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Article Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/m... I've been wanting to take a deeper look at the WCF LOB SDK for a while. I've read a few things about it, but you can't beat just getting stuck in and writing some code to figure out how it all works. My aims from this exercise were as follows: Start to get an understanding on how to write custom WCF Lob adapters Do something that has some relation to the real world and not just a hello world thing Identify how much further I ...
It was another great code camp event at Miami with so many great speakers and .net enthusiasts. The only difficult thing is to choose between tracks that you want to go. In today's session of Sync services I saw more interest than in past which is always good and fun. For a presenter there is nothing is more satisfying than having a presentation more like a group discussion. Below are the link for presentation and code example ADO .Net Sync Services Presentation 2 Tier Example N Tier Example using ...
In this issue: Ken Cox, Damon Payne, Dean Chalk, Colin Eberhardt, and Jesse Liberty. Shoutouts: David Anson has the ultimate collection of articles on Silverlight Charts on his site, unless you search SilverlightCream that is :) My new home page, expanded [Updated collection of great Silverlight Charting resources!] Walt Ritscher has two new entries up in his Reflecting on Design series: Reflecting on Design #4 and Reflecting on Design #5... not to mention Walt's excellent header for his page ... ...
BizTalk HotRod Magazine Issue 5 is out there. In this issue, you can see below topics. Application Servers: BizTalk vs. Dublin Unit Testing in BizTalk Server 2009 Better Together – The Solution for Tough Economic Times Monitoring a WCF Service Using BAM: A Walkthrough Operations Management for BizTalk Governing the SOA Runtime with AmberPoint BizTalk monitoring and exception handling from any desktop Add Governance to BizTalk with SOA Software Previous Issues you can get it from below links. Issue ...
So Jacksonville Office Geeks is going to draw it's last breathe on Thursday, February, 19th at 6 pm. I get to be the last person to present at the first SharePoint User Group to be dubbed Office Geeks. My topic is another Silverlight and SharePoint Presentation, however by that time I will be unveiling my search control using webservices or WCF that I will start work on Sunday. If you want to sign up to see my presentation here is the Click to Attend Link: https://www.clicktoattend.c... ...
February 10, 2009 - Guild Meeting, featuring Shawn Wildermuth When: 6:00 PM. Where: New Horizons of Minnesota (4510 West 77th Street - Edina, MN 55435) MAP Website: www.TwinCitiesDevelopersGui... Shawn Wildermuth Topic: Introducing Silverlight While Silverlight has a lot of people buzzing, many others think its just another Flash in the pan. But for web developers who are sick of fighting the browser, Silverlight represents a fresh step forward to create compelling applications on the web. In ...
The Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) will have its next meeting on February 25th at the Urbana Regional Library. This should be a great evening of talking .NET, doing some social networking and then wrapping-up the evening with a raffle. The scheduled agenda is: 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM - Intro Topic: Intro to LINQ with Ganesan Muthiah 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Main Topic: Using Silverlight in SharePoint with Sahil Malik Main Topic Description: Silverlight is one of the most exciting things to come out of ...
I find it very therapeutic to “sync to paper” on a regular basis. Yesterday I was grumpy as I had way too much in my head and in my Inbox. Late last night I grabbed my trusty Moleskine and wrote it all down – I “synced to paper”. I slept well and woke up grump free. I also realised while “syncing to paper” last night that I carry around a lot of links in my head to stuff I find in my job which I keep meaning to share but never quite do. The sort of stuff I might mention to you if we met in the staff ...
In this issue: Rob Houweling, Mike Taulty, Andrej Tozon, Kevin Dockx, and Jobi Joy. Shoutouts (and wow... there are more than SL postings!): First off, Tim Greenfield has a very nice Azure post up about issues in building and running in general. Not sure how many of you SL Devs are also doing Azure, but I'm keeping my eye on it. Tim's post is a good one to read if you're heading that way: Windows Azure Hosting impressions and debugging hurdles Andy Beaulieu has a video hosted on his site of someone ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... Our ESB Guidance project is nearing code-completion and we're running System Test on an infrastructure which is suitable for production use. Designed for performance, reliability and scalability, we use servers in a combination of NLB farms, Windows clusters and SQL clusters. Shown below is a modified version of the layout, focusing on the BizTalk landscape: A few of the design decisions are worth looking at: Coordination Services run a host for Scheduled ...
