VBUG Annual Conference 2008
VBUG, a user group that I have been involved quite a bit with over the past few years is holding its 11th annual conference on Nov 4th and 5th. Check out their website for a full color brochure of the agenda and Craig Murphy has got a short summary of the topics on his blog as well.
Lots of good topics will be presented at the conference. By the way, (shameless plug coming next 🙂 ], guess who’s on the list of speakers? None other than yours truly. That’s right. I’m going to be speaking on “The Integration Landscape – BizTalk, WF and WCF“. Seeing as it comes right after the PDC, I’m hoping to present some info that will be hot off the PDC presses, let’s see how that works out.
The abstract for my session is below
Biztalk Server is Microsoft’s integration and BPM platform, WCF is the distributed communications platform for the future and WF has gained a lot of traction for implementing workflow based solutions. This raises interesting questions on whether the technologies are rivals or complementary. Do we have to choose? Can we use both together? If we do have to choose then what factors do we have to keep in mind when designing a solution? How can we leverage the WCF adapters in Biztalk 2006 R2 and where is Biztalk headed in future? In this session we will explore these issues and look at how we can leverage these technologies to build robust integration solutions. The session will include hands on demos of various integration points between Biztalk, WF and WCF.
I’m currently at the Microsoft Services University at Redmond with a 109 MCS colleagues from all over the world and its been a great experience so far. I wont have much time to blog for the next couple of weeks and I will be going directly from this programme into the VBUG conference so its going to be really hectic but I’m looking forward to it.
If you are interested, i think spaces are still available so sign up at the site.