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Rebecca Dias - Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

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    What do you identify as?

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    Is there such as thing as a Web services developer? What do you identify as? A SQL dev or a SQL Server dev? Information Systems dev? VB, C#, or Java? J2EE/EJB developer? MSMQ or MQSeries? Do you identify as a distributed systems developer? Why? I am curious...
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    Art Wolfe

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    I just went to a lecture at the University of Washington given by Art Wolfe . It was truly amazing. I really can not re-cap the experience. You have to love photography and be present to really get the full effect.. I am generally not one that appreciates...
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    Little bit of comedy on a day of mourning

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    First thing I heard this morning was that Johnny Cash passed away this morning.  Tonight I will be melancoly and my arm hair will raise reflecting on Sept 11th and listening to some of Johnny's potent music.  There are few artists on...
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    SMTP as a Transport - Go Get It!

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    Steve Maine built an SMTP transport demo with WSE . Very cool stuff! What types of systems can you build? Think of SMTP as a store and forward infrastructure. Are you building a smart client that you want to enable work offline? Well, this is the technology...
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    Travelling and a Web Services Roadmap

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    I am excited because in a week and a half, I will be on a plane going to a friend's wedding in Dublin. I had such an amazing time at my last company and I made sooo many friends that I will be sure to keep for life. This will be one of 4 weddings this...
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    Peer Webs Continued: A use - On-line Gaming

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    Today I watched an on-line demo of a product called XFire that shows a cool use of the new Peer Web technology. The demo shows how on-line gamers can use a peer web/chat program to enhance their gaming experience. Do you want to be able to play Doom with...
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    Ignoring you? Secrets? and Solicitation of Feedback.

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    I had knee surgery a few weeks ago and I am totally behind on email... so if you have been emailing me and I am not responding, I am not ignoring you, you are just enqueue ;)- Narcotics, Pain, and lack of sleep are amazing at making one less productive...
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    Microsoft Technical Briefing Content

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    Speaker Presentations, demos, and Hands on Labs As promised, for attendees of the Microsoft Technical Briefing this week at XML Web Services One in Boston.  Thank you for the awesome feedback from the over 200 folks that attended.  Perhaps...
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    Online Networking - Are you popular?

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    So what is the deal with Friendster , Linked In , Plaxo , and Orkut ? Is there a business model that really works behind all of these networks? What services will they sell to create value add around their networks? How will privacy of people's information...
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    Useful Tools - Hit Send too Quick

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    Today is one of those days where I am simply doing too many things . I just made a silly and annoying mistake of hitting send too quickly. Eileen Crain, a colleague, in all her wisdom about a month ago told me to install a tool called LookOut . It holds...
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    I love Boston

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    Spent the day at Fidelity Investments listening and participating in a Web Services Summit.  I tried my hardest to get out of it because I did not want to travel during Thanksgiving. The lady next to me on the plane had bronchitis. I felt bad for...
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    Hillary Rodham Clinton

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    Wednesday August 6th, MSPAC hosted Hillary at the Microsoft Redmond Campus The Introduction was given by Jeff Rakes via a Tablet PC. Jeff set the tone for one of the hottest topics in numerous industries today, the values of intellectual property...
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    Online Networking - I'm calling them Peer Webs

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    This online social networking thing has me totally inspired. After blogging my last entry, Sam Ruby linked me in on the Orkut network. Orkut folks... you guys have some useability problems. I should just be able to click on the link from Sam and drop...
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    Connected Systems and Tech Ed

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    I just want to start off by saying thank you to the numerous folks that I received submissions for the Connected Systems Track we will be having at Tech Ed this year. We tried something new this year. We lined up the track to provide solutions for common...
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    Specs committed to be royalty free

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    I get this question a lot. "What are the IP terms associated with the WS-* specifications?" So we put up a Web site to let people know. Check it out .
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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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    Your Tech Ed Requirements for the Connected Systems Infrastructure (CSI) track

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    Tech Ed is closing in and Yumay and I want to know your requirements for the Connected Systems Infrastructure track. What critical talks would you like us to cover? There will be a marriage of solutions oriented talks and feature drilldown talks covering...
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    Thinktecture

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    I forgot, I wear my Thinktecture swag too even though I swim in it. A baby blue soccer jersey. Now that was a great design!
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    Do I know what you are doing?

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    Blogging has always lead me to find out about things I didn't already know about. So I figured I would throw this out there... I track numerous projects for current WSE customers to help drive product direction, customer evidence, etc. There are some...
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    RePublish

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    I still think this was my best post yet, so I am going to republish it... The Integral of Life If you happen to home school your children, if you are a teacher, or you tutor folks now and then, this is a great way to teach calculus: Life is equal to the...
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    What is the Dev Con?

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    XML and Web Services Technology to fill your head and possibly make it burst 1 track 1 room 1 chief anta protagonist - Chris Sells 16 speakers from across the industry 130 devs and architects working on XML or Web Services based solutions (If you are...
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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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    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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    Windows or Walls or TV Screens? Which is it?

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    Windows that double as... kewl.
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    OASIS WSS TC has finalized WS-Security!

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    The OASIS WSS technical committee has pushed toward standardization: “Several of our documents have just become OASIS standards.” Check out the discussions that lead to the final decision. WSE v2.0 rtm will implement the final standard...
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