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SOA and Business Process Conference 2007

The 2007 Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference will be held from October 29th through...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 08/02/2007

SOA in the Real World - book errata

I just noticed a couple of the Figures towards the end of Chapter Two are unreadable (totally...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 07/23/2007

SOA in the Real World now available

The book I previewed here a few weeks back is now available in both PDF and XPS formats. Enjoy!

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 07/20/2007

BPEL4People headed to OASIS

That white paper and spec with the funny name is going to be an OASIS spec. I'm not surprised - I...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 06/25/2007

Process Interruptus

The BPM Group is facing a bit of challenge. Apparently there is a disagreement underway between BPMG...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 06/01/2007

Jason Bloomberg nails it (again!)

Jason on SCA: "This is more about vendor politics than it is about technology or architecture." Good...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 06/01/2007

Here We Go Again...

Despite the fact that there is no one size fits all approach for SOA, Burton Group seems to be...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 05/30/2007

Yet Another Acronym

We've been discussing FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) related to new technologies for almost a...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 04/26/2007

Help influence the future of BPEL on the Microsoft platform

Apparently over 3,000 people have downloaded the BPEL Community Technology Preview (CTP) for Windows...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 04/25/2007

BPEL Primer - work in progress

The WS-BPEL Primer is a non-normative doc that will be finished by 5/14 (at the latest). A draft of...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 04/17/2007

Recurring Architectural Capabilities

More fluffy draft on yet another fluffy topic... Again, feedback encouraged. -- Recurring...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 04/12/2007

An Abstract SOA Reference Model

A fluffy draft on a fluffy topic - feedback and flames encouraged... ---- While a well planned and...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 04/12/2007

InfoWorld covers BPEL

The article is fairly favorable and provides a fairly quick overview of the BPEL 2.0 spec. Here's...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 03/30/2007

Happy Friday! BPEL for WF is now available!

The first Community Technology Preview of BPEL for Windows Workflow Foundation is now available:...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 03/16/2007

Beta still means beta

Interesting take on Google Apps by one of the largest banks in Australia. Worth a read if you are...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 03/05/2007

Here we go again...

Despite the fact that there is no one size fits all approach for SOA, Burton Group seems to be...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 03/01/2007

Architect Journal gets a facelift

Have you seen the new Arc Journal website? Simon's taken the old website, revamped it and integrated...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 02/27/2007

Upcoming BPEL strategic and technical webcasts

These are sponsored by OASIS, not Microsoft: WS-BPEL is central for defining SOA business processes....

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 02/26/2007

Microsoft's commitment to BPEL 2.0

If you haven't already heard about it, Microsoft will soon be releasing a BPEL 1.1 activity library...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 02/26/2007

Yet Another SOA Consortium (YASC)

Here's another in what appears to be a growing trend. Interestingly enough - this one seems to be...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 02/15/2007

BizTalk 24/7

Saravana Kumar just launched a nice aggregation of BizTalk resources at BizTalk 24/7. Worth a look...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 02/13/2007

WS-BPEL 2.0 Committee Specification

As promised, the editable version (DOC) is available here:...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 02/09/2007

WS-BPEL 2.0 reaches Committee Specification status

Yesterday the OASIS WS-BPEL Technical Committee approved the WS-BPEL 2.0 specification a Committee...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 02/01/2007

Most carpenters could easily design a house...

Joe McKendrick (usually spot-on) must not have gotten enough sleep last night when he states “….most...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 01/29/2007

More SOA resources

Some recommended reading (more to come). An Overview of Service-Oriented Architecture in Retail...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 01/24/2007

This just in: SOA is like a fungus

Sometimes thinking differently is a good thing. I'm not sure if this is one of those times. To be...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 01/22/2007

How do you define "Composite Applications"?

While we're all puzzling over how to define SOA let's throw another term into the mix. The term...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 01/19/2007

BPMN-XPDL-BPEL relationships

Nathaniel Palmer has a nice (if simplistic) overview article explaining the potential relationships...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 01/17/2007

Nailing Jello to the Wall

Joe McKendrick has a blog entry about just a bunch of Web Services and SOA. He cites some research...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 01/10/2007

iToy?

Nice features but it seems to be an expensive toy looking for something to do. I’ll buy a smart...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 01/10/2007

A Round-up of Microsoft SOA Resources

Microsoft believes that software empowers individuals to accomplish difficult tasks. Our approach...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 01/08/2007

BPEL Public Review - Round 2

The second public review for BPEL started Sunday (January 7, 2007), and ends January 22, 2007. The...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 01/08/2007

A surreal start to 2007

Having trouble justifying SOA? No problem. Just buy a template and you're off and running. The mind...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 01/05/2007

Where's i-Technology Headed in 2007?

From the Java Developer's Journal. I guess I should feel guilty for appearing in JDJ now that I work...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 12/14/2006

SOA for Sale (light blue green only)

Get it now on e-Bay before its gone! Hat tip to Annie Shum for finding this..

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 12/12/2006

Because you wouldn't use a screwdriver on a nail...

I spoke at the CMG 2006 conference in Reno last week (I gave a presentation on SOA and appeared on a...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 12/11/2006

The SOA Architect Portal

If you haven't seen this yet I encourage you to take a look. We're currently featuring: A free book...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 12/08/2006

Setting Your Sail for 2007

E.F. Schumacher, a well-known British economist, once wrote: "I cannot predict the wind but I can...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/20/2006

Tracking SOA Consolidation

MomentumSI has an interesting list of SOA-related companies that have been acquired over the last...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/17/2006

WS-BPEL Second Public Review Draft and Last F2F

Its a sunny day here in Costa Mesa and the WS-BPEL TC is wrapping up what should be our last F2F...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/16/2006

SOA Slide of the Day: .NET 3.0 is now live!

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=10CC340B-F857-4A14-83F5-25634C3BF043&di...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/07/2006

Orchestration, Choreography and the Demise of BPEL

Interesting take on this topic from Keith Harrison-Broninski over at BP Trends (PDF download). This...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/07/2006

SOA Slide of the Day: Comparing Orchestration and Choreography

Quick funny: Check out the SOA Facts site. I wasn't aware that SOA was the one thing that Chuck...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/06/2006

Comparing WS-BPEL 2.0 to Windows Workflow Foundation (WF)

WS-BPEL is very much a subset of what can be represented using WF. Think of WF as a "graph of...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/06/2006

SOA Slide of the Day: Common Myths about SOA

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/03/2006

Microsoft and Linux

If you haven't heard about this already, you owe it to yourself to check this out. The most exciting...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/02/2006

Last Call

Here's a quick reminder that the last call for comments on the WS-BPEL 2.0 spec is rapidaly...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 11/02/2006

Office RAPs

An Office Business Application Reference Architecture Pack (RAP) for Supply Chain is now available...

Author: John_Evdemon Date: 10/12/2006

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