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I’ve written a windows exe which I think highlights the advantages of using generics, the sample features a stack type class called nsStack, the source code for which is :- namespace nsGenerics { class nsStack { private T[] m_ItemsArray; private int m_Index = 0; public const int MAX_SIZE = 5; public nsStack() { m_ItemsArray = new T[MAX_SIZE]; } public T Pop() { if (m_Index == 0) throw new System.InvalidOperationExce... is empty."); return m_ItemsArray[--m_Index]; } public void Push(T ...
No major announcements in this TechEd, through there are new products such Visual Studio for Database. Went to a number of sessions today ; First one was about business reporting which was interesting through not sure if it end user extensible enough for the system I'm currently working on, but I guess that's one of the advantages of TechEd, is that I can grap somebody and ask them. The next session covered the architecture version of visual studio. Nothing really new, but it was the first time I ...
Now that Microsoft has renamed WinFX to the .NET 3.0 Framework, the new site containing all of these has been launched at the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Community (NetFx3). This site combines all previous sites as well as some new ones. The linked sites are: * Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) * Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) * Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) * Windows CardSpace (WCS) This site also combines the latest news, blog posts and forum discussions from each subsite as well ...
On Somasegar's WebLog, there was a post about the name change from WinFx to the .NET Framework 3.0. There is also a clarifying post from Jason Zander's WebLog on the matter. This is an interesting move and something I am still trying to understand because as I start digging into what this really means, I don't think it is a great idea. So, what is the deal? WinFx has simply been renamed to the .NET Framework 3.0 ... nothing more and that is the problem. When I install the .NET Framework 3.0, I was ...

Help!:

Well as in previous post we have WPF, WCF, Windows Foundation and now WCS.

WCS aka InfoCard now resides in .Net 3 as Windows Card Services!

Maybe were looki ng at….

WMS – Windows Mouse Services

WKS – Windows Keyboard Services

and on!

WinFX will be renamed to .NET Framework 3.0 Chk out the post at somasegar’s blog. Seems the change is only in name and not effect the technologies delivered as part of the product. 3.0 is still comprised of existing .NET Framework 2.0 components, inc. ASP.NET, WinForms, ADO.NET, additional base class libraries and the CLR, as well as new developer-focused innovative technologies in WPF, WCF, WF and WCS: & Ya the CLR is same v2.0. The .NET Framework 3.0 will still ship with Windows Vista, ...
Well, that's the precon over. Went to a session about using WSE 3.0/ASMX now, which had some interesting points in it. If you use the WSE 3.0 way of definition services, they move across to WCF very easily. In fact there was very little coding change, and that was mostly in the address part of the service. Basically what you should do, is to to define your contract through a interface: [WebServiceBinding(....)]pu... interface ICommunicate{ [WebMethod] void DoSomething();} That way you almost don't ...
A P R E S S . C O M : Pro WCF: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation. Well, they’ve started the marketing on the book that I’ve been involved with for some time now. Actual “initiation” was July 2005. This book is a focus on the WCF stack as part of WinFX, err, I mean .NET 3.0 – but that’s another story. Pro WCF: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation Part of Microsoft’s radical new WinFX API is the Indigo foundation, more formally known as the Windows Communication ...
Look at me, I got a new blog ;-) Before starting to post more technical things, I'd like to say a few words about myself. My name is Laurent, I am swiss, born in Lausanne in 1971. Currently I live not far from Zurich with my wife and my 2 daughters. I work as a software engineer for Siemens since 1996. My work has made me touch a lot of different programming languages and environment, starting with embedded C, and moving to embedded C++, then Java, and for the last 4 years working with .NET technologies. ...
There seems to be a bit of confusion out there as to what WinFX is and how it compares to .NET. Well, according to Somasegar's WebLog, Microsoft has decided to rename WinFX to the .NET Framework 3.0. The logic behind it being that WinFX really was the next generation of the developer framework. The .NET 3.0 framework will still include all functionality from WinFX and just have a name change. It still includes Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows ...

Here's a post from Somasegar about WinFX being renamed to .NET Framework 3.0.  Seems to make sense to keep the same naming going forward, since WCF and WWF are getting confusing enough, I liked Avalon, Longhorn, and Indigo myself.

-B

More: BizTalk 2006 R2 - RFID Support The Microsoft RFID Infrastructure Services in BizTalk 2006 R2 provide device abstraction and manageability to RFID-based solutions. An integrated engine for rich data filtering, enrichment, and transformation allows for sophisticated applications for different automation scenarios. Application developers can also integrate with advance technologies such the as the Business Rules Engine, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Windows Communication Framework to create ...
You make me feel brand new: After keeping this one under my hat for sometime… Microsoft have announced the plans for BizTalk 2004 2006 R2. It will hit the streets mid-2007. OK so what do we get: R2 is built on BizTalk 2004 2006, no major changes just adding more services and goodies. These include: Better integration with the whole Office 2007 mega suite RFID –APIs and tighter integration to let third-party vendors tie RFID hardware and software into the platform. It also will include ...
Welcome to the BizTalk 2006 R2 Technology Adoption Program (TAP) BizTalk 2006 R2 TAP Nominations are Open! Nomination forms will be reviewed and BizTalk Server 2006 R2 TAP participants will be selected by July 31st, 2006. What is BizTalk 2006 R2? BizTalk 2006 R2 is a product refresh that includes added features to BizTalk 2006 and enhancements to improve compatibility with Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007. BizTalk 2006 R2 New Capabilities Include: Microsoft EDI Solution for BizTalk 2006 Microsoft’s ...
I'm down here in Wichita for the WichitaDevelopers.net Code Camp. I left Lawrence around 5:45 AM and got here just in time. Raymond Lewallen started out with a talk about smarter ASP session and cache use. I can't wait to incorporate that into Where's Tim. Next I talked about using the AJAX.net library. It was the same talk I gave at the Kansas City .net user group last week and I think I did better. Even though Jeff wasn't there to explain some of the "under the hood" stuff, I was able to give a ...
Few days back someone made a comment “what the hell you know about VISTA” .. I didn't respond much ..but smiled... Slowly I tried to navigate and gather information about Vista if not knowledge about it.... somehow I felt Comfortable enough to write some lines about it... Here I go ... SIDE TRACK :- Few days back we had three day Session on VISTA for dev MVPS and Vinod provided some nice presentations and demos...although I being long away from DEV but still enoyed it asDI was able to ...
The next user group meeting of the MICSUG will be held on THURSDAY, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. Geoff Snowman will be presenting: Integration - When to use What This will be a useful overview and comparison of the major Microsoft integration technologies, including: BizTalk, Workflow Foundation, WCF, MSMQ, SQL Integration Services, and others. Join us on THURSDAY, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Microsoft Reston office http://groups.msn.com/MICSUG ...
There have been a lot of threads lately on various discussion lists and blogs, such as this one, grappling with the future of Remoting with WCF coming down the pike. To explain my position, I first have to tell you my rule of software projects - “Every project sucks, except the one you are about to start.” We usually start projects with enthusiasm, eager to learn new technologies, convinced that this time we'll get the methodology and project management right and and the project will ...
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 ...