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    WCF and the Line-of-Business Adapter SDK

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    Microsoft intended WCF to be a generalized communication framework - the programming framework that developers would use to communicate with anything . Around the initial release of WCF, in December 2006, people thought of it as a web services thang....
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    Want to connect to Windows Sharepoint services or Sharepoint Server programmatically?

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    The WSS network interface is documented here . What it means is you can browse, save, or insert files into lists and libraries programmatically, from any app that can do REST style invocations, Web services, or Win32. Any app including apps that run...
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    Develop Ruby in Visual Studio (on VS Shell?)

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    Where's Ruby? There is a 3rd-party Ruby (and Rails) developer capability built on top of Visual Studio. It's called Ruby In Steel - you can find it here http://www.sapphiresteel.com . This is one of those deals where you license Visual Studio, then...
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    WCF Webcast series by MLB

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    MSDN Webcast Series: Windows Communication Foundation Top to Bottom Michele has just completed a 15-part webcast series on WCF. Wow!~ A thorough primer on WCF, now available in a concise series of webcasts, all available for free, on-demand. ...
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    SCA is an endorsement of WCF?

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    huh? SCA is an endorsement of WCF ? Seriously? I posted earlier in the summer about SCA and made a statement to that effect. That post just got a comment questioning my sanity or intelligence or both (the comment asked if I was in marketing. Can...
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    SOA Story featuring WebSphere and WCF Interop, and wow! Look at those prices!

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    This is an older story, but you may have missed it. (I did!) Insurance provider Safeco initiated a SOA effort and within that, built a new application using WebSphere Process Server, ASP.NET, and WCF Services written in C#. The story was written up on...
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    ESB Guidance

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    In October of 2006, Microsoft introduced something we called "ESB Guidance" at the Microsoft SOA & BPM Conference, held annually in Redmond. ( This year's event is October 29-November 2). The Guidance, as I'll call it, is a package of stuff designed...
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    Open XML a superb standard - says Mono dude

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    Slashdot reports that Miguel de Icaza, founder of GNOME and Mono, recently remarked in a Google groups discussion that Open XML is a “superb standard” and that the spec has been unfairly criticized. “ OOXML is a superb standard and yet, it has been FUDed...
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    For Date or Time values and Interop: watch the transitions!

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    Someone asked, My client has an asp.net application in which there is a lot of date/time management. DB server, application server and the client PCs are in different timezones, so they want to ensure that time management is done in one timezone...
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    on SOA, open standards, open source, and other nonsense

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    I read a blog post by Loraine Lawson that she titled "Biz Talk Server R2 Offers Peek at Microsoft's SOA Strategy". I found a bunch of things in that post disconcerting. Thought I'd respond a little here, not directly to the blog in detail, but more generally...
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    WCF and interop with Javascript

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    Check out this short post from Livz.org on WCF interop with Javascript.
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    XBOX + BizTalk Services + CardSpace + Lego Robot =?

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    AniB posts about a demo that Justin Smith did with Kim Cameron at Digital ID World conference yesterday. It linked a Lego Mindstorms Robot to an XBOX controller, and included a digital identity based on an CardSpace InfoCard connected to the identity...
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    Commentary: OASIS is on the wrong path with the SCA standardization effort

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    I am sort of on an SCA kick here. I just saw this post from Dick Weisinger of Formtek . In it he questions the approach OASIS is taking with the SCA family of specifications. Dick implies that SOA is already too complex for most people, and creating six...
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    BizTalk Adapter Pack - beta 2

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    Beta 2 release of the BizTalk Adapter Pack is out! The BizTalk Adapter Pack Beta brings us closer to our vision of enabling a single connectivity model and a set of adapters for connecting to key LOB applications from the Microsoft platform. The adapters...
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    Guerrilla SOA = Real World SOA?

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    A couple weeks back, in a post entitled "The time may be ripe for ‘Guerrilla SOA’", Joe McKendrick wrote about a meme that Jim Webber of Thoughtworks initially introduced in an interview with Infoq.com. The idea is that if SOA adoption for a company requires...
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    Zorro as SOA architect?

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    The latest from Zorro cracked me up. Where is he going with this?
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