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  def Softwaremaker() :
         return "William Tay", "<Challenging Conventions />"

  knownType_Serialize, about = Softwaremaker()
 

 Wednesday, August 31, 2005

On the back of this, from Paul Fallon's space here, Max Feingold has a real good summary on Whats New with WS-AT, WS-BA and WS-C.

Should make for some good reading on my looooooooong flight to LAX via the Pacific Route.

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  •  Tuesday, August 30, 2005

    My topic submission has been approved for a "Birds of a Feather" discussion in PDC 2005.

    Topic: Distributed Atomic Transactions - Wishful Thinking?

    Discussion Synopsis:
    Web Services, via SOAP, is the preferred choice of doing wide-reaching distributed communications today. However, one of the few factors that has hindered its adoption in the enterprise today is its lack of ability to handle transactions between remote un-trusted (independent) boundaries. There are two schools of thought today with regards to transactions --- The Atomic Way or The Compensating Way which pretty much takes out the atomicity of ACID. Indigo supports WS-AT via Microsoft DTC. Will this be widely adopted in the enterprise collaboration space? Or are we living in Fool's Paradise?
    --- William Tay, Softwaremaker.NET

    This topic of discussion is something I have not been able to get much of during the Indigo Ascends and TechED Asia I have done and I am hoping to get much more off the original deep thinkers out there (Hey, Jim --- Will you be there?)

    If you are interested in attending this discussion, please vote for it here.

    Quick Brief:
    A “Birds of a Feather” session is a one-hour open, moderated discussion on a topic of interest to the Microsoft PDC05 conference attendees.

    The Birds of a Feather sessions at the Microsoft PDC05 are chaired by INETA (International .NET Association), the premier .NET developer user group associations.

    Each Birds of a Feather session is an opportunity for attendees to continue the technical conversation of the conference, meet with others that have common geographical or industry interests and exchange ideas on a variety of topics. Birds of a Feather sessions are conducted during the evening on Monday (September 12), Tuesday (September 13) and Thursday (September 15). The sessions are located in the overflow rooms at the PDC.

    INETA_SayWhat_grn.jpg  INETA_UgRocks_grn.jpg  INETA_YeahBaby_grn.jpg

    Monday, August 29, 2005 9:55:23 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Disclaimer 
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  •  Sunday, August 28, 2005

    My MSN status says: Hollywood Bound ... which I am.

    I just spoke to some Microsofties in Redmond and they say that no matter what --- you must NOT miss any of Anders Hejlsberg's sessions.

    It is not as easy as slotting them in, there are way more than 200 sessions and I have already booked what I could slot in my already-packed schedule. I dont even think I have more than 20 sessions in the 4 days I am there.

    But it looks like I have to make some room for Anders in this:

    The .NET Language Integrated Query Framework: An Overview
    Speaker(s): Anders Hejlsberg
    Session Level(s): 300
    Session Type(s): Breakout
    Track(s): Tools & Languages

    Modern applications operate on data in several different forms: Relational tables, XML documents, and in-memory objects. Each of these domains can have profound differences in semantics, data types, and capabilities, and much of the complexity in today's applications is the result of these mismatches. The future "Orcas" release of Visual Studio aims to unify the programming models through integrated query capabilities in C# and Visual Basic, a strongly typed data access framework, and an innovative API for manipulating and querying XML. This session introduces each of these areas and walks through how they are related.

    It will also be a good time to catch up with some of the folks I have been working and in touch with at this event. If not, I would have to catch them in Redmond where I'll be there at the end of September.

    These should be fun times and I am trying to pack as much travelling as I can before I become grounded in November.

    Sunday, August 28, 2005 7:25:22 AM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Disclaimer 
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  •  Wednesday, August 24, 2005

    If you are one of the few who are in Microsoft TechED Asia 2005 in Singapore and you are looking for William Tay's blog so you can win some prize --- This is NOT his blog.

