Matt Powell

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    J2EE vs .NET Web Service Performance

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    As a technical writer, performance is always a scary thing to write about. You can do it, but you invariably will come under so much scrutiny that it is ridiculous. I mention performance once in awhile in an article, such as this one , and invariably...
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    WSE 2.0 Versioning

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    We talk a lot about Web service versioning (and Don Smith is working on what should be an excellent article on the subject for MSDN), but then there is the issue with assembly versioning. Hervey Wilson, the development manager for WSE, talks about...
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    Ballmer Wild about Web Services

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    How big are Web services? Ask Steve Ballmer: Ballmer singled out XML and Web services as the "big breakthrough" of the next decade that will spur innovation. "The fact that companies like Oracle, IBM and (Microsoft) have bet on an architected approach...
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    Tell Becky what you are doing with WSE

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    Becky, a Product Manager here at Microsoft on advanced Web services, wants to know what you are doing with WSE : I have numerous upcoming marketing events coming up that I plan to leverage customers in. I can't make you any promises, but if you have a...
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    MTOM at W3C Candiate Recommendation

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    The XOP and MTOM specs are well on their way. These are the specs that fix the problem of SOAP with Attachments not working with other WS-* specifications . It looks like changes since Last Call were pretty minor which is a sign that things will probably...
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    WS-Eventing Interop Workshop details posted

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    The Interop scenarios along with all the logistical information for the upcoming WS-Eventing Interop Workshop have been posted . If you have a WS-Eventing implementation you should plan on being in Redmond on April 15th. -Matt
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    Next Workshop Scheduled on WS-Trust and WS-SecureConversation

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    We just posted the details on the next Web services protocol Workshop . This is an interop workshop for those with WS-Trust and WS-SecureConversation implementations. The Workshop is being hosted by IBM in Austin on October 5th and 6th. They are really...
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    Web Service Specification Timeline

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    The folks at 3 Leaf have an interesting timeline with the various Web service specifications laid out. This would be an excellent companion when perusing our specification index pages . They also have a resources page with a ton-o-links to Web services...
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    Awesome Training on Web Services and other Server Technologies

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    The pluralsight folks have put together what looks like an awesome week of training from some of the best in the business: Don Box, Aaron Skonnard, Keith Brown and Fritz Onion. Topics include Web services, Indigo, service-oriented design, security, WSE...
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    Global MVP Summit Dinner

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    Had Sushi last night with XML, Indigo and Web service folks from Microsoft along with the MVPs who are in town for the global summit. A good time seemed to be had by all. My personal favorite moment was when Sam Gentile slurped down some Uni like a kid...
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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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    Royalty-free! Royalty-free! Royalty-free!

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    I suppose it was due to the fact that in the early drafts of WS-Security, we made you sign a license to implement the spec, but we have taken a lot of flack about what our intentions are around royalties and our Web service specifications. The WS-Security...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Interop with Federated Browser Authentication

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    [Update: Adding the link - thanks Dumky] A great write-up of the WS-Federation Passive Requestor Profile Interop Workshop was posted on the Web Services Developer Center today. Passive Requestors are things like Web browsers and the WS-Federation Passive...
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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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    WS-Eventing Interop Workshop Scheduled

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    If you are not familiar with the Web service Workshops that Microsoft and others are putting on to nail down the details and get public feedback on the various Web service specifications that have been proposed, then make sure you check out the Workshops...
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