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  • 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: 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: Come learn WF and WCF - quick and valuable how-to screencast series!

    WCF and WF have been out since November 2006, and they are both still relatively new technologies. To help get started, our marketing team has worked with our friends over in Pluralsight to set up a weekly 7 - 12 minute screencast series exploring short, targeted topics. The first screencast went...
  • Blog Post: A bunch of WCF and WF webcasts in June

    Our marketing team has launched a series of MSDN webcasts to explore the possibilities of Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework through demonstrations and deep dives on Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). You can find links to our June MSDN Webcasts here: http://www...
  • 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: 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: Patterns and Practices: Web Service Software Factory has been released

    Don Smith from the Patterns and Practices group has published an architectural and development guideline around the Web Service Software Factory specifically for WCF. The Web Service Software Factory (also known as the Service Factory) is an integrated collection of tools, patterns, source code and...
  • 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: RC1 Windows SDK docs are live!

    Get it here: http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/default.aspx Feedback welcome! Here are quick links to WCF and WF docs / samples: WCF: Docs : http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms731082.aspx Samples : http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms751514...
  • Blog Post: Rules

    With WCF RC1 out the door last week , I changed roles from being a test lead for the WCF Transports, Channels and Message feature to being a Program Manager on the WF Rules team. I'm excited to start on my new role, and in a new space. I'll be working with Jurgen Willis, a known name in the Rules space...
  • Blog Post: WCF Ships RC1!

    Last week, the WCF team finally signed off on RC1. WCF was a long product cycle, I personally have been with the team for about 4.5 years and there are folks who've been with the team for 6 years! We're now in escrow. It felt great to finally lock down the release - hope you can download and play with...
  • Blog Post: WCF and WF Chalk Talk Slides now available

    We're all back from TechEd at work! I've posted all the chalk talk slides on www.netfx3.com , our new home on the web! Specifically: WCF Chalk Talk Slides: http://wcf.netfx3.com/files/folders/teched_2006_chalk_talks/default.aspx WF Chalk Talk Slides: http://wf.netfx3.com/files/folders...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2006: WCF and WF Chalk Talk Schedule

    I've finalized the chalk talks that will be presented by various members of the WCF and WF teams during TechEd - from June 12th, Monday through June 16th, Friday. These talks will be in the CON track (Blue Area in the TLC). Members from the WCF and WF team will be hanging out in the TLC area during the...
  • Blog Post: Beta2 of WinFX Runtime Components v3.0 now available

    The Beta2 bits of the WinFX Runtime Components are now available. This includes the RC0 bits of WCF. Get it here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/windowsvista/downloads/products/getthebeta/ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4A96661C-05FD-430C-BB52-2BA86F02F595&displaylang...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2006 - Chalk Talks on Custom Channels

    I am the owner for the Technical Learning Center at TechEd for the Connected Systems Track. That is the area where you will be able to hang out with product team members from the WCF, WF, Infocard, and Biztalk Teams. I've lined up a list of chalk talks in our TLC theatres and I'll be posting up a list...
  • Blog Post: WCF Documentation CTPs

    The latest WCF product documentation is now posted on the WCF portal http://windowscommunication.net , and will be updated every two weeks. See Documentation Updates here: http://windowscommunication.net/default.aspx?tabindex=3&tabid=45 Direct Download Link: http://windowscommunication.net...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Boston June 11 - June 16, 2006: Chalk Talk Suggestions?

    TechEd is coming up soon! I am the owner for the Technical Learning Center for the Connected Systems Track. What does that mean, you wonder? Well, I am responsible for the TLC area where the product team members will hang out, we will have a few demo stations, and we also plan to do some "chalk-talks...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Code Generator

    I pointed out in another post about the Channel Ecosystem project that a few of us from the Core Communications team worked on. I wrote the Configuration Code Generator tool. Whenever you want to expose your custom channel to the configuration system, you need to write a lot of boiler plate code....
  • Blog Post: The joy of AppDay

    A few members of the Core Communications team spent a part of their "App-Day" time to write a bunch of samples, tools, test libraries for creating custom channels. If you are interested in extending WCF and write any custom transports or custom protocol channels, we hope you find it useful. All the tools...
  • Blog Post: PDC05 Content now available online

    The PDC05 content is up online for free viewing for 6 months to anyone! Those who attended the PDC will be getting a copy of the DVD set later in November. Michael Swanson has all the details here .
  • Blog Post: WCF Interop Plug Fest - 7-10 Nov 2005; You're invited!

    Kirill , our interop PM, is organizing a plug-fest here in Redmond from Nov 7-10, 2005, where vendors and partners can come interop with WCF on some of the core asynchronous messaging, security, reliable messaging, and transactional scenarios . If you have an implementation, we invite you to come...
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