RIA Services: A DomainService IS A WCF Service – Add Service Reference

I made the fairly bold statement at my PDC09 talk that a DomainService IS A WCF Service.  That is, everything you know about a WCF service should be true of a DomainService.  I didn’t have time to get into this in my talk, so I thought I’d hit the highlights here.  And in the process…


.NET Framework Client Profile

As I mentioned a few days ago, with .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta we are taking some MAJOR steps toward making it easier for customers to acquire the .NET Framework. One of the ways we have done that is creating a client profile of the .NET Framework that includes only those parts of the framework…


.NET Framework 3.5 Namespace poster Updated

A while back I blogged about the .NET Framework 3.5 Namespace poster… We made a few tweaks and updated it, including making it available in more formats. Download Links: Full XPSSplit XPSPDFTiled PDFEnjoy!


.NET Framework 3.5 Namespace poster

Many of you have asked for an update to the .NET Framework namespace poster for 3.5… Thanks to Paul Andrew, Kit George and many others, we now have it! See Paul’s blog for more details…   Download the full PDF to a color printer near you 😉


VS2008, .NET 3.5, Silverlight and ASP.NET Futures

I am in the middle of a vacation to sunny, hot and humid North Carolina, but I had to take a break from it to make note of the impressive set of new bits there are to play with…    Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Most importantly, we released VS 2008 and .NET Framework…


ClickOnce in Firefox

I just noticed that James Dobson recently got the FFClickOnce support added as an official FireFox plugin..  The latest release includes localization support!  Thanks James, this really helps the community out a lot!    Before the plug-in, you could not really do much with a clickonce application in firefox…   With the plug in you get…


.NET Framework 3.5

Daniel Moth has a good post describing .NET Framework 3.5… I though i’d share part of it here as it is likely better than one I could do… thanks Daniel.   Our goal with the .NET Framework 3.5 was to make it very easy for customers to adopt while providing some really interesting new value. …


Some common Acroplis questions

Wow – there has been some really good buzz on acropolis in the last 24 hours… Reading over the blogs and stuff two interesting questions are popping out: Question: When are you shipping Acropolis!!Answer: As soon as it is ready 😉 Seriously, we are very early in the cycle here, we came out at Teched…


Hello Acropolis!

Back in 2005 I spent a week with our Product Support professionals “helping” to answer support calls… I was amazed that at the world’s largest software company the tools these folks use were not well integrated (I believe it has sense been addressed). A customer call comes in via one application giving some limited caller…


Ready for Teched ’07

I am pretty excited about Teched ’07 June 4-8th in Orlando (if you are not already attending, you can still register).     Here are a few of the sessions that I think will be very cool.   WEB319 – A Lap around Silverlight – Scott Guthrie If you are making it to TechEd, you have got…