RIA Services V1 SP2 works great with With Visual Studio 11 Beta. There are a few small issues to be aware of, check out my post here: http://hashtagfail.com/post/18631640309/ria-sp2-vs11-beta.
Please check out my blog post with release details.
Just blogged how to implement an active federation flow from Silverlight using WS-Trust and WIF. However it uses simple HTTPS not strong crypto…
Our cutomer Chris Bardon just published his thoughts on how to simplify callback management in duplex services, you can check out his thoughts here. Thanks Chris!
The extensibility interfaces (IClientMessageFormatter, IClientMessageInspector, IParameterInspector) added in Silverlight 4 were a great addition and enabled many scenarios that were, if not impossible, quite hard to accomplish before. But for applications written for SL3 (and Windows Phone 7), those extensibility points aren’t available, so doing things such as inspecting messages, adding headers, customizing serialization, etc….
Unlike in the desktop framework, Silverlight doesn’t have a good extensibility point for replacing the serializer which is used to serialize / deserialize operation parameters (since the class DataContractSerializerOperationBehavior is not public in SL4). I wrote a post about how to replace the default serializer using the existing extensibility points in SL4 (endpoint behavior, message formatters)….
Just published a blog post on how to host WCF NetTcp services in Windows Azure and use them from a Silverlight client. Check it out here!
You may have built a federated auth app with RIA Services, but it always required cumbersome browser redirects. Check out this new sample that shows how to do federated auth with with WIF, all from inside the Silverlight app. Hope this is useful,-Yavor
Just posted a sample about how to use the T4 code-generation template support in RIA Services V1 SP1 in order to copy comments over from my server project to my Silverlight project, check it out here. Thanks, -Yavor Georgiev Program Manager, WCF
A while ago we shared a workaround for accessing some ASMX services (including SharePoint’s UserProfileService) from Silverlight 4. Unfortunately that workaround does not work for Silverlight 3 and Windows Phone 7 applications. Here is a new post which addresses that. Thanks,-Yavor GeorgievProgram Manager, WCF