Get your Geek On! Come out to Interface Technical Training near Central and Thomas in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday evening February 4, 2009 at 6pm. Steve Commisso of Zleek.com and http://bragosphere.blogspot... will be speaking on "Using Silverlight and WCF to create a RESTful File Upload Utility". Don't try to tell me there's nothing in that quartet of topics that interests you! Come ready to learn, and meet other Silverlight geeks in the area. See you there ...
The final agenda for TechDays Belgium is published, see Katrien's MSDN Blog. TechDays is the largest Microsoft event in Belgium for developers, IT pro and architects taking place march 10,11 and 12 in Antwerp this year. I will be presenting Building Workflow Services in .NET 3.5. About creating business processes in Workflow Foundation and integration with other applications using WCF. The Workflow first approach vs. the Contract first approach. The use of the wsHttpContextBinding. Big demo of a ...
I'm currently working in a BizTalk project where we are using WCF adapters with SAP bindings to communicate with SAP. We "randomly" finds that our receive locations loose the connection to SAP. In BizTalk everything looks fine, the receive location is up and running, but when we look in SAP the connection is down. A restart of the host gets the connection up and running again, but that's certainly not a preferred solution. After some investigation we found that an error occurs in one of the inbound ...
INETA Speaker Shawn Wildermuth is coming to the Twin Cities in February to speak at the Developers Guild. I'll get the website updated ASAP, but wanted to get this out there now: “Introducing Silverlight” Abstract: While Silverlight has a lot of people buzzing, many others think its just another Flash in the pan. But for web developers who are sick of fighting the browser, Silverlight represents a fresh step forward to create compelling applications on the web. In this talk I will create an application ...
We are building an application in Silverlight 2 using WCF for data access. Everything has been going fairly well, but one of the developers on my team came across this error trying to insert some data: "The remote server returned an error: NotFound" Now the error seems to suggest that there is something wrong with the service. Binding isn't correct, something wrong with the contract interrface, etc. If you've ever tried to debug a silverlight applicatino, you know you can't attach to it with something ...
In this issue: Richard Griffin, Scott Barnes, Jesse Liberty(2), Nigel Sampson, Jeff Weber, SilverlightShow, Jeff Brand Andrej Tozon, Somasegar, Dean Chalk, and Jeff Wilcox. Shoutouts: Jesse Libery has a post up on Why I'm Going To MIX, and that goes for me too :) Bryant Likes reports that he has Twilight Source Code Published. Ken Cox has the Episode 3 - Pasted Code from his video up. From SilverlightCream.com: Designer Developer Workflow Part III Richard Griffin has the third installment of his ...
Update: Added a talk in Geneva, Switzerland, 1st or 2nd of April 2009 I am happy to announce that I will be speaking at Microsoft TechDays in Antwerp (Belgium, 11th and 12th of March) and in Bern (Switzerland, 9th of March). Hope to see some of you there, and if you are around, please come and meet me!! Read the rest of this entry » ...

Received an error Could not load file or assembly 'PresentationCore'  when trying to deploy and run a WCF service project.  It had been working fine for months without issue.  Turns out that the PresentationCore.dll had somehow been copied to the bin directory.  Removed this file and the site worked.

Still trying to figure out how/when this occured in the build...

BizTalk Server 2009 Posters BizTalk Server 2009 Database Infrastructure Poster BizTalk Server 2009 Capabilities Poster BizTalk Server 2009 Scale-out Configurations Poster BizTalk Server 2009 Runtime Architecture Poster BizTalk Server 2009 Scale-out Configurations Interactive Poster BizTalk Server 2009 BAM Poster BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Posters BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Capabilities Poster BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Scale-Out Configurations BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Runtime Architecture Poster BizTalk Server ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... The management portal for ESB Guidance is an excellent tool which displays information on faults generated during the processing of messages through the ESB. It also exposes Web and WCF services for logging your own faults to the exception database, so you can record exceptions that occur in your own service providers and use the portal as a single view over the health of your SOA stack. The SubmitFault method of the ExceptionManagement service takes ...

