Its been few months since I wrote last time. I’ve been super busy over the past few months working various efforts.
In late 2007, we shipped Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5. The release contained significant WF framework and tooling enhancements and some WF Rules enhancements based on your feedback. After shipping VS 2008 and .NetFx3.5, I worked in what I used to refer to as v.Next of workflow. This v.Next got formally announced in November and this is what we ended up calling "Oslo". In short, Oslo brings modeling mainstream. Oslo bits are getting hardened by the hour and is going to be great.
I worked on the Oslo Workflow bits for a couple of months then I went to work with the BizTalk team on some BizTalk planning. In case you haven’t heard the news yet, last April, the BizTalk team announced the plans to ship a BizTalk Server 2006 R3 release. I am excited about this announcement and the BizTalk future plans.
On one of the Seattle sunny days, I was having lunch with Dennis Pilarinos whom I worked with on WF v1 and the early days of .NetFx 3.5. Dennis Pilarinos, David Wortendyke, and John Shewchuk started an incubation team and were regularly pushing bits to Labs.BizTalk.Net providing you with experimental connectivity and business process technologies on the web. Dennis and I started talking about this over few lunches.
Over a couple of lunches, Dennis and I started entertaining some ideas about the future of BizTalk.Net. During this time, one of the familiar names in the SOA world, Clemens Vasters, joined Dennis’ team and few others as well. After I finished the BizTalk planning phase, I decided to join Dennis’ team to work on bringing different web technologies to you via BizTalk.Net.
Over the last few months, I’ve been working with a lot of smart people solving some web problems. We’re planning to release some bits in the near future to BizTalk.Net with some new features which I will write about when it happens.
Stay tuned, I will be right back :)