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  • A word for Active Desktop :-)

    So, a technology that I really didn't like for the longest time was Active Desktop where you could set the Windows desktop to display the contents of a web page. Just recently though I've been forced to reconsider - maybe it's the availability of broadband...
  • System.Reflection in Whidbey

    Posting a link to an interesting post I saw on Joel's site here http://blogs.msdn.com/joelpob/archive/2004/06/22/163206.aspx about what's coming in System.Reflection in Whidbey. This led me to one of his other related posts on these topics which is here http...
  • Security Bulletins on RSS

    Just noticed that security bulletins are being posted out on an RSS feed. Subscribe! Subscribe! http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/secrssinfo.mspx
  • SharpReader

    So, I'm back to using SharpReader for my blogging client. I persevered with my own Outlook plug-in for a while but, to be honest, it wasn't as good and I wasn't putting any effort in to make it better so I've given up. However! What I miss is having a single...
  • David Hill's Smart Client discussion

    I was looking for a really nice, clear, ideally "Microsoft provided" definition of what we mean by a Smart Client that included some information on the path from Windows Forms through to Longhorn. I'd spend a while wandering around on the MSDN site http://msdn...
  • Running SOAP messages through SQL Server with WSE 2.0

    So, this posting is really just for fun. I wanted to have a play at writing an additional transport for the WSE 2.0 and I struggled to think of a good transport that was missing that wasn't going to be too hard for me to write :-) Some things that came to mind...
  • All we are saying.....

    Clemens http://staff.newtelligence.net/clemensv/PermaLink.aspx?guid=3a029ead-58f2-405a-a5d1-6cc3513a59fa has a nice mnemonic for remembering those SOA tenets that everyone's repeating around here at the moment.
  • Yasser Shohoud's TechEd Talk on Whidbey, Web Services & Networking

    Yasser Shohoud has a blog posting here http://weblogs.asp.net/yassers/archive/2004/06/03/147805.aspx which gives you a link across to the slide deck and demos that he delivered at TechEd around ASMX features in Whidbey and some other networking bits and pieces...
  • Code Generation

    I happened upon a new application generation tool today over here http://www.care-t.com/index.html under the name of OlivaNova. It sounds quite interesting and I like the separation of a set of modelling tools from a generation engine that takes models and...
  • Playing with EndpointReferences, WS-Addressing in WSE 2.0

    There's a class named EndpointReference in the WSE2.0 framework. This class is used when you want to register a listener for SOAP messages and it's also used for addressing SOAP envelopes. On first glance it looks like an EndpointReference has a one to one...
  • WSE2.0 Circle Demo

    I've been using a very simple demo around WSE2.0 to demonstrate just a few features on non-HTTP transport, WS-Policy and WS-Security and I thought that I'd share it here. What does the demo provide? A Windows Forms application (project name: CirclesClient)...
  • Updated WSE2.0 Tracing Utility

    After extensive feedback (well, 2 posts anyway!) I updated the tracing utility that I posted here; http://mtaulty.com/downloads/WSE2_Tracing_V1.zip in order to include a toolbar and to allow the font sizes to be resized. It's still a bit clunky in that I didn...
  • Addendum on the WSE Tracing Post

    There's a piece missing off my previous post. I copied and pasted and lost it - I need to get a decent blogging tool or HTML editor because, at the moment, I'm using the one that I wrote and it's getting messy :-) Anyway, here's the extra piece on my tracing...
  • WSE 2.0 Tracing Utility

    With the release of the Web Services Enhancements 2.0 (go here http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices/building/wse for a download) I thought I’d publish my efforts at providing a secondary tracing utility. WSE 2.0 has tracing facilities that can be switched...
  • Some New bits in System.Threading in the Whidbey Community Preview

    I’ve been looking around the System.Threading namespace in the Whidbey Community Preview to see if I can spot some new things that have been added there. Threading is always something that I’m interested in as it underpins so many other bits and...