RIA Services is open sourced now!

check out Jeff’s announcement at http://jeffhandley.com/archive/2013/07/03/ria-services-is-getting-open-sourced.aspx! The project site is http://www.openriaservices.net/, with Colin Blair as the project lead. The source code is at https://openriaservices.codeplex.com/.   I am happy to see this as one of the original members of the RIA Service team!    

Meet Windows Azure

Check out http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/ and sign up for a free trial today! To start using Preview Features like Virtual Network and Web Sites, request access on the ‘Preview Features’ page under the ‘account’ tab, after you log into your Windows Azure account. Don’t have an account? Sign-up for a free trial here.

ASP.NET SPA MVC 4 Beta update Nuget packages are released

We’ve just released the Nuget packages for ASP.NET SPA MVC 4 Beta update, for both C# and VB.NET projects! The packages updated the T4 templates in the SPA projects to generate simpler code used to generate the singe-page view. Check it out @: ASP.NET SPA MVC 4 (Beta update for C# projects) http://nuget.org/packages/SinglePageApplication.CSharp    …

Using ASP.NET MVC 4 Single Page Application template with Visual Studio 11 Beta

If you have just installed Visual Studio 11 Beta (Ultimate, Professiona, Premium or Express), you may find that now when creating a new ASP.NET MVC 4 Web application, you have two more options to choose from, one of which is called “Single Page Application” (SPA). So what does SPA template do and how do I…


Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Beta has shipped! WCF RIA Services v1.0 SP2 is installed out-of-box with Visual Studio 11 Beta.

Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Beta has shipped! You can download them from http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/11/en-us/downloads#vs WCF RIA Services v1.0 SP2 (version 4.1.61406.0) is installed out-of-box with Visual Studio 11 Beta (Professional SKU +). By using this version of WCF RIA Services, the design time scenarios that have been supported for Visual Studio 2010 continue to work on top…

WCF RIA Services V1.0 SP1 has released!

Read more info and details from Jeff Handley’s blog post: http://jeffhandley.com/archive/2011/03/09/RiaServicesV1SP1RTM.aspx

Types supported by Windows Azure Table Storage Domain Service

Kyle has several blog posts explaning how to use Windows Azure Table Storage (WATS) Domain Service, the support of which comes from WCF RIA Services Toolkit. Below is a list of types that are currently working with WATS Domain Service.   Type Working with WATS int Yes string Yes int Yes Int32 Yes Int64 Yes Guid Yes bool Yes long Yes…

Install WCF RIA Services v1.0 SP1 Beta – missing Silverlight 4 developer runtime?

     If you see the following dialog popping up while trying to install WCF RIA Services v1.0 SP1 Beta (via links from http://www.silverlight.net/getstarted/riaservices/), it means Silverlight 4 developer runtime is missing on your machine. The reason could be that the recent windows update have installed the newer version of Silverlight 4 plug-ins, which has overriden the older developer runtime….

WCF RIA Services V1.0 SP1 Beta has shipped!

Check out the bits at http://www.silverlight.net/getstarted/riaservices/ Install WCF RIA Services SP1 Beta for Silverlight 4 Install WCF RIA Services SP1 Beta for Silverlight 4 and Visual Studio 2010 Install the WCF RIA Services October 2010 Toolkit for WCF RIA Services SP1 Beta What are included in these new bits: – WCF RIA Services SP1 Beta:…

Have trouble with JSON and Soap endpoint? LinqToSql data context not shown in the Domain Service wizard?

Some customers have run into an issue that their RIA Services app used to work fine, but for some reason the app based on JSON or Soap endpoint no longer works and the domain service wizard is not displaying LinqToSql data context anymore. If you’ve seen the same thing, the reason might be that you’ve recently uninstalled…