of the WCF PMs ( Kirill Gavrylyuk and Jorgen Thelin ) off guard and recorded a conversation about the WCF Interop Plug-fest events. If you're not familiar with the WCF inteorp...
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    New Channel9 Video: Windows Workflow Foundation Team Tour

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    Last month Robert Scoble and I walked the halls of building 1 and met with several of the Windows Workflow Foundation team members. The resulting video is now live on Channel 9 here . The following team members appeared in the video (in order of appearance...
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    NetFx3.com is live!

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    The door is now open. Late last night we officially launched NetFx3.com . NetFx3.com is a new developer community that focuses on the four new technologies included in the.NET Framework 3.0. NetFx3.com is based in part on the feedback we received for...
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    WF Rocks at TechReady2

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    Build custom activities http://www.WindowsWorkflow.net
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    DinnerNow version 1.2 - Now available

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    Today we released an updated version of the DinnerNow sample on CodePlex. The new version includes several bug fixes and a few enhancements. Most of the bug fixes are related to the setup/configuration process. You can download the new version at http...
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    Now Hiring - Architect Evangelist

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    I have an open position on my team for an Architect Evangelist. This job involves working with key customers to help them understand how to architect their application when using Microsoft's server technologies such as: - Windows Workflow Foundation ...
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    Get DinnerNow

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    For the last few months our evangelism team has been working on a sample application named DinnerNow.net. Basically, the sample focuses on the scenario of ordering food from various restaurants from an online marketplace. While the scenario sounds simple...
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    Job posted: Windows Workflow Foundation Evangelist

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    The Windows Workflow Foundation Evangelist position has now been posted to the Microsoft.com/jobs site here . The job description outlines the responsibilities and qualifications for this role. Interested? Please contact me through this blog.
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    Hello Workflow - Announcing Windows Workflow Foundation

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    (Ooops... just realized this was not aggregated in the main site. Updated now) Today at the PDC 2005 Eric Rudder announced the technology that I’ve been focusing on for the last 6 months: Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) . Windows Workflow Foundation...
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