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…


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…


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…


ASP.NET MVC 2 Released for Visual Studio 2008

Ok, a release of ASP.NET MVC 2 coming soon turned out to mean coming extremely soon. I had been holding off talking about the ASP.NET MVC 1 to ASP.NET MVC 2 migration tool until it was done and that ended up being much closer to the release than I expected when I wrote the article….


AppFabric Beta 2 and Samples

Yesterday marked the second beta release of Windows Server AppFabric. Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale, and manage web service applications that run inside of IIS. Included in AppFabric are the hosting features for WCF and WF previously called Dublin and the caching features for…


MEF Preview 9

Here’s the post that was supposed to appear last Friday. The Managed Extensibility Framework makes it easier to create and reuse extensible applications by providing a standardized model for discovering and composing application plugins. This allows you to get an off the shelf component model without having to build the infrastructure yourself as part of…


Windows Azure Tools 1.1

The latest Windows Azure tools and SDK release actually came out two weeks ago but requires either Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010 RC, which you couldn’t get until today. This SDK release also marked the commercial launch of Windows Azure. Some of the improvements are to better support durable storage, diagnostics, and of…


Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4 Release Candidate

Yesterday the release candidate for Visual Studio 2010 and .Net 4 was released to MSDN subscribers. By tomorrow the release should be broadly available to anyone that wants to download it. When trying out the release candidate you should first uninstall any previous beta versions. The major focus of the release candidate is Visual Studio…


ASP.NET MVC 2 Release Candidate 2

The ASP.NET MVC team has released a potentially final release candidate for ASP.NET MVC 2. MVC is a model-view-controller framework on top of the existing ASP.NET runtime that separates display and application logic as well as makes test-driven development of ASP.NET applications easier. MVC could be used with a variety of types of web applications…


Moonlight 3 Preview

Moonlight, the Linux version of Silverlight, has produced its first preview release of Moonlight 3. You may recall that in the recent Moonlight 2 release they shipped both their equivalent of Silverlight 2 as well as a number of features from Silverlight 3 (such as out of browser support). This preview of Moonlight 3 focuses…

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