    Good Luck !

    Wednesday, August 24, 2005 2:17:58 AM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Disclaimer 
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  •  Tuesday, August 23, 2005

    OMG !!! I think this is the hardest I have ever laughed ever for a long long long time.

    It just brought tears to my eyes.

    Tuesday, August 23, 2005 3:56:39 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Disclaimer 
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  •  Sunday, August 21, 2005

    To-Do List

    ...
    Task 579: Upgrade to dasBlog 1.8.5223
    Task 580: Make more money
    ...

    Features worth the upgrading effort

    • All the security features + Anti-Spam + Syndication features
    • Ability to pre- and post-date entries
    • Permalinks based on Title and Date optional (Just check the urlTitle of any of my blog posts and you will see what I mean)
    • More++ can be found at Mr Scott ComputerZen's site of treasures

    I have also removed all those useless referrals ...

    Sunday, August 21, 2005 11:06:49 AM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Disclaimer 
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  •  Tuesday, August 16, 2005

    I just broke the piggie, took what has been accumulated in there for the last 2 years. Add that to the bank I just robbed and therefore it looks like I will be there.

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  •  Wednesday, August 10, 2005

    As timeline nears for Microsoft TechED Asia 2005 in Singapore (24th-26th August 2005), I have managed to firm up my topics. Besides the usual rather cryptic session topics and synopsis (Sessions [1] and [2]), I have added 2 of my own pre-packaged flavours into the mix (Sessions [3] and [4]). I hope the latter 2 sessions will be able to provide a cool new refreshing look at distributed computing (Web Services, ESB, EAI, WS-*) to the audiences and hopefully draw in some good crowds.

    ...so, 4 topics for the Softwaremaker. It is time to get to work on that.

    1) Programming Indigo
    William introduces Indigo for the first time to the masses in Singapore. He will explain the basis of its design and programming model and looks at the Whys and Whats of it. Indigo is a huge framework and he will bring the audience in for a quick sneak peek of the future of the Windows Communication Foundation and why it is not just another WS-Toolkit.
     
    2) Building Secure Web Services Using Indigo
    William introduces Indigo for the first time to the masses in Singapore. He will explain the basis of its design and programming model and looks at the Whys and Whats of it. Indigo is secure-by-default and offers many ways to tap into pre-existing security mechanisms for building connected, un-trusted boundaries. William will also share his thoughts on the interoperability aspects of WS-Security as well as the best way to move forward. William will also explain why WCF != WSE 4.0++. 
     
    3) Transactions in Web Services and WS-OtherThings Developers Love to Hate
    The above interesting refreshing Title IS the Synopsis. Enough said.
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    4) SOA, SOAP, WS-*, BP-1.0, WSE, ESB, EDA, WCF, EAI: Making sense of all the FUD
    Tired of being fed the same stuff over and over to you again and yet have no idea what you are eating ? If you know these acronyms all too well but have no idea what they meant and how they fit into the grand scheme of things OR if you ever wonder sometimes if they are just fluff or stuff, this interesting refreshing session will address some of your Fears, Uncertainties and Doubts.
     
    Birds Of A Feather Discussion Session Forum
    1) Preparing Indigo
    2) Migrating ASMX to Indigo
    3) SOA, SOAP, WS-*, BP-1.0, WSE, ESB, EDA, WCF, EAI: Making sense of all the FUD
     
    I am also in the midst of assisting INETA APAC to help co-ordinate a huge joint 3 Usergroups (WHAM BAM BIG BANG) session on one of those TechED nights. Steve Riley from Corp will, as usual, do what he does best and present on a security topic to all 3 Usergroups (Singapore .NET Usergroup, Singapore SQL Server Usergroup, Singapore Windows Usergroup). There will be a great networking event after his presentation. All in all, this should be a great event and will provide some value to those who cannot make it for the TechED day events.
     
    I hope to see you there.
     
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