Wrapping up SDP Nov. 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wow, a conference that lasts 8 days, that a first. So here’s the gist of what I taught in 5 of these days: What’s new in WCF 4.5 In this 1-hour session I covered some of the important new features of WCF 4.5, such as Intellisense for configuration, UDP and WebSockets bindings, and improved support for streaming and compression. Debugging the Web with Fiddler In this 1-day tutorial we saw how to use Fiddler to debug, test, and...

Two months speaking spree

Friday, October 5, 2012

If you’ve been checking my blog in the last couple of weeks, you might have noticed I haven’t been posting much. In the past two months I have been traveling around the world, speaking in conferences and local user groups. So to sum up this intensive, fun times, here’s a list of all conferences I visited and links to all the material I showed. What’s new in WCF 4.5 Building scalable, low-latency web apps with Windows Azure Embracing HTTP with the ASP.NET Web API ...

What’s new in WCF 4.5? WebSocket support (Part 2 of 2)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It’s time for post No. 12 in the WCF 4.5 series. Part 1 of 2 was about WebSocket support with SOAP-based messages. Part 2 is about WebSocket support with plain text messages that enables the interaction between web browsers and WCF. Previous posts: 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...
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What’s new in WCF 4.5? WebSocket support (Part 1 of 2)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

This is the 11th post in the WCF 4.5 series. The previous post was about the new UDP transport support, and this new post is also about new transports – the WebSocket transport. This post is part 1 of 2. This post will be about the WebSocket support between .NET apps using WCF (SOAP-based), and the next post will be about using WebSockets between browsers and WCF (non-SOAP). Previous posts: 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...
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What’s new in WCF 4.5? UDP transport support

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

This is the tenth post in the WCF 4.5 series. I’ve started this series of posts 4 months ago when .NET 4.5 developer preview was announced; The Beta/RC/RTM version is still to come, but hopefully it will be available soon, and you will be able to use the new WCF 4.5 features in your projects. Until now, I’ve shown new features in configuration easiness and hosting improvements. In this post and the next one I will cover new transport features, starting with the support for the UDP transport. Previous posts: 1. What’s new in WCF 4.5? let’s start with WCF configuration 2. What’s...
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What’s new in WCF 4.5? Improved streaming in IIS hosting

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

As promised in my previous post, I’m continuing my mission to inform you of new changes in WCF 4.5. This is the ninth post in the WCF 4.5 series. This post continues the previous posts on web-hosting features, and this time it is about the improved streaming capabilities of WCF when it is hosted in IIS. Previous posts: 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?...
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Dear blog, it’s been a while since my last post

Monday, January 16, 2012

If you’ve been wondering where I disappeared to in the last couple of weeks, and if you are still waiting anxiously for my next post about WCF 4.5, fear not, I’m here, I’m alive, and I’m still kicking. It’s been quite a rough month, as I have been occupied knee deep in home renovations. If you’ve ever dealt with contractors, technicians, and handyman, you know the type of frustration I’m talking about. Between re-tiling my floors, replacing my kitchen cabinets, and re-painting my entire home, I also managed to find the time to deliver some courses on...

Slide decks and sample code from my WCF 4.5 open-house in Microsoft

Monday, November 28, 2011

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...
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What’s new in WCF 4.5? Changed default for ASP.NET compatibility mode

Monday, October 31, 2011

This is the eighth post in the WCF 4.5 series. This post continues the previous posts on web-hosting features. This post is about the ASP.NET compatibility mode default change of WCF 4.5. Previous posts: 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...

My WCF Session at VS Live 2011 Redmond

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Yesterday I had my WCF 4 session in VS Live, where I showed some of the new features of WCF 4, including: Configuration simplification IIS hosting features WebHttp improvements Routing services Discovery services I also talked a bit about some other new WCF 4 features such as the DataContractResolver type, the new ReceiveContext API for MSMQ bindings, Monitoring WCF with ETW and PerfMon, the new binary stream encoder, and the new throttling defaults. Those of you who stayed till the end also heard about some of the new features that will be in WCF 4.5. So if you’ve missed the session, had to step outside for an...
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