Software in the cloud: Cloud Workflow

As promised in my last posting let’s take a look at the new “Workflow in the cloud” functionality offered in the July drop of the BizTalk Services This cloud based workflow system leverages Windows Workflow and is hosted in our datacenter and extended as appropriate through “cloud-scale” runtime services and infrastructure.  The idea being that…

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Dublin!

This announcement came sooner then I expected, I’d assumed PDC was going to be the first time Dublin was mentioned in public!   The most detailed information before the PDC can be found here. A number of internal people in the field (myself included) have been working with the product team for a number of years…

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Professional BizTalk Server 2009?

I’ve been looking into the possibility of updating the highly successful Professional BizTalk Server 2006 book to take into account new features and capabilities in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and the recently announced BizTalk Server 2009 product. A fair bit has changed to warrant new chapters and updating of various chapters but of course the…

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Software in the cloud: The Relay Service

I’m now back from a trip to Seattle a few weeks back where I attended a huge week-long Microsoft internal technical training event.  I presented three times during the week, two of the presentations were “Software in the cloud” sessions which received fantastic feedback. The premise of these sessions was to paint a view of…

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Cloud Services

CSD have just announced Release 12 (R12) of Codename BizTalk Services, Clemens has a good low-down on what’s new here.  Remember BizTalk Services != BizTalk.  BizTalk isn’t used in the cloud or the client – it’s just a branding thing. The Connectivity service (relay) is an amazing piece of technology breaking down corporate boundaries and…

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Long time, no blog!

Yes, It’s been quite a while since my last blog post!  A lot has been happening internally including a job move for me to the Solution Architecture team in MCS as a Solution Architect from the fantastic Application Development Consulting (ADC) team. I still retain my strong technical focus you’ll be pleased to know and I…

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