Ten 2010 Services Videos

Ten talks of interest for web service developers from the recent TechDays 2010 and DevDays 2010 conferences. I’ve pulled out the videos on WCF, WCF service development, and web service development with Silverlight that you might be interested in. What’s New in WCF4 Learn about new features in WCF4, such as configuration-less services, service discovery,…


Official Start of Azure AppFabric Service

The Service Bus and Access Control online services through Windows Azure AppFabric have now moved from being a trial service to a fully supported service. The service bus is an infrastructure piece for connecting together different components in a distributed application. The access control service allows you to integrate those connected components with a variety…


WCF 4 Samples and Training

The WCF 4 sample collection is now available as a direct download independent from the framework or SDK release. The collection includes over 200 WCF samples from both .Net 4 and past releases. These samples go along with online sample guides available from MSDN. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) Samples for…


Silverlight 4 Launch Event

The Silverlight 4 launch event at the DevConnections conference will be taking place today. Starting off later this morning at 8 AM is the keynote address by Scott Guthrie. A link to stream the keynote presentation isn’t available yet but will be on the Silverlight site prior to the start. Additional interviews and videos will…


Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4 Released

The release events for Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4 started this morning and will continue throughout the day with conference presentations at multiple sites. If you want to join in, there’s a web cast of the keynote presentations from the Las Vegas site later this morning at 8:30 AM PST. Downloads for the release…

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Finding Your Place

How do I examine the settings for the endpoint that the message for the current operation was delivered to? There are two sources of settings depending on whether you’re interested in the endpoint runtime settings or the endpoint description. The endpoint description is the blueprint from which the endpoint was built. The endpoint runtime is…


To Appear in the Windows 7 SDK

Shortly after Visual Studio 2010 ships the Windows 7 SDK will be updated to include the development tools, samples, and resources for .Net 4. The current version of the SDK is for Windows 7 and .Net 3.5 SP1. The native portion of the SDK will have a small number of improvements but mostly will be…

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Starter STS Sample

Dominick Baier has put up the completed StarterSTS sample that demonstrates how to write, configure, and use a realistic security token service. The token service is built using Windows Identity Foundation and provides authentication based on the ASP.NET identity provider model. Although the StarterSTS sample doesn’t have every feature of an enterprise-ready token service, it’s…


Debugging Delegation and Kerberos Configuration

I came across an interesting tool the other day that can be used to debug and diagnose configuration problems with Kerberos. DelegConfig is an ASP.NET application that you install to generate a troubleshooting report about your IIS configuration, Kerberos credential usage, and delegation settings. You configure the DelegConfig installation with the service account you intend…


Referring to Generic Interfaces in Contracts

How do I write a contract type that has a generic parameter in a service configuration file? A contract reference is part of the template for defining a service endpoint through configuration: <endpoint address=”…” binding=”…” contract=”…” /> Now, you need to fill in the contract value based on the full name of the service contract…

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