SOA and Business Process Conference – Day 3 recap

With Day 3 behind us, and the fifth annual SOA & Business Process Conference coming to a close, we can officially declare the last week a success! It was great to see lots of familiar faces over the last several days, and to have a chance to reflect on how much progress the industry has…


SOA and Business Process Conference – Day 2 recap

We’re officially through day 2 of the SOA & Business Process Conference!  For me it was great to hear all the hallway conversations between attendees doing real-world SOA today, and sharing tips for success. In fact, Day 2 was all about the ecosystem, and we had some key announcements from partners including: JNBridge: Announced their…


SOA and Business Process Conference – Day 1 recap

With the first day, and the news on “Oslo” behind us, we took a few minutes to recap the day – video published here:


Taking Modeling Mainstream – It’s Called "Oslo"

On the heels of the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 launch, this morning we shared some news at the Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference. Robert Wahbe, VP of the Connected Systems Division, outlined a vision for the future of SOA and Business Process Management which highlights the increased role that Services and Models will play…


Daylight Savings Time ends soon. Is BizTalk ready?

In February of this year Microsoft issued a patch to fix a time change issue in BizTalk Server. The issue wasn’t specific to any recent change to Daylight Savings Time (DST) but was discovered when we tested BizTalk in preparation for the United States legislation that extended DST this year. This patch should be applied…


BizTalk Server 2006 R2 – Available today!

  I’m thrilled to announce that BizTalk Server 2006 R2 is available today!  This marks the 5th major release we’ve had in the last 7 years, which is a great testament to our product team’s ability to deliver value to customers as the market evolves. Just as folks in the US are sitting down to…


Microsoft’s SOA and Business Process Pack incentive

Microsoft has a long history of taking hard problems and making them simple.  Twenty years ago simple word processing was a domain for experts.  Five years ago spinning up a simple intranet site for team collaboration required heavy assistance from IT and ongoing support well beyond the demands of its usefulness.  In the last several…


More information on .NET Stock Trader

We’ve had a ton of interest in the detail behind the .NET Stock Trader application.  With both Interoperability and performance information, it seems like there is something for everyone. Last week Greg Leake (developer of the application) took time with Channel 9 to go through the application and answer several questions we have received thus…


The legend of Zorro continues?

Possibly the funniest thing I have seen on a blog in a while…  Let the speculation begin!  snip: Hi. This is Zorro, and I joined Microsoft. Why am I blogging? It is a condition of my parole. Obviously, this needs explanation. I have had a little trouble finding my way since the Spanish colonial…


Fact Check – IBM’s Steve Mills claims on MS and SOA

We saw an article on CNET that included quotes from Steve Mills of IBM directly related to Interop, SOA and Microsoft.  Since Interop is one of our passions, we thought it would be worthwhile to respond.  Given that we are approaching an election here in the US, we are employing a CNN technique. Let’s check…