New Financial Components Released for Insurance and Capital Markets

      Claims Processing Reference Architecture Claims Processing Reference Architecture provides quality services in the field of Auto Insurance Claims Processing however these components can be leveraged for other forms of claims processing such as: Home, Medical, Mortgage, and other general claims processing services to work on behalf of clients for better advanced services….


Updates to the Financial Services Component Library

Hello everyone! More news on the Financial Services Component Library front.  I have developed a series of videos that give a solution overview. These are helpful for those that want to see these components in action before downloading. There have also been updates to the source code and the MSI installers. Links See below for…


Financial Services Component Library Downloads

You may of seen my post announcing the Financial Services OBA Component Library. If you did you were most likely wondering when and where the code was going to be released. Due to a small issue on the code publishing side these were a little delayed. But don’t fret, we have them uploaded now on…


Loan Origination Reference Architecture Version 2

I announced at the Office Developers Conference 2008 the release of the Loan Origination Reference Architecture version 2. Like the previous version, this reference architecture shows architects and developers how to bridge OBA technologies with transactional service oriented systems such as BizTalk. The Loan Origination Reference Architecture shows how to build architectures that unify people,…


Microsoft Lending Reference Architecture V-Lab Released

I am very excited to announce that we have finally released the Virtual Lab for The Microsoft Lending Reference Architecture Version 1. I have heard from you load an clear over the past few months! We now have an Virtual Machine in the "Cloud" ready for you to examine workflows, dive into code or just…


Banking in Second Life

An interesting tidbit on the social networking side, Wells Fargo is ramping up its virtual world efforts with Stagecoach Island. They have launched their own virtual world on the popular Second Life. Though initially coming to life two years ago, it’s been completely revamped and relaunched, with a new attitude. Some of the new features…


Obtaining Enterprise Architecture Metrics – Part 2

In my last post I talked about “keeping EA metrics on the trail” and what you need to think about when gathering the right metrics. By understanding what you need and pitfalls to avoid including common mistakes when gathering metric and tips on what you should be looking for when gathering these metrics. I will…


Updated: Bank Teller Composite Architecture

This release adds support for ribbons, form-skinning, various CommandAdapters and UIElements are also added, some of which extend CAB as well as offer basic support for DevExpress controls. The BankTeller QuickStart application has also been updated to incorporate samples of the new XtraWindowWorkspace and DxMenuItemCommandAdapter. Other changes of note: The file structure of the release…


New Financial Services OBA

My visit to Australia had many surprises. One was a new OBA that was developed by one of our partners Dataract. This is truly a “Diamond in the Rough”. I have to give them a “plug” because they are offering a great new OBA that leverages both our MOSS platform and the financial services vertical business…


Microsoft is a member of LIXI

Microsoft is now a member of the Australian Lending standards body called LIXI.