I'm happy to report that I've finished my first article: WCF and the Somebody else's Problem Generator which examines Service Contract and Data Contract usage in Windows Communication Foundations.

Over the last six months, my Chief Architect Jesus Rodriguez and myself spent our spare time writing a new whitepaper that focuses on the more advanced aspects of BizTalk's Business Activity Monitoring. The end result is over 80 pages of exciting details all about BAM! This paper is available for download and online in the MSDN Library. The paper goes beyond the basic of BAM and explores its architecture and extensibility model. It also details the intricacies of the WCF, WF and BizTalk Server BAM ...
Just for quick reference, I listed down all the BizTalk server 2006 R2 Technical documents. Developers Guide to Troubleshooting BizTalk Server 2006 Troubleshooting BizTalk Server SOAP Adapter Developing Integration Solutions using BizTalk Server 2006 and Team Foundation Server BizTalk Server 2006 Developer Guide for OAGIS Consuming and Hosting WCF Services with Custom Bindings in BizTalk Server Using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Adapters in BizTalk Server Business Activity Monitoring ...
OK, so I haven't been the best blogger. You know how it goes - you start working on a project and it consumes all your time. Then you start on another project, then another, and so on. The good news is that I was doing some very interesting work and have lots to share here. To give you an idea of what's to come, here are some of the topics I've been working on: BizTalk, MOSS, WCF, and WF - all together in a series of Hands-on-Labs soon to be available from Microsoft BAM For Developers - a series ...
Programming Visual Basic applications? Typemock have released a new version of their unit testing tool, Typemock Isolator 5.2. This version includes a new friendly VB.NET API which makes Isolator the best Isolation tool for unit testing A Visual Basic (VB) .NET application. Isolator now allows unit testing in VB or C# for many ‘hard to test’ technologies such as SharePoint, ASP.NET MVC, partial support for Silverlight, WPF, LINQ, WF, Entity Framework, WCF unit testing and more. Note that the first ...
In this issue: Quadra Silverlight Outsourcing, Denis Dollfus, Karsten Januszewski, Tim Greenfield, Alex Golesh, Jeff Wilcox, Jaime Rodriguez, Mike Snow, and the Swiss MSDN Team Blog. Laurence Moroney gives a reference to Some great new Silverlight Apps from the Netherlands :) From SilverlightCream.com: Dialog Control Quadra Silverlight Outsourcing sent in another link, and this one for a very nice-looking Dialog Control. Keep this stuff coming guys... it's all good :) Silverlight : Sealver Algea ...
Programming Visual Basic applications? Typemock have released a new version of their unit testing tool, Typemock Isolator 5.2. This version includes a new friendly VB.NET API which makes Isolator the best Isolation tool for unit testing A Visual Basic (VB) .NET application. Isolator now allows unit testing in VB or C# for many ‘hard to test’ technologies such as SharePoint, ASP.NET MVC, partial support for Silverlight, WPF, LINQ, WF, Entity Framework, WCF unit testing and more. Note that the first ...
I just want to issue Microsoft a simple challenge that could revolutionize their software development process and quality control, make their apps integrate better, and make a world of difference to customers and implementation partners the world over: Get your shizzle together, and start building common modules all your enterprise products can leverage. A great example of what I'm talking about is User Profiles. MOSS 2007 has a very robust User Profiles engine. Commerce Server 2007 has its own somewhat ...
In my previous blog post I’ve described how I consumed a service that uses ws2007FederationHttpBinding from BizTalk Server; my next task was to expose an orchestration as a WCF service that uses this binding. In that post I’ve described what I think is a bug in BizTalk R2/2009 which prevents me from setting the issuer configuration through the UI. When consuming such a service this configuration exists in the send port, and I’ve managed to get enough time to manually edit a BizTalk bindings file ...
Finally I’ve reached the point where I’m ready to hook up BizTalk to my STS implementation to participate in a federated identity scenario. My goal is to confirm two scenarios - 1. Being able to call from a BizTalk process a service that uses the ws2007FederationHttpBinding (and requires that the caller provide a token issued by a specific STS) 2. Being able to expose a service in BizTalk that would use the ws2007FederationHttpBinding requiring the caller to provide such token. If you followed my ...
