Panel Discussion Notes
Notable from Oliver Sharp, General Manager BizTalk Server:
- Low Latency messaging will be part of the Oslo project within BizTalk Server. It will support both durable and non-durable messaging.
- "Let me be clear, the next version of BizTalk will support the existing customers of BizTalk" which is to say there will be an upgrade path for existing applications.
- Both XLANG/s and WF engines will be supported on the Oslo release of BizTalk, conversion will not be perfect, but there will be an attempt.
- XLANG/s will get modest investments, but WF will be where strategic investments are made.
- The ISB is from its foundations is standards based.
Notable from Sam Guckenheimer, Group Product Planner Visual Studio Team System:
- Vista development will unequivocally better on Visual Studio 2008
- It will be available in a "short number of weeks" for download in trial and MSDN.
- Model based Architecture edition tools will be evolved into the Modeling tools and repository in Oslo.
- Next version (Rosario) of TFS will include trace-ability from requirements to binary, Oslo will then build on that.
Notable from Dino Chiesa, Director .NET Framework
- "Internet Service Bus" - Hosted service bus meant to enable reach outside the enterprise firewall.
Just some notable quotes from the afternoon panel discussion.