Monday
Jan032005

Microsoft WSE 2.0

In the thick of the efforts focused on the launch of Univa Corporation, I missed the fact that Microsoft released WSE 2.0 in December.

Web Services Enhancements 2.0 SP2 for Microsoft® .NET (WSE) is a supported add-on to Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework that enables developers to build secure Web services based on the latest Web services protocol specifications.

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WSE 2.0 SP2 simplifies the development and deployment of secure Web services by enabling developers and administrators to more easily apply security policies on Web services running on the .NET Framework. Using WSE, Web services communication can be signed and encrypted using Kerberos tickets, X.509 certificates, username/password credentials, and other custom binary and XML-based security tokens. In addition, an enhanced security model provides a policy-driven foundation for securing Web services across trust domains. WSE also supports the ability to establish a trust-issuing service for retrieval and validation of security tokens, as well as the ability to establish more efficient long-running secure communication via secure conversations.

New support for message-oriented programming enables asynchronous communication for Web services that involve long-lived operations, batch processing, peer to peer programs, or event driven application models. Web services that leverage WSE can now be hosted in multiple environments including ASP.NET, standalone executables, NT Services and can communicate over alternative transports including HTTP or TCP.

WSE provides a foundation for building applications based on Web services
specifications published by Microsoft and industry partners including WS-Security (OASIS 2004 standard), WS-Policy, WS-SecurityPolicy, WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation and WS-Addressing. 
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[Microsoft]

 

Monday
Jan032005

Grid use growing; users cite software licensing issues

"Although the adoption of grid computing is growing in enterprises, users may face obstacles finding software that can be easily licensed to run on a grid. In many cases, software license models are ill adapted to run in grid environments that can quickly scale up or down depending on demand, say users. If a software license is based on CPU usage, for example, costs can quickly escalate as more processors are called into service."
Monday
Jan032005

Enterprises To Boost 2005 IT Spending 3.9 Percent

From the IT Utility Pipeline.

Despite some apprehension about business next year, a research firm's survey says that enterprise-sized companies will spend more in 2005 wider on IT.
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Other technologies will draw interest in 2005, said Forrester's Pohlmann, including server virtualization and automated provisioning. The former garnered news this year with EMC purchasing VMWare early in 2004 and Microsoft finally entering the market with its Virtual Server 2005 this summer, and will be on 29 percent of the surveyed firms' buy list next year. EMC/VMware holds close to a 4 to 1 advantage over Microsoft in that market, however, as the vendor which will be considered the most.

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Monday
Jan032005

VMware's Workstation 5 Moves Into Beta

More virtualization, more virtualization, ....

VMware rolls out a public beta of its Workstation 5, the newest edition of its desktop virtualization software.

Monday
Jan032005

Starting the new year

I've pretty much had it with Radio.  After struggling to move my 'blog to a portable machine, and then have it bog down in order to use the combination of Radio and Newsgator, I've thrown in the towel.

This re-start of Telematique, water and fire (TWF) also corresponds with the public announcement of my association with Univa Corporation and offers me a perfect breakpoint at which to make the move to Typepad. 

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