In this issue: David Betz, Shawn Wildermuth, and Terence Tsang From SilverlightCream.com: Setting a Silverlight 2 Startup Breakpoint using WinDBG David Betz continues discussing debugging Silverlight using WinDBG. It looks like direct questions might get answered, so if you have 'em, post 'em! See my Silverlight Data Access Talk from DevReach If you weren't at DevReach in Bulgaria, Shawn Wildermuth has a link to the video of his Silverlight Data Access talk. This is LINQ, ASMX, WCF, REST, Astoria, ...

I'll be ath the Northern New Jersey .NET Users Group, hosted at the offices of SetFocus, tomorrow the 13th.  The topic is "So you finally decided to get into WCF!"

 

Silverlight makes creating compelling Rich Internet Applications fairly easy. That said the cut down version of .Net means some things that you would do within an application have to be relegated to Web Services which can benefit from the full .Net library. One of these is of course Azure, after all that is the whole point - an online store of Business Logic and data. The application I'm working on uses Silverlight on the front end, and Azure will provide the bulk of the backend. There are reasons ...
The “Yull” vacation has finally given be the chance to start digging into Windows Azure. There’s quite a few services in the Azure platform and as I’ve already spent some time looking at “BizTalk Services” before it was re-branded to .net Services I thought I’d take a look at SQL Data Services (SDS). SDS is very easy to work with if you know a bit about WCF and choose to take the SOAP road. I labbed a bit with the REST stuff and found it more complex than SOAP, so I stuck with the SOAP client. I’ve ...
Lately I've had a few people approach me after speaking engagements or conferences and ask for some advice on becoming a .NET developer. Sometimes this has been moving into IT from an unrelated field or other times it's just been a transition of existing development skills into .NET. Now if you have been in this industry for awhile (and had any success) you have apparently demonstrated at least some capability to migrate your skills from one newly released technology to the next. In 2009 it's hard ...
In this issue: James Bacon, Chris Anderson, Jesse Liberty, Expression Blend and Design Blog, Laurent Bugnion, John Stockton, Alex Golesh, Gerard Leblanc, Lee, Andy Beaulieu, Jonathan van de Veen(3), Jobi Joy, and Damon Payne. I think everybody was working on stuff over the holidays and dumped it onto the interweb last night! Shoutouts: Jeff Wilcox has aggregated A bunch of AutoCompleteBox posts... save you some search time. Jeff also asks Using the Silverlight Toolkit? Let us know!. Here's your chance ...
Previous Posts: Part 0 of 4: Introduction Part 1 of 4: Testing the Service Part 2 of 4: Testing the Client Part 3 of 4: Testing the Asynchronous Client Functional Testing the WCF Application In functional testing, the goal is to test as much of the application that you can to determine that it does what you want from a functional perspective. It differs greatly from unit testing in that a unit test is only concerned with an individual class. Functional tests are concerned with testing the interactions ...
On 22 dec I presented a technical session on using Enitities in WCF at Ordina for the Belgian VISUG (www.visug.be) Usergroup. You can download the demos and the presentation. Technorati Tags: ntech ...
I'm a big fan of LoadGen as well as BizUnit. Combining the two makes them even better. The latest LoadGen version, LoadGen 2007, also has support for WCF which makes it a "must have" in the testing toolbox. The problem is that the dll's in this version is not signed with a public key token and therefor cannot be used in BizUnit. If you want to create LoadGen test cases in BizUnit, but are not intrested in using new functionality such as WCFTransport, you can solve the problem by just downloading ...
Article Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/m... I've recently been looking at a proof of concept of implementing the resequencer pattern in BizTalk 2009. When I've implemented this pattern in the past it usually required a lot of custom development to create a database to support the resequencing process. If you would like to see more on the theory of the resequencer pattern then refer to the following link: http://www.eaipatterns.com/... I've seen a few .net and BizTalk ...
