PollingDuplex scaling in Windows Azure

One of the great sessions at this year’s PDC talked about a collaboration between Invensys and Microsoft’s DPE team to build a solution that can deliver energy pricing information to a variety of clients, using a duplex message pattern. Effectively Invensys used a WCF service hosted in a Windows Azure web role to tunnel bi-directional…


WCF net.tcp protocol in Silverlight 4 Beta

Support for the WCF net.tcp protocol is the key feature addition in the core of WCF offering in Silverlight 4 Beta. Read more about the benefits and limitations of the net.tcp protocol in Silverlight 4 to decide if it is a good fit for your application. You can also check out a walk-through of adding…


New Web Services Features in Silverlight 4 Beta

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 post I’ll provide a quick summary of today’s…