Identity Framework SDK and Training Kit for Visual Studio 2010

A new version of the Windows Identity Framework SDK and developer training kit is available targeting Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4. The Windows Identity Framework SDK includes samples and Visual Studio templates while the training kit includes hands-on labs and training resources. The SDK and training kit each have a download option for .Net…

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WCF Data Services V1 Client Library and Update

The WCF Data Services team has released the source code for their OData client libraries on .Net 3.5 SP1 and Silverlight 3. This may be of benefit to anyone trying to write their own library for the OData protocol. OData is a protocol for querying and updating data stored using a particular class of data…

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Windows Server AppFabric Refresh and Videos

Windows Server AppFabric provides management, monitoring, and other component services for WCF services using .Net 4. The beta 2 release of AppFabric came out a few weeks ago using the release candidate of .Net 4. Now that the final version of .Net 4 is available, you can get a refreshed version of Windows Server AppFabric…

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Network Tracing Betas

Two frequently used network diagnostic tools have gotten beta updates this week. Network Monitor is an adapter level capture program that can record and analyze protocol traces. If you join the Connect beta program for Network Monitor 3 you can get access to the latest Network Monitor 3.4 beta release. Network Monitor 3.4 has a…

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Moonlight 3 Preview 6

Moonlight, the Linux version of Silverlight, has produced its sixth preview release of Moonlight 3. I don’t announce every release that they do because the team has a very short development cycle; the last announcement I did was for the first preview release of Moonlight 3 and that was less than three months ago. The…

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WCF RIA Services Release Candidate 2

Late last week a second release candidate for WCF RIA Services was released. 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 for…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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