WCF Firestarter

A special monthly meeting will be held at the Microsoft Greater PA Office in Malvern, PA on Saturday, September 18 from 8:30-5:00. Refreshments are provided courtesy of Microsoft.

Registration, Breakfast, Opening Remarks

Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at 8:30 am
Dani DiazMS

Learn how to build cutting edge service based applications using Windows Communications Foundation. This full day of training covers WCF from the ground up and inlcudes the latest data access technologies. These skills are critical for enterprise application development and cloud integration.

Intro to SOA & WCF

Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at 8:45 am
Miguel Castro

Jump right in to understanding what service orientation is and how WCF is the preferred technology for this architecture. You’ll see how services get written in WCF from scratch and using best practices from the beginning.

Most Common WCF Usage Configurations

Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at 10:15 am
Miguel Castro

WCF has many characteristics, each with several options. There are however some optimal settings for the most common scenarios. In this session you’ll learn the whys and hows for configuring WCF services to work optimally in the areas of instantiation, concurrency, transactions, security, and bindings.

REST Programming With WCF

Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Dani DiazMS

With .NET 3.5 came the addition of the System.Service.Web assembly and the addition of REST capabilities to WCF. REST is an HTTP-based messaging protocol that is common in web applications today and even more common in non-.NET services that expose API (think Twitter & Google). In this session, you’ll learn how to expose your services using REST and also how to consume non-.NET REST APIs using WCF.

WCF Data Services

Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at 2:00 pm
Bill WolffMVP

You have seen all the various ways you can leverage WCF, but what if all you want to do is expose your data via HTTP? In that case, you can simplify your development, by using WCF Data Services. In this session we will learn how to easily expose your data using Entity Framework in a RESTful fashion using WCF Data Services, how to consume WCF Data Services.

What’s New With WCF 4.0

Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at 3:30 pm
Miguel Castro

No Day-Of-WCF would be complete without letting you know what’s new with .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010. This session will give you a heads up on several new and powerful features introduced in WCF 4.0. Among these are “Configuration-less Hosting”, “Discovery”, “Routing”, and an intro to the new Azure Service Bus.