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Do you know the Microsoft Customer Advisory Teams? You should.

August 26, 2010


For those who live and work with Microsoft application platform technologies, the Microsoft Customer Advisory Teams (CAT) are a great source of real-world info about products and technology.  These are the small, expert-level teams whose sole job is to make sure customers are successful with Microsoft technology.  Last month I had the pleasure of presenting […]

How Intelligent is BizTalk 2010’s Intelligent Mapper?

August 15, 2010


One of the interesting new features of the BizTalk Server 2010 Mapper (and corresponding Windows Workflow shape) is the “suggestive matching” which helps the XSLT map author figure out which source (or destination) nodes are most likely related.  The MSDN page for suggestive matching has some background material on the feature.  I thought I’d run […]

My Book is Available for Pre-order on

August 2, 2010


Just a quick FYI that my new book, Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform, can now be pre-ordered on  I’m reviewing final prints now, so hopefully we’ll have this out the door and in your hands shortly.


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