Fri, 16 Nov 2007 10:30:51 GMT
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.
BizTalk – When?
- System to System interactions
- Long running, short running
- ACID, Compensating
- NOT Interactive applications
WF – When?
- Intra – Application Communication
- Customised Execution
- Allowing Power Users to Create (some) Workflows
- See the Workflow Designer of MOSS – hosts WF
- NOT Heterogeneous, Multi-Party Processes
- NOT Enterprise Features – Monitoring, Scale Out
MOSS – When?
- User / Document Centric Process
- User Self Service, End-Users, Power Users
- Human Interaction – Web, Email, Outlook Tasks
- Collaboration – Lists, Progress Tracking
- NOT Integration – no orchestration engine, no rules engine, simple activity tracking only