Mark Fussell's WebLog

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Back up for air at PDC2008 with Dublin

I haven't written in my blog for a long time, well over two years. Sometimes you just loose the...

Author: mfussell Date: 10/27/2008

Car Anti-Innovation

Here is an interesting fact that I read in the latest edition of the BBC Wildlife magazine which I...

Author: mfussell Date: 05/26/2006

So you want to learn WSE 3.0? A short primer on how and where to start.

A question that I often get asked is - How do I get started learning about WSE 3.0 and what...

Author: mfussell Date: 05/26/2006

MapCruncher - A seriously cool map mashup creation tool

I went to a talk today on the newly released MapCuncher tool and was awed by its capabilities and...

Author: mfussell Date: 05/26/2006

WSE 3.0 in June 2006 MSDN Magazine

Great to see Aaron continuing to give WSE 3.0 love in his Service Station column. Now I just have to...

Author: mfussell Date: 05/24/2006

WSE 3.0 - Kerberos, Secure Conversation and Stateful SCTs

I thought that I would publish some discussion threads on WSE issues that I have had recently that...

Author: mfussell Date: 03/08/2006

New WSE 3.0 Content

Plenty of content continues to get produced for WSE 3.0. Working with Ron Jacobs and Don Smith we...

Author: mfussell Date: 03/08/2006

WSE 3.0 Webcasts and MSDN Articles

Don Smith has posted links to some WSE 3.0 webcasts based on the WS-Security patterns and practices...

Author: mfussell Date: 01/16/2006

Web Service Security Patterns and Practices

The PAG guys (Jason Hogg, Don Smith) have been getting some great WSE 3.0 Security content together....

Author: mfussell Date: 11/11/2005

What next?

Now that I have shipped WSE 3.0, a year to the day that I started on the project, a number of people...

Author: mfussell Date: 11/11/2005

WSE 3.0 and MSDN TV

I did this MSDN TV piece on WSE 3.0. Enjoy.

Author: mfussell Date: 11/11/2005

WSE 3.0 Docs now on MSDN

You can find them here. There is always more information that we would like to have in the...

Author: mfussell Date: 11/11/2005

Final Version of WSE 3.0 Released to MSDN

WSE 3.0 has just been released to MSDN to coincide with the launch of Visual Studio 2005. You can...

Author: mfussell Date: 11/07/2005

Want PDC?

Then see here in all its glory.

Author: mfussell Date: 10/25/2005

What's happening with WSE 3.0

If you look at the Web Services Developer Center at the moment you will see that the headlines are...

Author: mfussell Date: 10/20/2005

New articles


Author: mfussell Date: 07/07/2005

Get WSE 3.0 and WS-ReliableMessaging

George is a dev/architect who has spent over eight months building a complete implementation of...

Author: mfussell Date: 06/27/2005

What's New in WSE 3.0 MSDN Article

I have written an article on What is New for WSE 3.0 which has now been posted on the Web Services...

Author: mfussell Date: 06/25/2005

System.Xml v2 Articles posted by Alex Homer

Alex has written two good overview articles on System.Xml in .NET v2.0 - part 1 on the XmlReader and...

Author: mfussell Date: 06/22/2005

Anders Hejlsberg on XML and Programming Languages

One good reason to sign up for PDC 2005 is to hear Anders elaborate more on this work

Author: mfussell Date: 06/14/2005

.NET 2.0 XML Perf Comparison with Sun

As presented in my article on System.Xml Beta 1 (which was effectively re-written into the Beta 2...

Author: mfussell Date: 06/14/2005

WSE 3.0 Released on MSDN

Having spent the last few months getting WSE 3.0 built, it is now live on MSDN here. This includes...

Author: mfussell Date: 06/03/2005

Re-living my youth

Back in the heady days of 1977 I caught a train down to Brighton on the south coast of England and...

