Matt Powell

Web Platform and Tools

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    PDC 2005: Los Angeles - Sept. 11 - 16, 2005

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    That's pretty much all we know about PDC '05 so far. But watch this space for more information. -Matt
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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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    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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    National Weather (Web) Service

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    NOAA is doing XML! It does my heart well to see our government going the SOAP route. Get your official NOAA forecast. And as Kent mentions , although they are SOAP, they decided they would use RPC/Encoded instead of Document/Literal. Oh well. At least...
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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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    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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    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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    WSE 2.0 and Whidbey?

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    Hervey reports that w/ the upcoming SP2 release of WSE 2.0 that some of the problems with running WSE 2.0 on beta .NET Framework 2.0 have been addressed. -Matt
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    The Universal Webmethod

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    Don Box posted the Universal Webmethod for ASMX Web services (gives you the SOAP body of the request and response messages as raw XML elements - headers too). I once wrote about this general concept but never spelled out how to control both incoming and...
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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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    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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    WSE FAQ

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    John created www.wsefaq.com ! I can see this being a great resource for WSE developers although it is still a little sparse at this early stage (although I've noticed that it is getting better). And if a FAQ is too one-way for you, check out the wiki...
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    Mark Takes over WSE

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    Mark Fussell , former program manager for the System.Xml namespace, has moved over to be the program manager for WSE. He's looking for feedback on features of WSE 3.0 . -Matt
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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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    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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    Message Based Security is Way Cool

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    Here at the Applied XML Developers Conference in the center of the unknown world, Stevenson, WA, there is definitely a well-represented camp that believes that SOAP envelopes are not particularly worth while and we should just use SSL for security. What...
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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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    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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    Wanted: VB Content Strategist

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    Congratulations to Duncan for the life-changing event . But Duncan has decided to make another change as well and will be moving into a full-time development position here within MSDN (although I believe we will still be hearing from him in the way of...
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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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    WS-Security Interop: This is a Big Deal

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    Last week we published Simon's new Web Services Interop page . He published a total of 3 articles on Web services interoperability. I held off headlining one of them on the MSDN Web Services Developer Center. Not because it wasn't important...it is very...
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    Real Web Services Interoperability

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    Mr. Web Services Interoperability, Simon Guest, has just published 3 articles on real interoperability between toolkits: .NET Framework, IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic, and Sun JWSDP. Real interop between the big boys (all playing pretty darn nicely together...
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    Gartner's Magic Quadrant Analysis says Msft Leads the Way

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    [UPDATE]: You can now get the report here . I didn't actually purchase the document, but the description says: Microsoft and IBM continue to lead the Web-services-enabled software market, with Oracle and SAP nearing leader status. Innovation in this market...
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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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    $11 billion to spend on Web service projects

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    Want a piece of this ? -Matt
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