Going to PDC? Want to meet the team?

3 weeks to go until PDC09; sessions are being reviewed, demos are being polished, schedules are being finalized, and the booth machines are being installed and packed up to go down to Los Angeles. Among the WCF, WF, and ‘Dublin’ group, we have about 15 people who will be down at PDC to chat with…

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Client Profile in .NET 4

If you redistribute or require .NET 4 for your applications, you now have the option of installing .NET 4 Client Profile – a subset of the Framework intended for client applications. Even better, Client Profile includes almost all pieces of Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation! The few exceptions are assemblies oriented around web-hosting…

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WF4 Changes Between Beta 1 and Beta 2

Hi all, I’m Matt Winkler, a PM on the WF team and occasional guest blogger here on the endpoint.  I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the interesting new things in WF4 in Beta 2.  For more info on Beta 2, please check out this page. The goals of a milestone like…


3.5 SP1 RTM WCF Source Code Available

  Late in the summer we have released WCF sources publically in the reference source. You can now browse and debug WCF source code through Visual Studio. We are working to get the WF in reference source later this year. I will provide an update when WF is also available.  Please note that this is version-dependent…

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WCF Extensibility Guidance

We’ve just published the first chapter of the WCF Extensibility Guidance series.  One of the powerful things about WCF is its extensible architecture.  However, the degree of extensibility can also be daunting.  It’s not something you do every day, so you might not know which is the best extensibility option to use to achieve your…

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Contract First Web Services with WCF

Christian Weyer has published a great article on the topic of Schema-based Development with Windows Communication Foundation.  Few would argue with the value of Contract First programming when building large systems.  However when programming web services, the choice comes down to Code-based Contract First or Schema-based Contract First. The WCF tools provide great support for…

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All WCF, WF, and ‘Dublin’ sessions live on PDC site; 5 Weeks to Go!

We’re five weeks out from PDC09, and the rest of our sessions went live last week. I know I posted a couple weeks ago about PDC and sessions that went live, but I wanted to let folks know about the four new sessions – to help you maximize your experience around the Connected Framework technologies!…

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