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  • Blog Post: ESB guidance

    A new set of ESB guidance has been released by the Patterns and Practices team. Details below: Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the latest addition to the p&p library of software architecture guidance: ESB Guidance 2.0 CTP October 2008...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Server 2006 extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation SDK

    The BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation SDK has just been released. It allows the ability to use WF modeling and host WF-based workflows in BizTalk Server. The release of this SDK will hopefully answer the many questions developers have had with regards to when to use...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SOA and Business Process Website

    We've officially launched a new website dedicated to providing invaluable information around building Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Business Process Management (BPM) solutions using the Microsoft platform. As a part of this site , we've released our latest roadmap and product strategy around...
  • Blog Post: Free Online Course: BizTalk 2006 for Developers (Self-paced course)

    I just found this free course on MSDN, amongst others that are offered for free. I am in the process of getting smarter on BizTalk 2006, so that I can understand it from an SOA perspective and have been looking for as many free resources to help me get there as I could find. If you are interested in...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Services Explained

    John Shewchuck & Dennis Pilarinos have a video over at Channel 9 explaining BizTalk Services here . I just watched it. If buzzwords like SOA and ESB grab your ear, then you will want to check out this video. -Marc
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Adapter for Windows Workflow Foundation sample (June 2007 CTP)

    Pretty cool, there WILL be a solution for hosting Windows Workflow Foundation workflows in BizTalk Server 2006. Paul Andrew has more details here . -Marc
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 2 Released

    For those of you using BizTalk Server 2004, Service Pack 2 has just been released. You can download it here . For a list of fixes, see the Knolwedge Base article 924330 . -David Technorati tags: Microsoft , BizTalk
  • Blog Post: Ronan Bradley: Microsoft Making Sense About ESB

    In this post , Ronan Bradley gives Microsoft props for taking a sensible approach to ESB. He writes: "What I found striking was how Microsoft, unlike some of the other major players, seems to understand that SOA requires a different view not only of architecture but also about middleware. In particular...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Server 2006 Documentation Update

    It’s not obvious from the web site, but a bunch of new BizTalk documentation has recently been made available for download. Specifically: A CHM version of BizTalk 2006 docs Updated install/config/upgrade guides 31 new code samples There is a lot of great information here, so...
  • Blog Post: You MUST sign up for the Bi-weekly MSDN Flash

    Just check out the latest issue at This a bi-weekly newsletter that can be customized to the topics you are most interested in. Mine arrived this morning and contained info on the redesigned Windows Vista Developer Center . A pointer to a free book on Office 2007...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk 2006 Best Practices Analyzer

    Before I joined the Federal D&PE team as a Developer Evangelist, I was a BizTalk and SQL Server Technology Specialist. Therefore, any time I see something about BizTalk or SQL that gets me excited I try to blog it. That is, of course, if David doesn’t get to it before meJ. Dustin Sell, who is our...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server - how can I get it?

    If you aren't already aware, Team Foundation Server (TFS) released to manufacturing earlier this month. If you want a nice PDF on Team Foundation Server, I've put one here on our Federal Developer website:
  • Blog Post: MSDN & TechNet Virtual Labs

    We've blogged about the Virtual Labs before, but the content keeps growing. I figured a friendly reminder wouldn't hurt. You'll find labs on ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Studio 2005 (including Team System), SQL Server 2005, BizTalk Server 2006, Window Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, Smart...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Server 2006 RTMs

    This morning in London, we announced that BizTalk Server 2006 has released to manufacture...more info at: , although this page has more about what's new and exciting -- -Darryl Technorati Tags: BizTalk
  • Blog Post: BizTalk 2006 seminars

    With all the momentum and interest around BizTalk Server 2006 post launch, here's a new all day event: The First Look Clinic for BizTalk Server 2006 teaches you how BizTalk Server 2006 can help solve your business integration scenarios. Through a combination of presentations and hands-on demonstrations...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2 Available

    Scott Woodgate blogged it . "Beta 2 had a strong quality bar (production beta for early adopters) so I think you are going to like it." If you are using the beta on a project for a federal customer, let us know . -Marc
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Certifications -- new generation launched today

    So today we launched the new generation of Microsoft Certifications. Check out and . Love it, hate it, indifferent? Comment away. --Darryl
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 bits

    From Thom who got it via Steve How to get BTS2006 Beta 1: Log into using your Microsoft ® Passport Network Account. Click on “Sign in as Guest” and use the Guest ID “BizTalkBetaTeam” On the top navigation under "Enrolled Betas" navigate through "BizTalk Server...
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