Just saw a post from Brian Groth regarding a new tool from MS researh called TulaFale, dealing with securing of web services. While I haven't yet tried the tool (but I do intend to), the page listed above for downloading the TulaFale tool also contains an absolute wealth of links to resources dealing with web services and security related aspects. I recommend visiting the page if for nothing else other than the resources listed on the page.
You may have already learned of this, but the ASP.NET team would like your feedback on what Materpage templates you would like to see. Brian Goldfarb is trying to spec this out ASAP so if you have an opinion and want it heard please post to his blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/bgold/archive/2005/01/07/348656.aspx
As much feedback as possible is required to more accurately guage what people want, so please take the time to post your thoughts.
I have finally put up a personal site devoted to technical content, all of which is pretty much ASP.NET and Web Service related. It contains links to technical articles that I have written, tools and code samples that I have released into the community (for such things as DPAPI, Web Service compression among others... full source code incl, please visit my Downloads section for full details) and an area that is titled "WS-Test". No, its not yet another standard in the WS-* family, its simply an area that provides simple web services for accessing, verification of operation and educational purposes when coming to terms with web services, SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) and WSE2 (Web Service Enhancements).
As a nice start to the new year, I have got myself a shiny new O2 XDA IIs PDA device. Its a real change from my previous device, a Sony-Ericsson P800 which was (and still is) a pretty cool and functional device. It has since been superseded by the Sony-Ericsson P910i which was my other choice in upgrades, apart from the O2. I originally purchased a P800 device because of its excellent form factor combined with functionality. Lots of connectivity all in a convenient phone sized device. However, I found that I used the PDA functionality a lot, and had a number of eBooks which I would read, and found the small size somewhat hard to deal with. The O2's larger screen (and much clearer IMO, even than the P910i) is much easier to read, especially for the eBooks and my most favourite viewer/eBook reader Repligo.