New WCF REST Hands On Lab Drop

Just released the November 2008 version of the WCF REST Starter Kit Hands On Lab.  This drop now includes a full lab on the REST Collection template.  With unit test coverage that demonstrates testing of a RESTful service for GET, PUT, POST and DELETE operations against the collection. Be sure to check it out and…

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Testing RESTful Services and Win7 Updates

I’ve been writing some tests for a new hands on lab based on the REST Collection template from the WCF REST Starter Kit.  I’m planning on using these tests in the lab to illustrate how to call a RESTful service for add, update, delete purposes.  I ran into a problem though.  The problem is that…

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Ready to learn more about REST with WCF?

Now that the WCF REST Starter Kit is out I’m happy to say that we have provided some great resources for learning all about it. Aaron Skonnard has put together a terrific set of screencasts for endpoint.tv to give you a great introduction to REST with WCF and the WCF REST Starter Kit endpoint.tv Screencast…

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WorkflowServices and Context Binding

While preparing for one of my Tech-Ed EMEA talks (SOA303 – Long Running Conversations in Workflow Services 3.5 and 4.0) I decided that it was important to make a point about context binding.  The point is that you don’t have to use the context bindings (basicHttpContextBinding, netTcpContextBinding, wsHttpContextBinding)  if you don’t have more than one…

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Windows 7 – Day 7

I’m now 1 week into my Windows 7 adventure.  I’ve had a few crashes here and there but far less than one would expect from something labeled "Pre-Alpha".  I am on my second installation however because I did relent and setup multi-boot on my system with a Vista partition as a backup. Tomorrow I leave…

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Windows 7 – Day 3

So far I have to say that I’m pleasantly surprised at the speed and stability of Windows 7.   It is much faster at most things.  One thing that really used to annoy me with both WinXp and Windows Vista was how long it took to display a context menu when I right clicked on a…

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Windows 7 Here We Come!

I’m writing this blog entry on a newly installed pre-Alpha version of Windows 7.  I know… am I crazy?  I installed Windows 7 on my main laptop.  Well… we shall see.  After getting a glimpse of Windows 7 at the PDC and some hallway conversations here in Redmond where the word was that Windows 7…

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More Video on the WCF REST Starter Kit

I recently recorded some video podcasts for the OnMicrosoft podcast series.  If you want to hear more about the WCF REST Starter Kit or listen in to Matt Winkler and I discussing workflow and the WCF 3.5 Unleashed book check these out. Inside the WCF REST Starter Kit CodePlex (video) WCF and Windows Workflow in…

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WF 4.0: A First Look at Microsoft PDC 2008

This week we are finally taking the wraps off of Workflow 4.0 and Monday we had a great talk from Kenny Wolf introducing Workflow 4.0.  The great news is that it is already live on Channel 9 along with some other episodes of endpoint.tv where I asked some workflow experts about what they thought of…

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WCF REST Starter Kit

The big day is finally here – the release of the WCF REST Starter Kit.  A few months ago when I first started learning about REST with WCF I found it was possible to build RESTful services with WCF but it wasn’t easy.  I started working with the WCF team on some ideas to make…

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