Best Of PDC – Overview And Schedule

The Best of PDC events are finally here.  In fact, we held the first of the series on December 12, 2008 in Phoenix.  In this post, I will break down the sessions and provide the updated schedule for January and February.  Session Abstracts What to expect with C# 4.0 We will take a look at…

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The Best of PDC Happy Hour brought to you by GoDaddy.com

GoDaddy.com is sponsoring a happy hour / social mixer in downtown Phoenix after the “MSDN Unleashed presents: The Best of PDC” event.  The happy hour is taking place from 5:30 – 7:30 at Stoudemires on December 10.  Registration is limited to the first 175, so hurry and register.  Sign up for one or both:  (Register…

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Article on OAuth for RESTful WCF Services

Pablo M. Cibraro (aka Cibrax) recently published a post on creating an OAuth channel for WCF RESTful services.  If you are not familiar with OAuth, it focuses on a particular security scenario where you want to grant (limited) access to secured resources to a third party.  Picture (pun intended) exposing your Flickr photos to a…

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MSDN Event in Denver on 11/18

We are having the last MSDN Event of the year in Denver on 11/18.  In celebration, EVERY ATTENDEE WILL RECEIVE A FREE COPY OF VISTA!  In the event we run out, we will order more and get it to you. The event is being held at the Grand Hyatt Downtown from 1-5.  Here are the…

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Phoenix Connected Systems User Group Meeting November 13

There is a (relatively) new user group in Phoenix named the Phoenix Connected Systems User Group.  This group centers itself around the ideas and technologies surrounding Service Oriented Architectures (SOA).  The first few meetings have focused on the underlying technologies one would use when implementing services: WCF, Biztalk and, in this session Workflow (WF).  Join…

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PDC Session Code And Link

If you were not at PDC 2008 (or if you were and you were not able to attend the session Steve Maine and I gave), here is a link to the recording of the session on Channel9:  WCF: Building RESTful Services from PDC 2008.  Also, here are some links to the code and the database…

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Code from MSDN Unleashed: WPF & Visual Studio SP1

Here is the code and databases from the MSDN unleashed sessions I did.  I included the completed solution. Code School Database Coho Database The database files are 2005 mdf files.  You will need to attach them.  *  The demos were done on VS2008 SP1 Beta 1.  I have not tested them on the released version…

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MSDN Unleashed Event in Salt Lake City on October 23rd

As you may know, the Desert Mountain Team has been hard at work setting up MSDN events know as MSDN Unleashed.  We want to ensure that everyone has access to these events.  We have confirmed an event in Salt Lake City for October 23rd.  We are hosting it at the Microsoft Office.  One great bonus…

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Screencast published – Securing RESTful services with ASP.NET Membership

So you have a really cool website using AJAX.  Great look and feel with high performance.  Sure you have Forms Authentiation enabled but how do you secure your services?  Can you use WCF and ASP.NET Membership together?In this episode of endpoint.tv you will learn the 7 steps to securing your services and AJAX client from…

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