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February, 2005

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    Using soap.tcp between Microsoft WSE and Apache Axis

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    You may know that Microsoft WSE 2.0 has the ability to use other transports other than HTTP for Web Services. Supplied "in the box" are implementations of soap.tcp and soap.inproc. When speaking at recent events I've had a few people approach me and ask...
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    Getting Multiple Virtual PCs to Work Together

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    I'm a big fan of using multple Microsoft Virtual PC images, especially for demos and development. My current machine has a second hard disk that is dedicated to images that I use for such work. One of the problems I've run into in the past is getting...
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    AxisTCP

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    Interoperability between Microsoft WSE 2.0 and Apache Axis 1.2 RC2 using a SOAP TCP Channel Summary: This article shows how to extend the usage of the SOAP TCP channel, a sample custom transport supplied with Microsoft Web Services Enhancements (WSE)...
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    Updated: WS-Security Interop with Sun JWSDP 1.5

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    A few people have asked where the update is for WS-Security interop between WSE 2.0 and Sun's JWSDP 1.5, which I mentioned in this post . For those who are looking for this, I've uploaded the code to here . Updated document will be on MSDN shortly...
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    New MSDN Article - Host Integration using SLI (Screen Logic Interface)

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    Just before the holidays I wanted to see if it was possible to generate Web Services from "green screens" running on an IBM mainframe.. It certainly is, and here is the result .
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    MSDN TV!

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    Here is the latest episode of MSDN TV - with me, the whiteboard in my office, and "Top Ten Tips for Web Services Interoperability" I believe that this is also the 100th episode of MSDN TV! Congratulations guys!
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    Asia Pacific Strategic Architect Forum 2005

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    This week I'm in Australia (Gold Coast) for the Asia Pacific Architect Forum, a yearly gathering to talk about Microsoft's roadmap, directions and products - in relation to software architecture. This morning kicked off with a keynote by Martin Fowler...
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    Steve Maine on Isomorphism

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    I'm a little late catching up with some blog reading but (if you haven't seen it already) here is a nice post from Steve Maine on Isomorphism. I especially like the metaphor when used with the REST example at the end of the article.
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    Calling Web Services from "pre-.NET" Applications

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    Here's are three articles that talk about developing and using Web Services for "pre-.NET" applications (e.g. a VB6 app or MFC COM control). Thanks to Brian Combs from PSS for forwarding to me: 1. Integrating Web Services and COM Components using the...
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    Asia Pacific Strategic Architect Forum 2005 - Day 2

    My session on "Microsoft and Interoperability" seemed to go pretty well on Wednesday. Despite the 8:15am start, there still seemed to be an audience of 75 or so attendees. I put together a deck that talks to the 6 areas of interoperability - namely Network...
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    COM1 problems on the Samsung i700

    I wrote about connecting a Pharos 360 GPS until to the Samsung i700 Pocket PC Phone in this post . Thanks for all the comments and Emails related to that. One of the problems I found with the unit is that it's very difficult to allocate COM1 to the GPS...
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    Bill Gates on Interoperability

    Bill Gates has released an Email on the importance of Interoperability. One of things that Bill does well in his Email is highlight two distinct areas for Microsoft technologies and interoperability, which I firmly believe in: 1. We work with what you...
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    Off Topic: Epica (Europe's Premier Creative Awards)

    If you are a Tivo/Media Center owner like me, you are probably more than used to skipping commercials. Here however is one that you may not want to miss; a powerful 1-minute clip and winner in the 2004 epica film category. http://www.epica-awards.com...
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    MTC Integration Video on Channel9

    Here's a neat Channel 9 video showing an MTC setup for integration here on campus...
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