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Are you ready to take a walk in the clouds?

Cloud computing is here, whether we want it or not. When I say "a walk in the clouds” I am not talking about a pleasant romantic comedy, but a real alternative to hosting applications on-premise. For years we have had the power to host our web sites on remote systems. Sure, challenges existed. Mostly web sites. I could, with a few clicks, create a account at a myriad of web host sites, put my site in the hands of a remote hosting company, and boom, I was a site on the internet. But choices, power, ......

With all these messages flying about, what do they look like...

So far we have a contract, 2 client/server pairs (one programmatic and one administrative). We can observe that the highly difficult tasks of text concatenation and changing case are happening. But these examples are extremely trivial, and as we increase complexity, try new things, it would be nice to observer what is going on, especially when it does not go well. Luck for us, there is a built in logging facility in .NET and a complete feature set and viewing tool specifically for WCF. And all can ......

Let's add config file support to the client...

We have overhauled the server to support the endpoints in the config file. Let's do the same for the Client. We can then start playing with various config file settings. Just to preserve the samples, I am going to copy the client code to a new app, and modify the new one. Let's call it WCFConsoleClientCfg. Step 1. Delete the interface file we had in the previous client. We are going to use a tool to recreate it. Or at least it's equivalent. Step 2. go to project->add new and pick a application ......

Why write code when we can specify our services administratively in XML?

Okay, that was a joke. I like writing code. I am not trying to get rid of coders. Okay, trust me? One of the interesting features of WCF is the ability to do the Address and Binding portion of our 3 legged stool administratively. In a xml file called app.config or web.config. This allows some interesting possibilities of changing the service endpoint without changing code. Being able to take a project from development to QA to production (assuming all is well with it) without a recompile to redirect ......

I am taking a contract out on WCF...

First, a choice of tools.. I am going to use Visual Studio 2008. I know, it is in Beta, Beta 1 in fact. But Beta 2 should be out soon, and it should release q4 of 2007, q1 of 2008. There might be a tighter date published, but I haven't looked today. It also has a better support for WCF and the .Net 3.5 stuff in general. So, that is where we are going to live. Contract definition As far as I can tell, WCF has four kinds of contracts. (btw, thanks Juval Lowy's book for the list that is coming) Service ......

Time for some serious WCF investigation...

In my job at Microsoft, I am forced to be a generalist, knowing about all development topics. I find it too easy to allow myself to find excuses to not commit the time to go deep and completely understand a topic. But sometimes along come some very intriguing topics that really peak my interest. The current set of technologies in the .net framework, specifically WCF, WPF, WF, and Cardspace were the first to grab my attention. And the Next Gen web UI stuff in the form of Silverlight really needs a ......

Microsoft eScrum Version 1.0

eScrum: Agile Project Management Tool eScrum is an end-to-end Project management tool for Scrum. It is a web based tool built on the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) platform. Its components include a web interface,and a TFS Process template. With the increased adoption of Agile methodologies and TFS, eScrum fills an important gap of having an integrated solution for customers. eScrum external offerings: o Multiple ways to interact with your Scrum project, with integrity of data: ......

Free Online Training...

If there is anyone out there that reads this, I have a opportunity for you. I want to offer you free access to four courses of your choice from our premium E-Learning Course Collections. This is a $159 provided free to you. Whether you are interested in creating Windows forms, building Web applications, implementing Data Access, or finding out about Visual Studio Team System, you can access the e-learning topic you want, when you want it, and learn at your own pace. Each lesson includes hands-on ......

Visual Studio 2005 Starter Kits

No one is biting on templates or starter kits yet.... There has to be something more people need. A few exist here on MSDN, but let's dream. Link to Visual Studio 2005 Starter Kits Does anyone have ideas of what would be useful? Are any of these almost there, but need some new features? What are those features? What technologies would be good to take advantage of? ......

Visual Studio Team System updates....

Interesting news on the VSTS front.... Microsoft Acquires devBiz, Makers of TeamPlain Web Access Microsoft is excited to announce the acquisition of devBiz Business Solutions, makers of TeamPlain Web Access, a Web interface for Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server that enables users to manage Team Foundation work items, version control, documents and reports. TeamPlain is available as a free download for existing Team Foundation Server users, and will be incorporated into a future release of ......