Matt Powell

Web Platform and Tools

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    WS-Federation, WS-Trust and WS-SecureConversation Workshop Materials

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    In case you missed the Workshop and you wanted to see the information discussed on WS-Federation, the materials including the powerpoints have been published for about a week. Keep checking out the Workshops home page for the latest information on Web...
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    WS-Addressing EndpointReferences

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    As part of my new emphasis , I would like to point out what I would consider the most significant blog post on Web services that I have seen this month. Check out Hervey's post on WS-Addressing EndpointReferences .
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    Blog Variations

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    You should be seeing some changes in my blog in the coming weeks (okay, maybe not over the holidays but next week and in January). There is a reason for this and it is here . Notice that on the Visual C# developer center, there is a section called "Duncan...
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    Me and the Hybrid

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    My car wouldn't start Weds. morning. I ended up working from home all day as I arranged a tow truck to haul my car off and found myself unable to get a hold of my wife who was helping in one of my children's class rooms. It worked out relatively well...
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    New Standards Licensing Site

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    Microsoft has created a new Intellectual Property licensing site . Included in the initial offering: WS-Security. Not that there is anything different than before about licensing WS-Security, but it is a part of the new site.
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    My Namesake

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    <writingBreak> I occasionally go up to google and see what I get when I search on my name . Over the course of history (okay, over the course of the last 5 or 6 years) I've held my own for the most part at the top of the “Matt Powell”...
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    Legos

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    Opaque or Binary Data in a Web service is like transporting action figures on a Lego train. More soon...
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    The Meaning of Everything

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    The local NPR affiliate, KUOW, featured Simon Winchester, the author of The Meaning of Everything , on its daily Weekday show today. The subtitle of the book is “The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary.“ I can waste hours flipping through...
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    The Training Not Taken

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    I was scheduled to be OOF today and tomorrow in training. I love good training. Quite often you come back from good training revitalized with a new outlook concerning certain parts of your life and your job. We had to cancel the training I was scheduled...
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    Signal to Noise Ratio

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    In getting feedback on my proposed bloglist page on the MSDN Web Services Developer Center, Danny Ayers mentioned that I had an equivalent signal to noise ratio as Sam Ruby and yet I am considering dropping Sam from the list. I don't see that combining...
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    Thanks for the Feedback

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    I want to thank everyone for the feedback on my proposed listing of the MSDN Web Services Developer Center blog page. There are definitely some great suggesitons--but now the list I have is too long so I'm going to have to do some cutting. Apologies to...
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    Bloggers Page on Webservices Developers Center

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    Being the Content Strategist for the MSDN Web Services Developer Center , one of the things I am responsible for is the list of bloggers that I have in the community section. This page has not been updated as much as it could and I have to admit that...
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    Goin' to LA

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    I'm getting ready to head down to the PDC on Sunday. I understand it is in the 90s (F) down there. We have been working like mad to get the Web Services developer center and other parts of MSDN ready for the tidal wave of new technologies that will be...
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    Web Services Specs

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    Over the last couple years Microsoft, IBM and others have been working together to create a number of Web services specifications that add higher layer functionality to the popular base functionality of XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI. A plethora of specifications...
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    Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

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    When I was about 6 years old we made a trip to Yellowstone National Park (circa 1969). We came upon a traffic jam and there on the side of the road were two small bear cubs. Cars had stopped and kids were petting them as their smiling parents looked on...
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    Workshop Invitation

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    If you have a WS-ReliableMessaging implementation (and don't we all) you should make sure you attend the interop workshop .
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    Walking Graphics

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    This is really cool. For best results click the “Lines” button. Don't forget to try the rotating arrows.
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    "Must Read" Web Service content

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    If you have been confused about all the Web services specs and how they fit together and what the bigger picture is, have we got a whitepaper for you. Microsoft and IBM have just released a joint whitepaper “ Secure, Reliable, Transacted Web...
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    Workshops

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    If you have looked at any of the Web service specifications that Microsoft, IBM, and others have been publishing you may have wondered, “How do I get involved in this process?” The answer is that efforts have been going on all along and we...
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    MSDN and Atomic Energy

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    I was reading through the stats feature for my blog that Scott put together. One of the referrering pages was http://www.iaea.org/ and it said it was referring to my post on changes at MSDN . Interesting
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    Web Services and SOA vs. Platform Integration

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    I was re-reading Graham Murray's comment to a post I made earlier about Web services and the end of integration costs. It got me thinking... I don't see the realization of SOA as killing off integration nearly as much as I see it opening the doors...
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    Goin' to PDC

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    Forget World Peace...or whirled peas...how about Galactic Peace . Stop the fighting and go to PDC .
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    Cool Content Coming to the Web Services Developer Center

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    We finally got Don Smith's piece up on WSE 2.0 Security on the Web service developers center . Here are a few more pieces that have been a little long in coming but are finally coming around: Ingo Rammer has written an article on Role Based Security...
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    WS-I Basic Profile Released

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    The WS-I Basic Profile 1.0 is finally released .  Congratulations to everyone who put in a lot of work to get this completed!
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    Yasser vs Doug

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    First, Doug takes some good natured shots at Software Legend, Yasser Shohoud. Next, Yasser shoots back with previous hairstyles for the bald-one. All in good fun while discussing some great technical details about Web services.  We'll make sure...
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