Author: mfussell Date: 04/06/2005

WSE now enabled on the MSDN Product Feedback Center

Plenty has been written in blogs about the MSDN Product Feedback Center which enables you to report...

Author: mfussell Date: 04/06/2005

ADO.NET and System.Xml v. 2.0--The Beta Version (2nd Edition) now Published

In time for the upcoming Visual Studio 2005 and .NET v2.0 Beta 2 release, the updated version of my...

Author: mfussell Date: 03/23/2005

WSE 2.0 SP3 Released to MSDN

WSE 2.0 SP3 has just been released on MSDN here. There are no additional new features just stress,...

Author: mfussell Date: 02/28/2005

Combining the XmlReader and XmlWriter classes for simple streaming transformations

The XmlReader and XmlWriter classes can often be combined to provide simple streaming...

Author: mfussell Date: 02/12/2005

Cisco entering the XML hardware processing market

As I have discussed in this blog previously, I believe that there in an inexorable move towards XML...

Author: mfussell Date: 02/11/2005

System.Xml V2 book - C'est Fini

I finished reviewing the final versions of my chapters for the ADO.NET and System.Xml v 2.0 book...

Author: mfussell Date: 02/04/2005

VSLive SF and WSE

I will be at VSLive in SF arriving on Sunday evening to give two short 30 minute talks on WSE 2.0....

Author: mfussell Date: 02/04/2005

WSE 2.0 Hands on Labs (HOLs) now hosted in virtual labs on MSDN

I have spent a fair amount of time with the WSE HOLs in the last 2 months, fixing them up for the...

Author: mfussell Date: 01/27/2005

MTOM goes to Rec with W3C

The MTOM spec has been made official with the W3C by moving to REC status. This is good news for WSE...

Author: mfussell Date: 01/27/2005

Binary XML: A Stillborn Spec.

I read with continued dismay another article about binary XML and the bizarre Fast Infoset project....

Author: mfussell Date: 01/14/2005

My Books

This is a list of books that I have published. ADO.NET and System.Xml v. 2.0 -The Beta Version (2nd...

Author: mfussell Date: 01/03/2005

Mark Fussell's Biography

Mark is a Lead Program Manager at Microsoft working on distributed system technologies and manages...

Author: mfussell Date: 01/03/2005

Smart Watch Frustration - A Christmas tale of woe

I must by cursed to never have a working Smart watch. I seem to part of an insanity experiment. Here...

Author: mfussell Date: 12/23/2004

System.Xml V2 Decisions

Arpan has posted on some of the reasons for XmlDocument being the main XML store in System.Xml and...

Author: mfussell Date: 12/16/2004

WSE 2.0 SP2 released to MSDN

WSE 2.0 SP2 final bits have just been released to the WSE MSDN site. Here are the links. Web...

Author: mfussell Date: 12/03/2004

WSE 2.0 SP2 Pre-release Announcement

Hervey has posted the details of the pre-release on his blog. The download links are: WSE 2.0 SP2...

Author: mfussell Date: 11/22/2004

First Solo Sail

I did my first solo sail on the waters of lake Union in Seattle yesterday. It reminder me of the...

Author: mfussell Date: 11/22/2004

Beta Book Pain, Performance Love

Writing books on beta products is probably the most painful thing that you can ever endure even if...

Author: mfussell Date: 11/12/2004

WSE 3.0 Feature List

Aaron has kick started a list of what he believes are important features in future versions of WSE....

Author: mfussell Date: 11/11/2004

Life now as the WSE Program Manager

With much of the work done for version 2.0 of System.Xml and with Dare’s departure from the XML team...

Author: mfussell Date: 11/11/2004

Using the XmlSecureResolver to restrict access to web sites

Having just written an article on XmlResolver and looked through the MSDN docs I realised that there...

Author: mfussell Date: 10/15/2004

System.Xml Beta 2 Changes

Dare and I compiled the Upcoming Changes to System.Xml in .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2 which he...

Author: mfussell Date: 10/15/2004