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This article is a Part 1 of the Interview Questions series. Part 1: BizTalk: Questions for interview without answers Part 2: BizTalk: Interview questions and principles Part 3: WCF: Questions for studying and interviewPart 4: WCF: Questions for studying and interview: DiscoveryPart 5: WCF: Questions for studying and interview: Routing Service Part 6: BizTalk: Advanced Questions Standards BPEL4WS: Comparing of BizTalk 2004 and BPEL4WS • Which points is the BTS Orchestration different from BPEL4WS ...
Following the tradition of the Software World [ The “Hello World” ritual :D ], let me say Hello to everyone ! I am Hemanth Pai. I am a Microsoft Student Champ pursuing my Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication in PESIT, Bangalore. [wondering how an EC guy became a Microsoft Champ eh??] This is the first time i am blogging. So dont really know how good i am at it ! My areas of interest [and well, expertise.... ;)]are: ASP.NET, C#, Application Development for Windows ...
After attending the MSDN event in Washington, DC for not only the morning session, but also the afternoon session, I decided to give the MSDN Virtual labs for the Windows Communication Workflow.  They can be found here:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/virtuallabs/wcf/
 
Once you are there, look around for other great virtual labs.
The May CTP for Web Service Software Factory is out. CTP Highlights: - Updates to the WCF guidance package - An entire guidance package dedicated to securing your services using: - X.509 certificates - Kerberos - Direct authentication using Windows, ADAM, or SQL - A MEX based policy generator to help you secure your client applications - A partially complete Interop configurator to help you apply security policy based on your interop requirements - Improved documentation - A new reference implementation ...
Have Data Will Travel : Where does Service Broker Fit?. This is a good “perspective” post on where Service Broker, MSMQ, BizTalk, and WCF fit in architectures. I was at an MGB (Microsoft Global Briefing)* about 2 years back. So, the presentation I’m sitting in is on Service Broker. So, another MSFT guy in the audience asks a question regarding product positioning with BizTalk. Well, that exchange turned into a great nasty fight between the 2 MSFT folks with applause coming from ...
Rick Pelletier, Solutions Architect and Jesus Rodriquez, Chief Software Architect and BizTalk Server MVP, both of Two Connect in Coral Gables presented at our meeting on Tuesday May 9th, 2006. Also you can see much of this content on a MSDN Web cast: http://weblogs.asp.net/gsus... AND both Rick and Jesus will be speaking at TechEd 20006 in Boston this June. WSE - Web Server Enhancements, 3.0 is the latest version.. WSE 3.0 has three major areas: Security Latest security ...
There are a couple of upcoming events worth checking out in the Washington, D.C. area and to a city near you as well. First off, we have the ISV Touchdown Briefings, which is a half day event that discusses Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). This event runs from 8AM - 12PM and leaves half the day for another presentation. Windows Presentation Foundation, formerly called "Avalon", provides the basis for creating rich applications in Longhorn. This includes ...
Here’s a good example of great use of what’s to come in WinFX (part of Vista; add-on to XP/2003). It’s an application that provides online/offline access to NY Times online. Not only using WPF, but WCF (I think) for synchronization. The New York Times to Enhance Online and Offline Reading Experience With Times Reader: New application uses Microsoft software to benefit readers ...
Don has started a series of blog casts about the Service Factory project. The first one will give you an introduction and scope about the project. The second one is related to WCF DataContracts, WCF ServiceContracts and Service Implementation creation, and the related guidance supported by Service Factory. They are really great and intuitive, so take a look at them and spect more to come. Pablo ...
If you have not heard by now, Microsoft is having copyright/trademark issues with one of their new technologies - Windows Workflow Foundation. I have heard mixed stories but apparently one or both of the World Wildlife Foundation and the World Wrestling Federation have complained about Microsoft's use of the WWF acronym. I thought I would offer up my solution to this pickle which Microsoft currently find themselves in. I think rather than call these technologies Windows Foundations they could use ...
I have been working since the beginning on this exciting project as a part of the Microsoft Pattern & Practices Team. If you want to build services using the best pratices and guidance you should check this project. It basically provides you patterns and tools to help designing and authoring WCF and ASMX services. I will be posting information about this project on my blog, but you can also check the Service Factory workspace. Service Factory bloggers: Jason Hogg Don Smith Tom Hollander Brian ...
