Free Microsoft Virtual Server

Web service developers are often using virtual servers to setup a virtual netwrk of services.  Well now you can get Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 for free.    -Matt


Common WSE Kerberos Problem

Mark Fussell discusses a common problem when using WSE 3.0 and Kerberos security.  He answers the following 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 but I’m not able to get past the…


Channel 9: WCF Interop Plug-Fest

Kirill Gavrylyuk and Jorgen Thelin talk about the WCF interop Plug-Fest  on Channel 9 where WS-* implementations from different vendors are tested to make sure they work with one another.  Don’t miss it.    -Matt


William Tay Writes about Securing WCF

William Tay just published the second article in a two part series on WCF over on The ServerSide.NET.  This one on Securing WCF Services.  Check it out.    -Matt


Windows Communication Foundation CTP

If you haven’t already heard, the WinFX January CTP released a couple days ago.  You can find more information here.    -Matt


Update to WSERM for WSE 3.0 Available

We just posted an update to the WS-ReliableMessaging sample code that George Copeland wrote that works with the RTM bits of WSE 3.0.  George posted his original code with the initial CTP release of WSE 3.0.  The new version works with the RTM versions of the .NET Framework 2.0 and WSE 3.0.    -Matt


Almost Monday…

On Monday, November 7th, Microsoft will launch Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006.  This is the first in long series of product launches from Microsoft over the coming year that will culminate in the release of Windows Vista. Of course you will want a released version of WSE 3.0 that runs…


Web Services Secure Exchange Technical Committee Created at Oasis

The Oasis standards body created a technical committee today to finalize WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation and WS-SecurityPolicy.  It’s name: The Web Services Secure Exchange Technical Committee.  This is the final step in the Workshop Process to get these Web services specs standardized. For more info on these specs, see the Web Services Security Specification Index page on…


Intro to WCF Channels

Yasser Shohoud, Program Manager on the Windows Communication Foundation team, introduces the concept of WCF Channels which provides a mechanism for plugging in different transports for passing your WCF messages around on.    -Matt