declared on WS-*
been hearing a lot of feedback from customers asking for more transparency on which
specs are complete and which ones we expect to see more churn on. We
started a web-site to help disseminate more information on the workshops that
Microsoft and our collective Industry partners have been holding to present the work
in the WS-* protocols specifications, gather feedback, and collaborate on interoperability. The
next workshop will be an interop workshop for Reliable Messaging. The workshops timeline
can help folks track the progress of the specifications.
on the specs
is already deployed in numerous production systems. OASIS
is close to recommendation on the WS-Security spec. I
feel that WS-Security is a great example of how specifications should be designed. Even
before the OASIS ratification will occur, WS-Security has already been widely adopted
by customers and numerous vertical standards bodies are investigating it as a foundation
for Web services security. I
have been excited to see case studies coming across my desk that demonstrate ROI implementing
WS-Security in ways I never even thought about. Simply
removing the administration headache of dealing with point to point ssl connections
has lowered complexity for many of our customers. Customers
love the simplicity of the WSE programming model and are continuing to choose .NET
as the development platform of choice for Web services development. This
is reflected by the recent update to the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
week, there was a revision made to the WS-Transaction
specification framework (WS-Coordination,
Policy was updated as a result of obtaining feedback from the spec workshops and from
implementation experience. It is pretty exciting to see how much traction WS-* has
and how quickly the industry is coming together to make interoperability a reality.
is a new
whitepaper on the Secure, Reliable, and Transacted Web services protocols.
specs are done
Gates and an
executive got on stage this week in
. The coverage on the event was amazing. They
declared victory on the WS-* protocols for providing secure, reliable, transacted
Web services communication. Press Coverage
included WSJ, NY Times, Forrester
Press, InformationWeek, InfoWorld, CRN,
(about 20 more pieces not listed)
also recommitted to making the protocols available to customers royalty free. When
asked if he really meant it, Gates laughed, and confirmed he won't back off the promise.
"I can't believe I said that"
was demoed? Read the whitepaper for
the full scenario. A real world supply
chain scenario where a user logs into a partner company to place an order and the
order is processed via secure, reliable, transacted Web services communication to
the backend systems. They showed off
how the WS-* protocols can be composed to provide messages that are secure, reliable,
transacted, and/or any combination of these three. They
even unplugged a network cable to show the reliable messaging in action. There
was a tablet, smart clients, web browsers, trust issuing services, transaction servers,
reliable messaging infrastructure, multiple backend databases, multiple simulated
companies, and each endpoint was running either a .NET or WebSphere backbone.
, and the entire Web Services Enhancements team for building not only an awesome product,
but an infrastructure that can support the type of extremely complex business scenario
that was demonstrated at this event.
Salz wrote an
article on the Applied XML Dev Con we hosted earlier this year.
Short posted his code for
talk that he gave at the MS Technical Briefing at XML Web services one.
checked out the following WS-Federation
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