Active Federation using RIA Services and WIF

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


Accessing SharePoint UserProfileService from Windows Phone 7

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


Integrating WCF RIA Services with WCF Routing

If any of you have used RIA Services and tried to get that to work with the WCF router, you probably encountered some problems. The router could be useful in a DMZ scenario, or if you are trying to do content-based routing. I just blogged a quick sample on how to get this to work,…


Streamed Silverlight file downloads using WCF

Carlos, one of my teammates responsible for WCF support in Silverlight, just posted a code sample showing how to do file downloads from Silverlight using a WCF service. The key here is that it uses HTTP chunking (or streaming) on a single response to return the file. This is something that get asked on the…


Workaround for accessing some ASMX services from Silverlight 4

On this blog we normally talk about building and accessing WCF services, since that is the recommended way to build services for Silverlight. However, we continue to support ASMX services using the familiar “Add Service Reference” feature. Just recently some folks trying to talk to the ASMX services that SharePoint 2010 exposes brought an interesting…


Dynamically updating proxy address for staging/production

I’ve been meaning to blog this for a while, but Tim Heuer beat me to it. His post shows how to dynamically change the endpoint definition when switching from staging to production, while still taking advantage of .clientConfig. This could be especially useful in environments such as Windows Azure. Also look out for a mention…


Two samples from today’s MIX talk

Thanks to the folks who attended my talk at MIX 2010 today. As promised, I’m posting the two samples I showed. I’ll post an update when the video from my talk is available, so folks who couldn’t attend can see it. Local Search I built a Silverlight application that runs on Windows Phone 7. It’s…


PDC presentation and demo

Here is my presentation at last week’s PDC conference about what’s new in networking and web services in Silverlight 4 Beta. At the beginning of the talk I refer to WCF RIA Services, which is not covered in detail in the talk itself, but it is covered in these two other PDC talks: Building Amazing…