Saturday, November 03, 2007

Microsoft SOA and Business Process Conference - Day 3

Time Session
7:30am-8:30am Breakfast
8:30am-9:30am Software Plus Services
10:00am-11:00am Viso as a Business Process Analysis Tool
11:00am-11:30am Lunch
11:30am-12:30pm Enterprise SOA: How SOA will Alter Corporate Software Buying Decisions
1:00pm-2:00pm Building Workflow Powered Services in .NET 3.5
2:30pm-3:30pm Reliable Messaging on the Microsoft Connected Systems Platform
4:00pm-5:00pm Using Visual Studio Team System to Deliver the Right Services at the Right Time


Best presentations today were Building Workflow Powered Services in .NET 3.5 and Reliable Messaging on the Microsoft Connected Systems Platform.

Finally got around to reviewing the DVD that was given on the first day of the conference.  They delivered something called "Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Training Classroom-in-a-Box".  This thing actually looks pretty good!  Of course, you've got your requisite VPC image and then a large number of targeted "How To" lab exercises.  I still need to review more of it, but its 3 DVD's...!

Alan Smith presented the Reliable Messaging session and demoed a Resequencer as a BizTalk 2006 orchestration.  Definitely worth a deeper look as he is releasing the source code on his blog.  He also mentioned using an atomic transaction as a performance trick to keep the orchestration from dehydrating during the action - need to mull that over whether it would add value in one of our situations.

Went out and had the best beer I've had in a long time at the Rock Bottom Brewery right behind the Bellevue Westin.  Something with blueberries and was hmmmm good!

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