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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Astoria – Hello World Style Walkthrough

Create a new project in Visual Studio “Orcas”. Be careful not to create a new website. Then choose Web –> ASP.NET Web Application as project type. Right-click on the application in solution explorer and choose Add –> New Item. In the add new item wizard choose ADO.NET Entity Data Model In the ADO.NET Entity Data…

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.Net 3.0 What? Where In My N-Tiers Can I Use It?

I often get asked about where the framework extensions introduced with the .Net Framework 3.0 fit best in a multi tiered architecture. If you are not familiar with those I’m talking about the technologies Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Cardspace. Details can be found on MSDN….


Hanging Around In Munich? Get Yourself Assured!

Since a few days I reached the 100 points limit in order to assure other members of CACert.org. So if you happen to visit Munich and want to have your identity proven you can send me an email and I will check if I manage to meet you. I will also reach my point limit to become a…


Quick Win Series – Intellisense For WCF Service Configurations

If you ever wondered why you don’t have Intellisense support in Visual Studio 2005 when working on a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Service Configuration in a web project then here comes the workaround. The reason for that is that you add your service configuration to the web configuration of the web application. Therefore when the project…

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WCF – Let’s Communicate (across borders)

This is an addition to my blog post from last friday. If you tried my little sample and it worked perfectly you probably had client and server running on the same physical machine. If you tried to access the server from a different machine the client requesting the service probably failed with a security exception…

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WCF – Let’s Start The Dialogue

With a current project as background I had another look at the duplex channel communication options in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). Duplex channels are a great means to break the usual request/response pattern in web services communication. And they are useful as there are quite some scenarios where you would like to establish a bi-directional…

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