Matt Powell

Web Platform and Tools

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    Problem with the WSE 3.0 July CTP

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    Two problems were found with the just published WSE 3.0 July CTP . 1. The Add Web Reference feature in the July CTP version of Visual Studio 2005 does not generate a WSE enabled proxy. To work around the problem, modify the generated proxy base...
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    WSE 3.0 July CTP

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    The WSE team has put out an update to their earlier WSE 3.0 technical preview, but before you rush out and install it be aware that the new WSE 3.0 July CTP REQUIRES the July CTP of .NET Framework 2.0 or the July CTP of Visual Studio 2005. The July CTPs...
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    Questions about WSE 3.0

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    One of the most common questions I'm getting here at TechEd is, "What's new in WSE 3.0?" The single biggest answer is that it is completely integrated with Whidbey (Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0). You are required to have the .NET Framework...
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    If you are at Tech Ed, Stop by and say Hi.

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    I'm currently workin' the booth at Tech Ed USA here in Orlando, Florida. I'm spending a bunch of my time here at booth # 33 in the Microsoft Pavillion. We are in the booth that discusses the current technologies of the .NET Framework for writing distributed...
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    The first look at WSE 3.0

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    Today we released a Community Technical Preview of WSE 3.0 . Check out the release notes for details on what is new. We also made some changes to the WSE page on the MSDN Web Services Developer Center that should make it a lot easier to use and a bit...
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    Wanted: MSDN Content Strategists

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    I currently have two open positions here at MSDN for Content Strategists that can potentially cover the following technologies: Longhorn, the .NET Framework, C#, Smart Clients and Web Services. You don't have to be an expert in all these areas, but you...
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    Excellent News Around Web Service Federation

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    Yesterday we published two articles on the concepts of a federated identity metasystem on the MSDN Web Services Developer Center. Today we took the next step -- we published two new Web service specifications: Web Single Sign-On Interoperability Profile...
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    The Identity Metasystem: Who are you?

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    Who? Who? Who? Who? Today we published two articles Identity on the MSDN Web Services Developer Center. These are very interesting reads since they define the context of Identity systems ( The Laws of Identity ) and then provide the general vision...
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    Give Us Your Feedback on WSE and Indigo

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    Some of you may be familiar with the MSDN Product Feedback Center that has been used to allow the users of the Visual Studio 2005 betas to file bugs and submit product suggestions. Our general plan is that this capability will be provided for any number...
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    He's everywhere!

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    At the risk of being accused of stalking, I've got another Ari link on Indigo for everyone. This time in my favorite web medium: text (as opposed to streaming video). http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2005/mar05/03-16WebServicesPreview.asp Now...
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    Indigo Indigo Indigo on Video Video Video

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    Want to learn about Indigo? Check out the full series of Indigo Day content from this year's VSLive! And for those of you who can never get enough of Ari Bixhorn (isn't that all of us?)...you can see Ari's keynote at Web Services Edge 2005 where he repeats...
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    What is the Status of the WS-* Specs?

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    Jorgen put together a mapping of the current state of affairs when it comes to the WS-* specifications and where they are on the road to becoming industry standards. You will find this diagram on the Workshops page . We won't be updating it with every...
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    Children and Humor

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    It occured to me recently that one of the greater joys I have of my children growing is to see their sense of humor develop. It begins somewhere around 5 years old where they start to get a knack for the rhythm of a joke. Here's one I recently heard from...
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    WSE Policy Advisor from MS Research

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    The folks at Microsoft Research have put together a tool, the WSE Policy Advisor , that looks at your WS-Policy files for WSE and makes suggestions on problems and holes. And as of today it has been updated to work with the brand spanking new SP3 of WSE...
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    MSDN Magazine Web Services Issue

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    In case you haven't caught it yet, the entire March MSDN Magazine is now online. Subject: Web Services! Many good articles. Check it out. -Matt
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    Recent Web Service Specification News

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    We've added a new section on the MSDN Web Services Developer Center homepage called "WS Specification News". You will find it in the right hand column just below "Recent Headlines". This will provide a list of the most recent happenings around - of all...
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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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    MTOM reaches W3C Recommendation

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    Congratulations to everyone involved in the MTOM effort. Today it became an official W3C Recommendation . This is now the standardized way to send binary data within a SOAP message. Hopefully we will have supported implementations soon. -Matt
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    Um...you might want to grab a kleenex...

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    I was out sick yesterday with something my daughters gave me. I woke up this morning feeling much better (fever symptoms all gone) but I still had a bit of a runny nose. But this morning I had a dentist appointment to fix some fillings that I managed...
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    Mark Fussell on Binary XML

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    Mark Fussell, currently working on WSE, let's loose on the W3C work on binary XML . Mark makes some good points. A few points of mine: I realize that you could trivially come up with a binary format that could replace XML, but then you need to get everyone...
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    Omri on the Web Services Architecture

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    Omri talks about the Web services architecture on Channel 9. -Matt
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    New Feature of the MSDN Web Services Developer Center

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    Many of the folks who read this blog read it on the home page of the MSDN Web Services Developer Center . On the dev center we added a new section on the hompage entitled "Most Active Web Services Newsgroup Discussions". This is an ASP.NET control that...
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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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    And Speaking of WSDL...

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    How many jokes have a WSDL as a punchline? minOccurs = '1' -Matt
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    Will the real WSDL please stand up?

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    William T points out some gaffs from different sites on what WSDL really stands for. As I read through it, I cringed waiting for MSDN to show up. Luckily William was kind to us, but I felt compelled to search our site for "Web Services Definition Language...
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