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  • Blog Post: WF 4 Migration Guidance now live on MSDN

    Our team has posted a set of WF 4 Migration documents on MSDN. You'll find 4 papers initially - an overview document which introduces migration concerns and what to do for the WF3 developer. a best practices for WF3 development paper - how to design your WF3 artifacts today to help with the...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1 now available for public download

    Earlier this week, we released Beta1 to MSDN subscribers. I am happy to share that the bits are now available for general public download! Go get them here .
  • Blog Post: WCF and WF .NET Framework 4.0 Beta1 Training Kit

    In addition to the Beta1 samples I linked to , you may also find the training kit useful - it has more detailed walkthroughs of key features. Get it here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/wcfwf4
  • Blog Post: WF and WCF .NET Framework 4.0 Beta1 samples

    When you download VS2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Beta1, you do not automatically get the samples. To get the SDK samples that the team put together, go to: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5aca0622-d87d-4cc9-a22c-0d58205a56b4#tm
  • Blog Post: Beta1 Forums

    Here's a link to the Beta1 forums where you can provide feedback and ask questions: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/VSPreRelease,netdevelopmentprerelease,visualstudioprerelease,vstsprerelease Our team will be watching the WF Beta1 forum closely!
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Beta1!

    I'm finally excited to share that .NET Framework 4.0 Beta1 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 is being released this week! After having kept it low key and quiet for so long, and a limited distribution at the PDC last year, it is great that this week, Beta1 will be available more generally. Today, Beta1 bits...
  • Blog Post: PDC is here!

    Finally, the PDC week is here. At the Ray Ozzie keynote this morning, he announced Windows Azure - www.azure.com - Windows in the Cloud. Azure will be the basis for the Microsoft Services Platform. .NET Online Services, Live Services, SQL Services, SharePoint Services and CRM Services are all technologies...
  • Blog Post: PDC, here we come!

    The premier Microsoft conference, the PDC - Professional Developers Conference, is happening in the week of Octobert 26th in Los Angeles! Microsoft stars will join movie stars and present a bunch of upcoming technologies and paradigms to thousands of developers. There are still seats left, so please...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 3.5 release and available for download

    The final bits for 'Orcas' or .NET Framework 3.5 are now available for download! I must say this was a relatively quick, feature packed release for us. Get it here . For the Connected Framework team in which I work in, we concentrated on 4 major themes for this release: *Make WCF into a great...
  • Blog Post: Finally - Oslo announced!

    This past week, we announced "Oslo" at the SOA-BP conference in Redmond. Oslo is the code name for a group of technical investments we're making over the next couple of years to simplify designing, building and managing composite applications. This is what I've been working on since we shipped WCF and...
  • Blog Post: Code as data, it's pretty neat

    So I have to admit I've been late in jumping to the "code as data" magic! I did play around with LINQ and the lambda syntax back last year with the May CTP, and found it really simple and powerful - reminding me of the days I worked with ML. I did not, however, play with System.Expressions until recently...
  • Blog Post: DinnerNow has been updated!

    An updated version of Dinner Now is now available - (version 1.2) http://www.CodePlex.com/DinnerNow The new version has several bug fixes and a few enhancements. Out-workflow PowerShell Commandlet - David Aiken developed a custom commandlet for Windows PowerShell allows a user to quickly...
  • Blog Post: DinnerNow.net is live on CodePlex

    Our evangelism team has built a new sample application called DinnerNow.net. It is a fictious online marketplace for people to order food from a variety of restaurants. The samples showcases a bunch of the .Net Framework 3.0 technologies - WF, WCF, WPF and Windows Cardspace. It also uses Windows Vista...
  • Blog Post: Linq to XSD releases Alpha today

    A month ago I was investigating authoring WF rules against XML. We dont support it out of the box, but a simple way of achieving this is by exposing your XML schema as a .Net type - and then author rules against that type. Simple, and doable with XSD.exe. Then I came across the "Linq to XSD" project...
  • Blog Post: We've shipped .Net Framework 3.0

    After being on the WCF team for almost 4.5 years, I can tell you we've all been waiting for this day. You can now download WCF (and WF and WPF) as part of the .Net Framework 3.0 release here. This is not Beta1, or Beta2, or RC0 or RC1 - this is the final one! http://www.microsoft.com/downloads...
  • Blog Post: Getting Linq to work outside of a Linq project template

    I've been playing with the Linq family of technologies using the May CTP, and the other day, I was trying to use Linq from a VS 2005 project but not using the Linq project template. To get it to work, here's what I had to do: Add references to the various Linq assemblies - System.Query ...
  • Blog Post: Cool article on the new C# features

    If you want a two page summary on what's new in the C# language in Whidbey, this article is for you: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/05/C20/default.aspx The three main ones discussed, among all the others: - support for generics. Previously, if a collection contained value types...
  • Blog Post: Slight update to the .NET design guidelines

    Brad Abrams talked about a slight update to the design guidelines. His RSS feed is here .
  • Blog Post: Async I/O and I/O completion ports

    These days, the testers in Indigo are working on their TDSs (test design specifications). I own testing an area for which I needed to read up PostQueuedCompletionStatus; which lead to reading about async I/O and I/O completion ports. Pretty interesting stuff. And anytime I explain what I understood,...
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