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Microsoft is providing support to its customers for using Web Services Policy Framework (WS-Policy Framework), in version 2.0 of its Web Services Enhancements (WSE) for Microsoft .NET. Earlier editions of WSE had no support for WS-Policy.   Any applications developer wishing to use WS-Policy to authenticate information in web transactions had to enter the code manually. Microsoft's updated edition of WSE includes an authority policy file with minimal hard-coding requirements.   The Web authenticating protocol known as WS-Policy Framework was created through the cooperation of Microsoft, IBM, BEA, and SAP. The policy allows for applications to choose how to employ certain Web services, in ways that meet productivity guidelines specific to each service. For example, in order for an applica... (more)

ProMind Provides HTML Build Help

A short but complete tutorial on how to create funcioning HTML pages easily using XSLMaker from ProMind follows... To create a web form, you must have some back-end script that will accept the data the end-user will be sending.  This back-end script can be implemented in any scripting language (ASP, PHP, Perl, JSP, any form of servlet, CGI script etc.). Every web form on the Internet has some back-end script working to collect the data sent by end-user. What it does with this data is up to your application (save it to a file, process an order, send an email or anything else you m... (more)

Business Objects XI Tests Well

Business Objects, a Silicon Valley company started by French entrepreneurs, specializes business intelligence (BI) solutions. It recently announced that its Business Objects XI software "significantly outperformed Cognos ReportNet in benchmark tests conducted by VeriTest, a leading independent software testing firm. The performance test results from VeriTest, a division of Lionbridge (Nasdaq: LIOX), show that BusinessObjects XI delivers more than 21 times higher throughput than Cognos ReportNet. In addition, the response times for BusinessObjects XI remain consistently fast as th... (more)

Panacya Service Center to Support Enterprise Messaging Systems

In order to support increasingly overburdened IT demand, Panacya has introduced Panacya Service Center for Enterprise Messaging System,  the first Panacya product designed specifically for messaging ecosystems in enterprise environments. The system was initially designed with Microsoft Exchange-based messaging systems in mind, the company says. Panacya wanted to create end-to-end messaging visibility in real-time to help customers identify messaging patterns. By observing messaging transactions, resources can be more effectively allocated, claims the company.  Jeb Connor, CEO an... (more)

Unify Creates NXJ 10.5 to Reduce "People-Intensive" Tasks

With IT departments being forced to do more with less, there arises a need to free-up resources. One method many businesses are adopting is automating manual processes. Unify's NXJ 10.5 application platform is designed to automate tasks that were being run in separate processing and integration stages. This allows, says Sacramento, CA-based Unify Corporation, for faster provisioning of documents to customers or personnel, and saves money by reducing "people-intensive" applications. What has allowed Unify to bring the processing and integration of data together, under one roof, i... (more)