Matt Powell

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    The Don, Doug and Ted Show

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    Check out The Server Side .NET's Ted Neward interview Don Box and Doug Purdy on their roles on the Indigo team, their philosophies on Web service specifications, and what is good/bad about existing technologies and how to use them today to prepare for...
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    Clemens on .NET Rocks

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    Clemens Vasters from Newtelligence speaks on service-orientation on the latest .NET Rocks episode. Check it out ! -Matt
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    Speaking at Win-Dev in October

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    I'll be speaking at Win-Dev in Boston (Oct. 25 - 29th) on Reliability and Transactions with Web services. You can check out the whole Web Services Track here which has some great speakers lined up. Register Now . -Matt
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    WSE 2.0 SP1 Plans

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    Hervey posts information on the changes in SP1 of WSE 2.0. WSE users will want to check it out. -Matt
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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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    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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    The Approach Microsoft and our Partners are Using Toward Creating Web Services Specifications

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    Jorgen has just published an article that lays out the approach we are taking toward getting Web services specifications ratified. The answer is Workshops. Check out the article here . For all the latest scoop on workshops, check out the Workshops page...
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    WSE 2.0 Webcast

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    There is a Microsoft Webcasts coming up on WSE 2.0 tomorrow that you might want to check out: Programming with Web Services Enhancements 2.0 – Level 200 Friday, July 09, 2004 9:00 AM - Friday, July 09, 2004 10:30 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time ...
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    Wired Hoax

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    Scott linked to this Wired article on the old chain email about Bill Gates sending money to anyone who forwarded the email. It is an interesting read about where that hoax originated. But I had a good chuckle when I read the following: On truthminers...
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    Free Visual Studio for Web Service Development

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    You might not have noticed but the recently announced Visual Studio 2005 Express Beta allows for doing Web Service development. Download the Visual Web Deveveloper 2005 Express Edition Beta and one of the types of projects you can create is a Web service...
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    Dave Mendlen Again

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    I should have known that these things always come in threes. Adding to my previous post of Channel 9 videos of Dave on Web services, here is another where he talks about the process being used to create Web service specifications that ultimately are ratified...
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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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    TechEd Europe

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    I won't be there but there will be plenty of others who will have some great things to say about Web services. One such person is Clemens Vasters who zipped down to Amsterdam at a mere 200 km/h (124 m/h). And of course while he was traveling at this white...
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    John and Benjamin are at it again

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    John Bristowe and Benjamin Mitchell, Microsoft Regional Directors from opposite sides of the British Commonwealth, have come together once again in the world that is MSDN to add to their previous multimedia adventure by joining Carl and Rory on .NET Rocks...
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    WSE 2.0 Documentation is Now Online

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    We finally got the WSE 2.0 documentation up in the online MSDN library. If you haven't noticed, this is the first time we have had the WSE documentation in the library. I think we have everything in order now so that we will have WSE docs in the MSDN...
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    Metaphorically Speaking

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    Enough of this Metropolis stuff...I'm talking about the sort of things that come up in everyday conversation. Here are a few that I specifically remember over the last few weeks: In a meeting today a colleague of mine wanted to express how a group...
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    MSDN TV: WSE 2.0 Security

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    Instead of listening to the same ol' Microsoft heads talking about Web service technology, we rounded up a couple Microsoft Regional Directors to provide some information on WSE 2.0 Security down at TechEd in San Diego. John Bristowe and Benjamin Mitchell...
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    Many Things of Note

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    I have a variety of links I wanted to point people at, so here they are: Updated the WSDC blogroll . Fixed some links and added John and Simon (okay, Simon has been there awhile). Richard Turner has three new videos posted on Channel 9 on service...
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    SOAP Toolkit Support Extended

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    In case you missed the news, Microsoft SOAP Toolkit support has been extended past the originally posted July 1, 2004 date. Full support will end in April 2005 and extended support will last until April 2008 which coincides with the support of Visual...
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    Test Drive VS .NET to build a Web Service

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    Kent just posted a Visual Studio .NET simulator to walk viewers through three common tasks including building a Web service. This is pretty cool for beginners who would like to try out Visual Studio .NET but do not want to install it on their machines...
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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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    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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    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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    WSE WSE WSE

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    There's a lot of excitement here at TechEd about the WSE release. I got to watch Keith Ballinger's WSE Messaging talk and Benjamin Mitchell 's WSE Security talk. Both talks had a full room. For some reason all the Connected Systems track presentations...
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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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