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    Contract First Web Services Interoperability with IBM WebSphere

    Dino Chiesa and team release a new article on MSDN covering Contract First interoperability with IBM WebSphere . Dino’s approach echoes much of the discussion currently around Schema, Message, Data and Code first development for Web Services. Definitely...
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    Interop Bloggers!

    A couple of discovered blogs with Interop in mind: Dino’s DotNetInterop blog Chris Green’s Interoperability blog Subscribed!
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    Updated Web Services Architecture Article

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    Felipe, Chris and Don release v2.0 of their Web Service Architecture and Its Specifications Article.
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    Do you have what it takes to write for MSDN?

    This week sees a new article on the MSDN Web Services Interoperability page: Improving Web Service Interoperability by Aaron Skonnard . In his article Aaron talks about how interoperability requires teamwork, a good understanding of Web Services Profiles...
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    WseTrace 1.0.5

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    I have now uploaded a new version of WseTrace to a GotDotNet workspace. For those that haven't seen the previous version, WseTrace is a small utility to graphically display and manage the trace files created by WSE 2.0. It is designed to be: - Easy to...
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    Visit the New Web Services Interoperability Home!

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    Today sees the launch of a new home on MSDN for Web Services Interoperability and Integration. This site includes features and articles and recommendations for acheiving interoperability and integration using Web Services. The site launches with three...
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    Reading (in between feeds!)

    For those that haven't heard, I became a father on Monday 20th September. Everything is going well, and I'm looking forward to spending the next few weeks getting to know my son. Although I may not be blogging as often during this time, I am hoping to...
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    Command Line Shortcuts

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    Coming from a UNIX background, I'm a huge fan of keyboard and command line shortcuts. Anyone that has had the chance to stare over my shoulder when I'm working may have noticed: I live in multiple command line windows. I didn't grow up with Windows Explorer...
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    SOAP over UDP

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    SOAP over UDP specification has been posted on MSDN. I'm a keen proponent of Web Services over other transports other than HTTP, so I'm excited to see this area develop further! For those that wish to explore further, HerveyW created a custom WSE 2.0...
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    Christian on Contract-First Development

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    Christian blogs about WsContractFirst v0.3, a new tool that generates Web Service code from an existing WSDL file. The tool runs neatly within Visual Studio .NET - easy as right-clicking on a WSDL file in Solution Explorer. I'm interested to see how the...
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    WSE 2.0 Trace Tool

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    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been searching for tools to display trace output for WSE 2.0. Many tools available today seem to be too expensive, over engineered, complex to install or don’t offer the features I want. My criteria for the perfect trace...
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    Top Ten Tips for Web Services Interoperability

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    I thought it might be fun to put together a "Top Ten Tips for Web Services Interoperability" - especially between .NET and IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic and some of the open source toolkits. I'd love to add other people's experiences, findings and comments...
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    soap.mqseries:// sample

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    When presenting Web Services and interoperability, I like to emphasize how Web Services are not tied to any underlying transport or protocol. WSE 2.0 is a fine example of this, and can be extended by creating your own custom transport. To demonstrate...
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    Jorgen on our Web Services Protocol Workshops

    You may have heard how 'Microsoft is working with other vendors' on upcoming Web Services specifications, but exactly how does the process work? Jorgen Thelin explains all in his article on the Web Services Protocol Workshops Process .
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    Interoperability Architecture Section in July DDJ

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    Ok, admit it... Who went to JavaOne this year? If you did, and you still have your bag of goodies to hand, take a look through to see if you have the July edition (Issue #362) of Dr Dobbs Journal. In the middle of the magazine is a pull-out poster...
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    MSDN Web Cast this morning!

    Don't forget to join Mauro, John, Drew and I in this morning's Interoperability with Web Services Web Cast: MSDN Architecture Webcast: Interoperability and Integration using Web Services - An Industry Perspective - Level 200 July 12, 2004 - 11:00AM...
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    MSDN Web Cast

    For those that may have missed it, I presented a Web Cast this morning on Web Services Interoperability and Integration. I believe this will be available for online viewing in 48 hours or so. MSDN Architecture Webcast: Interoperability and Integration...
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    Shared Memory Channel cont'd

    For those interested in the last post on using a .NET Remoting shared memory channel, Wayne from JNBridge has created a sample showing the source code from the MSDN article using this technique. You can download the sample code here - refer to the...
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    JNBridge Pro 2.1 Released

    For those looking to interoperate between .NET and Java using a .NET Remoting bridge, you may want to check out JNBridge ( http://www.jnbridge.com ). Their new version (2.1) was released today and among the improvements, the one that stands out for me...
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    Interoperability and Integration using Web Services

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    More and more, I seem to be getting asked this question: 'Hey Simon, I have an existing application written in Java deployed on IBM/BEA/webMethods/Systinet version x/y/z. I'm looking to build an application using Microsoft .NET and I have a need interoperate...
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    Windows XP Media Center Edition

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    Since returning from TechEd 2004 in San Diego, I've been playing around with Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 - in a hopeful attempt to try and organize my music and photo collection. Although slightly skeptical at first (hey, I already have a PC...
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    Rob Mensching talks about WiX and SourceForge

    I emailed Rob Mensching (responsible for Wix on SourceForge) some questions about Microsoft, the WiX project, open source projects and SourceForge. He decided to post his answers here: http://blogs.msdn.com/robmen/archive/2004/06/10/152438.aspx
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    Photos from TechEd

    Check out the photos that I snapped today. Here is a picture of the Java interop booth. Kevin Wittkopf (left) and Arvindra Sehmi (right) were manning the booth when I was there. ...and talking of architecture, here's a snap of the architecture at the...
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    WIN325 - Microsoft and Interoperability

    I'm exhausted. I have just completed WIN325 - Microsoft and Interoperability, which was great fun, but two sessions in one day is tiring. The session was well attended, and David's demo was a hit (from the initial evaluations). I'm currently sitting...
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    DEVC35 - Web Services Interoperability

    I have just finished presenting cabana session DEVC35 at TechEd. Despite an early start and a party at the zoo last night (which I didn't go to!), the session was well attended, peaking at around 50 people. Due to the layout of the area however, a microphone...
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