I am humbled and honored to be awarded a Most Valuable Professional award by Microsoft for 2009. This will be my 3rd year as a MVP. I got my first award in 2007 for ASP.NET, and then due to my increased activities in the fields of Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight, in 2008 and now 2009 in Client Application Development. This expertise gathers specialists of these two disciplines and provides a fantastic way to exchange and discuss amongst professionals. Read the rest of this entry » ...
My company recently purchased a software called dynaTrace to be used for performance diagnosis. It primarily started as a Java tool but they do support .Net as well. Since my company is entirely .Net based I will explain the product from that point of view. The application works by using MSIL injection to put essentially a header and footer into each method you have instrumented in an application. If you do not know what MSIL Injection is here is a great overview on the PostSharp website, and here ...
Previous Posts: Part 0 of 4: Introduction Part 1 of 4: Testing the Service Part 2 of 4: Testing the Client Testing Asynchronous Clients Up to this point, we have tested the service and we have tested the client -- both in isolation. We have written unit tests and our code has good coverage. Unfortunately, my clients are not always synchronous. In Silverlight client, for instance, the framework will not permit you to make synchronous service requests. As it turns out, writing tests for asynchronous ...
Article Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/m... Versioning is one of the more difficult aspects of a BizTalk project mainly because of the ability to deploy side by side versions of the components within a BizTalk application and the fact that often a BizTalk project would require long running processes making it more difficult to do deployments. There are a couple of useful resources available on this area: In his article Versioning and Re-Deploying BizTalk Server 2006 Applications Richard ...
Before I move on to other topics...I wanted to do one last post on STLDODN 2008. Now for some random event thoughts: The event was held this last weekend and it was one of the longest weekends of my year. As an organizer I spent last week stressing over many of the final details and anxiously awaiting final shipments of swag. I also spent a significant amount of time with my assistant* packing take-home bags. At one point I even paid each of my three girls $10/apiece to help stuff pens into bags ...
In this issue: Silverlight SDK, Shawn Oster, Jeff Wilcox, Bart Czernicki, David Anson, Jonathan van de Veen, and Kevin Dockx. Shoutouts Adam Kinney has a link out to NEC Biglobe’s Deep Zoom multi-layered photo viewer, and they've done some cool effects on it. From SilverlightCream.com: Advertising with Silverlight The Silverlight SDK has a post about Advertising with Silverlight, and a link out to a guide for doing so. Working with Units of Measure in a NumericUpDown Shawn Oster takes on the NumericUpDown ...
Dec 6th' 08 I presented ADO .Net Sync services at the Tampa code camp. This was my 6th presentation on same topic in as many months and except Orlando Tech Ed I did not see enough developers interested in Sync services. At first it was kind of disappointing to see just 15 developers in the session but then I realized that there were few other sessions running parallel and the one that had biggest crowd was MVC architecture in ASP .net. I guess that's true for winform or smart client development. ...
In this issue: Alex Golesh, Bart Czernicki, Matthias Shapiro(3), Michael WOlf, Swiss MSDN Team Blog, Michael S. Scherotter, Jesse Liberty, Chris Carper, Bill Reiss, Jonathan van de Veen, and Jobi. Shoutout: Adam Kinney reports that Project Rosetta turns into a MIX09 workshop From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Tip: How to Inject and Execute JavaScript Function(s) on-the-fly from Silverlight Alex Golesh has a post up on injecting JavaScript Functions from Silverlight. He has a nice text-entry front ...
Wow.. what a week... by the third day of a conference, I find I'm just totally maxxed on information and tired, and this one is no exception. My first presentation was yesterday just before lunch and I got some nice comments which was cool... also had some negatives, but I think it was from folks that were expecting more meat. Yesterday I spoke on styling controls with static resources, then moved on to the toolkit themes, ImplicitStyleManager,and then moved the app.xaml resources into a Resource ...
Previous posts: Part 0 of 4: Introduction Part 1 of 4: Testing the Service Testing the Client So far, I outlined how to test your WCF service. I simply took advantage or the WCF architecture and tested the service directly outside of the actual service harness. Now I need to set my sights on the client. This becomes a bit more difficult, but I wouldn't say that it is necessarily hard. I will start by giving a typical textbook example of hooking up to our service, and then I will tell you what is ...