If you can do something it doesn’t mean that you should…

I’m not really doing anything BPEL related these days but a post by Jesper Joergensen caught my eye.    Since I’m not focused on BPEL I haven’t kept up with some of the developments in the BPM-related blogosphere.    Apparently Bruce wrote a post illustrating some of the fundamental differences between BPMN and BPEL.    BPMN is much…


Fixing the WF FileWatcher sample

There is a FileWatcher WF activity sample that ships with the Windows SDK.   I initially thought this might be of value to me but when I tried to open the workflow I ran into the following error: “Theme properties can only be changed in the Theme Configuration Dialog.”   Very intuitive right?    Actually it is an…


BPEL4People and WS-HumanTask to OASIS

The BPEL4People and WS-HumanTask specs are headed to OASIS, resulting in a new BPEL4People Technical Committee (TC) – expect to see an announcement and call for participation soon.  The TC will focus on defining human interactions (“human tasks”) as part of a WS-BPEL process, enabling these definitions to be exposed as web services. Note that…


Dave on Orchestration

Dave Linthicum is blogging about orchestration and gets it mostly right.    The blog entry does a  decent job of describing orchestration at a high level – if you’re unfamiliar with orchestration the blog entry is worth a read.   The following, however, made me recoil a bit (emphasis is mine): Orchestrations may span a few internal…


Say What?

Interesting perspective from Randy Heffner (Forrester) in the latest issue of Redmond Magazine: Perhaps Randy is unaware of our work on XML, SOAP and the Web Services Workshops that led to the WS-* specifications.   The quote above seems to be inspired by current OASIS activities associated with SCA.  Conflating multi-platform WS-* specifications and standards with…


SOA and Business Process Conference 2007

The 2007 Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference will be held from October 29th through November 2nd, 2007 at the Microsoft Conference Center on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA.  Customers and partners can learn about Microsoft’s current and long-term strategy for SOA & Business Process.  Visit the conference website for more information.


SOA in the Real World – book errata

I just noticed a couple of the Figures towards the end of Chapter Two are unreadable (totally black).   Below are corrected versions of Chapter Two (Figures 6-8 are restored) in both PDF and XPS formats. Corrected PDF: http://files.skyscrapr.net/users/jevdemon/Chapter%202.pdf Corrected XPS: http://files.skyscrapr.net/users/jevdemon/Chapter%202.xps Enjoy!


SOA in the Real World now available

The book I previewed here a few weeks back is now available in both PDF and XPS formats.  Enjoy!  


BPEL4People headed to OASIS

That white paper and spec with the funny name is going to be an OASIS spec.   I’m not surprised – I only hope they can fix some of the issues (such as people resolution) and come up with a name.that doesn’t sound like a punchline.  🙂


Process Interruptus

The BPM Group is facing a bit of challenge.   Apparently there is a disagreement underway between BPMG and the company that runs their website.   This means if you pull up the BPMG’s website at www.bpmg.org you will be redirected to a company named Bennu (with a rather nasty message about BPMG).   BPMG’s temporary site is here: http://www.processperformance.com/….