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Michael Stephenson keeping your feet on premise while your heads in the cloud October 2009 Entries
Microsoft UK Business Integration Roadshow

Theres a really cool looking event coming up in the UK in early december. 

There are also some great speakers

Check it out



Posted On Friday, October 30, 2009 5:32 PM

Bizmonade Followup
Ive been having a few discussions with Christos Karras and Jason Hyland about Bizmonade over the last few days as a followup to some thoughts and questions i posted about Bizmonade. Christos has posted a response to some of my questions on the below link, and i must say i think his plan for Bizmonade looks really good and it should become an important tool in the biztalk development cycle. Check out his response here : ......

Posted On Friday, October 30, 2009 8:35 AM

SBUG Meeting on Tuesday

Just a reminder about the SBUG webcast on tuesday

Global 360 will be introducing themselves and looking for feedback on what topic members would like to see them present at the next full SBUG meeting

All the details are here:

Posted On Friday, October 30, 2009 7:52 AM

SOA is just outsourcing for applications – Discuss?
There's been a few discussions going on recently with various colleagues and community members on the back of the SOA Manifesto announcement. In this discussions it made me think back to a year or so ago when I was watching some presentations about various SOA things. At the time there were discussions about why SOA was good, what it offered, why companies struggled with it and all of the usual stuff. At the time I was reflecting on things on the way home and was thinking you know SOA is really just ......

Posted On Thursday, October 29, 2009 10:06 AM

Bizmonade & Orchestration Testing
I've just been looking over Bizmonade which is a testing tool for testing BizTalk orchestrations in isolation from the BizTalk execution environment. It's similar in concept to BizMock however the implementation is different. The simple way to describe how BizMock is implemented is that it uses a custom adapter which allows you to manipulate the messaging around an orchestration which is executing within BizTalk. Bizmonade is different in that it creates a custom version of the XLANG Engine which ......

Posted On Monday, October 26, 2009 7:43 PM

A nice BizTalk day
We had a situation last week where BizTalk really showed some of its value and it was nice to get some good feedback from one of the application service managers. I thought id share to brighten all of your days. So the situation was that we had a production incident where the volume of messages the BizTalk environment had been processing was well in excess of what had been performance tested. The performance tests had been done against assumptions for one of our processes which had been incorrect ......

Posted On Sunday, October 25, 2009 2:26 PM

SBUG Webcast BizTalk Messagebox Viewer
Thanks to Jean-Pierre for a good SBUG event today, as discussed in the meeting below is some followup information Video The video from this session is available here: http://ukconnectedsystemsus... Forum/Q&A If anyone has a question about the video please add it to the below forum. Resources A number of useful links related to todays meeting: Terminator Tool: ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 13, 2009 5:32 PM

SBUG - Previous Content

Just a reminder that previous content from SBUG meetings is available from skydrive

This includes videos, presentations etc

Posted On Friday, October 2, 2009 3:36 PM

SBUG Mini Meeting - Hello Global 360
Global 360 are a new partner who have joined the user group and have contributed a few interesting ideas and suggestions for the user group. The plan is at this short online meeting they will do a small introduction to who they are and what they do. From here we can suggest things that user group members would be interested in knowing more about and one of the Technical Architects from Global 360 will do a deep dive BPM session at a future SBUG event. Signup for the meeting at: http://sbugminihelloglobal3... ......

Posted On Friday, October 2, 2009 3:21 PM

SBUG Mini Meeting - BizTalk Messagebox Viewer

Jean-Pierre Auconie from the Microsoft EMEA BizTalk Team and the creator of the BizTalk Messagebox Viewer tool will be joining us for a web cast for the UK SOA/BPM User Group on 13th Oct 2009.

For SBUG members to register for this event please refer to:


Posted On Friday, October 2, 2009 3:16 PM

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