Magazines like MSDN, CoDE and Dr. Dobb's are for Morts and newbies. Finally, there's a magazine for elite software architects and developers! Announcing upsw... upsw magazine The Journal for Ultra-Pretentious Software Wankers APRIL 1, 2006 Volume 1 Number 1 tUnit - Testing Your Tests: Sure, you've got a comprehensive suite of unit tests, but how do you know your tests are reliable? You don't, unless you're using tUnit, my new test-testing framework Adam Baum I Know Something You Don't Know: There ...
BizTalk 2006 is officially released to market. Downloads are available through MSDN subscriber web site. The real thing which will open up its full potential in service oriented world is still ahead - WCF (former Indigo) adapter for BizTalk is planned for the end of this year.
So, it has been a couple of weeks since I contributed to this. It has been quite a busy few weeks. Work, a two-week road trip (with my 3-year-old son, too) and several other matters have occupied my time. Don’t forget that there is a Code Camp in Orlando on March 25th, 2006 at UCF. I believe you can still register for this event at the Microsoft Events Site. It is event code: 1032290514. There are many excellent presenters and topics scheduled. So, without further ado, my opine (for what it ...
A few of us who evangelize BizTalk have noticed that it is sometimes tough to get developers excited about BizTalk. In general, the BizTalk class at a developer conference or event, e.g. VSLive, will not be the biggest draw. I think there are several reasons why this is: General lack of knowledge and understanding of exactly what BizTalk does. The name probably doesn't convey what it does very well. Microsoft Enterprise Integration Server might have been a better name (but its too close to Host Integration ...
Long time ago (more than a year now), Dan Fernandez, a former MS VC# PM,, current MS VS Express PM and one of my favourite Microsoft heros blogged about a great DJ friend who likes to be called DJ Bolivia, and, it seemed that Dan found out that as almost every developer likes to listen to music while working (I'm not an exception BTW), it'd be great to have some music composed espcially for developers. Later on, DJ Bolivia responded as he seemed to like the idea; he released 3 parts/volumes mix series ...
Okay I know there is a WCF adapter out there on gotdotnet and WCF has also been out there for a while in beta - has anyone really gotten the two to work together - ??? I will be finding out soon..
Dan Sellers just finished the second web cast in his security web cast series, featuring Mike Downen, a Security PM on Common Language Runtime team. Another great web cast with over 200 attendees again. Lots of questions, and I captured some of them below. If you want to listen to the web cast, it will be available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/c... Question: In Windows.Forms, do TextBox used for password input support the SecureString? Answer: No, that's a good question. Winforms ...
Sometimes life can get so busy, you don't have time for it...Taking my 5th exam today, and it's been a interesting experience so far. While I would like to pass, these exams are almost just as valuable for showing in areasyou need to learn a little more about. One of the interesting things about the beta exams is course that there are no books around for them. So, all you can dois to go through the list of topics on MS website, and ensure that you have worked with a bit of all of it.I do wonder, ...

Michelle (aka Das Blonde) is writing a WCF book, and you take a look at the chapters on her blog.

The current chapters are great a you can get immediate hands-on practice.

Pablo

I made some research about this topic and I found this post from Matt Tavis. Basically we need to define our service contract in the following manner to support WCF and ASMX: namespace ServiceContracts { [ServiceContract] [WebServiceBinding(Conforms... public interface IEmployeeManager { [OperationContract] [WebMethod] Employee getEmployee(int employeeId); } } The System.Web.Services.WebServ... class is used to specify a binding ...
I was just looking for something like this. Much of my code was falling apart due to the changes in the latest CTP release of WCF. Now things look certainly better and promising. You can download these as a doc from here. ...
In this day and age keeping up with that is going on is an art in itself. Yes, there is blogs, articles, webcasts, on-line teaching, podcasts and vlogs, all pretty cool if you really have the time but nothing beats someone examining it to you in person. This is why DDD days are great! So, I’ve been thinking for sometime now what would be a good DDD session? Well one of the elements of my role is explaining to people of all areas of my business the benefits of a particular technology or technological ...
This has been a long day. You’ll notice that yourself. All the knowledge I gained was of the tricky little, not clear or notable, yet highly beneficent. We’ll see that as we go. I started the day with Stephen Forte; the guy is another geek. I guess he and Patrick are brothers or something not just friends, as they both have the same geek soul and extremely high sense of hummer. When it comes to fun and jokes, you have to remember Stephen. I spent the 2 first sessions with him. In the ...
This is one of the "Questions for interview" articles. Part 1: "BizTalk 2004, Questions for interview without answers" http://geekswithblogs.net/L... Part 2: "BizTalk interview questions and principle" http://geekswithblogs.net/L... Part 3: "WCF: Questions for studing and interview" http://geekswithblogs.net/L... BizTalk: Ports: Questions for BizTalk ...
