Daily Blog Post 05/27/2008

  • Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Hands-on Lab

    Encouraged from the positive feedback in terms of number of participants and attendees’ comments, this week the Swiss MSDN Team hold once again another Hands-on Lab here in Wallisellen. This time the topic was Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), the powerful Microsoft technology to built service-oriented systems, based on connected services and applications.

    The lab was divided into 2 parts. In the first part, after a short introduction about the technology, people where required to build a service that exposes 2 endpoints: one available for external communication, for clients on platforms others than windows, accessing the service using HTTP and SSL (to guarantee confidentiality); and another one for internal windows clients (for communication inside an organization within a windows environment) accessing the service using TCP.

    In the case of the TCP Endpoint people were asked to use Windows Integrated Security as authentication mechanism, while for the HTTP Endpoint, basic authentication in combination with SSL was used.

    The last part of the lab showed attendees how to host a service inside Internet Information Server 7 with WAS (Windows Activation Services), which offers for the first time support for non-HTTP Protocols inside IIS.

    tags: wcf, hands-on_labs, microsoft, blog, gettingstarted, knowhow, .net, programming, webservice

  • Xobni is the Outlook plug-in that helps you organize your flooded inbox.
    „Bill Gates called Xobni the next generation of
    social networking.“
    -Newsweek
    More Press
    Sidebar View of Past Conversations & Attachments
    Don’t waste time hunting for information buried in email – everything is right there in the sidebar.
    Lightning Fast Email Search
    Locate lost attachments, contacts, conversations and more with search that responds as you type.

    tags: outlook, tools, productivity, plugin, software, microsoft, analytics

  • tags: software, vb6, migration, vb.net, commercial

    • VB Migration Partner is an innovative conversion tool that helps you port VB6 applications
      to VB2005 or VB2008. It supports virtually all VB6 features and controls, and generates .NET
      Framework applications with fewer errors and in less time than any other conversion
      tool on the market.
  • About

    Flash Zoomer enables to zoom an image and provides an navigator window. Setup is very simple – image is defined as external parameter which makes it easy to implement the zoomer in your CMS or eCommerce application. The zoomer is skinnable, you can plug in your icons, change colors, or mouse pointers.
    Features

    – skinnable
    – navigator window
    – image as parameter
    – zommSteps as parameter
    – security feature personalizes your zoomer
    – ideal for CMS / eCommerce integration

    tags: zoom, flash, usercontrol, free, software, webdesign, photogallery

  • A large collection of nifty web 2.0 demos

    tags: ajax, javascript, web2.0, scripts, webdesign, code, jquery

  • Streber is a free wiki driven project management tool written in php5. Freelancers and small teams can easily setup projects and keep track of tasks, issues, bugs, efforts etc. Project-User-Rights can be adjusted e.g. to provide clients a limited view of the current project state.
    It supports very easy Installation with FTP.

    tags: php, opensource, projectmanagement, project, management, collaboration, groupware, software, freeware, portal

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