Darren Jefford

Solution Architect, Microsoft Consulting Services, Microsoft UK

New Blog!

I've decided to ressurect my blog but over on a new web-site that enables me to have more control...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 12/30/2011

Software in the cloud: Cloud Workflow

As promised in my last posting let's take a look at the new "Workflow in the cloud" functionality...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 10/02/2008

Dublin!

This announcement came sooner then I expected, I'd assumed PDC was going to be the first time Dublin...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 10/01/2008

Professional BizTalk Server 2009?

I've been looking into the possibility of updating the highly successful Professional BizTalk Server...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 09/29/2008

Software in the cloud: The Relay Service

I’m now back from a trip to Seattle a few weeks back where I attended a huge week-long Microsoft...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 09/24/2008

Cloud Services

CSD have just announced Release 12 (R12) of Codename BizTalk Services, Clemens has a good low-down...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 07/16/2008

Long time, no blog!

Yes, It’s been quite a while since my last blog post! A lot has been happening internally including...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 07/16/2008

64bit support for the BizTalk Orchestration Profiler and BizTalk Documenter

A number of you have contacted me in recent months to report that the BizTalk Orchestration Profiler...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 11/28/2007

How everyone should test their BizTalk based solutions: Presentation

I've managed to find somewhere to store the presentation deck I delivered yesteday and you can now...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 11/01/2007

Codename “Oslo”

Microsoft has just made the first public announcement of “Oslo” at the SOA and BPM conference, at a...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 10/31/2007

Thanks to everyone who came to my presentation today, I was humbled by the huge turnout! The...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 10/31/2007

Microsoft SOA & BPM Conference

I've just arrived in Seattle for the Microsoft SOA & BPM conference that kicks off on Tuesday...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 10/29/2007

Orchestration Profiler for BizTalk Server 2006 and BizTalk Documenter

Hi, I've recently taken ownership of the source for the BizTalk Orchestration Profiler and BizTalk...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 07/05/2007

GenerateTypedBamApi

Long overdue but I've finally got around to finishing up the latest release (1.1) of the...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 06/05/2007

TechEd 2007: Sessions and Book Signing

I arrived in Orlando yesterday after a long old flight from London and should make the Party with...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 06/03/2007

Professional BizTalk Server 2006: UK has stock!

After what seems like a huge delay the usual UK retailers such as Amazon and Computer Manuals now...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 05/23/2007

Professional BizTalk Server 2006: In Stock (In the US)

Another quick update, it seems that stores in the US now have stock and are shipping. Both...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 05/02/2007

BAM Best Practice: Starter for 10..

I knocked out a brain-dump of some BAM best practices this morning for a colleague, it seems like a...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 04/30/2007

Presenting at TechEd

I'm pleased to announce that I'll be presenting two sessions at TechEd which is being held at...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 04/26/2007

Professional BizTalk Server 2006: Shipping!

I've just had an update from Wiley and the book arrived into their warehouse last Friday (20th...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 04/24/2007

Watch out: DebugView (OutputDebugString) & Performance

For developer level tracing the tracing classes held within the System.Diagnostics namespace are...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 04/03/2007

BAM: PivotTables not working on the BAM Portal

I’ve used the same base VPC for my various BizTalk Server 2006 images over the last few years, this...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 04/03/2007

Professional BizTalk Server 2006: Release Date

Hi, I'm reliably informed by Wiley that the book should be in-stock at their warehouse on the 23rd...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 03/29/2007

Professional BizTalk Server 2006: Chapter List

Following on from my previous post, included below is the final chapter list and a brief overview of...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 03/26/2007

Professional BizTalk Server 2006: Off to the printers

A year on, ~224,000 words and over 600 pages later, and Professional BizTalk Server 2006 has finally...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 03/26/2007

Professional BizTalk Server 2006: Review Complete!

I've been dying to provide an update on the book for some weeks but I thought it best not to keep...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 02/21/2007

Professional BizTalk Server 2006: Content Complete

I'm pleased to announce that all of the content for my book is now complete! As of two weeks ago...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 11/30/2006

A BizTalk Swicki!

A colleague of mine just introduced me to the concept of Swicki's, what on earth is that you ask?...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 11/01/2006

Another Book Update: Performance & Scalability Chapter shipped

Another book update, I shipped the Performance and Scalability chapter yesterday which I’ve hammered...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 10/25/2006

Professional BizTalk Server 2006 Update

I thought those of you that still read this rather poorly-updated blog might be interested in the...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 10/15/2006

Visual Studio Team System Books

Fantastic news, I got my box of complimentary copies of Professional Visual Studio Team System which...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 06/08/2006

Team Foundation Server: Subscribing to Policy Overriden Events on Checkin

I demonstrated over a year ago the code required to subscribe to the Policy Override event when...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 06/08/2006

BizTalk Server 2006 R2

In case you missed the announcement on Tuesday, Microsoft has announced a new release of BizTalk...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 06/08/2006

Adapters chapter is shipped!

I've finally shipped the Adapters chapter of Professional BizTalk Server 2006, which makes 3...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 06/08/2006

Professional BizTalk Server 2006 Book Update

Phew! After some very long days and nights I've shipped my second Chapter to Wiley, I decided to go...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 05/05/2006

Professional BizTalk Server 2006

As promised here’s my draft Table of Contents for my upcoming Professional BizTalk Server 2006 book....

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 04/03/2006

New Product Team BizTalk Blog

The BizTalk Server 2006 Product Team have pulled together a new centralised blog which you can find...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 03/26/2006

One more EventStream!

A quick correction on my earlier BAM posting, there are actually four EventStreams in BizTalk Server...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 03/26/2006

VSTS Work Item Type Designer Preview

Hi, This is yet another long awaited “project” that I’ve been working on behind the scenes, the...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 03/20/2006

The nirvana of Trace Points

I read this, and I'm hooked! Visual Studio drives me mad when it snatches focus back when you hit a...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 03/20/2006

Business Activity Monitoring: GenerateTypedBAMAPI Tool (BizTalk 2004 release uploaded)

Following on from my post last night, I've just uploaded a BizTalk Server 2004 version of...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 03/18/2006

Business Activity Monitoring: GenerateTypedBAMAPI Tool

Hi, For those of you who work with me or have already used this, the “productization” of the...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 03/17/2006

BizTalk 2006 Beta Documentation Now Availalble

Hi, The BizTalk team have just posted the latest drop of the BizTalk 2006 documentation here. For...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 03/09/2006

Microsoft rebrands iPod packaging

This made me laugh, and oh so true :) Microsoft rebrands iPod packaging

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 02/28/2006

Windows Vista Beta 2 CTP Released

In case you haven't already noticed, the Feb CTP of Windows Vista has been posted to MSDN Subscriber...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 02/26/2006

My new project!

I know I’ve been very quiet on the blog front which is the opposite of work at the moment; there are...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 02/12/2006

I'm on Amazon!

At long last the book that I've written a chapter for is listed on Amazon! The updated cover photo...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 10/11/2005

So Long Steve!

Steve White is off to Redmond to work on Sparkle, Good Luck Steve, The Team, Snakes & Ducks (of...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 09/23/2005

Dub Eff

An update - the official acronym is "Dub Eff" if you need to shorten it of course, othewise it's...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 09/20/2005

Windows Workflow Architect Dave Green has a blog!

Dave Green is the architect of Windows Workflow Foundation and has just started blogging now that we...

Author: Darren Jefford Date: 09/20/2005

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