New year – new blog or how to migrate Community Server to any other engine, supports XML-RPC

יום חמישי, ינואר 1, 2009

Please update your bookmarks, because the new url of this blog is (you have not update RSS feeds, it will be done automatically). Why I did it? Why I decided to go to “stand-alone”… Well. there are some reasons. Generally, I do not want to explain all those here, but trust me, there are some. The main reason is, that there is no responsible person in charge for this blog platform in Microsoft Israel. This why, if your blog is popular and you have a respect to your blog visitors, you cannot host it here… Take a look...

Programming for Windows 7

יום ראשון, נובמבר 9, 2008

Well, Windows 7 is going to be released by the end of next year. This is great news, because it seemed, that Microsoft finally understand how to get the best of Windows Vista and make it to work not only on monster machines. It even works on new brandy my wife's pinky machine. And if it works there and my wife is happy with it, this OS going to be very impressive. But from the other...

.NET 3.5 SP1 is RTM and available for download

יום שני, אוגוסט 11, 2008

For all those who asked, .NET 3.5 SP1 is final and available for download. What’s inside? ASP.NET Dynamic data Core improvements for CLR A lot of performance improvements in WPF ClickOnce enhancements ADO.NET with Data Services and Entity Framework LINQ2SQL and Data Provider for SQL Server 2008, that was released last week WCF with easier DataContract serialization...

How to consume WCF or Webservice from Vista Sidebar gadget by using Silverlight?

יום שני, יוני 23, 2008

The challenge today is really simple. All we have to do is to write Silverlight Vista Sidebar Gadget, that consumes either WCF, ASMX or REST based service. Really simple, isn’t it? Let’s start Build server side services We should start from services. This is very straight forward mission. Here the logic I want to implement public string Echo(string input)     {         return string.Format("ACK...

Silverlight 2.0 for building Rich Internet Applications (local event)

יום שלישי, מאי 20, 2008

If you are developing rich internet applications, web sites or just want to learn what’s new in Silverlight 2.0, you are invited to attend  local (Israel) Microsoft Event 30-June 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM in ILDC (new Microsoft R&D offices in Herzliya). I’ll speak about what is Silverlight 2.0 and what are differences between SL 1.0 and SL 2.0. How to build RIA with Silverlight 2.0. What is DeepZoom and some cool parts of this new internet technology....

Microsoft .NET framework 3.5 beta exams

יום שישי, ינואר 18, 2008

Do you want to be the first, who'll judge my work last summer? Participate 71-502 - Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5 - Windows Presentation Foundation beta exams. You can participate until 24-Jan here. Possible, that this exams will be even poorer, then 70-552, however, who knows? You tell us! Register at No guarantee of a seat, not avaliable in China, India and Pakistan. If you do not want to pass WPF, you can participate beta of WCF or WF. Before taking...
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Visual Studio "Orcas" June 2007 CTP is available

יום שישי, יולי 6, 2007

After a limited beta Visual Studio 2008 ("Orcas") June CTP VPC is available to wide public. A lot of bugs fixed (thank you all those who tested it), some new features added. Nice work! Download VS2008 June 2007 CTP VPC Technorati Tags: orcas,visual Studio.beta,VSTS,download,CTP,.NET framework 3.5,WPF,WCF,WF
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Orcas June CTP for limited beta is available

יום רביעי, יולי 4, 2007

After releasing June CTP of .NET framework 3.5, June CTP bits of Visual Studio 2008 (Team Suite and Visual Web Developer) are also ready for limited beta as Layout or VPC image. If you want to test it, please let me know via comments or by contacting me directly. Technorati Tags: Orcas,Visual Studio,VSTS,beta,download,CTP,.NET framework 3.5,WPF,WCF,WF,VPC
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WPF binding to WCF and more

יום שני, מאי 28, 2007

Windows foundations are great. But how to make them work together. Today, I decided to explain how to build simple WPF application, with data, achieved from WCF OperationContracts (Methods) with simple and complicated parameters. So, let's start. First of all, we'll create simple WPF application, then we'll add WCF Service Library to our solution. It'll create nice template with explanations what to put where. So, we'll use it AS-IS and use our WPF application as host for WCF service (this can run...
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