RIA Services V1.0 SP1 Beta Released!!

Moments ago, we released RIA Services V1.0 SP1 Beta along with WCF RIA Services October toolkit. You can download it from http://silverlight.net/riaservices. Installation instructions:- Uninstall WCF RIA Services Toolkit (if installed) Uninstall WCF RIA Services V1.0 for Visual Studio 2010 Install WCF RIA Services V1.0 SP1 Beta Install WCF RIA Services Toolkit  October 2010 These…

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Debugging an OOB Silverlight Business Application

Recently, we came across a bug with the Silverlight Business Application with respect to an Out of Browser application. In the RTM bits for Silverlight 4 Tools a new feature was added to enable a better debugging experience with Out of Browser application. The feature basically launched the app in OOB window when run with…

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I want my app to look like the Zune client

Update: You can download the template from here. Earlier I had posted about the theme pack for the Silverlight Business Application and amongst them was the Cosmopolitan template. The cosmopolitan theme is inspired by the Metro theme which was first seen in the the Zune Client.   Since then, there have been many variations of…

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Monitoring a domain service with Windows Server AppFabric dashboard

At Teched 2010, we announced the RTM of Windows Server AppFabric. I am sure most of you are wondering what Windows Server AppFabric is? So, What is Windows Server AppFabric? Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale and manage Web and composite applications that run on…

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Theme pack for Silverlight Business Application Released!!

Last week, we released theme packs for Silverlight Application Templates along with some cool looking themes for the Silverlight Business Application. Download the refreshed Silverlight 4 themes (inlcuding RIA Services templates) here. Notes: Courtesy of Tim At the link above you’ll find 3 files to download: README_FIRST.txt – please read this but basically I’m writing…

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Web 307: Effective RIA Demo Code

As promised, I am uploading the source code for the demo. Please keep in mind, there are some places where I have not followed best practices, I will follow up with a post after finishing and cleaning up the application. I have had a bunch of folks ask about the source code, so I wanted…

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TechEd 2010: The Big Easy

It’s been a great week at TechEd North America 2010 in New Orleans. There is a very good reason why they call it the Big Easy and now I know:) I was really surprised to see the number of folks that came out there and really glad to see the response RIA Services got ….

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Silverlight TV Episode 26: Exposing SOAP, jSON and OData Endpoints from RIA Services

I recently recorded a Silverlight TV episode where I demoed configuring a RIA Services DomainService to expose SOAP, JSon and OData endpoints. The video went online earlier today and it can be found here. Oh and be sure to check out for Silverlight TV Episode 28. It’s going to be awesome!! Stay Tuned!   Why…

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Tech Ed North America 2010 – WCF RIA Services Talk

Teched 2010 is almost around the corner. It will be held in New Orleans LA from June 7-10. Details and schedule of talks are now published online. I will be attending the conference this year and will actually be giving two talks. The first one as you must have guessed is on RIA Services. Below…

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RIA Services Release Candidate 2…

Last Thursday, we released our RC2 build of RIA Services. You can download all the latest bits from http://silverlight.net/riaservices These set of bits are compatible with Silverlight 4 RTM and Visual Studio 2010 RTM. I am sure most of you are wondering, why not RTW RIA Services already. Trust me, we would love to release…

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