Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2009«

New ESB Guidance 2.0 CTP Out

January 15, 2009


Yesterday the Microsoft team released a new tech preview of the ESB Guidance 2.0 package. What’s new?  I’ll be installing this today so we’ll see what “LDAP Resolver” and “SMTP Adapter Provider” actually are.  Looks like some good modifications to the itinerary design experience as well.  The biggest aesthetic change is the removal of the […]

Great New Whitepapers on .NET Services

January 12, 2009


One of my early complaints with the .NET Services offerings has been a relative dearth of additional explanations besides the SDK bits.  Clearly just to satisfy me, Microsoft has published a series of papers (authored by those prolific folks at Pluralsight) about the full spectrum of .NET Services. Specifically, you’ll find papers introducing .NET Services, […]

Query Notification Capability in WCF SQL Adapter

January 12, 2009


I recently had a chance to investigate the new SQL Adapter that ships with BizTalk Server 2009 (as part of the BizTalk Adapter Pack) and wanted to highlight one of the most interesting features. There are lots of things to love about the new adapter over the old one (now WCF-based, greater configuration, cross-table transactions, […]

BizTalk Server 2009 Misunderstood?

January 8, 2009


My buddy Lucas wrote up a thoughtful piece in which he points out some flaws in Zapthink’s opinion on BizTalk Server 2009 and its impact on Microsoft’s SOA strategy.  It’s a good read if you need a refresher on BizTalk’s history and compatibility with SOA principles.  As yes, SOA still matters regardless of the recent […]

Interview Series: Four Questions With … Stephen Thomas

January 7, 2009


Happy New Year and welcome to the 6th interview in our series of chats with interesting folks in the “connected systems” space.  This month we are sitting down with Stephen Thomas who is a blogger, MVP, and the creator/owner of the popular site.  Stephen has been instrumental in building up the online support community […]

2008 : Year in Review

January 2, 2009


As 2009 starts, I thought I’d take a quick gander at the 2008 posts I enjoyed writing the most, and a few of my favorite (non-technical) blogs that I discovered this year. Early last year I embarked on a 9-part series of articles about how BizTalk and WCF integrate.  I learned a lot in the […]


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