wcf.codeplex.com is now live

Over the last few weeks the WCF team has been working on a variety of new projects to improve WCF’s support for building HTTP-based services for the web. We have also focused on a set of features to enable JavaScript-based clients such as jQuery. We are proud to announce that these projects are now live…


Taking HTTP support in WCF to the next level

If you are building for the web and the cloud, then you know that HTTP is important. WCF is no stranger to HTTP. Since .NET 3.5, we’ve been continually delivering capabilities in the platform to enable developers to expose services as resources over HTTP. Now we’re looking to raise the bar several notches. At PDC,…


Want to Learn Windows Workflow Foundation (WF4)?

Here are some great resources to get you started. Intro the WF4 Hands On Lab Introduction to State Machine Hands On Lab Intro to Workflow Services / AppFabric Hands On Lab (Part of the Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit) Check out the Contoso HR Workflow Services Sample endpoint.tv – countless episodes of video goodness WF/WCF/AppFabric…


endpoint.tv – WF4 / AppFabric Contoso HR Sample

Wondering what the big deal is about Workflow?  Wondering how you can use it to support a long running process in a web application? Want to see how Windows Server AppFabric can help? In this episode I’ll show you the Contoso HR sample application which demonstrates a Workflow Service that coordinates a job application process. Download WF4…


endpoint.tv – AppFabric Caching vs. IBM eXtreme Scale benchmark

Greg Leake has been at it again.  He has emerged from his lab with the latest results of benchmark testing of Windows Server AppFabric Caching vs. IBM eXtreme Scale and the results are something you definitely want to see. Microsoft® Windows® Server AppFabric vs. IBM® WebSphere® eXtreme Scale 7.1 Benchmark Report Ron Jacobsblog        http://blogs.msdn.com/rjacobstwitter    @ronljacobs


endpoint.tv – WF4 Activities, Callbacks and Event Handlers

Suppose you want to create a workflow that needs to wait on a CLR event or callback.  In this episode I’ll show you how to create an Activity and a Workflow Extension that implements IWorkflowInstanceExtension to create an activity that can safely deal with CLR events. More Ron Jacobs Blog – WF4 Activities and Callbacks /…