Geneva supports OASIS WS-Trust, SAML

Last week at the PDC 2008, Microsoft released the public beta of “Geneva”.    “Geneva” is three things: Geneva Server.  This is a security token service (STS), as defined in the OASIS WS-Trust specification.  This thing issues and transforms claims, manages user access, and enables automated federation. Geneva Framework.  This is a managed (.NET) Framework…

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Connect WebSphere and Java applications to SQL Server

FYI: The MS JDBC Driver is completely tested by IBM for use with WebSphere App Server v6.1 and v7.0. From the IBM Announcement for WebSphere Application Server v7.0:  WebSphere Application Server V7.0 does not include the WebSphere Connect JDBC driver that had been provided in WebSphere Application Server V6.1. To replace the functionality provided by…

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It just got easier to build REST apps in .NET

The REST starter kit that we launched at PDC is now live! :: http://www.msdn.com/wcf/rest . The WCF REST Starter Kit is a set of features, Visual Studio templates, samples and guidance that help people build REST apps using WCF.  WCF, part of the .NET Framework, got some enhancements for REST support in the .NET 3.5 release.  This…

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Eclipse tools for Silverlight and .NET

There is now an Eclipse project, Eclipse4SL, to produce tools that work with Microsoft Silverlight.  See Neil Hutson’s blog post for some details. For those of you who have day jobs and find it hard to keep up with all the code-names and product names coming out of Microsoft, Silverlight is the name a cross-browser, cross-platform,…

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Weblogic JMS with .NET

This came out last month, I just learned about it from an email from Jesus today. WebLogic Server 10gR3 now has an officially-supported .NET client for its JMS provider.   Very cool.  Some of you might be wondering, just what does that mean?  It means there is a queue mechanism in the WebLogic Server, for a long time…

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Using the WSDL-First design approach with WCF services

Couple of helpful posts from the archives for you.  If you are care about interop, then you probably want to use a contract-first or WSDL-first design for your web services.  In other words, you will not simply decorate server-side code annotations (in Java) or attributes (in .NET) and generate WSDL dynamically from that running code. …

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Web services interop with WCF – Relevant Forum Questions

I was just browsing the WCF forum on MSDN. Here’s a summary of the recent interesting threads dealing with interop: How to map complex data types exposed by a J2EE web services, into a WCF client? How to use connect from an AXIS 2 client to a WCF service using SSL? How to transfer a…

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HOW TO: Configure the jakarta Tomcat connector for IIS (serve JSP from IIS)

Steve Sfartz offers a tip for configuring the Tomcat connector on IIS, to allow IIS and Tomcat to run from the same domain.  This will allow numerous interop scenarios,  one of which is to allow IIS to serve Silverlight apps while the Tomcat engine can serve JSP and Servlets.   

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Changing of the Guard: AXIS out, JAXWS in

I have come to a conclusion: I no longer want to deal with the hassle that has become Apache AXIS. Back in the day, when interconnecting Java to .NET was still novel, I started using Apache SOAP to show how interop between .NET and JAva was possible.  I was looking for something simple and easy,…

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Connecting to Exchange using JAX-WS, part 1

Yes, it is possible to Connect to Exchange using JAX-WS The fear and trepidation I had when considering the effort to connect a Java application to Exchange Server 2007 was well founded. It wasn’t easy. I’m going to spoil the ending and tell you, yes, it is possible to connect Java apps to Exchange Server…

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