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  • Blog Post: Gone With the Week (Mar 22 – 26, 2010)

    Here we offer our review on .NET development topics published on independent media.   Microsoft Has Released OData SDK and “Dallas” CTP 2 Abel Avram covers the release of Odata SDK, an AtomPub-based protocol facilitating data sharing over the web through REST-like requests sent by a consumer -.NET...
  • Blog Post: Claims-Based WCF Services with Geneva Framework

    The "Geneva" Framework, formerly called "Zermatt," is the code name for the new framework for building claims-based applications and services, and for implementing federated security scenarios. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Michele Leroux Bustamante describes how to...
  • Blog Post: Service Station: Authorization In WCF-Based Services

    Once you start adopting service-oriented principles for your distributed applications, you are crossing a security boundary for every service call you make. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) provides powerful facilities for implementing authorization in your services. In the October 2008 issue of...
  • Blog Post: Foundations: Managing State With Durable Services

    Long-running processes are common in distributed computing. Some business processes are made up of multiple execution sequences which may last many days or even weeks. In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Juval Lowy discusses several techniques for supporting long-running services and presents...
  • Blog Post: Data Points: Silverlight, WCF, and Services

    Silverlight 2 data-binding features are simple to implement and let your apps communicate via WCF services with line-of-business applications, databases, and other services in your organization. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , John Papa demonstrate how to build a Silverlight 2 UI that...
  • Blog Post: Web Apps You Can Draw On with Silverlight

    One of the very cool features of Silverlight that hasn't gotten the attention it deserves is the InkPresenter control, which enables Internet users to draw directly onto Silverlight applications from their browser. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Julia Lerman builds an application with Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Data Points: The Entity Framework In Layered Architectures

    When you evaluate any new technology, pattern, or strategy, you have to consider how that new piece of the puzzle is going to mesh with your existing application architecture. With the Entity Framework, integration is not a problem. In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , John Papa demonstrated how...
  • Blog Post: Foundations: Code Access Security in WCF

    In the .NET Framework 3.5, WCF only allows a limited set of scenarios to execute in partial trust. Ideally, you would like to tap into the full power of WCF from distributed transactions to reliable calls to various security credential types without trading off CAS—that is, without resorting to full...
  • Blog Post: Scalable Systems That Handle Failure Without Losing Data

    Designing distributed systems has never been easier. But developing robust systems that handle failure scenarios without losing data is far from trivial. In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Udi Dahan walks you through his team’s efforts to diagnose and correct design problems with their transactional...
  • Blog Post: Test Run: WCF Testing

    Whether you are new to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) or have worked with it a bit, there are some testing techniques and principles that will make your WCF work easier. In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Dr. James McCaffrey walks you through some examples for getting started with basic...
  • Blog Post: Building a WCF Router

    In the April 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Michele Leroux Bustamante started a series of columns in which she demonstrates how to create a simple Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) router that allows messages to flow transparently between the calling client and the target service. In the first installment...
  • Blog Post: Write an IM App with WCF in the .NET Compact Framework

    Mobile devices often do not have static IP addresses or dynamic DNS entries that follow them around, making it difficult receive data pushed down from servers. But the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 solves many of these problems with two new binding elements to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) functionality...
  • Blog Post: Foundations: Workflow Services in the .NET Framework 3.5

    What's compelling about Windows Workflow Foundation in the .NET Framework 3.5 is that it provides true integration with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). This integration means that workflows can now more easily consume and coordinate services and be exposed through service endpoints. In the Launch...
  • Blog Post: Integrating the Policy Injection Application Block with WCF Services

    Enterprise Library 3.0 introduced the Policy Injection Application Block (PIAB) to solve the problem of implementation concerns leaking into the services -- a problem not only in service-oriented design, but in object-oriented design as well. To leverage the PIAB, you must have control over how your...
  • Blog Post: What's New for WCF in Visual Studio 2008

    Visual Studio 2008 and the underlying .NET Framework 3.5 offer new tools and support for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), extending the functionality and making WCF easier to use in your own applications. In the February issue of MSDN Magazine , Juval Lowy walks you through the new WCF features...
  • Blog Post: HTTP Programming with WCF and the .NET Framework 3.5

    Combining Web-centric communication with SOAP and WS-* standards into one service stack and object model is one of the features that makes WCF in the .NET Framework 3.5 so compelling. In the January issue of MSDN Magazine , Justin Smith explains some of the new Web-centric features of WCF in the .NET...
  • Blog Post: Build Office-Based Solutions Using WPF, WCF, And LINQ

    With Visual Studio 2008, you can build a solution that incorporates the native capabilities of an Office client application combined with the sophisticated UI capabilities of Windows Presentation Foundation that's connected to remote data and services via Windows Communication Foundation and uses the...
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