Matt Powell

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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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    What's new in the updated WS-Addressing specification?

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    With the recent update to the WS-Addressing specification, the question naturally comes up about what exactly changed. Omri Gazitt provides the details . Or check out Hervey Wilson's quick and dirty list along with a tidbit on the impact on WSE 2.0. ...
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    Bill Gates on Web Services

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    ...and other topics, in this eWeek interview . And just in case you are wondering, those Web service inter-op fests are called Workshops and you can find all the information about them on the Workshops page of the MSDN Web Services Developer Center. ...
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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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    MSDN XML Developer Center is live!

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    The new MSDN XML Developer Center is live! Congratulations to Dare, John and Mark on getting this done. Obviously there is some overlap in the XML Developer Center and the Web Services Developer Center but I think its safe to say that they each have their...
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    Aaron Skonnard on Blogs and RSS

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    Frequent contributor to the MSDN Web Services Developer Center, Aaron Skonnard, has had his latest MSDN Magazine column posted on the topic of Blogs and RSS . It is a nice introductory Q&A on what this blog stuff is all about. -Matt
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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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    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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    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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    WS Spec Q and A

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    If you have even a mild interest in the Web Service specification work that has been going on between Microsoft, IBM, BEA, and others I would suggest you subscribe to Jeffrey Schlimmer's blog where he answers a “Question of the Day” on understanding...
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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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    MSDN Web Services Developer Center Blogroll Update

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    It took me longer to get this done than I expected (priority-wise it wasn't on the top of my list) but we finally got an updated bloggers page on the MSDN Web Services Developer Center. Want to add these bloggers to your RSS reader? The OPML can be...
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    WS-ReliableMessaging is updated

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    The WS-ReliableMessaging specification has been updated and published on MSDN. A few points: Here's my summary of the changes between this version and the previous version: Supports Negative Acknowledgements AckRequest takes a MessageNumber...
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    WS-Eventing Workshop Results

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    It sounds like the WS-Eventing Workshop was a great success. Jorgen just had us post the overview on MSDN which includes all the slide decks. You might want to check out Jorgen's earlier post on the workshop. There is also a yahoo group to discuss...
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    Alyssa's First Application

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    My 13 year old daughter, Alyssa, has shown a little more interest in the computer than her older sister and she seemed like she might be a good candidate for pulling into the world-o-programming so I ran down to the company store the other day and bought...
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    The Indigo Road

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    Benjamin has a cool analysis of the natural migration of connected systems to Indigo.
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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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    WS-Discovery Published

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    Microsoft and others published the WS-Discovery specification this week. This provides an ad hoc mechanism for services to advertise themselves and for service consumers to track them down. If you throw UDDI into the picture, it provides a mechanism where...
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    Vault + Mono = Linux Support

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    I don't pretend to be on top of all the work done in the Mono world , but this strikes me as being the first comercial application that: 1. is advertising that it supports running on Mono 2. has gone through the work to test on Mono, and I suspect...
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    Service Oriented Architecture Tools Demo

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    With all the talk of SOA and how it will make agile application development a reality, I've had a picture in my mind of a tool where you build an application by consuming a piece of a service over here and another piece over there and so forth, throw...
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    Where is SOAP 1.1?

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    Don indicates his trials in finding the SOAP 1.1 spec now that http://www.w3.org/TR/SOAP appropriately points at the latest 1.2 spec. I ran into the same problem on MSDN . Seeing as I had neither a mirror or Don's tattoo (and although I heard about his...
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    Feel the XML Love

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    Aaron's teaching his students about the XML love. Welcome to our world. Imagine how many XML tags will be generated by the code this classroom full of students will write over the course of their lifetimes.
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    Workshops on New WS-* specs

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    Feedback Workshops are in the works for the WS-Eventing as well as the brand spanking new WS-BusinessActivity spec (along with the other 2 transaction specs ). Check the Workshops page for more details as they become available.
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    WS-BusinessActivity: finally completing the WS-Transaction vision

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    The WS-BusinessActivity specification was published today. This has been awhile in coming ( Secure, Reliable, Transacted Web Services: Architecture and Composition refered to WS-BA last September). But one of the cooler things about our publication is...
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    MSDN Data Access and Storage Developer Center Launched

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    The new Data Access and Storage Developer Center here at MSDN launched this morning. I mentioned this was coming “ really, really soon ” last week. I suppose I could have said it would be up Monday, but there is always that chance that another...
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