Archive for February, 2005

After the WSE 2.0 Biztalk Adapter

February 24, 2005

Now there is an new and improved version 2 MSMQ biztalk adapter. Download at source:

download at microsoft


Info/Slides on team system

February 11, 2005

Live from VSLive: some slides on Team System:



Yes finally !

February 11, 2005

The BizTalk Adapter for Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 2.0 integrates secure Web services with BizTalk Server 2004. The Adapter for WSE is implemented using the WSE 2.0 framework for Microsoft .NET, and supports WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation, WS-SecurityPolicy, and WS-Policy. The Adapter for WSE can be used for securely calling Web services and publishing BizTalk orchestrations as Web services.

When calling Web services, the Adapter for WSE provides the means to add Web service type definitions to BizTalk Projects and configuring send ports for calling Web services. When publishing BizTalk Web services, the Adapter for WSE provides a version of the BizTalk Web Services Publishing Wizard that creates Web services that utilizes the WSE 2.0 framework for Microsoft .NET. The Adapter for WSE takes advantage of the framework’s support of policy files. This allows you to add or modify the security requirements without writing a single line of code. Download At Source

Test-Driven Development in Integration Projects

February 7, 2005

By Nigel Parker:

A couple of excellent resources, that I am now using to help document integration architectures:

Integration Patterns with BizTalk Server 2004 –

Test-Driven Development in Integration Projects –

Opinari by David Chapell

February 7, 2005

David puts the hammer on the nail in his latest opinari:

Stalking the Wily Business Analyst

As we move further into a service-oriented future, the potential role of business analysts (BAs) gets bigger and bigger. Although their exact titles vary, a significant number of organizations have people in this role today. Whatever they’re called, BAs typically perform tasks on the boundary between business and technology, such as defining requirements for new applications.

Update: David Chappell’s February/March Speaking Schedule

March 30:
Presentations on SOA, Indigo, and related topics
Amsterdam, Holland

Will have to find out what event that is.

patterns and practices: Enterprise Library

February 2, 2005

From the site

The patterns & practices Enterprise Library is a library of Application Blocks designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges. Application Blocks are a type of guidance, provided as source code, that can be used as-is, extended or modified by developers for use on enterprise development projects. Enterprise Library features new and updated versions of application blocks that were previously available as stand-alone blocks. All blocks included in Enterprise Library have been updated with a particular focus on consistency, extensibility, ease of use and integration.

Architects Journal

February 2, 2005