Announcing the Availability of the BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0

As we have pre-announced during several BizTalk sessions at TechEd North America last month, the BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0, formerly known as the ESB Guidance 2.0 – has been released today to the web. It is available on the new ESB page in the BizTalk Developer Center on MSDN. This toolkit extends BizTalk Server 2009…


Upcoming BizTalk and .NET training classes

If you are looking for a deep dive or topic specific training on BizTalk or .Net, check out these new classes offered by our training partner Quicklearn:   BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Developer Immersion   ·         Cincinnati, OH – Nov 3-7, 2008 ·         Boston, MA – Dec 15-19, 2008 ·         Redmond, WA – Jan 19-23,…


New BizTalk Training Offering: BizTalk Expert Series

QuickLearn has just announced a new training series they are offering:BizTalk Expert Series are focused BizTalk classes that drill-down into a specific topic. In response to customer requests, QuickLearn has created these classes that are at least two days long, covering topics like BAM, RFID, EDI, BRE, Testing and ESB. These classes are packed with…


ESB Guidance Released to MSDN!

If you were in either of the two standing room only ESB Guidance sessions at last week conference you heard us mention it would be released shortly. I’m pleased to say that Patterns & Practices has just released the ESB Guidance to MSDN! The MSDN site is the entry point for ESB Guidance bits, docs, and community….


InfoQ interview on Microsoft’s SOA Strategy

InfoQ just published their interview with Dino Chiesa, Director of .Net Marketing in our Connected Systems Division.  Dino talks about Microsoft’s SOA Strategy and how our investments in Windows Communication Foundation, ESB guidance, BizTalk Services and .Net framework 3.5 play key roles in helping our customers reach the benefits of SOA. Regards, Marjan Kalantar


CTP3 Release of Microsoft ESB Guidance is Available on CodePlex

  Community Tech Preview (CTP3) build of the ESB Guidance is now available on ESB Guidance community site.  This release includes many feature enhancements and further integration into BizTalk Server 2006 R2.  It incorporates Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Request-Response Messaging, and the introduction of the Resolver and Adapter Provider Framework which enables us to move…

Community Release of ESB Guidance is Available on CodePlex

  In June, we released a new community release build of the Microsoft ESB Guidance on the ESB Guidance community site.  In addition to fixes and new samples & guidance, this release includes new and augmented features such as WS-MetadataExchange, WCF adapter integration, UDDI publishing, enhanced ESB portal, third party SOA management and governance integration…

Announcing the OBA Reference Application Pack for Loan Origination Systems (OR-LOS)

The Architecture Strategy Team has just released an Office Business Applications Reference Application Pack for Loan Origination Systems (OR-LOS) that leverages SharePoint, BizTalk Orchestrations, BizTalk Business Rules Engine, WF Workflows, and Office Clients to automate a Loan Origination process spanning multiple human and system participants. Mike Walker has posted all the details including whitepapers, an…


Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) for Partners

The term Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is widely used in the context of implementing the messaging capabilities of a service oriented infrastructure. An ESB is one of many building blocks that make up a comprehensive service oriented infrastructure.  Microsoft provides a comprehensive ESB offering through its large network of partners.  You can find a list of…