New Virtual Lab – Using Test First Development with WF 3.5

I’m very pleased to announce the publication of a new WF 3.5 hands-on lab to the MSDN Virtual Labs site: Using Test-First Development with WF. The new lab covers doing test-first development in the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) technology. The lab explains [at a high level] the concepts of test-first development, and walks the user…

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New RESTful .NET book available

Jon Flanders has been a thought leader in the area of doing REST in .NET.   His new RESTful .NET book is now available for purchase.   He goes into the motivation and background for REST and then shows how to consume and expose RESTful web services with WCF 3.5.  Very few people can make low-level technical…

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Announcing the WCF REST Starter Kit!

I am pleased to announce the release of the WCF REST Starter Kit today on CodePlex.  The folks on the WCF team have been working hard on this for several months and it is exciting to see it released.  WCF has always had, and will continue to have, great support for SOAP and WS-*.  But…

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Screencast – WCF Service Reference Configuration

In this week’s installment of the WCF screencast series, CSD MVP Aaron Skonnard from PluralSight guides the viewer through how to configure your WCF service reference in Visual Studio 2008. Aaron starts off from the previously created WCF service (see the screencast covering the creation of a WCF service) and WCF client (see the screencast…

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Screencasts – Creating Your First WCF Client

Welcome back to the WCF screencast series! After a spending four weeks covering WF topics, we return to WCF for the latest video in the weekly WF/WCF Screencast series. In the coming month, we’ll be covering topics around the calling of WCF services. This week, CSD MVP Aaron Skonnard from PluralSight guides the viewer through…

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WCF and WF at the PDC 2008

I know a lot of you are excited about attending PDC2008 from the 27th through the 30th of October . There are some very interesting sessions at the PDC this year, I wanted to draw your attention to some of the sessions by members of my team. WCF 4.0: Building WCF Services with WF in Microsoft…

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New Screencast – Using the Persistence Service in WF

Welcome to the fourth week of WF screencasts. This is the last screencast in the WF mini-series; next week, we return to the WCF technology, starting to look at consuming WCF services on your client. This week, CSD Matt Milner from PluralSight guides you through how to add the standard WF persistence service into a…

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The New Dev Center Experience – MSDN Articles

This is the second part in the series of new things that are afoot with the MSDN websites. In this posting, I would like to discuss some changes in the posting of articles and code samples. As an example of the new experience, I’d like to draw attention to a refreshed article that was recently…

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Screencasts – Your First Workflows

These last two weeks represent a shift in Endpoint WF/WCF Developer Screencast series. The first four screencasts in the series concentrated on Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) development; we will now focus on Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) for four screencasts. We will then alternate back and forth every four screencasts. This (and last) week, CSD Matt…

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This Week on MSDN – New Dev Center Pages

There has indeed been a lot going on over the last month, and I apologize for the silence over the past couple weeks…but I believe the fruits of the work is now starting to bloom. This is the first in a series of three blog posts that I will be getting out this week; this…

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