Matt Powell

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    MSDN Web Services Developer Center -- New and Improved!

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    The new look and feel MSDN Web Services Developer Center is now live.  I don't think anyone will be too astounded by the changes but it is a little sharper and cleaner and better organized.  Some of the changes: Previously we had seperate homepage...
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    Busy Times

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    I've been pretty busy for the last few weeks on a number of things: WSE 2.0 Tech preview released and my article on the subject also went live. Applied XML Developers Conference was a blast and some very interesting discussions were generated...
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    WS-Federation Specifications and WhitePaper

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    In case you haven't noticed already, Microsoft and others published a number of specifications and an amazing White Paper yesterday all having to do with federating security with Web services. Although I haven't gone over all the details yet, it is...
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    Off to Applied XML Developers Conference

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    Hopefully, within 3 hours I will be driving down to Beaverton, OR for the Applied XML Developers Conference .  Chances are that it might be a little later than that given another event I have going this weekend which involves a tuxedo in 100+ degree weather...
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    Changes to the Web Services Developer Center

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    You may have noticed the the MSDN Web Services Developer Center , which I am in charge of, is different from the other developer centers on MSDN. (see the current list of developer centers on the MSDN home page ).  This is because the Web services Dev...
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    Re: Performant

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    Don makes his case for adding "Performant" to the dictionary. I wrote an article about 6 months ago that the use of the word "performant" and sent it out for review.  When Tim reviewed it he included some not so flattering comments about how it wasn...
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    How many blogs do you follow?

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    Over dinner at TechEd the topic of how many blogs you follow came up.  The general consensus was somewhere in the neighborhood 20 to 40.  Keith piped in that he follows 500! "I've always been a fast reader," he says. Now one of the things about...
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    Loose coupling--but in moderation

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    Dare thinks I'm just trying to make Web services DCOM, CORBA or RMI . Web services are in fact the next version of DCOM/CORBA/RMI, but as is the case with any new technology that attempts to replace an existing technology, there better be benefits...
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    Versioning: Namespaces or Attributes

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    Don mentioned my being a namespace versioning fan.  I admit it, I am. I will also mention that I am not one of the web servae who think that the looser you are coupled, the better--but that is a discussion for another time. As for the attribute...
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    New Editor's Note

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    I should mention that I have created a new Editor's Notes page on the MSDN Web Services Developer Center.  This pseudo blog thing (sorry, no RSS feed yet but I'm hoping that will eventually change) will be regularly updated and will have relevant news...
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    Great Time at TechEd

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    I had a great time at TechEd last week.  I loved all the people I met and talked to.  I talked to a bunch of potential authors for the MSDN Web Services Developer Center  and generally had a great time in the evenings. I was quite happy with the level...
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    Web Services = end of platform integration costs

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    CNet has an article on ZapThink's latest report on the demise of companies paying consultants big integration fees because Web services will make integration a non-issue. ZapThink is a big fan of Web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) but...
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    MS SQL Server is climbing

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    Interesting sales results for Microsoft SQL Server. I wonder if this is a sign that the tech economy will improve. I remember a few years back when the rest of the economy was faltering, the tech economy did well because people reasoned that they can...
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    UDDI 2.0 is Ratified

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    With so much happening based on UDDI 3.0 it seems a little strange that UDDI 2.0 is ratified . But hey...progress is progress.
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    TechEd is coming!

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    I have been planning on attending TechEd for months and blissfully had blown off making any real preparations for the trip. After a week long episode sick at home and realizing we are half way through May I finally made my arrangements today. I'll...
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    AddOnPreRequestHandlerExecuteAsync

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    In my next column I'm writing about how to deal with problems when calling Web services from .aspx pages. Some of the technical content for this article is based off information that was provided by Lance Olson, a program manager in the XML messaging...
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    Changes at MSDN

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    New home page and Developer Centers at MSDN...
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    At Your Service: XmlElement

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    My latest column went up on using XmlElement parameters in ASP.NET Web Services.
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    WS-Reliability vs. WS-ReliableMessaging

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    Thoughts on the spec creation process....
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    Getting Started

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    Matt tries some of the purple kool-aid....
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