MSDN Magazine Web Services Issue

In case you haven’t caught it yet, the entire March MSDN Magazine is now online.  Subject: Web Services! Many good articles.  Check it out.    -Matt

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Recent Web Service Specification News

We’ve added a new section on the MSDN Web Services Developer Center homepage called “WS Specification News”.  You will find it in the right hand column just below “Recent Headlines”.  This will provide a list of the most recent happenings around – of all things – specifications.  This includes spec updates and Workshop news for…

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WS-Security UsernameToken Best Practices

We just published an article by Keith Brown on how to properly use WS-Security UsernameTokens for your Web services.  Keith did a great job of talking about all the issues involved and with the help of Hervey we really hashed through all the issues that you should be aware of if you are considering using…

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MTOM reaches W3C Recommendation

Congratulations to everyone involved in the MTOM effort.  Today it became an official W3C Recommendation. This is now the standardized way to send binary data within a SOAP message.  Hopefully we will have supported implementations soon.   -Matt

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Um…you might want to grab a kleenex…

I was out sick yesterday with something my daughters gave me.  I woke up this morning feeling much better (fever symptoms all gone) but I still had a bit of a runny nose.  But this morning I had a dentist appointment to fix some fillings that I managed to brush off.  So as is the standard…

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Mark Fussell on Binary XML

Mark Fussell, currently working on WSE, let’s loose on the W3C work on binary XML. Mark makes some good points.  A few points of mine: I realize that you could trivially come up with a binary format that could replace XML, but then you need to get everyone to buyoff on it and ship implementations. …

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New Feature of the MSDN Web Services Developer Center

Many of the folks who read this blog read it on the home page of the MSDN Web Services Developer Center.  On the dev center we added a new section on the hompage entitled “Most Active Web Services Newsgroup Discussions”.  This is an ASP.NET control that is monitoring the microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.webservices.enhancements and the microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.webservices newsgroups.  The…


Web Services in 2005

Back from a two week vacation (okay, I was back yesterday, but I was really busy yesterday), I wanted to reflect a little on the coming year and where Web services will be going.  To start off I want to say where we are with Web services.  First of all, I”ve recently had the opportunity…

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