As Pablo announced last week, now you can download a virtual pc image with SO-Aware Express fully installed and configured. This image could be used by customers that are interested on testing SO-Aware without having to request specific hardware within their organizations. The VPC image is really small and can be downloaded from the following links.
SO-Aware Visual Studio plug-in
In order to enhance the development experience with SO-Aware, we've just made available a Visual Studio plug-in that allows client applications to generate a WCF service reference directly from SO-Aware!!!!!!
After you install the SO-Aware plug-in, you will find a new dialog item when you right click on a Visual Studio project.
When selecting that option, you will get a new dialog box to browse a specific instance of the SO-Aware repository and select the specific service version you would like to generate a proxy for. The SO-Aware dialog box is illustrated in the following figure.
What does this means? Well, in general, you can use WCF clients with 0 CONFIGURATION AND 0 EXTRA CODE!!!!! The experiencing for consuming a completely secured WCF service will be as simple as:
1: private static void Test()
3: CRMServiceClient service = new CRMServiceClient();
4: var accounts= service.GetAccounts();
You can download the Visual Studio for SO-Aware as part of our SDK: http://www.tellagostudios.com/resources/so-aware-sdk-samples-and-utilities . You can find more information about the plug-in in our product weblog: http://www.tellagostudios.com/add-service-reference-so-aware-visual-studio
I hope you enjoy this two new announcements. As always feel free to email us with your feedback.