Archive for March 30, 2010

What is Dublin[Windows Server Appfabric]:-Here is what in MSDN  “Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale and manage Web and composite applications that run on IIS”  .At High-level in simple terms it provides add-ons like Monitoring,Tracking and Persistence into your hosted Workflow and Services without the Developer worried about these Functionalities .

What is Velocity[Appfabric Caching]:- Appfabric caching is the Distributed In-Memory caching Framework from Microsoft.You can also setup it for Distributed Session mgmt.

Today I was giving the new BETA2 release a try and While Configuring and Installing I faced the Same issues Described in the Installation post  below.I removed VS2010 BETA2 and un-install ..NET 4.0 Extension from Control panel Add/Remove Feature and Installed VS-2010 RC and immediately saw the issue.Later I realized that I ve the KB still installed.While Un-installing the KB I faced the issue [Its does not get uninstalled and I manually created the Folders and Config Files to get rid of the un-installation error.Now It worked and I have installed the BETA2. One point unless you read the Installation doc [I do sometimes not read it carefully] that the version for Windows7 is WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_amd64_6.1 and pre-requisite  KB is Windows6.1-KB980423-x64.

Now Start the Installation,Once its done launch the Configuration tool.

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I will Demo a Hello World Solution Tomorrow.However If you see the Dashboard you can see the Details Immediately for Dublin reflected .

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More on Creating the First Solution For Appfabric server and Caching In next Blog Post.

 Videos:-

Installation http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/Endpoint/endpointtv-InstallUninstall-AppFabric–Referencing-Caching-Libraries/

Lab http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/10-4/10-4-Episode-36-Windows-Server-AppFabric-and-Workflow-Services-Lab/

Monitoring and troubleshooting http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/Endpoint/endpointtv-Windows-Server-AppFabric-in-action-monitoring-and-troubleshooting/

For Velocity[Appfabric caching]:- See PDC09 and msDev Site.

AppFabric Home http://blogs.msdn.com/endpoint/archive/2010/02/26/windows-server-appfabric-beta-2-available.aspx

Articles:-

Introduction to Caching with Windows Server AppFabric (Beta 1) http://msdn.microsoft.com/hi-in/library/cc645013(en-us).aspx

Securing Workflow Services Using Credentials http://www.devproconnections.com/article/visual-studio2/Securing-Workflow-Services-Using-Credentials.aspx

Introducing WF services http://www.devproconnections.com/article/microsoft-net-framework/introducing-net-4-0-workflow-services.aspx

Reliable WF http://www.devproconnections.com/article/net-framework-4-0/Designing-Reliable-Workflow-Services.aspx

Routing in AppFabric http://www.theworkflowelement.com/2010/02/devconnections-article-routing-in-appfabric.html

See more here http://www.theworkflowelement.com/

Installation Issues

http://developers.de/blogs/damir_dobric/archive/2010/02/19/uninstalling-of-appfabric-beta-1.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/appfabric/archive/2010/03/05/uninstalling-windows-server-appfabric-beta1-after-vs-10-beta2-net-framework-4-beta2-has-been-uninstalled-or-post-vs-10-rc-install.aspx

Samples:-

Beta2 Samples http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=55a4dceb-a116-4135-b629-035e91390031

http://tailspintravel.codeplex.com/

Workflow, Services and AppFabric for the Web Developer http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dbe54610-44e2-412b-9d4b-17f47bdbde18&displaylang=en

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/ee695849.aspx

Virtual Labs:- http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/ee814756.aspx

Also see the bench mark on velocity Grid Dynamics Benchmarking White Paper

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I ve put together this plan in Codeplex.I want to build an Application framework and here is the Draft of the Items ,I am planning to build in next few days.

Presentation

Framework

OOB Infrastructure services

Others

 

Prism

SL4

 
 

MEF

Claims

 
 

Mobile

SL media framework

 
   

Streaming

 
 

Unit Testing

Workflow

 
 

Mocking

Charting

Rhino mocks/n-mocks

   

SL OOB (n/w detection),COM Support, Office Integration,TextToSpeech

 
   

SP 2010 Integration

 
       

Services

 

   
 

WCF Data services

   
 

RIA Services

   
 

WCF services

 

Duplex, aspnet membership

 

REST /OData Services

 

PNRP

 

Cloud services

   
 

Sockets

   
 

Workflow

   
 

External- Twitter, Facebook etc;

   

Other Framework

Performance

   
 

Server Cache

   
 

Validation

   
 

Caching Client

   
 

Logging

   
 

Exception

   
 

IRON Python

   
 

Rx

   
 

CSLA

   
 

3D

   
 

Sync Framework

   
 

WIF with WCF

   
 

Analytics

   
  Globalization-Localization    
  Security    

Dashboard

Enterprise Services

Trading

 

Social

Admin

User-Info

Search

Real time Stock updates

 

Blogs

Configuration management

Subscription

SharePoint

Portfolio

 

Chat

User management

Task

BI

Charting –Heat maps

 

E-mail

Services management

Notification

 

Betting

 

Rss

Subscription management

Admin

 

Stocks subscriptions

 

Media

Approval

       

Twitter

 
       

Contacts

 
       

Notifications (Offline storage)

 

Presenting @TechED-2010 India

Posted: March 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

I will be presenting at Microsoft TechEd 2010 in Bangalore.The Session is on 14th April 3:45pm – 4:45pm .Here is the session Agenda :-Silverlight and SharePoint-2010 Integration.

An insight into how SharePoint and Silverlight integration can bring more power inside your Enterprise Portals scenarios. Demonstrations will show on how you leverage Silverlight as a technology inside your Enterprise Portals to provide richer experience. Topics covered will include new ideas and methodologies on user interfaces and SharePoint- Silverlight Integration. Various custom Web Parts, Silverlight Webparts, usage of Client Object Model, REST and LINQ in SP2010 will also be demonstrated.

If you are joining Do stop by and attend the session.

This will be the Second SharePoint 2010 Session after the one @SharePoint Conf in LasVegas.

I have added a Screencast to the Codeplex site on NetBuildConfigurator a WEB-GUI tool which generate Msbuild scripts for build,Unit test,Code Coverage,Code Analysis,Security ,Deployment Scripts and many more for Microsoft platform.You can get more details on the Codeplex Site here http://netbuildconfigurator.codeplex.com

and here is the link to the ScreenCast http://netbuildconfigurator.codeplex.com/releases/view/42422