Matt Powell

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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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    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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    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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    And Speaking of WSDL...

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    How many jokes have a WSDL as a punchline? minOccurs = '1' -Matt
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    Dave Mendlen talks Web Services

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    For your multimedia pleasure, on Channel 9 , Dave Mendlen, Director of Web Service Marketing at Microsoft, talks about the idea behind Indigo and then talks about real world scenarios where Web services are being used successfully today . Or you can...
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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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    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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    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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    There is only one program...and it is still being written

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    I'm currently sitting in Doug Purdy's Web services versioning talk here at TechEd. The fact that we are here with Doug reminded a few of us of his earlier talk where he philosophized on the connectivity of applications. Apparently he will be talking a...
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    Encrypting one parameter on a WebMethod with WSE

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    One of the attendees here at TechEd asked me how to encrypt only one of the parameters on a WebMethod with WSE. I figured others might be curious too so here is some code that does this. Web Service code: [WebMethod] public string HelloWorld( string...
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    Encrypting only 1 parameter of a WebMethod with WSE

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    You don't have to encrypt the entire body of a message with WSE. You can encrypt just certain pieces. Or you can encrypt some pieces with one key and other pieces with another key. You can find code that shows you how to encrypt part of a message here...
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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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    Steven Van Roekel on WS-Security

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    Now that WS-Security has become an Oasis recommendation , it is a good time to sit back and talk about exactly what WS-Security gives us. Microsoft's Steven Van Roekel does just that on Integration Developer News. In case you are curious about some...
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    TechEd PreCon: Essential Web Services

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    TechEd is fast approaching and you should be sure to check out the preconference sessions that are available on Sunday, May 23rd. In particular, if you want to come up to speed on Web services you should check out Essential Web Services: Programming with...
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    Answers revealed: The Hallowed Halls of MSDN

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    As promised, here are the answers to the pop quiz from my last post : 1. According to Chris, what does PAG stand for? Prescriptive Architectural Guidelines 2. What does PAG really stand for? Prescriptive Architectural Guidance Extra...
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    Web Service Performance

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    I was having lunch with Keith Pijanowski (where's your blog Keith?) last Tuesday and the topic came back to the perceived problems with Web service performance. It seems like I have been seeing more and more references to the theoretical performance problems...
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    Operation Arctic Storm

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    ...but man, those babies are gonna be ice cold when they come outta there .
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    Web Service Experience Wanted

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    Microsoft is looking for folks with Web service experience. From the MPG listing : Lead Program Manager 5 years of program management experience, preferably with deep technical skills in areas of web services, distributed systems, internet...
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    When not to SOA

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    Zapthink wrote up an article on when SOA is not a good idea . This is their list of when SOA is not a good idea: ...when you have a homogeneous IT environment ...when true real-time performance is critical ...when things don't change ....
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    Goin' to PDC

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    Forget World Peace...or whirled peas...how about Galactic Peace . Stop the fighting and go to PDC .
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    Web Services and SOA vs. Platform Integration

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    I was re-reading Graham Murray's comment to a post I made earlier about Web services and the end of integration costs. It got me thinking... I don't see the realization of SOA as killing off integration nearly as much as I see it opening the doors...
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    Busy Times

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    I've been pretty busy for the last few weeks on a number of things: WSE 2.0 Tech preview released and my article on the subject also went live. Applied XML Developers Conference was a blast and some very interesting discussions were generated...
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    The Training Not Taken

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    I was scheduled to be OOF today and tomorrow in training. I love good training. Quite often you come back from good training revitalized with a new outlook concerning certain parts of your life and your job. We had to cancel the training I was scheduled...
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    Changes to the Web Services Developer Center

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    You may have noticed the the MSDN Web Services Developer Center , which I am in charge of, is different from the other developer centers on MSDN. (see the current list of developer centers on the MSDN home page ).  This is because the Web services Dev...
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    TechEd is coming!

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    I have been planning on attending TechEd for months and blissfully had blown off making any real preparations for the trip. After a week long episode sick at home and realizing we are half way through May I finally made my arrangements today. I'll...
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