PDC05 - More Windows Workflow

Let the “straightening out” begin. The article entitled Microsoft Workflow engine won’t support BizTalk 2006 implies what is a misleading premise. While BizTalk Server 2006 will not have Windows Workflow Foundation embedded within, there’s nothing that prevents the two from coordinating with each other. The BizTalk Futures session at PDC05 today addressed two simple ways…

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PDC05 - Day 4 BizTalk Futures Musings

Sitting here watching the Future Directions: Beyond BizTalk Server 2006 session at PDC05 and thought I’d share a few notes. We haven’t done a ton of sessions here on BizTalk, and let Windows Workflow Foundation take the spotlight, but don’t think for a minute that BizTalk Server is going anywhere. We’ve got quite an exciting…

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PDC05 - Day 2 Windows Workflow Musings

So finally, we can talk about Windows Workflow Foundation, one of the worst kept PDC05 secrets of the last day or so! First of all, some links to the key information, the beta download, and the now-available book … Windows Workflow Foundation MSDN site Windows Workflow Foundation Beta 1 download bits Downloadable Windows Workflow Foundation…

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PDC05 - Day 1 SQL Service Broker Musings

Attending the Building Distributed Asynchronous Applications with SQL Service Broker session at PDC05 and thought I’d share these notes …. Service Broker is for SQL Server applications The queues are actually database objects You can write these applications as stored procedures with T-SQL (or .NET). New T-SQL keywords include: transaction receive conversation waitfor(?) queue xml…

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PDC05 - Day 1 Booth Musings

500 Commerce Server t-shirts at the PDC05 booth. 1 hour of time. 0 shirts remaining. You people are ANIMALS! Man, next year I’m tempted to pay for shirts that say “Commerce Server Ate My Parents” just to see if people even notice when they grab shirts. Great stuff. We’ve handed out a bunch of Tech…

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Microsoft RFID and other PDC 2005 Musings

Microsoft has been actively making progress with our RFID story, and soon we’ll have even more to talk about. With BizTalk Server being a very strategic part of our upcoming RFID offering, it’s something I’m personally keeping an eye on. If you’re looking for more info on RFID and our thoughts on it, check these…

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