Services and Components

A lot of discussions about Services vs. Components are currently taking place in the blog sphere.
The debate is especially difficult because terms like Component, Service or Widget have a lot of different meanings dependent of whom you ask.
Apart from that I think the phrase Services vs. Components is a bit misleading because this leads to . . . → Read More: Services and Components

TechEd Amsterdam

Third time in a row I am selected as MCT proctor at the TechEd 2005 conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 4.July to 8.July. I will be supporting the conference delegates at the Hands-On-Labs and Ask-the-Expert stand presumably as a subject-matter expert for Biztalk Server 2004 and .NET Development (most likely C++).
I look forward to meeting . . . → Read More: TechEd Amsterdam

Platform Independent BPEL Designer

For good reason a lot of people are claiming a contract first approach in terms of Web Service design.
I think it makes perfect sense to use a sound vendor independent format to describe important resources like for instance Web Service interfaces.
But this approach is not limited to WSDL only. It applies to Business Process Execution Language . . . → Read More: Platform Independent BPEL Designer

BizTalk Server Performance

Have you ever had a question about the performance of BizTalk that . . . → Read More: BizTalk Server Performance

Suggested Reading For Biztalk Server 2004

The documentation for Biztalk Server 2004 ist still somewhat limited. While developing Biztalk Server solutions I found a lot useful resources on the web. I collected them mainly for the delegates of my Biztalk 2004 courses. But if you are interested in Biztalk technology you might also be interested in Wolfgang Pleus Suggested Reading For Biztalk . . . → Read More: Suggested Reading For Biztalk Server 2004