Shy Cohen's WebLog

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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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    Program Management

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    My name is Shy Cohen and I’m a PM. Program Management is similar to project management, but has more to do with the planning and execution of the project than with people management. In Microsoft, a Program Manager (most commonly known by the acronym...
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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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    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 Boston – Day Three: 2 chalk talks and 2 fun guys

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    The morning started with a discussion on Reliable Messaging with one of the attendees. Over the last year I’ve spoken to literally hundreds of folks (customers, partners, conference attendees, etc.) and it’s interesting to see the same questions come...
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    TechEd Boston – Day Two: A scary tale with a good ending and 2 back-to-back parties

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    This morning I gave my talk. I was working on the demos and slides until late last night, completely ignoring the first rule of presentations: get a good night’s rest before your presentation. With ruby red eyes I managed to drag myself out of bed in...
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    TechEd Boston - Day Four: Modeling and Sea Levels

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    Today I had no speaking “duties” ( L ), which meant that I had more time to talk with folks ( J ). I started the day discussing modeling and tooling techniques and mechanisms for architecting services (an approach not too different from the Service Factory...
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    Are you going to TechEd Europe?

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    If you’re going to TechEd Europe Developers in beautiful Barcelona, come check out my talks in the Architecture track and say Hello. My talks are: ARC07-IS - Service Taxonomy: A Common Language for SOA (November 6 th at 09:00 in Room 114) ...
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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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    Tips for Public Speaking

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    Scott Hanselman posted a list of speaker tips for technical presentations. It's a great read, and so are the comments. Here are 10 more tips to add on to his, focusing on general presentation skills. In my job I have the opportunity to speak with many...
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    Adventures on the way BACK from TechEd: The Problem with Falling Doors

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    The way back was mostly uneventful. Since I did not sleep at all the night before, I was sleepy and dozed through most of the flight time. On the second flight (Newark to Seattle) I was sitting in the front row in coach, with more legroom than first...
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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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    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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    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

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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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    TechEd Boston – Day Five: The End is Here

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    Today at 9am Don and I repeated the Service Factory chalk talk. Since this was fairly early in the morning, and also after the attendee party, we didn’t expect too many folks to show up. We were pleasantly surprised to have about 20 people show up, including...
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    June CTP breaking changes doc is online

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    See the Resources page on the WCF community website for details.
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    Getting on the SOA Bandwagon

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    Ron Jacobs just posted the ARCast we recorded at TechEd Israel titled "Getting on the SOA bandwagon". Check it out on Channel9 or SkyScrapr .
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    TechEd Boston - Day Zero

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    Well, opening on Sunday was an interesting idea. I’m not sure I’m thrilled by it. Since I had a lot of time this morning until the conference started, I decided to walk from my hotel to the convention center, and stop at a restaurant in China Town...
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    TechEd Boston - Day One: Familiar faces and cool customer stories

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    The first "real" day of the conference was great! This morning started out pretty nicely. I am staying on the 15ht floor at the Boston Park Plaza , which is a “hotel within a hotel” with its own concierge and lounge, so breakfast was just a few...
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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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    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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    TechEd EMEA in Barcelona - Code and random notes

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    TechEd EMEA was a cool event in an even cooler city. I'm definitely coming back :-) The organization was great and the speaker community awesome (we speakers are always hanging out together, but this was the first time I saw such a feeling of community...
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    Help us prioritize our future investment in Windows Workflow/Rules Designer re-hosting scenarios

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    The Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) team is looking for YOUR input to help us prioritize our efforts around designer re-hosting scenarios. If you're interested in helping us shape the future of this feature, tell us what you think by filling in this...
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    Oslo and Models

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    As you may have already read on Doug's or Don’s blogs, “Oslo” is the codename for the new Microsoft Modeling platform. What’s important to understand is that when we say "Modeling Platform" we use the term "Modeling"...
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