Matt Powell

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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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    Off to the XML Developers Conference

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    I'm jumping in my car and driving down to Chris's XML Developers Conference this afternoon. I attended last year and will be sure to bring my xpath t-shirt. I should make it to the get together tonight (assuming traffic is not too bad and no nearby volcanoes...
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    MSDN TV: WSE 2.0 Security

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    Instead of listening to the same ol' Microsoft heads talking about Web service technology, we rounded up a couple Microsoft Regional Directors to provide some information on WSE 2.0 Security down at TechEd in San Diego. John Bristowe and Benjamin Mitchell...
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    Did you know there is a new TechNet Magazine?

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    From the people who gave you (and continue giving you) MSDN Magazine , a new kid on the block has arrived. Yes, it is TechNet magazine for all you IT Pros out there (and I know a lot of you are also developers). The first issue is now available online...
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    Let the tools do it for you?

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    Tim and Erv seemed to have taken this quote from my last post to task: if you don't understand all the specs, don't worry about it. Tools are being created by people everywhere to make it so you can just indicate the capabilities you need and the rest...
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    Rant continued again: Don't put XML in Strings

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    Shaun's post reminds me of two points to make about my aversion to HTML-encoding XML into strings and then returning the strings from your Web service instead of returning the XML: Web services are all about wire format and are not about what objects...
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    WS-Management Released

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    Microsoft, Sun, AMD, and DELL released the WS-Management specification last Friday. Check out Omri's post on the subject where he talks about how simple it was to build this higher level specification on the back of the base architecture (the stuff in...
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    Devices Profile for Web Services Released

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    At WinHec today Microsoft announced the publication of the Devices Profile for Web Services . This profile outlines a set of Web service specifications and contraints within those specifications that define a core set of Web service functionality that...
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    Many Things of Note

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    I have a variety of links I wanted to point people at, so here they are: Updated the WSDC blogroll . Fixed some links and added John and Simon (okay, Simon has been there awhile). Richard Turner has three new videos posted on Channel 9 on service...
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    Keith Ballinger talks about WSE on TheServerSide.NET

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    Keith Ballinger talks to Ted Neward about WSE on TheServerSide.NET. -Matt
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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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    Don Box: the lost minutes

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    Did you see Don's earlier Channel 9 tour of the halls of Indigo? Did you get a feeling that there had to be more? Did you feel like 19 minutes of tape was strategically deleted by "the man" in order to avoid the perception of ill-will and misfortune that...
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    WSE 2.0 Webcast

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    There is a Microsoft Webcasts coming up on WSE 2.0 tomorrow that you might want to check out: Programming with Web Services Enhancements 2.0 – Level 200 Friday, July 09, 2004 9:00 AM - Friday, July 09, 2004 10:30 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time ...
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    Don't mess with the term "SOA"

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    Richard Turner warns us about the danger of calling everything SOA . We ran into this same sort of problem with Web Services. People were calling their HTML Web sites a Web Service. That is why Microsoft went the route of referring specifically to XML...
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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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    Wired Hoax

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    Scott linked to this Wired article on the old chain email about Bill Gates sending money to anyone who forwarded the email. It is an interesting read about where that hoax originated. But I had a good chuckle when I read the following: On truthminers...
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    $11 billion to spend on Web service projects

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    Want a piece of this ? -Matt
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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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    WS-Security becomes Oasis Standard

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    The first of the WS-* specifications that Microsoft has been working on with our partners has made it through a standards body. Yesterday WS-Security was approved as an Oasis standard. WSE 2.0 will support this version of WS-Security (I don't have...
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    WS-Security UsernameToken Best Practices

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    We just published an article by Keith Brown on how to properly use WS-Security UsernameTokens for your Web services . Keith did a great job of talking about all the issues involved and with the help of Hervey we really hashed through all the issues that...
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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 SP1 Plans

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    Hervey posts information on the changes in SP1 of WSE 2.0. WSE users will want to check it out. -Matt
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    What's new in the updated WS-Addressing specification?

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    With the recent update to the WS-Addressing specification, the question naturally comes up about what exactly changed. Omri Gazitt provides the details . Or check out Hervey Wilson's quick and dirty list along with a tidbit on the impact on WSE 2.0. ...
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    What's new in the next version of ASMX Web Services?

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    With the pending release of WSE 2.0 with all its support for all the latest and greates WS-* protocols, we sometimes forget that the 2.0 version of ASMX Web services will be coming to us before long. Christian Weyer takes it upon himself to educate the...
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    Channel9 - The Halls of Indigo

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    What could be more interesting than a 36 minute walk through the halls of building 42 where Indigo is gestating? Don Box takes off the rubber gloves to let us in on all the personalities that our working to bring forth this little gipper. See it on channel...
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