How do developers want to be educated?

We are continuosly trying to improve our strategies when it comes to meeting developers, and helping them educate themselves as well as introducing them to new topics. I am however wondering, are we doing it right? In Sweden we are currently creating and delivering a couple of resourses: 1. MSDN Live – a roadshow with 200-300…

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WSE SP2 Released

You should really check the new release of WSE, don’t let “Service Pack” fool you, it’s a great release. Download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FC5F06C5-821F-41D3-A4FE-6C7B56423841&displaylang=en  

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Security Update for Internet Explorer.

If you are running Windows XP SP2 or Windows Server 2003, you’re in no need to worry, otherwise, please check out the following link for a cumulative security update for Internet Explorer and the iFrame issue recently announced. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-040.mspx

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Signing a SOAP message with certificates from a SmartCard.

Just published a short article on how to leverage CAPICOM and WSE to sign an outgoing message with a certificate stored on a smartcard. Please let me know what you think. http://blogs.msdn.com/johanl/articles/272768.aspx

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Sign a SOAP message with certificates stored on a SmartCard!

Technologies discussed and used:WSE 2.0CAPICOMVisual Studio.NET 2003.NET Framework 1.1Visual C# I’ve been developing with WSE for some time and the included quickstart samples are a great start for developers that wants to learn WSE and how to leverage the framework to sign and encrypt SOAP messages. There’s a couple of samples in the WSE installation…

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MSDN Workshop – Web Services Enhancements

In december I will be delivering workshops in Web Services Enhancements in Sweden, the event will be delivered in swedish in Stockholm, Malmö and Göteborg. If you’re interested, signup here: http://www.microsoft.com/sverige/msdn/events/workshopdec2004.html. Sidenote 1: MSDN Workshop used to be called MSDN LaborationSidenote 2: The planned MSDN Workshop in Managed DirectX have been rescheduled to January 2005…

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Best practices for accessing data!

I’ve just listened to Jimmy Nilsson (www.jnsk.se/weblog) talking about some of his recommendations regarding accessing data. Very impressive, and motivating to hear someone who loves what he does. Jimmy discussed O/R-mapping, design-patterns, transactions, isolation levels as well as Enterprise Services. I would absolutely recommend visiting his blog and see what else Jimmy does. I also would…

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ASP.NET Starter Kits laboration.

Only for swedish readers: I mitten på november kommer vi på Microsoft tillsammans med Jönsson & Lepp hålla tre stycken gratis heldagslaborationer i ASP.NET Starter Kits. Vi kommer att titta på arkitekturen, hur vi skräddarsyr utseende samt utvecklare egen funktionalitet. Under dagen bjuder vi på mat och fika. Anmäl dig snarast eftersom det endast finns…

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The last article, now also with VB.NET source code.

Thanks to Andreas Håkansson, a talented swedish developer, the latest article on how to create a SOAP-tool with .NET is now also available with Visual Basic.NET source code. Find it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/johanl/articles/252466.aspx Thanks to Andreas!

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