SOA Symposium: SOA, Software + Services and Cloud Computing

I am presenting a discussion on SOA, S+S and Cloud computing later today at SOA Symposium. I have included the abstract for the talk and the slides that will be used in the presentation for anyone interested. Organizations evaluating Software + Services and Cloud Computing offerings must first have a well thought-out SOA strategy in order…

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SOA Symposium: Understanding SOA Security Patterns

I presented a discussion on SOA Security Patterns at the SOA Symposium today in Rotterdam. The abstract fro the talk is included below and the PPT is attached for anyone interested. Service-oriented solutions are distributed applications and therefore rely on many of the established security controls, practices, and technologies. However, there are distinct characteristics that…

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SecPAL Parser Updated for VS2008 and F#1.9.6.16

I finally got around to updating the SecPAL Parser to run on the latest version of Visual Studio and F#. Development experience should be much cleaner now because F# is far better integrated into VS. If you run into any problems please post a note or drop me an email. For more information please see…

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Agent-Design Patterns for Building Distributed Service Bus Applications

Another blog that is several months late, but as usual, better late than never. I am currently preparing my presentation for tomorrow’s Real World SOA: Microsoft SOA and Business Process Conference I finally made the time to read Danny Garber’s paper on Agent-Design Patterns and it was well worth the read. Danny introduces the notion of…

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Geneva Identity Management Framework

For anyone who has followed my blogs around developing an STS or writing authorization policies you will be very interested in Kim Cameron’s announcement at PDC of the Geneva Identity Management platform. Genvea includes: Geneva Framework – A .NET framework for writing interoperable, claims aware applicatoins Geneva STS – An STS integrated with AD. Supports issuance…

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patterns & practices Improving Web Services Security: Now Available!

Over the last 12 months we have had a lot of people who used the Web Service Security – Scenarios, Patterns and Implementation Guidance ask us where the implementation guidance for WCF was. Great news. JD Meier, Jason Taylor, Prashant Bansode and Rob Boucher and the rest of his P&P team have just released their…

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Released: Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition

I just saw an announcement from Don that the P&P folks have just released the third version of the Web Service Software Factory – entitled The Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition. I know these guys have been working hard on this for along time now so this is really great news… And you know what they…

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SAML STS for WSE 3.0 (reposted)

Every week or so I get another email asking where the sample code for the SAML STS for WSE 3.0 has been moved to now that GotDotNet GotNuked. It wasn’t moved anywhere. So I figured I would repost it here for those that needs i. For those new to this you should also take a…

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Sample declarative access control policy

In my previous post I mentioned that we have now released a parser for SecPAL that allows policies to be written in a human readable simplified English grammar. I thought it might be worth including an example – based on the scenario that was used in the GridToday post on Access Control in Grid Computing…

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