New Refresh of the Internet Explorer Developer Center on MSDN

The MSDN Internet Explorer Developer Center has finally come up to speed! As part of the Web Platform and Tools Marketing Team, one of the pieces of information we are trying to make sure people know about is all the great new features of IE 7: better security, better CSS standards support, the RSS support,…

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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…

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WS-TX to Oasis

Jorgen pointed out that Oasis announced the formation of a technical committee on WS-TX yesterday.  Then points out the article on CBDI that says great things about the WS-* effort and the whole Workshop Process. Of all the WS-* specs, WS-TX always seemed like the spec(s) that had the longest to go.  As I look around…

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WSE 3.0 October CTP Available!

The latest Community Technology Preview of Web Services Enhancements 3.0 is now available.  Yes, it is the October WSE 3.0 CTP.  This will be the last CTP before the final release in November.  Be sure and let us know of any problems in the Product Feedback Center.    -Matt      

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Welcome to the MSDN Web Services and Other Distributed Technologies Developer Center

What a mouthful! That’s right, we’ve changed our name, our layout and what we talk about.  The MSDN Web Services Developer Center is now the MSDN Web Services and Other Distributed Technologies Developer Center. Please accept my apologies for the senseless waste of pixels required for our new name, especially now with the price of…

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Questions about WSE 3.0

One of the most common questions I’m getting here at TechEd is, “What’s new in WSE 3.0?” The single biggest answer is that it is completely integrated with Whidbey (Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0).  You are required to have the .NET Framework 2.0 installed to install the technical preview of WSE 3.0….

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The first look at WSE 3.0

Today we released a Community Technical Preview of WSE 3.0.  Check out the release notes for details on what is new. We also made some changes to the WSE page on the MSDN Web Services Developer Center that should make it a lot easier to use and a bit more appealing.  The verb we used…

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Excellent News Around Web Service Federation

Yesterday we published two articles on the concepts of a federated identity metasystem on the MSDN Web Services Developer Center.  Today we took the next step — we published two new Web service specifications: Web Single Sign-On Interoperability Profile and Web Single Sign-On Metadata Exchange Protocol. But what is really important about today’s publications is who the…

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The Identity Metasystem: Who are you?

Who? Who?   Who? Who? Today we published two articles Identity on the MSDN Web Services Developer Center.  These are very interesting reads since they define the context of Identity systems (The Laws of Identity) and then provide the general vision on how the identity problem can be solved (Microsoft’s Vision for an Identity Metasystem). For…

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