Reminder – Workflow Session @ Developers Academy – This Wednesday

28 בינואר 2007

It is coming to you this Wednesday! Microsoft Developers Academy, the annual developers event. As I mentioned before, I am one of the speakers in this event, and I am giving a session about some advanced features and techniques of Windows Workflow Foundation. You can catch my session at 10:00 in room 9 (Track B) or at 11:30 in room 16 (Track A). You can also catch me in the Developers Panel between 12:45 and 13:30. I am looking forward to seeing you there! In the meantime, you can enjoy some of the slides i will use... just to get the feeling... See you there!

WCF and WF Integration – New Article

27 בינואר 2007

A new article on MSDN by Jeremy Boyd provides an overview of how workflows that are built by using Windows Workflow Foundation can be hosted inside services that have been created by using Windows Communication Foundation. The article also describes how we can make use of some of the broad capabilities that are provided by WCF to facilitate client-event callbacks by making use of a duplex channel. If you are currently using WCF and WF or considering doing it in the near future - this article can be very useful. Enjoy!
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Just Released! January 2007 CTP of Enterprise Library 3.0

20 בינואר 2007

January CTP of Enterprise Library 3.0 is now available for download in CodePlex! The new CTP highlights are: • Validation Application Block o Near-complete validator library o Configuration tool supporto ASP.NET integrationo Winforms integrationo Quickstarts and preliminary documentation • Data Access Application Block o TransactionScope enlistment • Logging Application Block o Rolling Flat File Trace Listenero WCF integration • Application Block Software Factory o VB code generation • Configuration Tool o Selectable assembly sets Looking at the Release Plans page, It seems that the final version of Enterprise Library 3.0 should be out this March! Looking forward to it! Another thing I noticed in that page is that the next drops will contain "Object Policy Application Block". Never heard of it... Enjoy!
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About ADO.Net Entity Framework bits in "Orcas" CTP's

19 בינואר 2007

I've been playing with ADO.Net Entity Framework for quite some time now. I have already given a talk about it in the Israeli Architects User Group and published my slide deck and demos from that session.During that session I presented the Entity Framework using Visual Studio 2005 with LINQ Preview May CTP, ADO.Net Entity Framework August CTP and the additional EDM Designer.These days, when Visual Studio "Orcas" CTP's are out, there is a bit confusion about which CTP / bits to use in order to play with the Entity Framework. The latest January CTP of Orcas contains the latest bits...
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5 things you didn't know about me…

18 בינואר 2007

Following Jeff Pulver's Blog-Tag game, I was recently tagged by Ohad Israeli. I have already written about being an aerobics instructor, so I will not go over it again in this post. So… 5 things I'd like to share about myself: 1. I was born in 1980 and raised in Haifa. Studied in the Hebrew Reali School and graduated in 1998. 2. During my army service, I've gone through MAMRAM programming course and served 6 years one of the naval computers units. 3. I live in Ramat Gan with my girlfriend Carmit. We have been together almost 3 years now and definitely I know she...
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January CTP of Visual Studio "Orcas" is available

11 בינואר 2007

"Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" is the next generation development tool for Windows Vista, the 2007 Office System, and the Web."   Download this CTP as a VPC Image or a self-extracting install.   Some of this version's highlights: Extended, more powerful data APIs with the ADO.NET Entity Framework and LINQ to ADO.NET C# 3.0 Language Support: This CTP implements all of the C#3.0 language features from the May LINQ CTP. LINQ to Objects API ClickOnce improvements Managed classes for Elliptic Curve Diffie Hellman and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm cryptographic functionality Runtime and design-time support for Office 2007 (including Outlook 2007) Support for advanced...
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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition is RTM

I have recently written about Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition being on RC1 bits. Today it was RTMed. Available downloads: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Runtime Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Server Tools Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Tools of VS 2005 SP1 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Developer SDK For more detail about Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition, visit the Home Page for SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition. Enjoy!
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Finally – Web Service Software Factory for WCF is out!

10 בינואר 2007

The second version of the Service Factory (that helps build both ASP.NET and WCF services) has been released on msdn.  The download is now available. For those that don't know, the Web Service Software Factory (also known as the Service Factory) is an integrated collection of tools, patterns, source code and prescriptive guidance. It is designed to help you quickly and consistently construct Web services that adhere to well known architecture and design patterns.  Enjoy!
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