Note: This is a multipart post; you may want to check the other (first) part. The next session was “Building Distributed Apps: Use-Cases, Options, Techniques, and other Architectural Concerns” by “Clemens F. Vasters”, a community program manager in the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). I knew that great Patrick had as ASP.NET 2.0 session at the same time, and have guessed that it must have been great one, but I thought I seen many sessions and even videos on MSDN TV, ...
I'm a little late to the WCF bandwagon. In a past job as instructor and architectural consultant, I used to be the Beta Hound, sniffing out the latest cool technology coming out of Microsoft, downloading it, “playing” with it, then writing or teaching about it. After a few years of that, especially with the release of .NET, I missed being in the trenches and felt the need to get back to writing some production code. So I got involved in designing and building into some large, multi-year ...
The article copmares LINQ (Language Integrated Query) to large number of its old and new contemporaries, like OODBMS, ADO.NET, CodeSmith, and some java solutions. This is pretty interesting to read, and when done reading, you may share in the discussion on TheServerSide.NET. By the way, speaking of MSDN, LNQ, and TheServerSide.NET; you can also see this MSDN TV video on VB9 & LINQ, it has a similar discusion on TheServerSide.NET. Note: VB9 is meant to refer to VB in the Visual Studio version after ...
One of the frequently asked questions at the India Windows Communication Foundation Tour was how does WCF scale as compared to existing technologies, like ASMX? Will WCF services be more scalable than the ones we author today? What do we have to do for better scale? I thought of doing some very basic performance tests to get some data for these questions. The test was done to compare how ASP.NET 2.0 WebServices perform against WCF services. I did these tests on my machine which has 2GB RAM, 60GB ...
[Original Post Date: 4th January 2005] I stumbled on this post by Matt, which is an excellent article that describes how to author a single service that can be consumed by client of .NET Remoting, WCF and ASMX. Must Read ...
[Original Post Date: 2nd January 2005] With WCF, state management in services get more capabilities than just Singleton and PerCall approaches. Two new modes have been introduced that take state management to the next level. PerSession and Shareable modes allow for private sessions and shared sessions across specific clients respectively. I have authored the article, Sharing State across Clients in Windows Communication Foundation, which attempts to help understand these modes of state management ...
[Original Post Date: 26th December 2005] I have updated the WinFX Beta 1 based WCF Tour India demos for WinFX November 2005 CTP. You can download them from here ...
[Original Post Date: 23rd November 2005] I just concluded the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) India Tour after two weeks in 4 cities. Download: Presentations from here Demos (based upon Indigo Beta 1 and VS 2005 Beta 2) from here ...
[Original Post Date: 9th November 2005] Windows Communication Foundation, formerly codenamed Indigo, is the future of Microsoft distributed computing platform. And to take it to the next level in India, we are having Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Tour across the month of November. The dates are as below: City Date Bangalore 10th November Pune 15th November Chennai 17th November Hyderabad 22nd November In this tour, we will enable the attendee to understand WCF, its relation with service ...
I came across this very interesting guide by Microsoft on Integrating with InfoCard v1.0 posted at MSDN webservice section. As you all know by now that WCF is a part of the upcoming Windows API named WINFX and will be playing a center part as providing the foundation for communication needs of our next generation of applications. Those who have already downloaded the Beta 2 version of WinFX will be able to play with this new piece of technology. Basically InfoCard will provide users to manage their ...
Introduction:I thought getting used to C# 2.0 (as a programming language), ASP.NET 2.0(as web development platform) and SQL Server 2005 would be good enough of a thing as far as - understanding next release of .net framework (i.e. ver 2.0) was concerned. You bet! I was wrong. I felt like knowing INDIGO would be good enough for sure and I'd be able to use it whenever the time would come. I had read introductions about Avalon, Win FS etc and thought good GOD this .NET 2.0 is becoming massive as far ...
Just made reservations for Doug and Michelle's wedding in June. We're looking forward to a wonderful trip to the Northeast to see Maine! We'll probably extend the trip out into the following week if vacation schedules allow for it. That would also be convinient to roll into TechEd 2006 the following week in Boston. I may then be back in Boston for the Worldwide Partner Conference the following month, in the week leading up to Festivus Clevelandus, or, the wedding of Ed and Lorrie.Speaking of things ...
Tuesday 25th October 2005 Off to the Business Process Integration and Workflow workshop at Microsoft in North Ryde tomorrow for 3 days where I'll have a great opportunity to get a look at BT2006, WF and WCF (Indigo). Looking forward to some hands-on practicals and some insite in to these new products. I'll post some feedback on the session at he weekend. I beleive these workshops are also running in Melbourne and Bribane over then next few weeks. Tomorrow night is also the Sydney Biztalk User Group ...
Friend and former co-worker, Laurence Moroney, has put out an article this month on the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).
As Microsoft puts out more and more integration products the decision to use what, when and where become more muddled. But fear not because I am here to be your bridge over troubled waters (Wife dragged me to a piano bar last night, so I had to sneak that in). So lets start by looking at what we have today and what we will have in the near future. Technology Purpose Future Technology ASMX – Web Services Direct integration between applications. Usually in a synchronous fashion. .Net Remoting ...
I always enjoyed hearing and reading what Clemens Vasters had to say about SOA, so I was happily surprised to see his latest addition to the MSDN – an introduction to writing WCF services.Although it doesn't shed any new or really exciting information, the article is very well written and I recommend it for anyone who just starts to play and learn what WCF has to offer ...
Clemens Vasters of newtelligence AG has written a new whitepaper for Microsoft introducing Windows Communication Foundation (formally known as Indigo) that explains the fundamental concepts of building services with WCF. The paper features descriptions and examples of service and data contracts and more besides and literally including the ABC’s of WCF … "ABC" is the WCF mantra. "ABC" is the key to understanding how a WCF service endpoint is composed. Think Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster ...
I finally had the chance to meet Steve Maine of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF, codename "Indigo") fame face-to-face. While Steve and I actually worked "together" for most of my Avanade career we hadn't met, and it was one of my objectives at the PDC to rectify that. Thanks to Matt Joe we met at the Ask the Experts session Thursday night and we had an interesting discussion regarding the WCF "messaging paradigm". It came up in the context of a discussion regarding the Service Activity Generator. ...
Some of my earlier posts alluded to the announcements that were made at PDC - Microsoft's release of a platform-level workflow technology, known as Windows Workflow Foundation. I was fortunate enough to participate in the early adopter program and be exposed to this exciting new framework several months ago. While there may have been more splash around some of the other product announcements, this one is - to me - the most exciting as I believe it will have the biggest impact on how we utilize service ...
Yeah, 7 months goes by fast. Currently I am growing 2 teeth on the bottom row, kind of hurt. And I sit up and say Momma. I keep calling my dad “momma” just cause its fun. For you geeks out there, I am working on my skills and should be ready for WCF, WPF, and WWF by the time its released. If you don't believe me, check out this picture ...
Session PRS 312Title: ASP.NET: Future Directions Developing Rich Applications with "Atlas" (Part 1)Speakers: Shanku Niyogi, Group Program Manager, Microsoft This is one of the sessions I was really excited to see. The demo by ScottGu earlier in the keynote here at PDC 2005 in LA was outstanding. So, I really wanted to dig in more and see what “Atlas” was all about. This session was held in Hall C/D and MAN is it packed with people. There is definitely more than a thousand people here. ...
Want to understand the magnitude of the Vista platform?Want to watch really cool demos of many Vista technologies?I really, really (did I say really?) recommend watching the keynote from the PDC. It's a 3:30 web cast featuring great information to Windows Vista and Office 12 technologies. You will learn about key technologies as Atlas, InfoCards, WCF, WPF, WPF/E, Peer to Peer and much more.If you have the time, try watch it all, but if you are really short on time I tried to mark a few important ...
Well, that was a long day yesterday. Ended on a interesting session about Win forms 2.0, which was rather crowded (I gather they are going to repeat it). It was nice to see a overview like that. Then went to PDC undergroup meeting/party, which was fun. Interesting format; each speaker had a fixed (small) amount of time to talk about a topic. Very focused. Then back to convention center for 'Birds of a Feather'. I think the birds of a feather format is not quite right, but can't quite come up with ...
I just read this announcement a little while ago but it looks like the company I work for is on the list of Microsoft ISV clients that are confirming that they will be creating new version of our software which leverage the upcoming Windows Vista framework. Very neat. I look forward to getting into the guts of Vista and WCF (even though it may not be for a while). I'm not saying which company I'm talking about though, I'll let you figure that one out. Hint: I work in the CRM industry. Read all about ...
Highlights Vista gets more of it's bits! Vista now has more 3D experience + the sidebar is back WPF & WCF now looking mature - Microoft Max is a great GUI experience - www.Microsoft.com/MAX LINQ - see here http://www.microsoft.com/pr... Office 12 looks stunning plus has real features - check out storin Power Points slide by slide on WSS then composing a new presentation from those slides - also if the 'master' is changed so is the developed presentation. ...