Shy Cohen's WebLog

Muses on Distributed Computing, SOA, and other tidbits

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    Our new website!!!

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    As you probably heard by now, WinFX is now .NET Framework 3.0. If you didn’t, check out the announcement on Soma’s blog . The new website for .NET Framework 3.0 is http://wcf.netfx3.com/ . The sub-domain for WCF is http://wcf.netfx3.com/ . Check...
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    Adventures on the way to TechEd

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    Boston . The Cradle of Liberty . Home of TechEd 2006. The city that’s far, far away from Redmond J Someone had a brilliant idea to start TechEd on Sunday afternoon, which given travel time and time-zone differences meant that I needed to travel...
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    TechEd 2006 in Boston

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    Here's the list of my TechEd talks. CON312 (WinFX) Windows Communication Foundation: Building Reliable and Transacted Distributed Services Day/Time: Tuesday, June 13 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Room: 109 AB Speaker(s): Shy Cohen What do you...
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    WCF: it’ll save your day, it’ll save your life

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    Lately I’ve been doing a lot of things I that I really enjoy (presenting, talking to folks about the things I’m passionate about, etc. – I love my job J ), but the most satisfying things that happened to me this year was during an ad hoc Q&A session...
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    Been busy - check out the slides

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    I've been busy with a few conferences and other tidbits. Tons of stuff, but no blogging. While blogging suffered, I did manage to post 3 presentations I've done recently on my website for your reading enjoyment. Later this month I'm going to post the...
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    Upcoming Events and Meeting Opportunities

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    Here are some details about the upcoming public events and activities I have planned for the next few months. While I am out and about, I would love to meet with some of you, discuss some of my favorite topics , or hear about yours. Visual Studio...
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    Feb CTP is UP!

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    The WinFX Runtime Components February CTP has been published. For February, Vista will also be releasing a CTP which is sync’d with WinFX Runtime Components. The build of Vista (5308.17) will be available only to MSDN Subscribers, while WinFX RC, the...
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    It’s playtime! The WCF Virtual Labs are now online!

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    If you haven’t played around with WCF because you didn’t want to install stuff on your machine you’re now out of excuses :-) MSDN Virtual Labs for WCF are up on http://msdn.microsoft.com/virtuallabs/wcf/ . These are the same labs we use in the training...
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    Reliable Messaging demystified

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    Recently I hear many questions about Reliable Messaging in WCF. In fact, I just had an IM chat with Clemens which resulted in this blog entry . I want to expand on his comments with a little more of the insight I got being a past owner for this feature...
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    My new job

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    I’ve recently switched from a Feature PM (a Program Manager responsible for a set of technical features in WCF) to a Community PM role where I’m more focused on showing the world what we’ve built in the last 6 years, talking to customers about their scenarios...
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    Go-Live License!

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    Today we announced the availability of a Go Live License for WCF that permits limited deployment of WCF in live operating environments (subject to compliance with the Go-Live License of course). In addition to that, we’re also providing Go Live License...
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    The November CTP of WinFX is online

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    Get it while it's fresh :-) WinFX Runtime Components: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E5376297-DA10-4FC3-967D-38C96F767FC4&displaylang=en WinFX SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads...
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    PDC demo #2 - Transactions

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    After a short delay, here’s the second one . This demo illustrated how transaction flowing works in Windows Communication Foundation.
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    Windows Transaction Foundation? I think not :-)

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    Let's see: Windows Communication Foundation = WCF Windows Presentation Foundation = FPF Windows Workflow Foundation = WWF Windows Transaction Foundation = WTF... hmm... I don't think they'll let this one through :-)
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    BAD P!

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    At the PDC I presented an acronym (BAD P) that can help you folks (and myself ;-) remember the 4 tenets of service orientation. Some folks asked me to publish it on my blog, so here goes. B stands for Boundaries . A service has an explicit boundary...
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    PDC demo #1 - Sessions and Instancing

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    As promised, here’s the first one . This demo illustrated how sessions work in Indigo … er… Windows Communication Foundation, and how instancing is related to sessions.
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    PDC 2005 is over

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    Wooooo! PDC was awesome! Thanks again for all the folks who attended (and double that to those who came to see my talk :- ). As promised, I will be posting the code for my demos here, with more detailed explanations of how they actually work.
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    PDC 2005

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    Indigo is going to have a substential presence in this year's PDC. There are 21 sessions discussing Indigo, out of which 13 are "pure Indigo" presentations given by Indigo team members. Here's the abstract for my talk: Indigo: Writing Reliable and...
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    Indigo Beta 1 RC is out!

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    The Indigo Beta1 RC (Release Candidate) is now available for download here . The Beta1 drop itself would be available at the same time as Longhorn Beta1. Have fun!
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    Scott drinks the TechEd KoolAid

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    Don't miss this hilarious video of Rory , Dan Fernandez , Becky Dias , Simon Guest , Richard Turner , Rory's Girlfriend , Jay Roxe and yours truly helping Scott Hanselman see the light and drink the TechEd KoolAid .
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    Indigo CTP Now Available to General Public!

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    Get your Avalon and Indigo Community Technology Preview here .
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    We're Out!

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    Woohoo! The fisrt Community Technical Preview (CTP) of Indigo is now available for download at http://msdn.microsoft.com/longhorn/ (currently restricted to MSDN subscribers, but will open up to all soon). The documentation and samples for Indigo are part...
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    Indigo Day sessions available online!

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    Our friends at Fawcette Technical Publications posted the Indigo Day sessions recorded at VSLive 2005 in San Francisco . http://www.ftponline.com/special/indigo/ There's over 7 hours of material here, ranging from basic Indigo programming to migration...
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    Fun with Duplex contracts

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    Well, Clemens threw the glove so here goes :-) The first thing that we define is the contracts using System.ServiceModel; namespace DuplexSample.Interfaces { [ ServiceContract ] interface IClientSide { [ OperationContract (IsOneWay = true )] void WriteString...
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    If you're going to San Francisco

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    Make sure to stop by VS Live on Feb 8th and say Hi. With Eric, Don, Steve, Doug, Scott, Alex and Rich on stage, this is going to be one great show.
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