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  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Service Bus – Push based programming approach

    While working with Azure Service Bus, either with the queue or with the topic/subscription, you need to explicitly write code to pull messages from the queue or from the subscription. A typical pattern looks like the following: Code Snippet // Create a SB queue QueueDescription queue = CreateQueue();...
  • Blog Post: Calling a WCF service from a Metro application – service deployed in Azure

    Alright then – lets move the WCF service to the cloud! Scenario – This is another take on my “Sunny or Cloudy” metro application we developed in my first post . We will make it visually appealing! And how do I plan to do that? Have you noticed how in the TV forecast, they show you weather information...
  • Blog Post: Calling a WCF service from a Metro application – cross machine scenario

    So you have developed your WCF service to be consumed by your Metro client application – you would likely have done the development on your local machine. What is the next step [before we move to Azure ] ? You will probably take your service and deploy it on another machine either for testing cross machine...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in WCF 4.5 – Tooltips & IntelliSense

    So continuing on my WCF 4.5 posts - and expanding on the configuration simplicity theme - I'll dedicate this one to the simplification efforts we have done to ease configuring WCF services. Tooltips support and extended IntelliSense Many folks have a tough time while dealing with the numerous knobs we...
  • Blog Post: WCF in Metro apps – supported functionality

    I wanted to do this quick post to outline the supported functionality in terms of commonly used APIs for WCF in Metro apps. I am not listing each and every included API in this post but just listing the top level ones which are commonly used to give you an idea. Let us know if you think there is something...
  • Blog Post: Calling a WCF service from a Metro application – adding security

    [Updated for Win8/Dev11 Beta] This is an extension to my earlier post - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/piyushjo/archive/2011/10/10/calling-a-wcf-service-from-a-metro-application.aspx where I did a walkthrough of calling a WCF service hosted locally on the same machine from a C# Metro client application....
  • Blog Post: Calling a WCF service from a Metro application

    [Updated for Win8/Dev11 Beta] In this post, we will do a walkthrough of creating a metro application calling a WCF service hosted locally on the same machine. Note that this is an application development/debug scenario only before you deploy your service on a different machine and this will not be...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in WCF 4.5 – generated client config cleaned

    One of our primary focuses this release was to simplify working with WCF. Configuration simplicity was right at the top since we know most of you find configuration hard and confusing. We will talk about the configuration improvements in separate detailed posts but I wanted to highlight couple of...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in WCF 4.5 – Flat WSDL support

    As I promised – I’ll be blogging about the new features introduced in WCF 4.5 here. Before getting into big features, lets start with a few small gems. The first one is the support for Flat WSDL! Interoperability with non-.NET stacks has always been important to us at WCF and there have...
  • Blog Post: Azure Service Bus–working with the appfabriclabs account

    So I have been playing with Azure Service Bus lately. I have created an Azure AppFabric Labs account for myself and this allows me to easily get started with and try Azure AppFabric services like Service Bus, Access Control Service and Cache for my sample applications. When I started with my first...
  • Blog Post: WCF in Windows 8 Metro styled apps? Absolutely supported

    [Updated for Win8/Dev11 Beta] Hi all, With Windows 8 metro styled applications getting a great buzz - I thought this was a perfect time to introduce the WCF support for Metro applications. We provide support for WCF client inside a Metro application with a subset of features compared to classic desktop...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2011 and .Net framework 4.5 announced at BUILD conference

    Hi everyone, As you all know that we announced Visual Studio 2011 and the next framework version v4.5 at BUILD conference last week. Please note that we are using the combined forum here - http://forums.asp.net/1239.aspx/1?ASP+NET+4+5+Developer+Preview+and+Visual+Studio+11+Developer+Preview for...
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