Service Factory Hands on Labs are now available

I just walked past Don’s office and noticed him laughing hysterically at the “cubicle song” on YouTube. Turns out this is really great news because that means Don has finished his Hands on Labs… The poor guy really wanted to get these out for our release two weeks ago – mainly because when he wrote…

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Do Agile conferences have schedules?

Most of our development team was out at Agile 2006 last week – with the exception of Chris Tavares who was heads down with us getting our Service Factory out the door. It sounds like the conference went really well – although no one has been able to answer my question about how Agile conferences…

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ASMX Web Service Software Factory – Now Available!

As you may already know we have spent the last couple of weeks (or was it months?) with our heads down polishing our first Web Service Software Factory for release – and last Friday it was finally released. Click here to download. This Web Service Software Factory is the first in a series of Service…

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Architecture and Design Guidelines for Business Intelligence Applications

For anyone that has ever designed and implemented a data warehouse on SQL Server you will know there is a dearth of information available – so it is awesome news that Srinath has just announced the release of his Business Intelligence guide for designing data warehousing solutions on SQL Server 2005. For more information see:…

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ASMX Web Service Software Factory CTP Available

Over the last couple of months you have seen us talking about the work we are doing for the Service Software Factories for WCF. One overwhelming piece of feedback that we received was that this initiative was going to be great for when you started developing your WCF applications but many of you are still…

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Service Factory: Helping you design Secure Web Services using WCF

Our May community release of the Web Service Software Factory includes some of our coolest work so far (my opinion anyway). We have taken our learning from the Web service security patterns work and worked with the guys in the WCF security team (Mark Fussell; Jan Alexander; Tomasz Janczuk; Martin Gudgin; Steve Millet) to deliver…

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Service Factory: Helping you design interoperable web services

I am not sure how many people have had a chance to download our May CTP of the Web Service Software Factory yet so I thought I would provide some more detail about some of the areas that we cover in our latest release. For this blog posting I am going to focus on web…

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May Community Release of The Service Factory Now Available

One of our GAT guru’s and developers has a summary of the new features here. The biggest ticket at this stage is the Security Guidance package which will hopefully help you get to grips securing your WCF services much faster… I will follow up with more in-depth drill down over the next couple of days……

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WS-I Basic Security Profile Reference Implementation Design Document

I just noticed that the WS-I SAWG (Sample Applications Working Group) has finally released a Working Group Draft version of the design document that we have been developing against for more than two years now. See http://www.ws-i.org/ for more information. This was my first effort designing anything with a committee and I have to admit it…

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