Today I delivered a half-day talk about WCF on the following subjects:
- The new features of WCF 4.5
We talked about configuration simplicity, WebSocket and UDP support, streaming fixes for IIS, binary compression, and more.
- Monitoring and troubleshooting WCF services (WCF 3.5/4/4.5)
We talked about performance counters, ETW, WMI, AppFabric, sniffing tools, tracing and message logging, instancing, concurrency, load tests and more.
According to the events website at http://events.microsoft.com, it looks like this was the first Microsoft event worldwide about WCF 4.5. We like new technologies in Israel .
We had a full-house (~100 people), got a lot of questions from people during and after the session, so it was lots of fun. I really enjoyed delivering the session, and I hope that in the coming year we will be able to see the RTM of Visual Studio 11 and .NET 4.5.
If you missed today’s session, you have another chance to hear me talk about WCF 4.5 in the November meeting of the Web Developers Community (WDCIL) this Tuesday in Microsoft Raanana. You can get more information and register to the event at http://wdcil2011nov.eventbrite.com
In the meanwhile, you can download the presentation and the sample code I’ve shown from my SkyDrive at http://bit.ly/wcf45msdn – this also includes the WCF 4.5 demos I showed, so don’t forget to install VS 11 and .NET 4.5 (preferably on a VM).
I want to repeat what I told people in the event today – the WCF team is eager to know what you think about WCF, what is missing in WCF to make your work easier, and if you encountered any bugs in the product. There are several ways by which you can contact them:
If you want to read more about WCF 4.5, check out previous posts I published. I will publish new in-depth posts on the new features, so stay tuned. You can also follow me on Twitter @IdoFlatow
1. What’s new in WCF 4.5? let’s start with WCF configuration
2. What’s new in WCF 4.5? a single WSDL file
3. What’s new in WCF 4.5? Configuration tooltips and intellisense in config files
4. What’s new in WCF 4.5? Configuration validations
5. What’s new in WCF 4.5? Multiple authentication support on a single endpoint in IIS
6. What’s new in WCF 4.5? Automatic HTTPS endpoint for IIS
7. What’s new in WCF 4.5? BasicHttpsBinding
8. What’s new in WCF 4.5? Changed default for ASP.NET compatibility mode
If you want to learn more about WCF, check out the following WCF sessions we have at Sela’s DevDays next week: