DinnerNow.net 1.3 for Visual Studio "Orcas" beta 1

Last Friday the Connected Systems Evangelism team released an update to the DinnerNow.net application. 

DinnerNow is a fictitious marketplace where customers can order food from local restaurants for delivery to their home or office. This sample application is designed to demonstrate how you can develop a connected application using several new Microsoft technologies, including: IIS7, ASP.NET Ajax Extensions, Linq, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Powershell, and the .NET Compact Framework.


The DinnerNow.net 1.3 release contains some significant enhancements and several bug fixes. Version 1.3 utilizes the .NET Framework 3.0 and it has been tested on both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn) Beta 3.



Some of the new features in version 1.3 include:

  • New Service Portfolio.   The "Service Portfolio" is the code that consists of the services, data access, workflow, and business logic for the scenario.  It has been completely rewritten.
  • Unit tests for the entire service portfolio
  • Documentation for the service portfolio that was generated from the C# source code using SandCastle
  • New mobile device application that can connect to the host services and update orders
  • Support for the Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional SDK
  • Updated walkthrough document that includes information about the Windows Mobile components
  • Extended Verification (EV) cert for the DinnerNow.net site
  • Support for user specified installation paths.   We have removed the requirement to install the sample at c:\DinnerNow

In addition to version 1.3, we are also releasing a version of DinnerNow.net that has been developed againist Visual Studio "Orcas" and the .NET Framework 3.5 beta 1.   

This version takes advantage of new Orcas features including:

  • Language Integrated Query for .NET (LINQ) and LINQ-to-SQL
  • Workflow Services (codenamed "Silver")
  • WCF RSS services

There are a few known issues with the 1.0 Orcas version.  Please review the DinnerNow.net Orcas v1.0 (for Orcas beta 1) – Known Issues document.

Finally, we have also released five new hands-on labs for Orcas beta 1.  These labs are based on the DinnerNow.net scenario, however, you do *NOT* need to have the DinnerNow.net sample application installed in order to use them.

Get all of the above from here on the CodePlex DinnerNow.net site!

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