I’m back again – No excuses this time ;-)

Ok, so it has been nearly a month since I last blogged and quite frankly there are no excuses. That won’t happen again 🙂  Lots has been happening in that time, I’ve been to Singapore for work, to Sydney, to Brisbane, to Adelaide and you know what…. I don’t have a phone with a camera…

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SQL / BizTalk / VS.NET Community Launch Parties in Australia

Dave Lemphers (our community launch leader) has asked me to spread the word and make sure you all register for the  community launch parties!! Check out Dave’s blog and REGISTER!! 🙂  http://blogs.msdn.com/davidlem/archive/2005/11/15/492789.aspx Community!!!, Thank you for your involvement over the past year in attending user groups and for evaluating the early versions of Visual Studio…

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Announcing the BizTalk 2006 Line of Business Adapters TAP program!

Lots, of news. Anyway, here is a post from our internal team that you can also find at; http://blogs.msdn.com/bpidcustomerresponseteam/archive/2005/10/17/482033.aspx EMail me at cvidotto@microsoft.com (in Australia) if you want more info or would like to participate.   Microsoft recently completed the acquisition of a set of BizTalk adapters to major enterprise Line-Of-Business (LOB) applications. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/aug05/08-02ApplicationAdaptersPR.mspx  …

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Free Online Service for Checking your PC’s health!

Jamie Sharp is our security advisor here at MS and he just pointed me to Windows Live Safety Center at http://safety.live.com/site/en-US/default.htm . This is great! You can do an online health check of your PC anywhere!! Tell your friends and family about it…. Direct from the site; “Get full service for your PC Windows Live Safety Center…

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BizTalk Job in Canberra – Oct Update

Back in August I wrote a post wondering if anyone wanted to apply for a role with Microsoft to be a be a BizTalk Consultant in Canberra. http://blogs.msdn.com/cvidotto/archive/2005/08/02/446491.aspx This role is still appearing in my inbox as vacant, so if you or your friends fit this profile –  “This incumbent will scope and build applications that utilise…

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Summary of Windows Workflow Foundation Collateral

Here is a great summary of Windows Workflow Foundation collateral from our internal communcations team…. Want to know more about our exciting new Windows Workflow Foundation technology? Check these out: ·         For a superb high level introduction read David Chappell’s whitepaper.  This is on the MSDN Library ·         There is lots of collateral including the…

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Some Best Practice Documents and info on Windows Workflow Foundation

A couple of resources for you all in case you have missed these on the web….  (and in case you have lots of questions!) I am a fan and advocate of best practices so the docs on sharepoint and CMS may be worth a look. (Just a disclaimer – I have not read them yet….

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Great cartoon on customer expectations!

Further to my last post about presenting at Swinburne University, Graeme – the lecturer – handed me a great cartoon about our wonderful IT industry! I don’t recall having seen it before, but it is a classic! So true! Click on the Image to Enlarge!

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BizTalk 2006, WWF and Com Foundation 3 Day Workshop in Mel / Bne / Syd!

I received an email this morning from our partner readiness team detailing that we have secured our newly crowned MVP – Mick Badran – to deliver a 3 day Business Process Integration and Workflow workshop in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane! You can check the agenda of what will be covered and potentially register for this event…

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