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Presenting AppFabric @Avanade Soltech AfterHours

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I have been invited to present a session on Exploring AppFabric (Server & Cloud) at Avanade, London on the 28th October (next week). This is part of the regular Soltech After Hours meetings. This session will be a hands on look into the components of both Server AppFabric as well as Azure AppFabric. We will also look at how these offerings fit into Microsoft’s overall platform strategy and how they align with other products such as BizTalk Server and what the roadmap for all of them looks like.

My AppFabric presentation at TechDays Online 2010  went off very well. Thanks to all those who took the time out to attend my session as well as the other sessions. There were more than a 350 attendees through the day and even with 3 tracks going on simultaneously, I managed to get over a 100 in my talk alone which is really encouraging  🙂 . If you attended my webcast (or have watched it since) and have any questions or require clarifications, feel free to ping me on this blog.

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October 21, 2010 at 6:25 PM

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Presenting Azure AppFabric @ TechDays 2010

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In case you weren’t aware, we are organizing the TechDays Online Conference on Oct8th. Check out the agenda. You’ll find some well known names and an unknown one in the middle 🙂 Yep, lil ol’ me speaking on a “Lap Around Azure AppFabric” at 1pm in Track-1.

In general the track is supposed to be a high level one but i will be talking about getting to grips with the AppFabric vision, components that are on-premises, in the cloud and the general plan for convergence. We’ll also talk about how good ol BizTalk Server fits into this vision. We’ll discuss common patterns of usage in the Service Bus and ACS.

If you can make it, do register for the conference and it would be cool to have you attend my talk !!

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September 22, 2010 at 6:10 PM

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Speaking at VBUG (Bracknell)

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I will be presenting an introductory session to Biztalk 2006 R2 (and spending some time on the WCF adapters) at the local chapter of VBUG in Bracknell. Of course, we will also spend a little while discussing the impact of Oslo and Dublin and the factors to keep in mind when choosing your integration technologies.

Despite the fact that it has been around for ages and has IMO a lot of visibility, it seems that BizTalk Server still remains a sort of niche product with a lot of developers totally unfamiliar with it and what it could give them. The last time I presented on Biztalk,WCF and WF at the VBUG conference  in 2008, we found that a significant number of the audience didn’t know anything at all about BizTalk and from discussing with contacts in other countries as well, it seems that its a familar situation 😦 . Well, anyway, I hope I can do something in my own small way towards rectifying that.

So if you’re in the area and Biztalk is unfamiliar territory why not check it out?

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February 22, 2009 at 8:56 PM