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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Service Activation without Files

WCF services in IIS use a .svc file to bootstrap the process of activating a service. It’s possible but not recommended to put the entire service source code and definition in a .svc file to be dynamically compiled and run. Instead, the information that’s typically conveyed is: The identity of the service being instantiated The…

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Routing and Impersonation

Can the routing service introduced with .Net 4 be used with impersonation? Yes, the routing service can be used with impersonation for both sending and receiving messages. All of the usual Windows constraints of impersonation apply. If you would have needed to set up service or account permissions to use impersonation when writing your own…

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Multiple Site Bindings

A WCF application in IIS is a service page that is hosted under a site. You can assign different bindings to the site that describe the protocols through which the site can communicate. It’s possible to assign multiple protocols to a single site by specifying bindings that have different protocol schemes. It’s also possible to…

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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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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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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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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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