Goodbye .NET Endpoint, Hello AppFabric Team Blog

Over the last year you’ve heard us talking about both Windows Azure AppFabric and Windows Server AppFabric.  Today we are adding our final post to the .NET endpoint team blog and announcing the new AppFabric Team blog.  This blog will be the home of content about all things AppFabric from Service Bus to Caching to…

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WCF scales up slowly with bursts of work

A few customers have noticed an issue with WCF scaling up when handling a burst of requests. Fortunately, there is a very simple workaround for this problem that is covered in KB2538826 (thanks to David Lamb for the investigation and write up). The KB article provides a lot of good information about when this would apply to…

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WCF Extensibility – IParameterInspector

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and planned future ones, go to the index page. The message inspectors, described in the previous post of this series, allows you complete control over the message going through the WCF stack. They’re very powerful, but you…

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WCF Extensibility – Message Inspectors

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and planned future ones, go to the index page. The message inspectors are probably the most used extensibility points of the WCF runtime. Anytime you need to log, inspect, modify or completely replace a message, the two…

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WCF Extensibility – Runtime

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and planned future ones, go to the index page. Before starting on the actual extensibility points for the WCF runtime (first post should be online tomorrow), I decided to write this quick introduction to the runtime itself….

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WCF Extensibility – IOperationBehavior

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and planned future ones, go to the index page. The last of the behavior interfaces in WCF is the IOperationBehavior. The scope of this one is limited to an individual operation, so one can have different operations…

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WCF Extensibility – IEndpointBehavior

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and planned future ones, go to the index page. The next behavior in the list is the IEndpointBehavior. Like the other ones, it can be used to inspect and change the endpoint description (which includes the contract…

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WCF Extensibility – IContractBehavior

This post is part of a series about WCF extensibility points. For a list of all previous posts and planned future ones, go to the index page. Going down the list of behaviors, the second one to be covered is the IContractBehavior. Like the other ones, it can be used to inspect or change the…

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AppFabric WCF HTTP Service Template

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft’s unified programming model for building service-oriented applications. Windows Server AppFabric provides tools for managing and monitoring your web services and workflows. WCF HTTP Service is a service that can be accessed by a simple HTTP POST/GET request and can return responses in plain XML and in JSON formats. The…

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ASP.NET WF4 / WCF and Async Calls

How should you use WF4 and WCF with ASP.NET?  For this post I’ve created a really simple workflow and WCF service that delay for a specific amount of time and then return a value.  Then I created an ASP.NET page that I can use to invoke the workflow and WCF service to test their behavior…

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