Don Smith

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    Message Protection

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    I look in the window of his office and he's banging away on the keyboard. It doesn't look like he's on disney.com or IMing with his Aussie mates - it looks like real work. A few minutes later an IM window is telling me to link to a blog entry on...
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    Web Service Security Webcasts/ARCasts

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    On Wednesday, Dwayne Taylor, Mark Fussell , Ron Jacobs , and I recorded a live MSDN Webcasts titled Securing Web Services with X.509 Certificates in WSE 3.0 . This webcast is based on the Web Service Security guide we released last month. If you are interested...
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    How confident are you?

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    If you are building connected systems, how confident are you that Microsoft is doing the right thing for you? Are you confident that we're in the process of publishing the right tools and guidance that will make you more successful when building connected...
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    Jason is blogging ... woohoo!

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    It's about time! Jason is the program manager on the Integration & Web Service program on the patterns & practices team (the same program I'm the product manager of). Jason is a really sharp guy and he knows a lot about Web services. I think...
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    Prizes for best bugs

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    Jason is offering prizes for the best bugs found in our October CTP release of the Web Service Security Patterns . Here are the details. Help us find bugs in our October CTP! Compare your security knowledge with the best in the world... ...
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    Web Service Security Patterns: October CTP Released

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    I'm a couple days late with this entry, but I'd be remiss for not mentioning it at all. This release is a substantial improvement over the past releases. We added even more patterns and updated the implementation patterns to take advantage of WSE...
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    What-We-Are-Up-To Webcast

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    I'm sitting here with Ron Jacobs , Eugenio Pace , and Tom Hollander in the MS Studios as we're getting setup to do this live webcast about what each of us is up to here in patterns & practices . You see, Eugenio owns the smart client program...
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    Web Services Architecture Domain Model

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    I'm not in a position to provide any details just yet, but a couple of us on the patterns & practices team have teamed up with heavy hitters like Jason Hogg, Beat Schwegler , Christian Weyer , Wojtek Kozaczynski , Maarten Mullender , Daniel Cazzulino...
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    Principles of Web Service Design

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    John Evdemon just published 2 articles on the principles of web service design. The first one is titled Principles of Service Design: Service Patterns and Anti-Patterns and in my opinion should be required reading for anyone who is new to web...
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    Interested in secure, interoperable web services?

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    Well, then you may want to tune into a webcast we're recording live on Thursday the 25th. You can find out more about the webcast here . Okay, to get you up to speed quickly, we have this WS-I Basic Security Profile Sample Application which...
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    Web Service Security Patterns: August CTP just dropped

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    Just a quick note to let you know that we just posted the August CTP release of the security patterns content to the community at http://practices.gotdotnet.com/projects/sopatterns . The biggest change from the last release is the inclusion of the...
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    You're out of excuses

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    Admittedly this guide is probably late for some of you ... but others of you still have VB6 apps out there that you need to evolve, manage, and support ... wouldn't it be easier if they were .NET apps? Chances are, you've decided that your new development...
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    What you can expect to find here

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    You may not know this, but the patterns & practices team is pretty amped about making stuff that architects and Web service developers actually need (or at least make them happy). I know this because that's what they pay me for ;) If you're building...
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    Okay, I think I'm straight

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    I was dorkin' around with my workblog the other day and it dawned on me that I never posted about how I recently switched jobs ... everyone blogs about this ... cool, so let me tell you what I'm up to these days ... and why you care. I've been at Microsoft...
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    Microsoft Web Services and Other Distributed Technologies Developer Center

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    I'll just lay the canned spiel on ya: MSDN is pleased to announce the launch of the new Microsoft Web Services and Other Distributed Technologies Developer Center at http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices/ , a new and improved version of the Web...
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    Web Services Security Patterns ... finally

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    The patterns & practices team has been working on a set of Web service security patterns for a few months now. Until today, the content was only available to those who were invited to join the community workspace. Now anyone can join the workspace...
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    OT: If you're not using Virtual PC ... you should be

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    Okay, before I go anywhere, I want to give 100% credit for this post to John Bristowe . He showed me this at Tech-Ed. He was going to do a Grok Talk on the subject, but just got too busy I think. He (and me too now) is genuinely shocked more developers...
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    What document-oriented means to me

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    I'm WAY behind on my blog reading (and writing) ... so, in an attempt to recify that, I'm going back and reading a bunch of old posts. Way back in January, Tim was postulating on what document-oriented really means . And since I have a viewpoint about...
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    Ever have one of those days?

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    You know the kind of day I'm talking about. One of those days when the sun it warmer, the clouds are fewer, the food tastes better, the birds are singing louder, and everything just falls into place exactly how you want it to. Well, I had one of those...
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    Deciding local-or-remote at runtime

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    I've seen a number of Web service implementations where there was a possibility that when deployed, the Web service and its client could end up on the same machine. This is most common when the client is a Web (HTML) application. In these scenarios, you...
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    Dynamic portTypes and Grid Computing?

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    I was onsite with a customer the other day discussing the architecture of one of their future applications. I was only there for the day, so we obviously couldn't go into too much depth. They just wanted a sanity check to make sure they weren't going...
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    Versioning at Tech-Ed 2005

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    I'm going to be doing a session at Tech-Ed in June titled, Versioning services and contracts on the .NET Framework . This is what the abstract looks like: As Web services continue to become the backbone of our connected systems, developers must...
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    WSE 2.0 SP3 Released

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    WSE 2.0 SP3 was released on MSDN today. This was a release designed to fix important security and stress issues since the WSE 2.0 SP2 release. There are no new features and no changes to the API. Go get it .
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    SOAP Toolkit or COM Interop?

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    If you have the requirement to consume a Web service from unmanaged/native code (like VB 6.0), your first thought might be to use the same tool we've used to do this for years: The SOAP Toolkit. Don't! As you can see from this link ... http:...
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    WSDL.EXE problem with BEA WSDL

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    As it turns out, using the 1.x builds of the .NET Framework, wsdl.exe (and VS.NET) are sometimes unable to process perfectly good WSDL documents generated from the latest versions of BEA WebLogic Workshop. If the WSDL contains multiple schemas,...
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