Related PDC Sessions for WCF and Workflow

Four talks each for WCF and WF, only one pair of which have conflicting times. Here are the WCF talks with their schedules: Accelerating Applications Using Windows HPC Server 2008 by Ming Xu in 502A on Tuesday at 1:30 PM Learn how to accelerate your applications by multiple orders of magnitude using Windows Communication Foundation…


PDC 2009 Logistics

Here is how next week is going to work for articles while PDC is going on. I will try to continue to have things appear at the usual time in the morning although some days you may get things at a later time. On Monday I’ll give a final rundown of related sessions for the…


Bob Muglia Talks Distributed Systems and Silverlight

TechCrunch talked to Bob Muglia a few months ago covering cloud computing, distributed systems, and Silverlight programming. Bob is the president of the Server and Tools business here at Microsoft that produces all of these technologies. There’s a long transcript available for the whole piece with a twenty minute video covering the second half of…


Interfaces Lack Data

Why does having two known types blow up for being conflicting data contract types if the types are two different interfaces? An interface only contains declarations for its members. The interface doesn’t contain any data fields and any implementation for the interface is located in the class that implements the interface. When you try to…


Another .Net 4 Survey: Documentation

If you enjoy being surveyed (and who doesn’t?), then the developer documentation teams would like to better understand how you use the help and documentation libraries, and also what you’d like to see improved. The survey covers what versions of Visual Studio and .Net framework you use, how you go about finding things in the…


One Week to PDC 2009

With one week to go before PDC starts, the times and rooms for all of the sessions are now available. While things are still subject to change, now would be a good time to make a preliminary plan for your week if you’re going to be attending PDC. My talk this year is currently scheduled…


.Net Services November 2009 CTP

The .Net Services team has made a November 2009 CTP release of the SDK for their portion of the Azure Services Platform. As mentioned over the summer, .Net Services has pared down their work on routers, queues, and relays to focus on delivering the access control service and service bus. These two services are also…


Windows Web Services Samples

The Windows Web Services API is a native-code implementation of a subset of the SOAP web services support in WCF. This makes Windows Web Services useful when you want to build web services but need to use C or C++ instead of managed code and need to have a minimal set of dependencies. Many of…


Breaking Changes for WCF in .Net 4 Beta 2

Available for download is the list of breaking changes between beta 1 and beta 2 for WCF and WF. To save you some time, here’s my condensed version of the list. When adding site or machine-level collections of behaviors, those behaviors will be merged with service-level behavior configurations of the same name. Previously, you would…


Visual Studio and .Net 4 Beta 2 Survey

The Visual Studio team has set up a survey to collect additional feedback about the Beta 2 release. If you have something to say but haven’t reported it on the Connect site or through other feedback channels, this would be a good opportunity to let your thoughts be known. The window of opportunity for actually…

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