Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2009«

Quick Thoughts on Formal BizTalk 2009 Launch Today

April 27, 2009


So, looks like today was the formal release of BizTalk Server 2009.  It’s been available for download on MSDN for about a month, but this is the “general availability” date. The BizTalk page at has been updated to reflect this.  Maybe I knew this and forgot, but noticed on the Adapters page that there […]

"SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009" Released

April 24, 2009


This morning my publisher turned a few knobs and pressed a complex series of buttons and officially released my first book, SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009.  It’s available for purchase right now from Packt’s web site and should cascade down to other booksellers like within a week. You can find the complete table […]

What Technologies Makes Up an SOA?

April 22, 2009


My boss’s boss asked if our architecture team could put together a list of what technologies and concepts typically comprise a service oriented architecture, so I compiled a collection of items and organized them by category.  I then evaluated whether we had such a technology in house, and if so, did we actively use it.  […]

BizTalk 2009 Hyper-V Guide Released

April 20, 2009


My buddy Ewan’s newest paper on BizTalk and Hyper-V was released a few days ago.  I had the opportunity to provide some feedback on the early drafts, and while it’s nice that he mentions me in the acknowledgements, I’m mad at him for outing my not-so-secret employer :)  I am now actively searching for secrets […]

BizTalk and WCF Finds a New Home at Microsoft

April 3, 2009


Saw on eWeek this morning that there has been some movement of Microsoft product teams.  Buried near the end of this article we find out that the Connected Systems Division (home of BizTalk, WCF, Oslo, etc) is combined with the Data and Storage Platform (SQL Server) team.  The entire new team is called “Business Platform […]

Interview Series: Four Questions With … Ewan Fairweather

April 2, 2009


In this month’s interview with a CSD thought leader, we chat with Ewan Fairweather who works for Microsoft on the BizTalk Customer Advisory Team (previously known by their hip moniker “BizTalk Rangers”) and has authored or contributed to numerous BizTalk whitepapers including: BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Hyper-V Guide BizTalk Server Operations Guide BizTalk Server Performance […]

System Integration with Nintex Workflow for SharePoint 2007 (Part III)

April 1, 2009


[Series Overview: Part I /  Part II / Part III] In my first post of this series I looked at what Nintex workflow for SharePoint is.  The second post looked at its web service integration capabilities.  In this final post, we dig into the native BizTalk integration provided by the product. Let’s start out with […]


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