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This group is for blogs related to BizTalk Server. This includes Community Syndicated blogs and Stephen W. Thomas’s blog.
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  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 and future of SilverLight

    In the last few months I have heard this question at least dozen times from  existing customers and new prospects. I replied back to them via email and in person during presentations. I’m sure there are lot of people out there with the same question in mind. So, I thought I’ll write...
  • Blog Post: Azure AppFabric Service bus, Silverlight Integration - End-to-End (walkthrough) - Part 2

    Introduction In part 1 we setup the scene by creating a simple Silverlight/WCF application. In that application the Silverlight application is initialized, it made a call to the underlying WCF service operation "GetWelcomeText" and displayed the text on the UI. We used the basicHttpBinding...
  • Blog Post: Azure AppFabric Service bus, Silverlight Integration - End-to-End (walkthrough) - Part 1

    Introduction In this article we are going to see the end to end integration of Azure AppFabric Service bus and Silverlight. First we are going to create a very basic "Hello World" Silverlight application that interacts with a WCF operation called "GetWelcomeText" and displays the...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight - Breakpoint will not currently be hit. No symbols loaded for this document.

    Just a quick tip, when you are trying to debug a Silverlight application by putting break point in the Silverlight code and you see the message " Breakpoint will not currently be hit. No symbols loaded for this document." with a hallow icon and warning symbol. The reason for this is, Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Sorting out AppFabric Service bus, Silverlight and Clientaccesspolicy.xml issue -hidden gem in Azure AppFabric SDK CTP 2.0

    By default Silverlight applications are allowed to access resources (services) only from the location from where they originated. From Silverlight 2.0 support was included to access services from a remote server (cross-domain), as long as the remote server allows the Silverlight application to access...
  • Blog Post: MIX11 in review

    I know this post is overdue, but I’m happy to say that in the time since MIX has elapsed, my wife and I have sold our condo and moved to a new home. I’ve also transition to a new contract, and I am excited to get my feet wet my new project. Despite [...] Blog Post by: bdewey
  • Blog Post: Easier Async Programming Coming to C#/VB soon…

    Hi folks, I thought I’d share something that captivated me on this rainy Easter day and that was Visual Studio Asynchronous Programming - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-au/vstudio/async (you’ll need VS2010 + SP1 before you grab the CTP) There’s a new improved compiler + an extended library for us. Hands...
  • Blog Post: CS0103: The name ‘InitializeComponent’ does not exist in the current context

    When you are trying to build a solution that contains Silverlight or WPF projects using MsBuild you may encounter the error "CS0103: The name ‘InitializeComponent’ does not exist in the current context". While searching I have found various tactics that involves editing the project...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Silverlight 5

    Today at the Silverlight FireStarter event we unveiled the next release of Silverlight. Silverlight 5 adds significant new features and capabilities, and enables developers to create premium media experiences and deliver rich applications across browsers, desktops and devices. In my keynote this morning...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Firestarter Event on Dec 2nd

    On December 2nd we are holding a free, all-day event focused on Silverlight.  You can attend it either in person on the Microsoft campus (where you’ll get to network with a bunch of Silverlight experts, and meet the product team), or watch it streamed live online.  The all-day event includes...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Questions

    Over the last week there has been a lot of confusion/concern about Silverlight that occurred from an interview given at the PDC conference last week.  A few days ago Bob Muglia (President of our Server and Tools Division) posted a blog post on the Silverlight Team blog that helped clarify what he...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Released

    I’m pleased to announce that today we shipped the final release of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools.  You can download them here . What is Included? The Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools package includes everything you need to write awesome applications and games for Windows Phone 7.  All...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Beta Released

    Earlier today we shipped the beta of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools.  You can download them here . What is included in the Windows Phone Developer Tools The Windows Phone Developer Tools Beta includes: Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone – a new free, express edition of Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight PivotViewer Now Available

    Three months ago at MIX we announced and first demoed the Silverlight PivotViewer control. The Silverlight PivotViewer control enables you to visualize thousands of objects at once, and sort and browse data in a way that helps you see trends and quickly find what you’re looking for. It’s ability to compare...
  • Blog Post: Updated WCF samples for Azure

    Our samples over at http://code.msdn.com/wcfazure had gotten pretty stale, so I just put out an update that gets everything working on Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight 4, and the latest Azure tools. Enjoy! Yavor Georgiev Program Manager, WCF
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Tools for VS 2010 and WCF RIA Services Released

    The final release of the Silverlight 4 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 and WCF RIA Services is now available for download .  Download and Install If you already have Visual Studio 2010 installed (or the free Visual Web Developer 2010 Express ), then you can install both the Silverlight 4 Tooling Support...
  • Blog Post: Deterministic GUIDs – Part 2

    [Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/EltonStoneman ] 23 months after the original post on Generating Deterministic GUIDs , I still find myself doing it fairly often and still using the same code (MD5 may not be suitable for secure scenarios, but it's fine for generating GUIDs for normal development...
  • Blog Post: More Workflow 4 Services and duplex communications

    Yesterday I posted a long blog post explaining how to do duplex communications in a Workflow service. Its a long story but the most important points where that workflow services don’t support the same style duplex communication as WCF with the callback channel defined in the ServiceContract but...
  • Blog Post: Workflow 4 Services and duplex communications

    There are quite a a few cases where it is useful to have a duplex communications. An obvious candidate is allowing a service to notify the user interface application of the progress so the user knows what is happening. Normally, when using plain WCF , you would use a ServiceContract attribute with a...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Training Kit

    We recently released a new free Silverlight 4 Training Kit that walks you through building business applications with Silverlight 4.  You can browse the training kit online or alternatively download an entire offline version of the training kit .  The training material is structured on teaching...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 RTM, SL4 RTM, .NET 4.0 RTM, WCF RIA/SL4 Toolkit RC2 Migration Story.

    I been working for a while on an internal application involving the following technologies. Silverlight 3, .NET 3.5 VS 2008, Prism, WCF RIA Service Beta, Silverlight Toolkit (Nov 2009 Release) Project Statistics: Here is the content of our VS solution file, quite reasonable sized application. .NET Library...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4 Released

    The final release of Silverlight 4 is now available. [In addition to blogging, I am also now using Twitter for quick updates and to share links. Follow me at: twitter.com/scottgu ] What is in the Silverlight 4 Release Silverlight 4 contains a ton of new features and capabilities.  In particular...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Released

    The final release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 is now available. Download and Install Today MSDN subscribers, as well as WebsiteSpark / BizSpark / DreamSpark members, can now download the final releases of Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010 through the MSDN subscribers download center.  If you...
  • Blog Post: Using dynamic objects in Silverlight 4

    Note: This blog post is written using Silverlight 4.0 RC 1 One of the cool new features in Silverlight 4 is the ability to data bind to indexed properties. This means that even if you don’t know at design time what properties you data object has you can still data bind to them. The syntax is very similar...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Tools are alive

    Keeping the raging iCant do a thing; iCant fwd a txt msg or voice mail iPhone debate… the new Windows Phone 7 Tools are in here all its Silverlight glory. Imagine being able to play a FLASH movie on the phone! shock horror. So grab the next big thing and look out phone world….the way phones were meant...
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