Ulrich's SOAP Box

Architecture, BizTalk, Web Services, and other stuff

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    Working with Whitehorse, Pt2…

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    I said in my last post that the benefit of using Whitehorse has been marginal so far. To my surprise, I never got a single email refuting this. I still stand by that comment, although I am being a little hard on Whitehorse. At this stage in the design...
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    An apology

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    My post yesterday didn't work very well because I posted the pictures of the designer onto a web site that had download limitations. The result was that most people who tried to view the post couldn't see the pictures. Now fixed, thanks to Nigel Parker...
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    Working with Whitehorse…

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    I've done my fair share of technology presentations, and recently a lot of those have centered around the designers in Visual Studio Team System (aka Whitehorse). Now when you do a presentation, it's hard to really exercise the technology. You tend to...
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    A chance to win some cool prizes

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    As I said in my previous post, I've been trying out a lot of beta software recently. One of the things I've been working with a lot is Visual Studio Team System. I reckon its pretty cool (actually, I'd have trouble going back to the previous version now...
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    The life of a beta tester...

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    Ha, this blogging seemed like a great idea at first, but its really hard to maintain. I've got a lot of respect for people like Scott who are pretty busy, and yet still manage to blog so frequently. I've been pretty busy presenting on various topics,...
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    Calling on Kiwi Ingenuity

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    Scott Woodgate just announced the Connected Systems Developer Competition . If you build the best sample application that makes use of VS.NET 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk, you get to win $50,000 (US!). I'd really love this prize to go to someone...
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    A long absence

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    Well, its been a while since I last posted. What with the changes to our blogging infrastructure, plus my workload suddenly increasing dramatically, I just never seemed to get around to writing another blog. So what have I been doing. Well, I got asked...
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    WSE 2.0 SP3 went live today on MSDN.

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    Get it here .
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    Links from my Business Process Management session this morning...

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    I promised a few links from my Business Process Management session this morning… The BizTalk Server Security paper - http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/techinfo/whitepapers/2004/security.asp Using Microsoft Tools for Business Process Management ...
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    Martin Fowler on patterns

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    Well, here I am at the Microsoft Regional Architect Forum on the Gold Coast. I just caught Martin Fowler’s keynote on Enterprise Application Architecture Patterns, and patterns generally. Martin is an engaging speaker, and I was pretty keen to catch...
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    Which TCP/IP ports does BizTalk use?

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    Check it out in this handy article
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    A nice analogy

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    I’m a sucker for a nice analogy! I find they are a great way to help you to understand complex ideas and systems, by referencing stuff you understand well. Of course there is the danger that you can carry one too far, but I still find I understand and...
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    BizTalk MSMQ Adapter released

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    Cool. The MSMQ Adapter (as different from the MSMQT Adapter) has now been released for BizTalk. You can download here . I’ve been waiting for this, because I do a lot of development on my machine, and want to have MSMQ and BizTalk on the same machine...
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    Patterns Repository

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    If you haven’t already seen it, check out http://patternshare.org . It’s a table of architecture and design patterns, split into Application, Integration, Operational etc patterns. It pulls in and references patterns from GoF, our Integration Patterns...
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    A new blog...

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    A friend of mine, Alex James, has just started blogging. Alex owns his own small company, building some pretty slick software which allows applications to share data or datalayers. You can find his blog here , and download his software from his web site...
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    A new job...

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    Well, it’s certainly been a long time between blogs. Since I last blogged, I applied for and got a job back in New Zealand with Microsoft. The job is with the Developer and Platform Evangelism team base din Auckland. My role is Architect Advisor...
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    A trap for young players

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    A customer of mine bumped into an interesting trap when building a BizTalk Orchestration. Basically, they have a fairly complex orchestration, and at various points in this orchestration, they needed to write some information to an Oracle databse. They...
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    Digital Photo Retouching

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    I've been a digital camera enthusiast for about 4 years now. Like many people I imagine, I've used various imaging software to do basic improvements to the photos I take, like red eye removal, improvement of levels in the photo, cropping etc. I've been...
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    Talk completed...

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    Well, I finally finished the talk late last night, and presented it at the OASIS conference this morning. It seemed to be fairly well received, with many in the audience having similar experiences to share about SOA work they had done. This talk was very...
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    Migrating to SOA - Composing Services

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    Well, I’ve nearly finished my talk. Today I completed the section entitled “Walk…”, where I talk about extensions to a simple Web Service architecture that improved the architecture, and allow you to build new business processes from existing services...
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    Migrating to SOA - Best practices of interface design

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    Well, a long time since my last blog. Blame a really great holiday along the Great Ocean Road for the delay. It was just too hard to think about work when having such a great time… It's time I started working on my "Migrating your Enterprise to...
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    Some good news...

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    I just found out the Integration Patterns book has finally been published, and can be bought from Amazon.com. Can't wait to get a copy. Holding a real book in your hand just seems so much more real than looking at a PDF. I also got the Star Wars trology...
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    My first post...

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    Well, I finally got around to joining the world of bloggers. I'm a consulting architect with Microsoft Consulting Services in Sydney. My key interest areas are architecture (surprise surprise), Web Services and BizTalk. I work a lot with organisations...
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