My Interests in March 2007 CTP of Visual Studio "Orcas"

28 בפברואר 2007

The download page of the CTP notes many improvements to technologies I've been playing with: C# 3.0, LINQ, ADO.Net Entity Framework and Windows Workflow Foundation: The highlights of this CTP include: LINQ The LINQ Project: this CTP represents a major milestone in the LINQ project. C# 3.0 Language Support: This CTP implements all of the C#3.0 language features from the May LINQ CTP including: Query Expressions Object and Collection Initializers Extension Methods Local Variable Type Inference and Anonymous Types Lambdas bound to Delegates and Expression trees Complete design-time support: Intellisense, Formatting, Colorization LINQ to ADO.NET ADO.NET is fully integrated with LINQ...
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Now Available: March CTP of Visual Studio "Orcas"

I've been waiting for quite some time for this release. For start, I've been playing a lot with Linq and ADO.Net Entity Framework, but up until today I had to work with separate environments since January CTP of Visual Studio Orcas does not contain LINQ support and dev elopement tools for ADO.Net entity Framework. Additionally, there are many XML Features that I am about to explore. Downloads: Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" - March 2007 Community Technology Preview (CTP) If you don't want to push all those "Download" buttons, here are the direct urls: Some more downloads: Visual Studio Code Name "Orcas" - March Community...
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Smart Client Software Factory to support Occationally Connected Scenarios

24 בפברואר 2007

The patterns and practices team have released thier first Weekly Drop of the Smart Client Software Factory - what appears to be the next generation. In this drop, you have the first look at: New Application Blocks.  Four application blocks that were previously available as part of the Mobile Client Software Factory were ported over: Disconnected Agent Application Block. This application block provides management features for execution of Web services from occasionally connected smart clients. With a disconnected service agent, the device can maintain a queue of Web service requests when offline (disconnected) and then replay them when a connection to the...

Using ClickOnce on Vista and IIS 7

Today I wanted to deploy an application to the local web server (IIS 7.0) running on my Windows Vista. Using the publish wizard I received this error: Failed to connect to 'http://localhost/ClickOnce_Hello/' with the following error: Unable to open the Web 'http://localhost/ClickOnce_Hello/'. To access local IIS Web sites, you must install all of the following Windows components: Internet Information ServicesIIS 6 Metabase and IIS 6 Configuration CompatibilityASP.NET In addition, you must run Visual Studio in the context of an administrator account. By default, Windows runs applications in a limited-privilege user account even when you are logged on to the computer...

Now Available: Training kit for WF, WCF and CardSpace

13 בפברואר 2007

The .NET Framework 3.0 training kit for WF, WCF, and CardSpace includes a set of hands-on-labs, demos, and presentations. The content was originally designed as part of the Windows Server Ascend training and has been used several times for training classes. Consequently, the content is organized into a four day agenda. You can also browse this content by technology. To use the training kit: Download the training kit. Run the downloaded application to extract the files to your local machine. View the additional setup steps on the default page in the training kit.  This page should be displayed automatically after...
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ADO.Net Entity Framework: Entity Data Model 101

12 בפברואר 2007

The ADO.Net team has published a series of posts about the Entity Data Model (EDM) which is part of the ADO.Net Entity Framework. Part one describes the declarations of entity and association types in conceptual schema definition language (CSDL). Part two is more specific about where instances of those types are stored, distinguishes entity and association types from instances of those types, and more. Future posts in this series will be updated in this post. Enjoy!
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WF: Tracking Services Technical Articles

6 בפברואר 2007

I was going to submit an abstract for an article in MSDN later this week about Windows Workflow Foundation Tracking Service I showed in my presentation last week. Unfortunately, two new articles about it were published today... So I better come up with other ideas for articles… In the meantime, here are the links to the new articles: Tracking Services Introduction Tracking Services Deep Dive Enjoy!
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Forms Authentication for WSS 3.0

5 בפברואר 2007

Since I eventually want to expose my new site to the internet, and allow users to use it whether they are registered users or just guests, I have to configure WSS to use Form Based Authentication instead of the default authentication using Active Directory. I found a great article about it, and I am going to try it out. After doing it, I plan to download and use a new Forms authentication Feature by Chandima, that includes Captcha on the New User web part.  
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Getting started with WSS (Windows SharePoint Services) 3.0

I decided to start playing with WSS 3.0 a little bit mainly out of curiosity. I am already familiar with getting started with lots of new technologies, and the best way for me do it is to collect some basic resources. So, here is my list of "Getting starts with WSS 3.0": Windows SharePoint Services Developer Center SharePoint Products and Technologies MSDN Forums Developer Introduction to Workflows for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and SharePoint Server 2007  Clinic 3369: Getting Started with Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 (Beta) Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Team Blog 2007 Office System Videos: Windows SharePoint Services Platform 7 Development Projects with...
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ומה יקרה אם אני אכתוב פעם פוסט בעברית…

3 בפברואר 2007

ביום רביעי האחרון הרצאתי ב- Microsoft Developers Academy וההתרגשות הייתה גדולה מאד. למעשה זו הפעם הראשונה שאני משתתף כמרצה בכנס כזה ולכן המעמד, יחד עם האופי הפרפקציוניסטי שלי, הביאו אותי להשקיע את החודש וחצי האחרונים בלימוד להרצאה, הכנת הדגמות, ושעות אין ספור של חזרות. אין ספק שכל רגע שהשקעתי היה שווה! מלבד התגובות הטובות שקיבלתי על ההרצאה, זו הרגשה מיוחדת לעמוד מול מאות אנשים ולהעביר את ההתלהבות שיש לי מהטכנולוגיה שאני מדבר עליה. לשמוע תגובות כמו: "כל זמן ההרצאה חשבתי על מתי אני חוזר למשרד, זורק קוד של חצי שנה לפח ומיישם אותו מחדש באמצעות WF" או "אני תמיד נהנה בהרצאות...
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