Building a Visual Search Service for IE8 with WCF – Part V

With some delay here is the final part of the series on how to implement a IE8 Visual Search Service using WCF. In this last part I will deal with the small bits which are still open in order to be able to deploy a full functioning Visual Search service and those are: Simple caching…


Building a Visual Search Service for IE8 with WCF – Part IV

Well I have to hurry up a bit as I initially planned to have this series finished even a while ago and now I’m even struggling to finish it until the end of the year. Anyway here is the next part and as promised this time I will focus on the search providers which feed…

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Building A Visual Search Service For IE8 With WCF – Part III

It’s definitely about time to publish the promised third part of this series. This time I will cover the class model which I used to let the .Net XmlSerializer generate the necessary XML structure. I want to utilize almost the full breadth of the capabilities the Visual Search component is offering with respect of information…

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Building a Visual Search Service for IE8 with WCF – Part II

Welcome to part two of this series on how to implement a visual search service for IE8 using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and other .Net technologies or libraries. The first part described the overall scenario of the service and today I want to go into a little more details with respect to the service…

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Building a Visual Search Service for IE8 with WCF – Part I

Beta 2 of Internet Explorer has been out for a while now and as you already know one of the new functionalities of Beta 2 is the visual search feature. Since there is a really extensive introduction about visual search and the steps on the IE8 side in this article on the Internet Explorer Team…

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Windows Cardspace Meets Vista Media Center

It’s again time to post a new blog entry. This time I thought it may be interesting to see how Windows Cardspace can be used together with applications built on top of the Media Center Presentation Layer (WMCPL). So and why do I think that Cardspace can be of very good use especially in a…

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What you always wanted to know about Microsoft Cardspace – Part 3

The publication of Vittorio’s book “Understanding Windows Cardspace” about which I wrote a post only yesterday I realize that there is more and more demand for information about topics around identity. And from my experience it is not only people working in IT or have a great affinity to technology who are interested in this…

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What you always wanted to know about Microsoft Cardspace – Part 2

Q: Can a card be marked as “not exportable”?A: No this is not possible at the moment. After a card has been installed in the card-selector the card can always be exported using the standard facilities of the card selector. This allows easy tranportation of cards and use of the cards on several devices/PCs. If…

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What you always wanted to know about Microsoft Cardspace – Part 1

Since the Identity Metasystem and Microsoft Cardspace is quite a complex topic but is a great means to enable the user to have better control how and when identity information and login credentials are used I felt that there needs to be some more clarification about certain aspects of Microsoft Cardspace. Therefore I will start…

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Astoria: Data Services for the Web

Although my colleague Frank Fischer already mentioned it already on his Blog I think the technoloy is worth to mention it at least one more time. And it is worth because of the fact that the very early bits of a new technology from Microsoft are available for download. Astoria focuses on exposing data to web applications through…

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