WSE 3.0 – Kerberos, Secure Conversation and Stateful SCTs

I thought that I would publish some discussion threads on WSE issues that I have had recently that highlight some common questions. A recent discussion question was this; Question: “I need advice with WSE 3.0 and implementing a web service that requires a Kerberos token. It seems that my simple web service and Windows client should be straight-forward…


WSE now enabled on the MSDN Product Feedback Center

Plenty has been written in blogs about the MSDN Product Feedback Center which enables you to report issues in a product directly to the respective product team. Now Web Service Enhancements (WSE) in its multiple forms has been added to the list. If you want to get the attention of the WSE product team on an issue…

WSE 2.0 SP3 Released to MSDN

WSE 2.0 SP3 has just been released on MSDN  here. There are no additional new features just stress, perf and security fixes plus some other less significant fixes. Typically just the last two SPs are left on the download site, but we have decided to keep WSE 2.0 SP1 available for another 6 months to ease transistion…


WSE 2.0 Hands on Labs (HOLs) now hosted in virtual labs on MSDN

I have spent a fair amount of time with the WSE HOLs in the last 2 months, fixing them up for the SP2 release and ensuring that they cover the essential features of WSE 2.0. These were originally written by Aaron and he did an excellent job creating them. They are without doubt the best…


MTOM goes to Rec with W3C

The MTOM spec has been made official with the W3C by moving to REC status. This is good news for WSE 3.0 as it ensures that a finalized standard can now be implemented and used to develop interoperable solutions to transmit binary data as part of a SOAP message. The benefit of MTOM is that…


System.Xml V2 Decisions

Arpan has posted on some of the reasons for XmlDocument being the main XML store in System.Xml and the difficulty of supporting standards that are not yet at a recommendation status. Ironically I now find myself in the alternate universe to this where WS-* specifications seem to pop in and out of existence on a…

WSE 2.0 SP2 released to MSDN

WSE 2.0 SP2 final bits have just been released to the WSE MSDN site. Here are the links. Web Services Enhancements 2.0 Service Pack 2 Web Services Enhancements 2.0 Service Pack 2 Redistribution Runtime MSI Issues, comments, feedback can be sent to


WSE 2.0 SP2 Pre-release Announcement

Hervey has posted the details of the pre-release on his blog. The download links are: WSE 2.0 SP2 PreRelease Full Product WSE 2.0 SP2 PreRelease Runtime Product

WSE 3.0 Feature List

Aaron has kick started a list of what he believes are important features in future versions of WSE. I would always add performance to this list, ahead of new features, since to me this is crucial for widespread adoption.