Update on SOA Conference and Upcoming Events

Over the past few months we have talked to a number of customers and partners about our plans for upcoming Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) events.  We have heard loud and clear that travel budgets are limited, and have evaluated the various ways we can share Real World SOA best practices and training to our customers…


Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference 2009 Call for Content

As you know, our next Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference will be taking place January 26-30, 2009 in Redmond, WA.  At this time, we’re still accepting session submissions and would love to hear your stories on how you are using a SOA & BPM solutions today to lower costs and achieve your business objectives.  …


Blogs and Sites To Keep on Your Radar

We recently started the Connected .NET blog, where we’ll focus on the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) pillars of the .NET Framework.  You definitely want to follow this blog which targets to make content more discoverable and will be frequently updated by members of our product team with interesting news and…


July’s must See WF/WCF Influencer MSDN Webcasts

As promised, we’re launching our July series of WF and WCF Influencer MSDN Webcasts.  You can find these series highlighted on MSDN events series as well as find links to them below:   Webcast Title Date/ Time Presenter Transactional Windows Communication Foundation Services with Juval Lowy 7/7/2008 10:00 AM PST Juval Lowy Using Windows Workflow…


Must See WF/WCF Influencer MSDN Webcasts

We are launching a series of MSDN webcasts to explore the possibilities of Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework through demonstrations and deep dives on Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF).    Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft’s unified programming model for building and connecting service-oriented applications. Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is the programming model,…


BizTalk Server 2006 R3 is Announced

Today in Steven Martin’s blog, we announced our plans to deliver BizTalk Server 2006 R3 to take advantage of the latest versions of 08 wave of products (Windows Server 2008, .Net framework 3.5, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008).  This will enable us to continue to take advantage of the improvements in our latest…


BizTalk Server Operations Guide is Published on MSDN

Microsoft BizTalk Server Operations Guide is now available on MSDN.  You can also download it as a separate PDF, DOCX or CHM.  This guide is based on real-world experiences around maintaining and operating BizTalk Solutions in demanding production environments.   Happy Reading! Marjan Kalantar


SOA and BPM Conference 2007 Recordings on TechNet Spotlight

A set of video recordings of sessions from the SOA & BP conference are posted on the Spotlight! sight. This is a fantastic channel for IT Pros to get access to key content from MS events worldwide. Please see the list of sessions below including the event keynote.     SOA and Business Process issues reach…


BizTalk Server Partners Site is Live

We just launched an improved BizTalk Server partners site where our customers can find partners (both System Integrators and Independent Software Vendors) by workload and geography.  You can also find more information on how to become a partner. Regards, Marjan Kalantar