Changes to Default Throttle Settings

I buried this in a previous update on changes in .Net 4 but here’s a more prominent description of how service throttles have changed. The ServiceThrottlingBehavior allows you to configure three settings that limit the resource consumption of a service. MaxConcurrentInstances limits the total number of copies of the service that will be instantiated to…

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Windows Azure Guidance and Survey

The patterns and practices team has released an updated version of their samples for Windows Azure development that cover migrating an existing application to Windows Azure, connecting cloud applications with existing systems, and taking advantage of cloud computing. These guidance samples make use of the Enterprise Library application blocks that the patterns and practices team…

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Channel Development Survey

The WCF channels team has posted a short survey on channel development to collect some of your feedback about what to work on after .Net 4 is released. You can help them out if you’ve previously written or tried to write a layered channel, transport channel, or message encoder. The survey should only take a…

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Exploring Managed Applications

The new version of Process Explorer that was released this week has some features for exploring managed applications that I hadn’t seen before. If you right-click a process that has a CLR loaded and select Properties from the menu, then you’ll see two tabs called .Net Assemblies and .Net Performance. These tabs are not present…

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Visual Studio 2010 Virtual Machines

If you’d like to try out some of these recent releases without a dedicated machine, there are virtual machines available for use with the developer tool previews. Each virtual machine is configured with the Visual Studio 2010 release candidate and hands on labs. The only difference between the virtual machines is the host software you…

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OData SDK Released

OData is a protocol for exchanging structured data sets in an interoperable fashion. The .Net implementation of OData is called WCF Data Services but the team has also released a variety of client libraries for other platforms in a package called the OData SDK. Included are libraries for Javascript, PHP, Java restlets, Windows Phone, and…

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WCF RIA Services Release Candidate

Together with the Silverlight 4 Release Candidate comes the WCF RIA Services Release Candidate. RIA Services are an application design pattern that lives between ASP.NET and Silverlight in a multi-tier architecture. Inside RIA Services you can host application logic for data access control, queries, and other data operations. Integration with Silverlight components and controls allows…

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Silverlight 4 Release Candidate

At the MIX10 conference last week was the announcement that the Silverlight 4 Release Candidate was now available for download. You’ll need Visual Studio 2010 to use the developer tools for Silverlight 4. Silverlight 4 Windows Runtime Silverlight 4 Mac Runtime Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 includes the developer runtime and SDK Breaking…

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Legacy Created, Obsoleted, and Destroyed Before Shipping

As far as I can tell there has never been a description of what the mysterious LegacyExtendedProtectionPolicy property is for that appeared on the HTTP and TCP transports and is now slowly in the process of disappearing. In the small number of places it appeared the property has been marked as obsolete. Extended protection policy…

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Fix for HTTP Configuration Errors using WebScriptEnablingBehavior

I’ve sufficiently recovered from running the last week-long series covering fixes for WCF to do another one. This week I’ll again be covering fixes for WCF that may be hard to find and explaining the details behind each problem. When using the WebScriptEnablingBehavior to create an AJAX service, the service endpoint is given an accompanying…

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