Monthly Archives: April 2007

WPF Designer “Cider” in Visual Studio Orcas Beta 1

Visual Studio “Orcas” will have a new and improved WPF designer, codenamed “Cider “. I’ve been using the November 2006 CTP of Cider in Visual Studio 2005 up until now, which is adequate, but not feature complete by far. Furthermoew, development … Continue reading

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More on Orcas+1 release

Just got some extra information about the plans for WCF and WF after the post Silver (which is in the Orcas timeframe) release. Here are two extra ideas that I picked up at the WCF+WF Orcas training. The other ones … Continue reading

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New things for WCF and WF and plans for after Orcas

Before we get to the point that WCF+WF Orcas (Silver) is released, some other WCF and WF related releases might see the day of light. There is the WCF LOB Adapter SDK, allowing you to speed up your development on … Continue reading

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Workflow Foundation Rules in Orcas

Again, some background on where we are with rules in WF version 1 (in .NET FX 3.0): The Rules framework in WF allow you to define discrete and atomic rules using simple semantics. This makes it very approachable. WF Rules … Continue reading

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Going forward from WCF and WF version 1: Silver

Let’s set the stage. Where are we now with .NET Framework 3.0 , and WCF and WF in particular? WCF in version 1 brought us a programming model and runtime, consisting of a Service model: the endpoints, bindings and contracts. … Continue reading

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Off to Redmond: WCF+WF in Orcas Deep Dive training

Tomorrow I’ll leave for Microsoft, Redmond for an in-depth training on WCF and WF in Orcas training event. Paul Andrew blogged with an invitation to come join the Deep Dive training in Redmond. I applied and got invited. The training … Continue reading

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Rock24, a Half-Life 2 modification

You must know the game Half-Life 2 by now. If you don’t, go get it and play (if you like First Person Shooters (FPS) or think you might). There is a video showing Half-Life 2 finished in 1 hour 42 … Continue reading

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