Oslo – Future Direction of Microsoft BPM Platform

יום רביעי, אוקטובר 31, 2007

Oslo - Future Direction of Microsoft BPM Platform During the keynote of the SOA & Business Process Conference, Microsoft has announced the future directions in its BPM strategy with Oslo - a multi-release set of technology investments across Application Platform for building service oriented and model driven applications. There are five primary areas of investment targeted by “Oslo”: Server. Microsoft BizTalk Server “6” will continue to provide a core foundation for distributed and highly scalable SOA and BPM solutions, and deliver the capability to develop, manage and deploy composite applications. Services. BizTalk Services “1” will offer a...
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BizTalk Server 2006 extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation SDK Sample (June CTP)

יום חמישי, יוני 28, 2007

As I mentioned recently, the BizTalk Adapter for Windows Workflow Foundation Sample was announced at TechEd 07. This samples shows how to use Biztalk Server as a hosting environment for WF business Processes. The June CTP of this sample is available for download though the connect site. You should participate in a short survey that asks you about your experience with WF and Biztalk, and you'll be able to download and evaluate it. In the installation folder you can find a ReadMe file and 2 sample solutions that can help you get started with the sample. ...
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BizTalk Adapter for Windows Workflow Foundation sample

יום שלישי, יוני 5, 2007

BizTalk Adapter for Windows Workflow Foundation Sample can be hosted in any .Net Application Type. In v1 (in .Net Framework 3.0) WF doesn't come with any default hosting environment out of the box, that allow exposing it to the outside world as services and deploy and manage the workflows. It has already been announced that in the next version of Biztalk Server (currently called vNext, which means that I am not talking about Biztalk 2006 R2) will use WF as the Orchestration Layer for the business processes. Unlike WF, Biztalk has a hosting system which is very robust, and also...
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Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) vs. Biztalk Server?

יום שלישי, מרץ 20, 2007

Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) vs. Biztalk Server? Many customers tend to ask about the relation between WF and Biztalk Server. Is WF the next version of Biztalk Server? Will the WF Rule Engine replace the Biztalk BRE (Business Rules Engine)? Typically, people are looking for guidelines or the appropriate questions to answer in order to make the right decision. The main difference between Biztalk Server and WF is that Biztalk is a product for BPM (Business Process Management) and EAI (Enterprise Application Integration), which comes with a price. WF is a framework for developers to build solutions...
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