NathanA's Mostly Web Services Blog

WCF Express Interop Binding on App Fabric TV

Here’s a new video I’m in from App Fabric TV doing a demo of the Express Interop...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 07/27/2011

Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP released

Hurry over to http://portal.appfabriclabs.com/ to sign up, space is limited. This release showcases...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 06/21/2011

Exciting new bindings for WCF<->Java Interop

When configuring web services you have a lot of choices.  You have security algorithms, token...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 06/21/2011

Text Encoding and WCF

For the most part setting the encoding (UTF-8, UTF-16, etc.) on a WCF service is pretty...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 04/05/2011

Deciphering a SOAP fault with a 400 status code

Recently working with a partner I came across a solution for a limitation in WCF error...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 03/31/2011

TestApi v0.3 released

TestApi is a collection of test and utility API's written to make testing WPF, WinForms, .NET, and...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 07/27/2009

XAMLFest

If you're interested in what XAML can do for you today and what tooling is available, check out...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 05/22/2009

New XAML features in .NET 4.0 Beta 1

There's a whole new XAML stack in the recently released beta 1 (download here) with a bunch of...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 05/22/2009

Lots of new WCF REST resources available

A new developer center just for WCF REST is now live at MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/wcf/rest....

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 10/30/2008

PDC is coming

Uncloaking after a long absence, here's some of what is new and exciting for the next release of WCF...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 10/07/2008

WCF Web Programming Help Page

When developing a WCF service using the new web programming features, it's natural to make sure all...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 09/17/2007

WCF Web Programming or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Uri Templates

Using WCF in web programming scenarios is much simplified in Orcas beta 2 (see...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 09/13/2007

Getting started with LINQ

Here's a great site with a bunch of samples if you've said to yourself "I'm pretty sure I can do...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 09/12/2007

Custom SOAP Headers: WCF and ASMX

First the good news, WCF clients should just work with ASMX services that use custom SOAP headers....

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 05/29/2007

Custom SOAP Headers: WCF and Java

First the good news, WCF clients should just work with Java services that use custom SOAP headers....

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 05/29/2007

How do I get a DateTime from a UNIX timestamp?

Often when consuming data from a web site, it will represent time with a UNIX timestamp. This is the...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 05/13/2007

Coming soon...

I have done much posting in more or less forever, but I have some new stuff on deck. In the...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 05/13/2007

WCF Interop Community

There's no original content in this post, but here's what people are saying about WCF and ASMX...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 02/19/2007

.Net Framework 3.0 is live

WCF and the other goodies are available for download here:...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 11/07/2006

WCF and eBay

eBay provides a very rich, though very complicated, SOAP API. It is possible to use WCF with eBay,...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 10/12/2006

Useful "knobs" for WCF <-> WSE interop

Let's take the scenario of a WCF client and a WSE service using MTOM either with or without...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 05/19/2006

If you haven't seen it, Pablo Cibraro has a lot of informative posts about WSE (and WCF). These...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 02/22/2006

WinFX February CTP available

The February CTP for WinFX is now available for download. Breaking changes are here.

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 02/22/2006

Aaron Skonnard has a new Service Station column all about the new web services features in .NET 2.0...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 02/01/2006

So you want to move a lot of data

Yasser Shohoud has a great post up about moving large amounts of data with WCF. The solutions are...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 01/24/2006

SAML STS available for WSE 3.0

The patterns and practices team at Microsoft has just released a SAML STS for WSE 3.0 here:...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 01/19/2006

WCF and WF "Go Live"

The latest drops of WCF (Indigo) and WF (Windows Workflow Foundation) are now available with a Go...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 01/18/2006

New WSE 3 security policy article

Tomasz Janczuk, lead developer for WSE, has an article in MSDN Magazine going into detail about WSE...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 01/11/2006

Changing defaults for WSE's builtin token managers

There's examples of this in the documentation, but I've found it to be a useful and not necessarily...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 12/29/2005

Custom Policy Assertions in WSE 3 - Part 5

In part 4 I described the implementation of the blind signature assertion in this, in this part I'll...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 11/23/2005

Custom Policy Assertions in WSE 3 - Part 4

In part 3, I showed how to use WSE's builtin assertions and a new custom assertion to build an...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 11/23/2005

Custom Policy Assertions in WSE 3 - Part 3

In part 2, I described the major components and started showing how they fit together. In this part...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 11/22/2005

Custom Policy Assertions in WSE 3 - Part 2

In part 1, I described the requirements of an election system using WSE 3 and a high level overview...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 11/21/2005

Custom Policy Assertions in WSE 3 - Part 1

One of the major new features in WSE 3.0 is the revamped policy system. This is in the form of...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 11/21/2005

WSE 3 Security Article

Keith Brown has an interesting article describing the new WSE 3 security model, and little bit of...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 11/07/2005

WSE 3 released

WSE 3 is ready for download here.

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 11/07/2005

New WSE 3 articles

Here's some of the latest about WSE 3 in the news: Microsoft hails security focus in Web services...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 11/04/2005

The two levels of MTOMness and other meditations

WSE 3 replaces DIME and WS-Attachments with a new W3C recommendation known as MTOM (Message...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 09/14/2005

WSE 3 Beta is available

WSE 3 Beta has been released on MSDN here. It requires the VS2005 August CTP. As always, we love to...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 08/24/2005

Here's an interesting Black Hat paper detailing security considerations when deciding to use web...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 08/10/2005

WSE 3 July CTP is available

The new WSE CTP is here. This runs on the July Whidbey CTP, so you'll need to upgrade from Whidbey...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 07/21/2005

Where'd my exception go?

Say you have a WebMethod and a SoapMethod that look like this: [WebMethod] public void Void(string...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 07/12/2005

Introductions

I'm a tester working on the next release of Web Services Enhancements. I'll be making some posts...

Author: Nathan Anderson - MSFT Date: 07/04/2005