Matt Powell

Web Platform and Tools

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    Hands on Labs for WSE --Also in VB!!!

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    Hidden deep on the WSE page of the MSDN Web Services Developer Center are two Hands On Labs for getting up to speed with WSE around messaging and using policy to implement secure Web services . These are great ways to get your feet wet with WSE and dig...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    C'mon people, it's a NOTE!

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    I wander over to some of the other Web services sites once in awhile and see what they are saying. At IBM's site I saw this article . It has a lot of similarities to my article , and has some good info in it (I like mine better but I'm probably biased...
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    Sweet Fifteen

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    On March 4, 1991 I arrived at New Employee Orientation here at Microsoft and thus started my first day as a Microsoft employee. That means that last Saturday marked my 15 year anniversary with the company which is a pretty rare thing around here. In addition...
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    Bald Eagle

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    A Bald Eagle just flew by my window. This is one of the benefits of living in the state of Washington. I was probably twelve years old before I saw my first wild bald eagle. Where did I grow up? Mostly right here in the state of Washington. I guess the...
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    Birthdays

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    One of my sons was born on Christmas. There was an abruption (this isn't good) and so it kind of put a damper on opening presents when instead we rushed Cindy to the hospital as fast as we could. We named him Nole, since he was born on Christmas. Get...
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    Fool Me Twice...

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    One of my back teeth needed a crown so I went to the dentist about a month ago where they fitted me for the permanent crown, and put on a temporary one. As I'm laying there with my mouth open they use my chest, complete with bib, to place various utensils...
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    More Random Good Stuff from Don

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    Don digs into more ins and outs of manipulating ASMX Web methods to do what you want. A pretty neat list of tricks to keep around. -Matt
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    Intro to WCF Channels

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    Yasser Shohoud, Program Manager on the Windows Communication Foundation team, introduces the concept of WCF Channels which provides a mechanism for plugging in different transports for passing your WCF messages around on. -Matt
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    "WPF/E" is now Silverlight!

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    Tonight we announced the official name of wpfe....Microsoft Silverlight! This is the beginning of a bunch of work my team has been doing which begins tonight at NAB 2007 and culminates with a plethora of announcements and technical information that will...
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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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    WinDev - Here I Am

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    I just arrived in Boston for WinDev 2004. This looks like an exceptional conference this year and based on the speakers presenting, it looks like the attendees are in for a real treat. Of course I will be spending my time with the Web Services track and...
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    MTOM goes to Proposed Recommendation

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    http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-mtom/ . So roughly 4 weeks until it is final. -Matt
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    SoapMail for WSE 2.0

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    We had an article on MSDN a few months ago which used WSE to send SOAP messages over SMTP (affectionately called SoapMail). That article was written with the Tech Preview of WSE 2.0. When the released version of WSE 2.0 came out, we removed all the Tech...
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    New Specs: WS-Transfer and WS-Enumeration

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    WS-Transfer and WS-Enumeration were published today by Microsoft and our partners. WS-Transfer basically defines a small set of verbs like are availalble in HTTP to GET, PUT, DELETE, etc. WS-Enumeration is more self-explanatory. I've been working on a...
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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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    One More Step Toward Transport Independence with Web Services

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    The initial SOAP spec was pretty tightly coupled with HTTP. Shortly thereafter folks realized that this SOAP thing could apply to more than the HTTP request/response world. Great steps had been made to remove the HTTP dependencies from the SOAP and other...
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    WSE 2.0 UsernameTokens and Hashing Passwords

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    Hervey posts another great entry in his blog that digs into the whole confusing issue about whether clear-text passwords are required for using hashed UsernameTokens. He hits all the ins and outs. Ultimately the string you pass to the constructor of the...
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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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    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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    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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