Geneva Framework: Building A Custom Security Token Service Michele Leroux Bustamante - January 2009 A Security Token Service, or STS, acts as a security gateway to authenticate callers and issue security tokens carrying claims that describe the caller. See how you can build a custom STS with the “Geneva” Framework.
Service Station: Authorization In WCF-Based Services Dominick Baier and Christian Weyer - October 2008 Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) provides an easy role-based system and a more powerful and complex claims-based API for implementing authorization in services.
Write On!: Create Web Apps You Can Draw On with Silverlight 2 Julia Lerman - August 2008 We build a Silverlight 2.0 application using the InkPresenter to let users annotate a pre-defined collection of images, perform handwriting recognition, and save the annotations and recognized text into a server-side database.
Foundations: Workflow Tips and Tricks Matt Milner - August 2008 Matt Milner addresses reader requests for information about safely sharing a persistence database across applications and using lesser-known parts of the framework such as ChannelManagerService.
Service Station: Building a WCF Router, Part 2. Michele Leroux Bustamante - June 2008 Here we present a deep look into the workings of Windows Communication Foundation routers, exploring the details of pass-through router implementations.
Service Station: Building a WCF Router, Part 1 Michele Leroux Bustamante - April 2008 Here we take a look at WCF clients and services, and explain how to tweak the addressing and message filtering behaviors so you can route services between them.
Mobile WCF: Write an IM App with the .NET Compact Framework Andrew Arnott - Launch 2008 The .NET Compact Framework 3.5 provides a subset of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) functionality that you can harness to communicate between Windows Mobile devices and desktop PCs. We'll show you how.
Foundations: What's New for WCF in Visual Studio 2008 Juval Lowy - February 2008 Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 provide new tools and support that extends Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). Visual Studio 2008 also automates a number of manual WCF tasks for the developer as well.
Foundations: Synchronization Contexts in WCF Juval Lowy - November 2007 After a description of what synchronization contexts are and how WCF uses them, the author demonstrates various options for extending WCF to use custom synchronization contexts, both programmatically and declaratively.
Service Station: WCF Bindings In Depth Aaron Skonnard - July 2007 The WCF programming model makes it easy to configure services with a variety of wire formats and message protocols, thanks to binding.
Service Station: WCF Addressing In Depth Aaron Skonnard - June 2007 This month Aaron Skonnard looks at addressing details surrounding endpoint communication, many of which enable more advanced messaging scenarios.
Service Station: The Service Factory for WCF Aaron Skonnard - February 2007 This month Aaron Skonnard continues his exploration of software factories with a look at the Web Service Software Factory for Windows Communication Foundation.
Foundations: Build a Queued WCF Response Service Juval Lowy - February 2007 With queued calls in Windows Communication Foundation you can perform work in a disconnected manner by sending messages through Microsoft Message Queuing. Juval Lowy explains.
Service Station: WSE 3.0, SOAP Transports, and More Aaron Skonnard - June 2006 It's that time again. Time to answer some of the questions I get on a regular basis. This month I'll look at service orientation and policy-based compatibility, SOAP's transport-neutral design, and Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0.
Security Briefs: Step-by-Step Guide to InfoCard Keith Brown - May 2006 In my April 2006 column I began a discussion of InfoCard, the upcoming identity metasystem, which is being prepared for release in the Windows Vista™ timeframe. If you haven’t read that column, you should definitely start there because I’m going to assume you’re familiar with the basics I covered.
Service Station: All About ASMX 2.0, WSE 3.0, and WCF Aaron Skonnard - January 2006 The release of the Microsoft® . NET Framework 2. 0 reshapes the Web services landscape in several interesting, and perhaps confusing, ways. So this month I'm going to field some of the most common questions related to ASP.
Service Station: Developing .NET Web Services with Beta 2 Aaron Skonnard - April 2005 Version 2. 0 of the Microsoft® . NET Framework makes numerous improvements at various levels in the Web services protocol stack. In addition, better tool support and an increased focus on interoperability make your life easier.
Code Name Indigo: A Guide to Developing and Running Connected Systems with Indigo Don Box - January 2004 This article describes a collection of new programming frameworks that are part of "Longhorn," the upcoming version of Windows. "Indigo," the code name for this framework, provides rich support for service-oriented design that is complementary to traditional object-oriented approaches. Indigo marries the best features of .NET Remoting, ASMX, and .NET Enterprise Services into a unified programming and administration model. Indigo's deep support for standard protocols, including HTTP, XML, and SOAP, makes it easier to integrate applications and services without sacrificing security or reliability.