Advice on when to use MOSS, WF and BizTalk – Christoph Schittko

Fri, 16 Nov 2007 10:30:51 GMT

Christoph Schittko

A good, thorough talk giving advice on when each of these products adds value. Straightforward, so I’ll cut to the chase:

Subtle point – Microsoft presenters keep mentioning how much effort their customers are wasting by hosting things themselves. How clients just don’t want to roll out a whole bunch of servers themselves; they just want the services. I get the feeling we’re being prepped to move towards SaaS and Software plus Services.

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Understanding ASP.NET Internals – Rob Howard (Telligent Inc.)

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 18:07:39 GMT

An excellent session from another non-Microsoft presenter. Another one of these brain-the-size-of-a-planet guys who’s career seems to flit in and out of Microsoft. Rob worked at Microsoft on all versions of ASP.NET.

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REST vs SOAP/WS-* – David Chappell

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 17:10:48 GMT

David Chappell

Chappell Associates


David gave a presentation in 2002 at TechEd EMEA comparing REST and SOAP. He made a mistake. He didn’t decry SOAP as devil-worship. The result was a mailboxful of hate from the REST clan. RESTaferians, David calls them. He decided that he’d just ignore the hell out of them. Which he did. For a few years.

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