Oct 15

BizTalk360 version 7.0 – Story behind the creation

We are known for our constant releases every 4-5 months ones adding 3-4 core features and getting it to the customers as soon as possible. But BizTalk360 version 7.0 is something different and special for us.  This is not one of our regular releases. Our original intention was just to give a make over, but … Continue reading BizTalk360 version 7.0 – Story behind the creation

By Saravana

Oct 6

BizTalk360 and future of SilverLight

In the last few months I have heard this question at least dozen times from  existing customers and new prospects. I replied back to them via email and in person during presentations. I’m sure there are lot of people out there with the same question in mind. So, I thought I’ll write down my views … Continue reading BizTalk360 and future of SilverLight

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Feb 15

BizTalk360 – Silverlight Caching issue with Chrome

With our 3.2 release we restructured the navigation menu to make it bit more simpler. The LHS shows the old navigation and the RHS showing the new navigation (Data folder). In the above screens, Chrome and IE are actually accessing the same resource (URL). IE is smart enough to refresh the new Silverlight XAP files … Continue reading BizTalk360 – Silverlight Caching issue with Chrome

By Saravana

Jul 15

The Future of Middleware and the BizTalk Roadmap – Recap

This week was an incredible week for people who were involved in BizTalk Server. At the Microsoft World Partner Conference 2011 Tony Meleg (Microsoft) delivered an important session “The Future of Middleware and the BizTalk Roadmap“. Richard Seroter nicely summarized his view here.  After so much buzz in the twitter and blog space, I decided … Continue reading The Future of Middleware and the BizTalk Roadmap – Recap

By Saravana

Jun 17

Azure AppFabric Service bus, Silverlight Integration – End-to-End (walkthrough) – Part 2

Introduction In part 1 we setup the scene by creating a simple Silverlight/WCF application. In that application the Silverlight application is initialized, it made a call to the underlying WCF service operation “GetWelcomeText” and displayed the text on the UI. We used the basicHttpBinding to establish communication between the SL client and WCF service. In … Continue reading Azure AppFabric Service bus, Silverlight Integration – End-to-End (walkthrough) – Part 2

By Saravana

Jun 16

Sorting out AppFabric Service bus, Silverlight and Clientaccesspolicy.xml issue -hidden gem in Azure AppFabric SDK CTP 2.0

By default Silverlight applications are allowed to access resources (services) only from the location from where they originated. From Silverlight 2.0 support was included to access services from a remote server (cross-domain), as long as the remote server allows the Silverlight application to access it. This gave administrators more control on who is accessing the … Continue reading Sorting out AppFabric Service bus, Silverlight and Clientaccesspolicy.xml issue -hidden gem in Azure AppFabric SDK CTP 2.0

By Saravana

Mar 7

SilverLight-Prism – The IModuleCatalog is required and cannot be null in order to initialize the modules.

I guess most of my readers are from BizTalk/BPM background. So, some of these post may not be relevant to them. I’m just using the blog as reference archive for all of the issues I’m encountering during my Silverlight learning. So, please feel free to ignore id 😉 Exception Detail: System.InvalidOperationException was unhandled by user … Continue reading SilverLight-Prism – The IModuleCatalog is required and cannot be null in order to initialize the modules.

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Feb 28

Steps for creating your UserControl from your derived class

When you start learning Silverlight or even to some extend on a medium size project, you’ll be fine with deriving your user controls directly from System.Windows.Controls.UserControl. But soon you’ll be in a situation to derive your user controls from your own custom user control to keep something consistent. Here are the steps Step 1: Create … Continue reading Steps for creating your UserControl from your derived class

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Feb 25

Why is my WCF RIA Service, Types or Properties not visible to Silverlight Client

Properties missing on the client side: For people coming from SOAP/WSDL services background will find it hard to grasp some of the concepts of WCF RIA service initially.  Say for example if you got an web service operation similar to this on your .asmx or WCF service public Employee GetEmployee() when you generate the proxy … Continue reading Why is my WCF RIA Service, Types or Properties not visible to Silverlight Client

By Saravana

Feb 25

My Silverlight Adventure

My latest technology adventure area is Silverlight (3 and 4), WCF RIA Services, PRISM, MEF and Unity. We are using them internally to build a rich portal across our Business Application on top of BizTalk BAM data. For the past few months I’m going through tons of reading materials to familiarise myself with all these … Continue reading My Silverlight Adventure

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