Nearly 16 months after a book idea was born, the journey is now complete. Today, you can find our book, Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform, in stock at Amazon.com and for purchase and download at the Packt Publishing site.
I am currently in Stockholm along with co-authors Stephen Thomas and Ewan Fairweather delivering a 2 day workshop for the BizTalk User Group Sweden. We’re providing overviews of the core Microsoft application platform technologies and then excerpting the book to show how we analyzed a particular use case, chose a technology and then implemented it. It’s our first chance to see if this book was a crazy idea, or actually useful. So far, the reaction has been positive. Of course, the Swedes are such a nice bunch that they may just be humoring me.
I have absolutely no idea how this book will be received by you all. I hope you find it to be a unique tool for evaluating architecture and building solutions on Microsoft technology. If you DON’T like it, then I’ll blame this book idea on Ewan.