You can download VS 2008 sp1 and .Net 3.5 sp1 @ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ab99342f-5d1a-413d-8319-81da479ab0d7&DisplayLang=en This release has major improvements on WCF and WF. Brief overview avaialble @ download page says: .NET Framework version 3.5 Service Pack 1 provides the following new features and improvements: ASP.NET Dynamic Data, which provides a rich scaffolding framework that enables rapid data driven development without writing code, and a new addition to ASP.NET AJAX that provides support for managing browser history (back button support). For more information, see What’s New in ASP.NET and Web Development. Core improvements to the CLR (common language runtime) that include … Continue reading VS 2008 sp1 & .Net 3.5 sp1 is out
I read this useful article @ InfoQ (http://www.infoq.com/news/2008/03/wcf-metro-interop). Its really interesting to see how top distributed computing technologies at Sun (Metro) and Microsoft (WCF) are interoperable. On the very basic level all the web services are supposed to be interoperable on WS-I basic profile. But when it comes to more advances WS-* protocols like WS-Security, WS-Atomic Transaction, WS-Reliable Messaging etc. thats when interoperability problems come to the surface. Its a great initiative from Sun and Microsoft. For more details on the interoperability results do check out Harold Carr’s blog(http://weblogs.java.net/blog/haroldcarr/archive/2008/03/metro_web_servi_2.html).
Another good post on WCF HTTP programming http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/08/01/WCFinOrcas/default.aspx
I just came across this post at Steve Maine’s blog. I thought its worth sharing with you all: Conceptual Overviews: Web Programming Model AJAX and JSON WCF Syndication (Atom and RSS) Partial Trust Class Library Reference (not exhaustive): System.ServiceModel.Web Namespace System.ServiceModel.Syndication Namespace System.Runtime.Serialization.Json Namespace SyndicationFeed Class SyndicationItem Class WebOperationContext Class WebServiceHost Class WebGetAttribute Class WebInvokeAttribute Class WebHttpBehavior Class WebScriptEnablingBehavior Class DataContractJsonSerializer Class Configuration Schema: enableWebScript webHttp webHttpBinding Samples: Web Programming Model Basic Web Programming Model Advanced Web Programming UriTemplate UriTemplate Table UriTemplate Table Dispatcher WebContentTypeMapper HTML Form Handler Push-Style Streaming AJAX and JSON Basic AJAX Service AJAX Service Without Configuration … Continue reading WCF Web Programming Model Documentation