• Justin Smith's Blog

    The Black Swan

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    Nassim Nicholas Taleb is one of my favortie authors, even though I've only read two of his books: Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan. Both offer challenges to anyone making predictions about the future (stock market behavior, corporate success or...
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    Introduction to BizTalk.NET Services

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    Background BizTalk.NET Services ( http://labs.biztalk.net ) is a nascent and experiemental project that is all about generic, secure connectivity. Many WCF customers ask us how to notify client applications that something has happened in a service. If...
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    Open Positions

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    There are a few positions open in my group. My manager (James Conard) has posted some info here . These positions are related to technologies on the near horizon, but there is sure to be quite a bit of new technologies to follow. I am a newbie to Microsoft...
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    Podcast with Jon Udell

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    Jon just published a podcast where we discuss how WCF in Orcas simplifies Syndication and RESTful style architectures. Hear it here .
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    Inside WCF published

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    Yesterday I was pounding away on my keyboard and talking on the phone in my office when Kathleen Atkins (my editor) walked in and handed me a copy of my WCF book. It was way cool to see a physical copy. Amazon link.
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    Web and SOAP via WCF

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    WCF in Orcas introduces several new types that, among other things, dramatically simplify the work needed to write applications that adhere to the protocols of the web. These types of services are commonly described as having a REST-ful architectural...
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    BizTalk Services CTP is Public

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    The BizTalk Services CTP is available for all to play with. In general, the concept is services in the cloud. It's a gross understatement, but enough for now. It's way cool because it opens the door for some innovative service scenarios. I plan on blogging...
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    .NET Framework Beta 1 Available for Download

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    The .NET Fx 3.5 Beta 1 is now available here . Check it out. It's a set of Virtual PC files, so there is no install hocus pocus. Some of the features in .NET Fx 3.5 (as it relates to WCF): WCF web programming, syndication, JSON messages, and integration...
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    Syndication - Beyond the News

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    The next version of the .NET Framework ( Orcas ) includes support for web programming via WCF. In this context, web programming is the inclusion of web-centric protocols and constructs into the WCF programming model. Specifically, the WCF-related parts...
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    Hello World

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    Hi. My name is Justin Smith - I joined Microsoft last week as a Technical Evangelist. My office is in building 18 on the Redmond campus. As shown in this post , I swallowed the red pill. For the forseeable future, my focus is to help drive the adoption...
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