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Rebecca Dias - Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

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    Livestrong

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    It's amazing what people will do to make a buck. My new colleague Ali Alpay and I were discussing the trendy Livestrong bracelets that support cancer research through the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Live Strong . He was amazed to find that people are...
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    Tech Ed: Connected Systems Infrastructure Track

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    The Connected Systems Infrastructure track is almost finalized (minor tweaks may occur btwn now and then) for Tech Ed 2005 . We have an exceptional line-up of speakers. This year's event promises to give you the tools to build powerful connected systems...
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    Benefits of working for a large company

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    Changing my perceptions of working for a large corporation Prior to Microsoft, I always worked for small companies. I was greatly impressed by the impact a single individual could have in a small organization and felt that one would get lost in...
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    Planning your Tech Ed Experience Right

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    Tech Ed is around the corner. I wanted to provide you an update on the distributed systems portion of Connected Systems Infrastructure track. The track will be kicked off with a strategic briefing on Microsoft’s connected systems strategy by Charles...
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    The wise man learns from others’ mistakes, the fool learns from her own.

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    (This entry has nothing to do with Web services nor Business for that matter, but hopefully it will make you laugh if not with me, at me ;) Perhaps this weekend I am the fool; either that, or I simply have excessively bad car karma. This was a weekend...
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    Vinoski is Right (Contract First)

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    Vinoski and Tim are right about Contract first. I would expect no less from one of the Fathers of distributed computing. I learned this lesson first hand over eight years ago working with Charles White and Eva Guo on a project at HP. Yes, we built service...
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    Systems Management Server 2003 SP2 (Beta)

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    I've been in this job for only a few weeks man, and we have already had 3 rollouts of bits to the public. Too cool. The SMS 2003 SP2 (Beta) Program Is Open For Enrollment Evaluate Systems Management Server 2003 SP 2 (Beta) which is a rollup of hotfixes...
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    What's next?

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    I just finished my assessment of our CSI track at Tech Ed, and the work done by everyone payed off! Kudos to all of the speakers and staff for pulling through. I wish that I could have been there to educate and learn with you. Tell me if you think...
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    Personal: The Dias Mobile

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    I wrote the following piece with my brother Mark as my editor. We wanted it to be published in the Los Gatos Weekly in our home town in California, but unfortunately, you can only submit dry obituaries. So here goes... a very personal post: The Dias...
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    WSE based Reliable Message

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    Hey everyone, George Copeland just published the reliable messaging implementation built on the WSE 3.0 community technology preview bits . It is not supported; however, should provide a great baseline for folks that need standardized rm. Check it...
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    MetaData Metaphor

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    I have been spending an enormous amount of time preparing folks for Tech Ed and my corresponding talk. This morning I invited my colleague, Pete McKiernan, into my office to show him my slides on MetaData. We were laughing about the challenges associated...
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    Who will drink the MS KoolAid

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    I have to say, these guys put me on the floor laughing . I will send some type of swag to the first person (Microsofties that have any relationship to them are disqualified) who tells me who is screaming.
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    Teche Ed sells out while installing Whidbey Beta 2

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    What? How is it possible that Tech Ed is sold out so soon? Well, I am glad I was forcing people to get their registrations in and book their hotels to staff the Connected Systems Infrastructure (CSI) track. I just gave my first solo keynote in Toronto...
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    WS-Reliable Messaging submitted to OASIS

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    It is exciting to see WS-Reliable Messaging being submitted to OASIS. Read the press release here . There was substantial backing by vendors, customers, and academic institutions. Let's hope for a steadfast ratification of the specification!
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    WS-Eventing implementation

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    There are numerous folks out there doing some really kewl stuff with the WSE 2.0 bits. Savas for instance has been doing work with Grid computing and now has an implementation of WS-Eventing coming down the pipe . What are your business needs? Have you...
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    New WSE Blogger

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    Nathan has been posting code tidbits on WSE.
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    WS-* and Liberty shake hands

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    Steve Ballmer and Scott McNealy gave a press briefing this morning to discuss the new interoperability profile that will enable single sign-on to work for customers building on both the Web services protocols and Liberty.
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    InfoCard - WEEE HA

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    Yesterday, Kim Cameron and John Shewchuck disclosed Microsoft's strategy for a unified identity metasystem based on the Web services protocols, WS-*. Check out Scott Mace's transcript of Kim's talk on the 7 laws of identity and an articles on ZDNet ....
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    Cabanas at Tech Ed 4 the Connected Systems Track

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    You tell me what you want. The cabanas are your time. What topics do you want to cover? I think it is natural to bring in the speakers after their session, but what else is interesting? Who do you want to hear from? What do you want to hear about? John...
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    iPAQ without a phone, why bother?

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    That is what I thought when my boss, Dr. Bix, gave me a new iPAQ (yes, ungrateful person). It sat in my office for a few months collecting dust until today when I ripped it open. So it has a keyboard, so what, it's not a phone and where is the camera...
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    Indigo Bits for MSDN Subscribers

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    The Avalon and Indigo Community Technology Preview is now available, but to MSDN subscribers only for now. Sells is pushing content about the bits on the Indigo section of the Longhorn developer center on MSDN.
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    Why Use WS-Security and WSE

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    I know you all get annoyed with high level articles, but I felt it was important to get one out there that simply went after the high level benefits of WS-Security and why you would want to use Web Services Enhancements (WSE). I compiled a slew of internal...
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    Rory likes my shoes...

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    So far Rory is doing the best summary on the conference. And he likes my shoes .
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    Tech Ed: BPI and Connected Systems

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    Believe it or not, Tech Ed planning has begun. And I have a question for you. The Connected Systems track last year was very successful. There is a discussion on marrying the content from that track and the BPI track (Think BizTalk and Host Integration...
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    SOAP Toolkit - Listening to Customers

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    Over a year and half ago, I started working with Matt Powell and the MSDN folks to update up a lot of the content on the Web services spoke. During this process, we found that the SOAP Toolkit was actually getting a lot of downloads without folks really...
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