How confident are you?

If you are building connected systems, how confident are you that Microsoft is doing the right thing for you? Are you confident that we’re in the process of publishing the right tools and guidance that will make you more successful when building connected systems? Are you confident that the next version of Visual Studio, BizTalk…


Jason is blogging … woohoo!

It’s about time! Jason is the program manager on the Integration & Web Service program on the patterns & practices team (the same program I’m the product manager of). Jason is a really sharp guy and he knows a lot about Web services. I think this is going to be a really great blog. Also, now you have two…


Prizes for best bugs

Jason is offering prizes for the best bugs found in our October CTP release of the Web Service Security Patterns. Here are the details. Help us find bugs in our October CTP! Compare your security knowledge with the best in the world… As WSE 3.0 gets closer to RTM we are finalizing the testing of…


Web Service Security Patterns: October CTP Released

I’m a couple days late with this entry, but I’d be remiss for not mentioning it at all. This release is a substantial improvement over the past releases. We added even more patterns and updated the implementation patterns to take advantage of WSE 3.0. The WSE 2.0 implementation patterns have been removed from this release….


What-We-Are-Up-To Webcast

I’m sitting here with Ron Jacobs, Eugenio Pace, and Tom Hollander in the MS Studios as we’re getting setup to do this live webcast about what each of us is up to here in patterns & practices. You see, Eugenio owns the smart client program, Tom owns the line of business program and I own the Integration &…


Web Services Architecture Domain Model

I’m not in a position to provide any details just yet, but a couple of us on the patterns & practices team have teamed up with heavy hitters like Jason Hogg, Beat Schwegler, Christian Weyer, Wojtek Kozaczynski, Maarten Mullender, Daniel Cazzulino, Victor Aprea, Hernan de Lahitte, and Pablo Galiano to provide some kick ass guidance around designing…


Principles of Web Service Design

John Evdemon just published 2 articles on the principles of web service design. The first one is titled Principles of Service Design: Service Patterns and Anti-Patterns and in my opinion should be required reading for anyone who is new to web service development. Specifically, anyone new to building web services should focus on his explanation of…


Interested in secure, interoperable web services?

Well, then you may want to tune into a webcast we’re recording live on Thursday the 25th. You can find out more about the webcast here. Okay, to get you up to speed quickly, we have this WS-I Basic Security Profile Sample Application which was designed by the WS-I organization and is implemented by all vendors…


Web Service Security Patterns: August CTP just dropped

Just a quick note to let you know that we just posted the August CTP release of the security patterns content to the community at The biggest change from the last release is the inclusion of the Kerberos implementation pattern (that’s right, how to implement the KerberosToken in WSE 2.0) and the Kerberos primer in…


You’re out of excuses

Admittedly this guide is probably late for some of you … but others of you still have VB6 apps out there that you need to evolve, manage, and support … wouldn’t it be easier if they were .NET apps? Chances are, you’ve decided that your new development will be in .NET, but it sure would be…