Last day of condensed Microsoft SOA & BPM Conference 2009. This morning I followed a session around BAM and from then on I went to:
- Architectural session : SOA Governance with MS technologies: System Center, WCF and BTS;
- Overview of BPM: Realizing the BPM Vision with SOA, Sharepoint and BizTalk;
- EDI Session: Using SOA Principles to drive Modern EDI Solutions;
- Closing Keynote by Robert Wahbe.
Architectural session was not really about SOA Governance, but discussion around Broker Pattern, Dynamic Routing and EAI.
As you can see in the slide .NET (WCF), BizTalk Server play a important role in pattern of Dynamic Routing. Next session by Burley Kawazaki was high level overview of BPM, how slow adoption to it is today and how approach could be to enhance adoption and apply by using Visio, SharePoint Designer, BizTalk Server 2009 and MOSS (Dashboard, Performance Point Server). Basically it was a sales pitch to show Microsoft has a complete stack of technology to implement BPM solutions. See SOA website about People ready Process Platform. It resembles what the message was from this session.
EDI Session divided into enhancements of EDI inside BizTalk with a SOA perspective in mind. I am not an EDI expert so it is hard to tell if enhancements (improvements) are great. I was interested in it to see how component of BizTalk (EDI) works in B2B scenario’s.
Last but not least the closing keynote by Robert Wahbe (Coporate VP): SOA and the Cloud. Software Plus Services, Platform evolution (agility and cost), Power of Choice, Azure Services Platform, Building for Scale, Windows Azure (with an demo by James Conard, people who attended PDC 2008 will know this demo or look at my post), .NET Services (with demo by James Conrad), Cloud Services Scenarios, Open Cloud Platform, and Roadmap (Commercial available in 2009) these are topics Robert talked about during his session.
It was good conference for me. I saw some good sessions, talk to a lot people like Jason Hogg, Brain Loesgen, Don Box, Jon Flanders, Sam VanHoutte, Bermard Budde, Harry Tolsma, Gijsbert in ‘t Veld and other Dutch/American conference attendees. It was worthwhile, and I have enough ideas and challenges for next couple of months with material and information I got. Next stop Toronto Canada to see relatives and friends before I travel home.