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10805Web Services Interop Plug-fest - 10-12 July 2007

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  • Jorgen Thelin
    May 31, 2007

      Web Services Interop Plug-fest – 10-12 July 2007


      Microsoft Corporation would like to invite you to a 3-day Web Services Interop Plug-fest on Tuesday July 10, 2007 to Thursday July 12, 2007 from 09:30am to 5pm each day.


      The Interop Plug-fest is an ad-hoc, open forum for companies who have implementations of various Web Services protocols to meet with engineers from the Connected Systems Group and test against the upcoming version of Microsoft's Windows Communication Foundation / .NET Framework 3.0 products.


      Plug-fest attendees should bring their own laptops, their implementations and any other tools they feel would be useful. A scenario document is available to attendees of the plug-fest before the event, and progress of interoperating implementations will be tracked throughout the event.


      The focus of these plug-fest meetings is on interop testing, so no feedback will be taken on the WS-* specifications themselves. As a result, there is no requirement to sign any feedback agreement or other legal agreement before attending this plug-fest.


      This plug-fest will be held at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA – see full address details below.


      An internet connection will be available during the plug-fest.

      Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be served, but participants will be responsible for their own dinner arrangements.

      Please make any special dietary requirements known in advance, and every effort will be made to accommodate them.


      This plug-fest event is open to anyone who desires to participate and who can bring an implementation to test interoperability with Microsoft's Windows Communication Foundation product in any or all of the following areas:

      • Basic Messaging Scenarios using protocols: SOAP1.1, SOAP1.2, WS-Addressing 2004/08 and 2005/10, MTOM
      • Message Security Scenarios using WS-Security 1.0, WS-Security 1.1, WS Secure Conversation 2005/02, WS-Trust 2005/02, Username Token Profile (1.0, 1.1), X509 Token Profile (1.0, 1.1), SAML Token Profile (1.0, 1.1), Kerberos Token Profile 1.1.
      • STS - Security Token Service scenarios
      • Reliable Messaging using WS-ReliableMessaging v1.0 (2005/02)
      • Transactions using WS-AtomicTransaction v1.0 (2004/10) and WS-Coordination v1.0 (2004/10)
      • WS-Policy v1.2 (2004/09) and WS-Metadata Exchange (2004/09) are included in several scenarios
      • Windows CardSpace scenarios


      In addition, Microsoft welcomes participants to test against our pre-release version of .NET Framework 3.5 (codename Orcas) for interop testing of the recently standardized RX, SX and TX OASIS standard versions of the specifications:

      • Message Security Scenarios using WS Secure Conversation v1.3 (2005/12), WS-Trust v1.3 (2005/12)
      • RX - Reliable Messaging using WS-Reliable Messaging v1.1 (2007/02)
      • Transactions using WS-Atomic Transaction v1.1 (2006/06) and WS-Coordination v1.1 (2006/06)
      • WS-Policy v1.5


      Scenarios documents and online test endpoints are provided to help preparation for the event at


      In addition to the usual interop testing, we are also hoping to have engineers from the Microsoft Federated Identity Team provide a detailed tutorial on how to implement CardSpace support within any product that supports WS-Trust.


      If you are interested in participating, please reply to Jorgen Thelin (jthelin@...)


      We also recommend you join the WS-Builders@yahoogroups.com discussion group and use it for any questions around scenarios documents and WCF endpoints.


      Feel free to pass this invitation along, either in your company or elsewhere. This is an open forum. No invitation is required, but an RSVP is appreciated by the event hosts to facilitate accurate logistics planning. The list of attendees and general plug-fest results will be made public after the event.


      Thank you and we look forward to your participation.


      Jorgen Thelin

      Microsoft Corporation


      WCF Plug-fest Interop Endpoint



      Advanced Web Services Interop Discussion List



      Location Information:


      Microsoft Platform Adoption Center (Building 20)



      Street Address:


      3709 157th Avenue N.E.
      Redmond, WA 98052


      Phone: (425) 706-0020

      Location Map:




      Nearest Airport: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)



      Below are details of some hotels close to the Microsoft campus.




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      More information

      Initial discussion of the scenarios for this meeting and follow-up discussion can be found on the WS-Builders discussion list