Matt Powell

Web Platform and Tools

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    WS-* Specifications Simply Explained

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    The Intro to WSA article that we published today is one of my favorite articles that we have published recently. Felipe, Chris and Don worked on this piece for a long time and it does a nice job of explaining the underlying rationale for the Web service...
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    Web Services in 2005

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    Back from a two week vacation (okay, I was back yesterday, but I was really busy yesterday), I wanted to reflect a little on the coming year and where Web services will be going. To start off I want to say where we are with Web services. First of all...
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    Taking the Dentist Thing One Step Further

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    Chris' post on trauma at the dentist reminded me of my mother's recent experience - not with the dentist actually, but with the evil little tools of torture they use (this post is not for the squeamish). My mom is undergoing chemotherapy (nasty pills...
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    John and Benjamin are at it again

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    John Bristowe and Benjamin Mitchell, Microsoft Regional Directors from opposite sides of the British Commonwealth, have come together once again in the world that is MSDN to add to their previous multimedia adventure by joining Carl and Rory on .NET Rocks...
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    WSE 2.0 is Released!

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    It is finally here! WSE 2.0 is now available as a free download. Coolest Feature: The policy support (WS-Policy) makes the task of creating secure messages a breeze. Not just signing and encrypting, but verifying that messages do meet the policy criterion...
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    Top 10 Kent Resolutions

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    Since Kent won't tell us what his resolution is , unlike others of us who did (and I know I personally have suffered the humiliation of limited success in my resolutionary regard), I have come up with my own list of possible Kent Sharkey resolutions....
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    Vault + Mono = Linux Support

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    I don't pretend to be on top of all the work done in the Mono world , but this strikes me as being the first comercial application that: 1. is advertising that it supports running on Mono 2. has gone through the work to test on Mono, and I suspect...
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    Welcome to the New MSDN Web Services Developer Center Home Page

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    The MSDN Web Services Developer Center homepage has had an update that has proven successful on a number of other MSDN developer centers. The main difference is that now my blog (well, not all of my blog, but all the posts that have to do with Web services...
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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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    Samurai

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    [Edited to correct the spelling of SamUrai] Loved The Return of the King as indicated in an earlier post . Saw it a second time with the rest of my family and it was still good. But I'm here to say that I liked The Last Samurai better. My wife loves...
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    Sad to see Kazu go

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    I'm a baseball fan and more importantly am a Seattle Mariners fan (so don't expect me to quote National League player statistics). I have season tickets to the Mariners and have participated in their Fantasy Camp . Good times. One of the cooler things...
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    Data Access and Storage

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    Dare spilled the beans about how he is working on trying to create an MSDN XML Developer Center. Aaron caught onto this and tried to rationalize why there isn't an XML and SQL dev center on MSDN already. Well, Dare mentioned the state on the former...
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    WSDL with .NET Attribution

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    Keith Pijanowski's article was published last Friday. Keith did a nice job of providing an exhaustive list of attibution options that you can use within your .ASMX Web service to control the automatic WSDL generation. Christian then made the excellent...
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    But nobody does anything about it...

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    OK...I've got to talk about the weather. If you haven't heard yet, we had snow here in the state of Washington. What with all the global warming it has been awhile since that has happened significantly around these parts. I live in an area that is kind...
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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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    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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    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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    Check out www.WebServiceResource.com

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    http://www.webserviceresource.com A fairly new site with links to all kinds of Web service information from tools to tutorials to hosting services and even Web service developers. -Matt
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    WSE 2.0 Hands on Labs

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    Here at TechEd we have created two Hands On Labs for attendees to walk through in order to get a good introductory feel of the features of the WSE 2.0. These labs are now available for everyone on the Web Services Developer Center on MSDN. Find them...
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    Rant Continued: Avoiding the DOM?

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    More feedback from my earlier post... ChadBr came up with the best reason I have heard so far on when you might return XML encoded as a string instead of the actual XML from a Web service. What if you don't want the overhead of creating the DOM...
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    TechEd Europe

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    I won't be there but there will be plenty of others who will have some great things to say about Web services. One such person is Clemens Vasters who zipped down to Amsterdam at a mere 200 km/h (124 m/h). And of course while he was traveling at this white...
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    Free Visual Studio for Web Service Development

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    You might not have noticed but the recently announced Visual Studio 2005 Express Beta allows for doing Web Service development. Download the Visual Web Deveveloper 2005 Express Edition Beta and one of the types of projects you can create is a Web service...
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    Lesson Learned: Don't Fiddle with your Tablet Pen

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    During my weekly meeting with my boss (the best time to do stupid things, don't you think?) I had my tablet pc in hand and was taking a few notes w/ the pen. We got into a discussion of one sort or another when suddenly, SNAP! As I'm akin to do with normal...
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    VB Content Strategist will need to live in Redmond

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    I seem to be getting this question from everyone. Yes the Visual Basic Content Strategist position I am looking to fill is a position in Redmond. This is really non-negotiable for me. Also, I appreciate everyone who has sent me queries about the position...
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    It's Here! WSE 2.0 SP2

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    Today Microsoft released Service Pack 2 for Web Services Enhancements 2.0 . Update your install today. For those who grabbed the SP2 pre-release, there are some small changes in the final version so you will want to make sure you get the final (the pre...
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