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Yet Another Microsoft Interop Plugfest

Posted by arungupta on June 27, 2007 at 4:52 PM PDT

Microsoft
announced
a 3-day Web services interoperability plugfest from Jul 10-12, 2007. At

Sun Microsystems
, we love to Tango
with Windows Communication Foundation component of .NET 3.0 framework and so
we'll be participating using GlassFish
V2
. This may be the last plugfest before GlassFish V2 is released later this
year.

As in earlier events, attendees implement a set of pre-defined scenarios
based on WS-* specs using their Web services stack. They participate with
implementation on their laptops and interoperate using their client and
Microsoft endpoint and vice versa.

The set of scenarios are based on the following specifications:

  • 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

Microsoft is also looking for interop testing with pre-release version of
.NET Framework 3.5 (codename Orcas) with the following versions of 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

We run the interop tests regularly with our builds. The

results
for

Tango M5 milestone build
shows details for each technology.

Microsoft still need to work out some kinks before the real work can begin:

  • The plugfest schedule still
    seem to be dated March
  • Not all the scenarios and endpoints as mentioned in the announcement are
    available
  • Invite
    logistics page
    is giving a 404
  • Not all the endpoints are up, atleast
    RM endpoints
    are down. Anyway, the endpoints have been down at multiple instances (here,
    here,
    here,
    here
    and probably other times too!).

But we are still going to participate :) Sun's participation in the previous plugfests can be followed
here.

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