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    MySpace does WCF

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    My friend Vittorio has posted that MySpace will be talking about WCF at Mix 2008 ( see it here ). This promises to be a good session!
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    Life of a WCF Demo, Part 1

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    I thought it might be mildly interesting to document the lifecycle of a demo. Over the next week or so I have to design, build, and deploy a demo that shows off some of the web-centric features of WCF in the .NET Framework 3.5. First, let me state the...
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    PictureServices and BizTalk Services

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    Previous posts have talked a bit about PictureServices. Now I'd like to run through what it took to bring PictureServices to the BizTalk Services. I've talked a bit in other posts about BizTalk Services, but it has some interesting and very useful messaging...
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    XML namespace declarations in SyndicationFeed objects

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    Following on the heels of Steve Maine's post about namespaces in Syndication objects (Feeds, items, etc.), I thought it wise to plug the new stuff in PictureServices . At the moment, PictureServices implements SLE (Simple List Extensions), and does...
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    PictureServices updated to VS 2008 RTM

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    Today I updated PictureServices to work with the RTM release of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 (what a mouthful). My testing rigor for this release was less than perfect. Please let me know if you find any bugs. For what it's worth, the...
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    PictureServices status update

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    I've received several mails about PictureServices and RTM. As some of you know, the Syndication API changed before RTM. The were subtle, but they did have an impact on the Picture Services project. Specifically, the simple list extensions part of Picture...
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    Random Post: Search Server Express

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    This isn't my normal area of interest, but I found this page on microsoft.com fairly interesting. It's a free search server (sort of like basic sharepoint is free) http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/serverproducts/searchserverexpress/default.aspx
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    WCF Syndication article in MSDN Magazine...

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    It seems that the RSS/Atom article I wrote for MSDN magazine was just published: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/08/01/WCFinOrcas/default.aspx The RTM version of .NET 3.5 was not available when I wrote the article, so I avoided the extensibility...
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    Hamsters, Robots, and Services

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    This is one of the more interesting videos I've seen in a while: http://www.irobot.com/create/videos/bionic%20hamster.html I've been poking around a bit in the Microsoft Robotics Studio on and off for the past few months, and I'm intrigued by their approach...
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    TechEd 2007 Barcelona Content

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    I just got back from TechEd Barcelona. It was my first time visiting Barcelona. I gave several talks, but still had a bit of time to see parts of the city. All in all, I had a great time. During my sessions, I promised that I would publish my decks and...
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    It's a bird. No, it's a plane. No, what the heck is it?

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    I'm not sure if my grammar for the title of this post is correct. I offer my apology to those that I've offended ( Eats, Shoots & Leaves is a great book). Check out Blurb.com . It's a way to self-publish a book that contains practically anything....
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    What's a Cybertopian?

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    If you do a web search on the term, you may find definitions that are less than flattering. That was certainly not my intention when naming this blog. I got the term from an interesting book I read a while back titled "Electric Dreams" (by Ted Friedman...
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    Setting HTTP Headers in WCF (.NET 3.5)

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    One of the cool parts of WCF in the .NET 3.5 is the simplified support of the REST architectural style. URIs, HTTP verbs, and HTTP headers are 1st class citizens in the programming model. Each of these citizens is interesting. I'll focus a bit on HTTP...
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    Check out Picture Services

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    A few days ago we released a new sample called Picture Services. As the name implies, this sample centers on pictures. More specifically, it demonstrates how to use the WCF API in the .NET Framework 3.5 to syndicate images from your local machine and...
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    On a personal note

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    I'm not one to make this blog a place for personal posts, but I have to make an exception today . Matt Winkler and I have been in Australia and New Zealand for their respective TechEd conferences. All in all it has been a productive trip. Yesterday we...
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    ASP.NET, WCF, and Asynchronous Programming

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    Jeffrey Richter told me once that a CPU was a terrible thing to waste. I don't know if he was the one to coin the term - in fact, I think he told me someone else coined that term. Regardless of where it came from, the principle behind that phrase is solid...
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    What is the Web 2.0?

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    I often ask this question to people, and I've come to expect a wide array of answers. Last week I got one that may actually stand the test of time (we tend to re-define things in this industry). Web 2.0 may very well be a service mark ( http://www...
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    WCF, ASP.NET AJAX, and JavaScript Proxies

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    I spent this weekend tinkering around with the JSON messaging capabilities of WCF new in the .NET Framework 3.5 (Orcas). The object model is changing substantially between Beta1 and Beta2, and I think the changes make for an easier to use system. To...
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    Syndication formats, endpoints and config files

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    I got a question via email today that forced me to look back through some older emails for the answer. It may make sense to share the question / answer in a broader sense. Earlier builds of Orcas surfaced a syndication format to an endpoint by way of...
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    IBM MQ Custom Channel

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    I just saw a mail introducing an alpha release from IBM - an MQ series custom channel. It appears to be early stage, so don't throw this into production yet. Several have asked me if it's possible to connect WCF to MQ - my answer is yes, but it requires...
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    New WCF Security Examples

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    A little while ago, HongMei Ge sent me around a dozen new security samples. After reviewing them, they are truly cool. Topics covered include: CredMan UI management AzMan integration Client credentials on a per channel basis Custom Algorithm Suites Custom...
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    WebServiceHost vs ServiceHost

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    WCF in .NET Fx 3.5 introduces several types that simplify the creation of services that use the protocols of the web (read REST/Syndication/JSON). Among these are two hosting types: WebServiceHost and WebScriptServiceHostFactory. These types serve the...
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    InfoQ Garbage Collector Presentation - Live

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    Last year I presented at a conference in Tennessee. It's hard for me to remember the topics I talked about, but I do remember giving a Garbage Collector talk. This is a talk originally written by Jeff Richter (my old mentor), and adapted for my personality...
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    Introducing The EndPoint (Channel9 Show)

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    Channel9 has attained tremendous momentum over the past few years. In my view, Channel9 is a great way for the community to see Microsoft in action and provide feedback in an umoderated way. Since my job revolves around the community and web services...
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    Inside Windows Communication Foundation Table of Contents

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    A recent commenter on this blog indicated that the TOC of Inside Windows Communication Foundation (my book) was not available online. I’m not sure why this is the case, but I’ve found that I don’t have much control over what Amazon (or other) book retailers...
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