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  • Blog Post: Presentations Uploaded

    As followers of my blog know, I do many speaking engagements. Often times I get requests for those decks from the conference or event. Instead of sharing with a select few I thought I would share with everyone. You can find some of the major presentations under my Slideshare profile: http://www.slideshare...
  • Blog Post: Office Web Applications

    There hasn't been a shortage of announcements this year at PDC. The next big one besides Windows 7 is the new "Office Web Applications" live services. The Office team will be delivering the five most popular Office applications as light weight browser based versions that include Word, Excel...
  • Blog Post: New Financial Components Released for Insurance and Capital Markets

          Claims Processing Reference Architecture Claims Processing Reference Architecture provides quality services in the field of Auto Insurance Claims Processing however these components can be leveraged for other forms of claims processing such as: Home, Medical, Mortgage, and other...
  • Blog Post: Updates to the Financial Services Component Library

    Hello everyone! More news on the Financial Services Component Library front.  I have developed a series of videos that give a solution overview. These are helpful for those that want to see these components in action before downloading. There have also been updates to the source code and the MSI...
  • Blog Post: Presentation: Changing the Face of Banking Development

    It's amazing how many e-mails I have received so far about sharing my presentation. So instead of sending to a few people I would like to share it with all of you. Keep in mind that with any presentation the deck is just a tool for communicating, I usually talk to a slide and not really follow bullet...
  • Blog Post: Financial Services Component Library Downloads

    You may of seen my post announcing the Financial Services OBA Component Library . If you did you were most likely wondering when and where the code was going to be released. Due to a small issue on the code publishing side these were a little delayed. But don't fret, we have them uploaded now on CodePlex...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map Version 2

    The Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map is a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that helps developers visualize the different programs, servers, services, and tools that will help them build solutions. It allows them to drill down to each product and technology and learn about new...
  • Blog Post: Loan Origination Reference Architecture Version 2

    I announced at the Office Developers Conference 2008 the release of the Loan Origination Reference Architecture version 2. Like the previous version, this reference architecture shows architects and developers how to bridge OBA technologies with transactional service oriented systems such as BizTalk...
  • Blog Post: Office Developers Conference 2008 Wrap-Up

    What a great conference! Thanks to everyone that attended the conference and my sessions. I will be posting my deck very soon so all of you can see. Also, if you didn't get a chance to come to the Office Developers Conference to see Bill Gate's keynote, you can see the video here. If you would like more...
  • Blog Post: Financial Services OBA Component Library

    At the Office Developers Conference this week I announced the release of the Financial Services OBA Component Library. The Financial Services OBA Component Library is a comprehensive set of OBA components that span across key areas in the Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets industries. The components...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Lending Reference Architecture V-Lab Released

    I am very excited to announce that we have finally released the Virtual Lab for The Microsoft Lending Reference Architecture Version 1 . I have heard from you load an clear over the past few months! We now have an Virtual Machine in the "Cloud" ready for you to examine workflows, dive into...
  • Blog Post: Office Developer Conference Update

    ODC 2008 is the premier event for Microsoft Office developers, bringing together architects, developers, industry technical experts, Microsoft insiders, and key partners in a public forum to redefine what it means to be focused on 2007 Microsoft® Office system development. We have an incredible...
  • Blog Post: I'll be speaking at the Office Developer Conference

    When: February 10-13, 2008 Where: San Jose Convention Center , San Jose, CA Who: 2000 developers and architects who build solutions on the Office platform (Office clients, servers, and services) Don't miss this unique opportunity, as Microsoft brings together architects, developers, industry technical...
  • Blog Post: Software+Services Blueprints

    Michael Lehman walks us through the Software+Services Blueprints. These blueprints are a series of source code and guidance packages designed to provide an architectural bridge between vision and implementation by making it easier to build S+S applications. As a starting point for building real solutions...
  • Blog Post: Presenting at the Microsoft SOA and Business Process Management Conference

    I will be presenting at this years Microsoft SOA and Business Process Management conference. The conference is held on the Microsoft campus, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2007. I will speaking about composite applications on the Microsoft platform. I will post details about my presentation at a later time. Check out...
  • Blog Post: Updated: Bank Teller Composite Architecture

    This release adds support for ribbons, form-skinning, various CommandAdapters and UIElements are also added, some of which extend CAB as well as offer basic support for DevExpress controls. The BankTeller QuickStart application has also been updated to incorporate samples of the new XtraWindowWorkspace...
  • Blog Post: OpenXML Integration into Applications

    Erika has a post on OpenXML integration.Check it out. Tags: OBA OpenXML
  • Blog Post: Justifying the need for Composite Applications

    I recently saw a post from Brandon Satrom as he was asking for feedback on his interpretation of composite applications and the value proposition to his organization. He is definitely on the right track, and not because he is using the guidance that I have been working on at Microsoft :). I will address...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Microsoft Business Data Catalog Definition Editor

    I am happy to say we have finally released the Business Data Catalog Editor. Currently, writing an application definition to connect the BDC to a LOB system is a manual process. This requires an understanding of both how the LOB system is configured and what must be included in the XML to satisfy the...
  • Blog Post: New Financial Services OBA

    My visit to Australia had many surprises. One was a new OBA that was developed by one of our partners Dataract . This is truly a "Diamond in the Rough". I have to give them a "plug" because they are offering a great new OBA that leverages both our MOSS platform and the financial services vertical business...
  • Blog Post: Open XML Developer Workshop Presentations

    When I talk about OBA I focus a bit on open standards. From a interoperability, publishing and consumption perspective. I advocate the usage of Open XML within architectures wherever possible. By using these standards we can enable our information to be more living rather than static. Obviously you have...
  • Blog Post: New OBA Development Poster

    Erika Ehrli updates us on the new poster for Office development. If you want yours it's just a DL away... PDF: http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/9/c/09cda3f2-6d3d-4082-aec5-9a62b7679ecf/2007OfficeDeveloperMap.pdf XPS: http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/9/c/09cda3f2-6d3d-4082-aec5-9a62b7679ecf...
  • Blog Post: BizRights software builds a SOX OBA

    Independent software vendor Approva provides a monitoring and auditing solution. Its BizRights Platform and Enterprise Controls Suite addresses all of the major financial and operational business processes including financial close, procurement, sales, customer fulfillment, and payroll. Its automated...
  • Blog Post: Governance For Your OBA's

    In last weeks session I was asked about governance and OBAs (at least from a server side perspective). I am happy to report that the community is concerned with governance as well. Microsoft IT Team Site Life Cycle Management Beta 1 was created on Codeplex and is intended to provide governance and manageability...
  • Blog Post: Can you build a Configuration Management OBA?

    As you can see from my previous post I was asked if you could build an OBA to address CM concerns. This is actually a great idea. If you build an OBA to address configuration management it would definitely work. Now I am not going to give CM enough justice with this post however I promise I'll revisit...
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