|Windows Communication Foundation|
- Programming SOA with WCF
Juval Lowy led several sessions on Windows Communication Foundation, Microsoft's tool for service-oriented programming. WCF provides "off-the-shelf plumbing" that lets developers spend more time on business logic.
- Instance management, security in WCF
Dr. Dobbs' .NET 3.0 Roadshow devoted much attention to Windows Communication Foundation. Here we look at how to manage and secure the message that WCF sends.
|Windows Workflow Foundation|
- An introduction to WF
Brian Noyes explained the inner workings of Windows Workflow Foundation, including its hosting model and its communication options. The ultimate goal is to graphically depict business processes in a way everyone can understand.
- An introduction to Windows CardSpace
Michele Leroux Bustamante offered a look inside Microsoft's new identity metasystem, in which users create "cards" containing personal information. It promises better security that the username and password method of identity management.
|Windows Presentation Foundation|
- Building rich applications with WPF
Brian Noyes ended the event by discussing the pros and cons of Windows Presentation Foundation, Microsoft's upcoming UI framework. The "eye candy" is impressive, but the road to it can be bumpy, he said.
|Links from the presenters|
- .NET 3.0 Adoption and the current relative importance of its pieces (Brian Noyes)
- WPF and WF slides and demos (Brian Noyes)
- WCF Security and Windows CardSpace code samples (Michele Leroux Bustamante)
|Additional resources from SearchVB.com|
- Learning Guide: Windows Communication Foundation
- Tip: Getting started with Windows Communication Foundation development
- Learning Guide: Windows Workflow Foundation
- Tip: Getting started with Windows Workflow Foundation development
- Tip: What's up with Windows CardSpace
- Learning Guide: Windows Presentation Foundation