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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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    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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    Getting excited about techEd - lots of tidbits

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    Despite the fact that it is totally gorgeous in Seattle right now and I have to work because Tech Ed is nearing, I am excited! I'm Back on my Feet Why? Cause despite the enormous workload, if feels as though things are coming together and... I am...
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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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    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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    Web services, a business model?

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    Welcome to my new blog site. Hopefully my old entries will be migrated to this new site in January. For the better part of December I will be silent visiting customers, then family, and finally friends. Happy New Years to all! I had an email...
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    Metaphors for Reliable Messaging, Protocols, and Policies of systems

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    Earlier in the Summer I took a rock climbing class at Stone Gardens in Ballard. I left the gym pretty fired up thinking this would be a great way to explain some our WS-* technology to the not so technologically savvy. I spent a couple of hours that evening...
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    Happy Birthday to Clare Dillon and thanks to Ireland

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    I have just returned from Vacation followed by MGB in Atlanta with a head cold -- A month of travelling will do it to you. For those of you who do not know what MGB is, it is Microsoft's yearly global briefing to internal field folks. About 6000 attendees...
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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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    Tech Ed 2004: The Connected Systems Track Finalized - Plan Your Tech Ed Experience Right!

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    It's Don's 10th Tech Ed Anniversary and he will be kicking off the Connected Systems virtual Track. I hope you will find this track to be one of the best at the show! We approached the track in a much different fashion this year than others. I worked...
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    Are you ready for your own conference?

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    Anyone going to Tech Ed who wants to do a brainstorming session on how to pull off the best applied XML and Web services trade show, let Chris or I know. We rocked last year and are still discussing the possibilities of this year. It was truly a no overhead...
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    Service Oriented Architectures, broadband, and outsourcing

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    Social implications of making SOAs a reality I have begun doing executive briefings at Microsoft.  10 months of employment and I now know enough about the MS offering to really begin engaging.  Generally what these briefings entail...
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    Am I a Sell Out?

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    Recently there was an article by Daryl Taft on MS' aggressive recruiting tactics .  In my mind, Microsoft has always been an excellent recruiter.  This is demonstrated by the strength of the many employees that I am surrounded by that have...
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    Are you here?

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    Applied XML Developer’s Conference 5 October 20-21, 2004 Skamania Lodge, Stevenson , Washington (40 minutes from Portland Int'l Airport ) If not, you can follow the blog trail ... I will let you know who is blogging about it...
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    Surfing - A newbie all over again

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    I went surfing yesterday for the first time since my knee surgery and feel awesome. I am learning aspects of my life all over again. I took the advice of my PT and did not push it. Baby steps all the way. 3 waves and a very expensive speeding ticket later...
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    WS-Addressing goes to the W3C with Sun on Board!

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    Lots of buzz should be expected today about the submission and acceptance of WS-Addressing to the W3C . WS-Addressing is core to the messaging infrastructure for the WS-* specifications. It provides the necessary baseline for synchronous and asynchronous...
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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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    Connected Systems: The Track Finalized

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    TechEd 2004 San Diego , CA May 24- 28, 2004 http://www.microsoft.com/usa/teched/home.asp Connected systems are becoming pervasive as a result of current economic drivers for companies to be more agile and to drive down corporate costs. New...
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    As a native Californian...

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    ... I never learned how to appropriately be PC :(. Please Janet, do not make a T-Shirt of my blunder! Thanks to Dr. Bix, you were an excellent mentor during the show prep. I had a tremendous # of compliments after the talk. For those of you that...
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    Contest for free software

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    First person to respond to me and tell me what the following means and sends me their mailing address, I will send you a copy of Windows Server 2000. Yes, it is old software, but the upgrades are cheaper. Really, I just want to see how quickly one of...
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    Architectural Guidance

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    There was tons of effort put into this comphrensive guidance.  I learned a lot about the MS platform when I reviewed this one.  Would love to know how valueable collateral like this is for you: FoodMovers: Building Distributed Applications...
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    Gartner Application and Integration Conference

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    My apologies for the delay.  We just added a new server for the GotDotNet bloggers.  We were requested not to add new entries for a couple of days.  Live again! Here is the slide deck that Greg Andrews, Architect and Program...
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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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    Applied XML Dev Con: Tim Bray on RSS and Standards

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    Tim Bray of Sun Microsystems kicked off the day with a talk on all sorts of random thoughts including: standards process and determining success of a standard, the future of RSS, why WS-Eventing is not a substitute for RSS, how atom is here to save the...
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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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