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.