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Tech Ed is around the corner.  I wanted to provide you an update on the distributed systems portion of Connected Systems Infrastructure track.   The track will be kicked off with a strategic briefing on Microsoft’s connected systems strategy by …

Yesterday, Kim Cameron and John Shewchuck disclosed Microsoft’s strategy for a unified identity metasystem based on the Web services protocols, WS-*.  Check out Scott Mace’s transcript of Kim’s talk on the 7 laws of identity and an articles on ZDNet. InfoCard …

Steve Ballmer and Scott McNealy gave a press briefing this morning to discuss the new interoperability profile that will enable single sign-on to work for customers building on both the Web services protocols and Liberty.

It is exciting to see WS-Reliable Messaging being submitted to OASIS.  Read the press release here.  There was substantial backing by vendors, customers, and academic institutions.  Let’s hope for a steadfast ratification of the specification!

What?  How is it possible that Tech Ed is sold out so soon?  Well, I am glad I was forcing people to get their registrations in and book their hotels to staff the Connected Systems Infrastructure (CSI) track. I just gave …

You tell me what you want.  The cabanas are your time.  What topics do you want to cover?  I think it is natural to bring in the speakers after their session, but what else is interesting?  Who do you want …

I have to say, these guys put me on the floor laughing.  I will send some type of swag to the first person (Microsofties that have any relationship to them are disqualified) who tells me who is screaming.  

Vinoski and Tim are right about Contract first.  I would expect no less from one of the Fathers of distributed computing.  I learned this lesson first hand over eight years ago working with Charles White and Eva Guo on a project at …

The Avalon and Indigo Community Technology Preview is now available, but to MSDN subscribers only for now.  Sells is pushing content about the bits on the Indigo section of the Longhorn developer center on MSDN.  

I know you all get annoyed with high level articles, but I felt it was important to get one out there that simply went after the high level benefits of WS-Security and why you would want to use Web Services …

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