SOA and BPM: you can’t have the one without the other?

SOA is about obtaining better enterprise agility and….so is BPM…SOA is about interconnecting “stovepiped” applications and…so is BPM…SOA has business aspects and technological aspects and…so has BPM… Articles about SOA usually contain info about BPM as if it was a part of SOA: having exposed business services does not provide agility per se, agility is…

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Silverlight 2.0 and ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions

On 11/29, Microsoft announced continued innovation and momentum around the Web platform including more details about the next version of Silverlight, ASP.NET Extensions, and more.  The purpose of this announcement is to clarify customer expectations about when to expect future releases of Silverlight and more in general to provide more details about the upcoming MS…

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Architecture Journal WPF based reader (Beta)

Demonstrating many of the UX principles highlighted in recent issues, this new reader is a locally installed application that enables you to take every issue of the Journal into a searchable, immersive, and easy-to-read experience. The application synchronizes with our content management services so that you’ll automatically have access to the latest Journal issues without…

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Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition

The Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition (also known as the Service Factory) is an integrated collection of resources designed to help our customers quickly and consistently build WCF and ASMX Web services that adhere to well-known architecture and design patterns. These resources consist of models with code generation in the form of tools integrated…

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Microsoft Belux Architect Forum December 20

On December 20 we will organize our next Architect Forum for the Belux region. Theme: Software + ServicesAs today’s architect, you are confronted with exiting but equally challenging broad topics like Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Business Process Management (BPM).  You have to face interesting questions such as in what cases to use software services…

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Microsoft Delivers Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5

Download Visual Studio 2008 Download the .NET Framework 3.5 Microsoft Delivers Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 to Developers REDMOND, Wash. – November 19, 2007 – The wait is over! Today, Microsoft announced Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 have been released to manufacturing (RTM). With more than 250 new features, Visual…

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The Architect Journal 13 is out – featuring the Internet Service Bus

Journal 13: Software + Services Foreword The Internet Service Bus Architecture Journal Profile: Ray Ozzie Project Astoria Implications of Software + Services Consumption for Enterprise IT Enterprise Mashups Microsoft Office as a Platform for Software + Services A Planet Ruled by Software Architectures The concept “Internet Service Bus”  is explained – the ISB plays an…

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SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP

Microsoft is announcing the availability this week of the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP. The PHP Driver delivers an API designed to enable reliable, scalable integration with SQL Server for PHP applications deployed on the Windows platform. Microsoft envisions working together with Zend and the PHP Community…

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MS released CTP for Sync Framework for Offline scenarios

Microsoft Sync Framework is a comprehensive synchronization platform that enables collaboration and offline scenarios for applications, services and devices. Developers can build sync ecosystems that integrate any application, any type of data, using any protocol over any network.The Microsoft Sync Framework provides a platform for taking web services and databases offline. In addition, it provides…

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Enterprise Service Bus now included in MS Application Platform

I’m pleased to announce the final release of the Microsoft Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Guidance for BizTalk Server 2006 R2!  “The Microsoft ESB Guidance provides architectural guidance, patterns, practices, frameworks, reusable components and samples for BizTalk Server R2 to simplify the development of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) on the Microsoft platform and to allow…

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