Updated WCF samples for Azure

Our samples over at http://code.msdn.com/wcfazure had gotten pretty stale, so I just put out an update that gets everything working on Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight 4, and the latest Azure tools. Enjoy! Yavor Georgiev Program Manager, WCF

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New Web Services features in Silverlight 4 Beta

Cross-posted from the Silverlight Web Services Team Blog.  This morning at PDC ’09 ScottGu just announced the availability of Silverlight 4 Beta. Later on today I am going on to present the latest improvements around networking and web services and I’ll link to the full talk as soon as it is available online. In this…

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Improving the performance of web services in Silverlight 3 Beta

Cross-posted from the Silverlight Web Services Team Blog. Silverlight 3 Beta introduces a new way to improve the performance of web services. You have all probably used the Silverlight-enabled WCF Service item template in Visual Studio to create a WCF web service, and then used the Add Service Reference command in your Silverlight application project…

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Check us out at TechEd North America 2009

Cross-posted from the Silverlight Web Services Team blog. I hope you enjoy the content we post on this blog. I’ll be giving a talk at the upcoming TechEd conference in LA, going through some Silverlight 3 content similar to what we have been posting here. If you’re attending TechEd, check out: SOA03-INT Interacting with Web…

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Hosting WCF Services in Windows Azure

Hi folks, Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud services operating system, based on Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1. Azure is currently in a Community Technology Preview stage and you can register and try it out for free on this page. Many of you may have wondered what is the experience of hosting WCF…

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What’s new with web services in Silverlight 3 Beta

Cross-posted from the Silverlight Web Services Team Blog.   Silverlight 3 beta comes with a set of exciting web services features that address key customer requests. Binary message encoding In Silverlight 2 the only supported binding was BasicHttpBinding, which encodes outgoing messages as text and sends them over an HTTP transport. This binding is great for…

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"Paste XML as Types" in REST Starter Kit

Cross-posted from the Silverlight Web Services Team Blog.  Just a quick announcement here of a release that will be interesting to Silverlight developers who want to access REST services. The WCF REST Starter Kit Preview 2 is now out, go grab it at http://msdn.com/wcf/rest. The release gives you a polished install/uninstall experience, so don’t be…

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WCF Support in Silverlight 2

WCF services can be accessed by a variety of clients, and this post will talk briefly about accessing services from Silverlight. The same familiar programming model applies to Silverlight as any WCF client application. The first step in developing Silverlight clients is to set up a development environment. If you already have Visual Studio 2008…

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