Web Services News from TechEd

It has finally happened.  After what seems to be 10 years in the making (but what was probably only a year or so), Web Services Enhancements 2.0 has been released.  It can be downloaded here.

I've been using WSE in a limited role for a while now, mostly because it greatly simplified the attachment of certificates to a web service request.  Beyond this, one of the other nice additions to the standard is it's implementation of WS-Proxy/WS-SecurityProxy.  By using these standards, it becomes easy (as opposed to just possible with WSE 1.0) to send a secure, encrypted message and ensure that the message meets a certain level of security (the policy).

Look for some examples of how to use WSE 2.0 code in this venue over the next few days.