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Video – Getting Started with LINQ in .NET 3.5 by dwahlin

A few weeks back my company offered a free online webinar on LINQ technologies to help developers more easily make the transition to LINQ.  While there was a great turn out at the webinar, I received several emails from people who couldn’t attend...
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Pushing Data to a Silverlight Client with a WCF Duplex Service – Part II by dwahlin

In Part 1 of this series on pushing data to a Silverlight client with a WCF polling duplex service I demonstrated how service contracts and operations can be defined on the server.  WCF has built-in support for duplex communication (two-way communication...
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Creating a Silverlight 2 Client Access Policy Socket Server by dwahlin

Silverlight 2 provides built-in support for sockets which allows servers to push data to Silverlight clients. By using this feature clients can avoid polling the server on a timed basis to ensure that clients are kept up-to-date. If you're new to the...
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Free eBook - Best of Simple Talk ASP.NET by dwahlin

I wrote a few articles for the Simple Talk Website (run by RedGate Software ) over the past year and was honored to be included in the "Best of Simple Talk ASP.NET" eBook they just released.  The book is a free PDF that covers a lot of...

Service Pack 1 Beta Released for Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 by dwahlin

Microsoft just released the SP1 beta for Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 and it includes a huge number of new features and enhancements.  Check out Scott Guthrie's blog for details but here's a quick list of what's included: ASP.NET...

Orlando 2008 DevConnections Talks by dwahlin

I'm in Orlando this week speaking at the DevConnections conference on 3 different topics.  It's my personal favorite as far as conferences go and features a lot of cool technologies, people and events.  This week I'm covering custom ASP.NET...

Silverlight 2 Networking Options by dwahlin

I've been spending my nights working on a new book covering Silverlight 2 and have been focusing on the new networking features that are available in the System.Net and related namespaces.  Silverlight's great at animating objects, performing transformations...

LINQ to XSD by dwahlin

One of the cool features in VB 9.0 is the ability to work directly with XML in code without having to wrap quotes around everything.  If you're a C# developer, that's a feature that we don't have although you can do similar things with LINQ to XML...
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Upcoming .NET Courses in 2008 by dwahlin

I've had several people here in the Phoenix area and others I've met at ASP.NET Connections conferences ask when I'll be teaching specific .NET classes in 2008 and my standard reply has been "I'm not sure at this point". We have things scheduled out past...

Exchanging Binary Data with MTOM and Web Services by dwahlin

In the distributed computing class I'm teaching this week we're covering a few topics related to the Web Service Enhancements V3 (WSE3). One of the nice features of WSE3 (and WCF for that matter) is that it can be used to exchange binary data quite easily...
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