Office RAPs

An Office Business Application Reference Architecture Pack (RAP) for Supply Chain is now available on the OBA RAP page.   The RAP for Supply Chain is a working example of an Office Business Application (OBA) built using the 2007 Office System.     OBAs connect users to services and systems via the Microsoft Office interface (see below…

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XML Cup

Every year, IDEAlliance awards the XML Cup to one or more people who have made a major contribution to XML.   I’ve seen Jean Paoli’s and its quite an impressive award.  In a recent call for nominations I suggested Charles Goldfarb, Ed Mosher and Ray Lorie.   Without their pioneering work XML would simply not exist.   I’m…

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SOA Track Keynote

Here is my keynote (PPT format) for the SOA Track at the Microsoft BPM and SOA Conference.     Here is the abstract for session: Many analysts and industry pundits have confused the concept of Service Oriented Architecture with Service Oriented Implementations.  This has only added to the confusion associated with SOA and its related concepts.  …

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BPEL Fight

David Linthicum is still  trying to stir up some arguments about BPEL.   This is the second week in a row – he’s even included a video of a fight from a hockey game.   Happily I haven’t seen any fist fights break out over orchestration languages (at least not yet anyway). While David is trying to…

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