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  • Blog Post: Hosting WCF NetTcp services in Azure with a Silverlight client

    Just published a blog post on how to host WCF NetTcp services in Windows Azure and use them from a Silverlight client. Check it out here!
  • Blog Post: Active Federation using RIA Services and WIF

    You may have built a federated auth app with RIA Services, but it always required cumbersome browser redirects. Check out this new sample that shows how to do federated auth with with WIF, all from inside the Silverlight app. Hope this is useful, -Yavor
  • Blog Post: RIA Services T4 template to copy comments from server to client

    Just posted a sample about how to use the T4 code-generation template support in RIA Services V1 SP1 in order to copy comments over from my server project to my Silverlight project, check it out here . Thanks, -Yavor Georgiev Program Manager, WCF
  • Blog Post: Accessing SharePoint UserProfileService from Windows Phone 7

    A while ago we shared a workaround for accessing some ASMX services (including SharePoint's UserProfileService) from Silverlight 4 . Unfortunately that workaround does not work for Silverlight 3 and Windows Phone 7 applications. Here is a new post which addresses that. Thanks, -Yavor Georgiev Program...
  • Blog Post: Integrating WCF RIA Services with WCF Routing

    If any of you have used RIA Services and tried to get that to work with the WCF router, you probably encountered some problems. The router could be useful in a DMZ scenario, or if you are trying to do content-based routing. I just blogged a quick sample on how to get this to work , please take a look...
  • Blog Post: Streamed Silverlight file downloads using WCF

    Carlos, one of my teammates responsible for WCF support in Silverlight, just posted a code sample showing how to do file downloads from Silverlight using a WCF service. The key here is that it uses HTTP chunking (or streaming) on a single response to return the file. This is something that get asked...
  • Blog Post: Workaround for accessing some ASMX services from Silverlight 4

    On this blog we normally talk about building and accessing WCF services, since that is the recommended way to build services for Silverlight. However, we continue to support ASMX services using the familiar “Add Service Reference” feature. Just recently some folks trying to talk to the ASMX services...
  • Blog Post: Dynamically updating proxy address for staging/production

    I’ve been meaning to blog this for a while, but Tim Heuer beat me to it. His post shows how to dynamically change the endpoint definition when switching from staging to production, while still taking advantage of .clientConfig. This could be especially useful in environments such as Windows Azure. Also...
  • Blog Post: Two samples from today's MIX talk

    Thanks to the folks who attended my talk at MIX 2010 today. As promised, I'm posting the two samples I showed. I'll post an update when the video from my talk is available, so folks who couldn't attend can see it. Local Search I built a Silverlight application that runs on Windows Phone 7. It's...
  • Blog Post: PDC presentation and demo

    Here is my presentation at last week’s PDC conference about what’s new in networking and web services in Silverlight 4 Beta. At the beginning of the talk I refer to WCF RIA Services, which is not covered in detail in the talk itself, but it is covered in these two other PDC talks: Building Amazing Business...
  • Blog Post: Using WCF services from Silverlight in Azure

    With all the buzz around Windows Azure , you may have wondered how to host your Silverlight application in the cloud. Since Silverlight controls are essentially static content, hosting them is as easy as uploading some files to the cloud. When it comes to building WCF services to provide data to your...
  • Blog Post: What's new with web services in Silverlight 3 Beta

    Silverlight 3 beta comes with a set of exciting web services features that address key customer requests. Binary message encoding In Silverlight 2 the only supported binding was BasicHttpBinding, which encodes outgoing messages as text and sends them over an HTTP transport. This binding is great...
  • Blog Post: POX Proxy Prototype Walkthrough

    Update: Mahesh wrote a detailed step-by-step walkthrough of how he built the Ebay POX Proxy Example. This post discusses the design of a POX Proxy prototype. Current POX/JSON Support SL 2 Beta 1 comes with support for consuming POX/JSON services. The user experience is manual: the client...
  • Blog Post: Resources Available with Silverlight 2 Beta 1

    We have been busy preparing a good set of developer resources to release with SL 2 Beta 1, and we are finally done (the fact that it's the night before MIX is a coincidence, really). We have docs on MSDN Library, code samples, and a couple of quickstarts on http://silverlight.net . The recenlty-launched...
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