AppFabric Talks and Slides

Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale, and manage WCF and WF applications running inside of IIS. AppFabric is the brand name for the hosting and caching features previously called Dublin and Velocity. A beta release of Windows Server AppFabric is available for use with .Net…

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Data Services Joins the WCF Family

As announced at PDC, along with RIA Services, ADO.NET Data Services are also joining in the WCF brand. Data Services are REST-based web services that expose a data model that can be consumed by web clients. Data Services use URIs to address data from a storage system and supports a variety of formats for representing…

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Holiday Technology Update

Today is a light day because of the holiday but I did want to put out this note that the technology page has been updated to cover the recent announcements, releases, and renaming. I’m planning to kick off its next major round of additions starting tomorrow and continuing through next week in conjunction with posts…

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ASP.NET MVC 2 Beta

And finally, one last PDC keynote announcement from the first day was the beta release of ASP.NET MVC 2. MVC is a model-view-controller framework on top of the existing ASP.NET runtime that separates display and application logic as well as makes test-driven development of ASP.NET applications easier. MVC could be used with a variety of…

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WCF RIA Services Beta

Also during the second PDC keynote came the announcement of the previously announced RIA Services being given the name WCF RIA Services. WCF RIA Services simplify building multi-tier applications where the client tier is using Silverlight. WCF RIA Services are able to use all of the features of WCF while reducing the amount of work…

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Silverlight 4 Developer Beta

During the second PDC keynote came the announcement of a beta release for Silverlight 4. Silverlight 4 adds a number of new media features as well as extends capabilities for applications that run outside of the web browser. The beta release is primarily intended for software developers to test out the new features. Microsoft Silverlight…

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Watch the PDC 2009 Keynotes

The keynote videos from day 1 and day 2 of PDC 2009 are now available. The day 1 keynote features Ray Ozzie, Bob Muglia, and many other people coming on to present. This is the keynote talk where AppFabric was first announced. The day 2 keynote features Steven Sinofsky and Scott Guthrie. If you’re interested…

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More PDC Announcements: Azure Turning On, Azure AppFabric, and Dallas

On the cloud side there were also a variety of announcements coming from PDC as to future products and plans. Here’s a few of them. The .Net Services offerings I’ve talked about several times in the past, currently the service bus and access control services, is the start of a set of web-based developer services…

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PDC Day 1 Announcement: AppFabric

One of the first day announcements at the PDC 2009 keynote was the unveiling of Windows Server AppFabric. Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale, and manage web service applications that run inside of IIS. Included in AppFabric are the hosting features for WCF and WF…

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Future of Moonlight

Taking a quick break from PDC, this prerecorded message is about Miguel de Icaza’s comments last week on the future of Moonlight. Moonlight is an open source implementation of Silverlight for Linux/X11. Cooperation between Microsoft and Novell was started for Moonlight in the summer of 2007. Moonlight is closing in on targeting compatibility with Silverlight…

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