Microsoft SOA and Business Process Conference 2007 Recap


I am home after a good week of conference in Redmond and some sightseeing. This year’s Microsoft and BP Conference was a good one with a focus on BizTalk, but more on SOA itself like Governance, Business & IT agility, Anti-Patterns and business cases. Conference kicked off with keynote session, where OSLO was announced. Since it was announced a lot of attention in blogosphere was noticeable. I attended a lot of session during the conference and here is an overview of them:

* Increasing Business & IT agility with SOA & Microsoft – Kris Horrocks (Microsoft)
* Flexible Governance Infrastructure – Frank Martinez (SOA Software)
* BizTalk Adapters for WCF: Deep Dive – Aaron Skonnard (Pluralsight)
* Best Practices for Creating Composite Activities – Matt Milner (Pluralsight)
* Service Virtualization with .NET & BizTalk Server – William Oellerman, Raul Camacho (Microsoft)
* How everyone should test their BizTalk based solutions – Darren Jefford (Microsoft)
* Connections in the Cloud: BizTalk Services & WCF – Justin Smith (Microsoft)* Robust Error Handling for BizTalk Solutions – Matt Meleski (ObjectSharp)* Building Worklow Powered Services in .NET 3.5 – Matt Winkler (Microsoft)
* Architecture of the Microsoft ESB Guidance – Marty Wasznicky (Microsoft)
* Identifying & avoiding common anti-patterns in your service oriented architecture solutions – John Callaway (Quicklearn)
* Modeling & Compositions – Steve Swartz, Clemens Vasters (Microsoft)
* Advanced Orchestration Concepts & Best Practices – Stephen W. Thomas
* Driving Successful SOA Platform Conversations with Microsoft Customer Engagement Solutions – Roman Ponte, Andrew Benson (Microsoft)(if one is a microsoft partner, SOA resources can be found through Microsoft Partner Program)
* Building Solutions with the Microsoft ESB Guidance – Marty Wasznicky (Microsoft)

As you see it is a total of 15 sessions followed and with a bulk of information to digest. So coming weeks I have a lot do to follow up on all the information like reading, experimenting and learning the ropes. By following some of the links provided one can read or download presentations and/or demos.


Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is all in on Microsoft Azure, Integration, and Data Science. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of scenarios such as custom .NET solution development, overseeing large enterprise integrations, building web services, managing projects, designing web services, experimenting with data, SQL Server database administration, and consulting. Steef-Jan loves challenges in the Microsoft playing field combining it with his domain knowledge in energy, utility, banking, insurance, healthcare, agriculture, (local) government, bio-sciences, retail, travel, and logistics. He is very active in the community as a blogger, TechNet Wiki author, book author, and global public speaker. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years.


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