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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Silverlight 4 Business Application Course

The Silverlight 4 business application training course is a set of videos and labs divided into eight modules for learning about building business applications with Silverlight. The primary focus of the training course is to learn about the new features in Silverlight 4. Existing preliminary material is gathered together to go over the features that…

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Download the Moving to Visual Studio 2010 Draft

Moving to Visual Studio 2010 is a developer guide for learning about the new features of Visual Studio 2010. The final version is planned to come out in a few months. The content so far is as much about the libraries released at the same time as Visual Studio 2010, such as MEF and ASP.NET…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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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.Net 4 Certification Exams

Initial details are available for the Microsoft Learning certification exams for .Net 4. The expected publication date for the exams is July 2, 2010. Similarly to the current arrangement of specialist and developer exams for WCF 3.5, there are a few different relevant exams for .Net 4. TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET…

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Visual Studio Release Candidate Walkthroughs and Training Kit

Following the Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4 release candidates last week, the Visual Studio training kit got a February update to cover the new content. Training kits are a collection of presentations, hands on labs, and demos related to the new features in a release. There are also videos although I believe these are…

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WCF and AppFabric on .Net Rocks

The folks at .Net Rocks have posted a few recent interviews with some of the people on the WCF and AppFabric teams talking about the upcoming releases. These are casual conversations, each about an hour long, covering a variety of topics with the day’s guests. Show 521 is Kent Brown and Ed Pinto talking about…

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