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A double 4th anniversary and the beginning of a ‘new’ year

It’s the time of the year that everybody gets back from holiday and starts with a fresh spirit. For me personally yesterday was a bit of a special day. I celebrated two 4th anniversaries!

The first one was the anniversary of Amber, the daughter of my girlfriend. It was an exciting day for her, because it also was her first day at school.

The second anniversary I celebrated yesterday was the beginning of my 5th year @ Avanade. It was again a good year at Avanade, our headcount increased by 36%! We started 4 years ago with about 15 people and now we really have a nice footprint in the Dutch market and also globally.

The 1st of September was also the kick-off of the new fiscal year 2009. Which means that a lot of plans are presented for the coming year(3). September and Oktober are always months in which you have a lot of meetings and kick-offs. Everybody has new ideas after the vacation break:)

Two interesting meetings in the month September are the following:

The first one is a meeting on the 4th of September around ‘project Velocity’ presented by Dennis van der Stelt(the owner of Unfortunately I cannot attend this meeting while our general manager for Europe will visit Avanade Netherlands. But you can register here.

The second meeting I want to put your attention on is the BizTalk UserGroup meeting. It’s on the 22nd of September in Utrecht. You can register here.

BizTalk Hotrod Issue 4

 From Todd van Nurden:

Hi BizTalk Fans, 

Its finally Spring here at BizTalk Hotrod HQ and Issue 4 has finally been put to bed! In this issue you’ll see that we’re continuing our expansion into WF (Windows Work Flow) and WCF (Windows Communications Foundation). Why, you ask, would we do this? Well BizTalk is the future! And we want to bring our .NET friends into the BizTalk fold and as you’ll see BizTalk continues to expands its process server capabilities across  the Microsoft platform. We’ve also expanded our coverage to include folks new to BizTalk Server so check out Sal’s “In the Beginning” article 

As always we’re looking for new ideas and new authors so if you’re interested please contact us.  

Oh we’re also considering a BizTalk Hotrod Resource issue that would include articles by BizTalk software partners as well as links to all the coolest BizTalk Content on the web.  So if you have content that we should link to or publish let us know. 

As always thanks for the support!



Webcast on ESB Guidance

Tonight at 11p.m., if I’m not mistaking the timezones, Brian Loesgen from Neudesic will present a webcast on the ESB Guidance.
I believe the session will be recorded so you can also view it at a later stage.


Introduction to Microsoft’s ESB Guidance


The Microsoft ESB Guidance uses Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 to support a loosely-coupled messaging architecture, and extends the functionality of BizTalk Server to provide a range of new capabilities focused on building robust, connected, service-oriented applications that incorporate itinerary-based service invocation for lightweight service composition, dynamic resolution of endpoints and maps, Web service and WS-* integration, fault management and reporting, and integration with third-party SOA governance solutions.

This webcast will be an introduction to Microsoft’s ESB Guidance. The goal of this session is to explore the architecture of Microsoft’s ESB Guidance 1.0, and explain how it can be applied to create ESB-based business solutions. We will examine the core components of the ESB Guidance, as well as the built-in extensibility points.


· Business drivers behind an ESB (Why do I care? Why do I want to do this?)

· Architectural overview (What’s in the box? How does it work?)

· Demos

Meeting Details

Friday May 9, 2008, 1:00-2:15pm Pacific GMT -8 (75 minutes)

Call for audio: 866-500-6738 or +1-203-480-8000, passcode: 221223#

Live Meeting:



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For years I used Killerblog the blog engine created by Alex Thissen. As Alex decided to stop with further development of Killerblog, I decided to switch to another blog engine.

I switched to because that suits my needs best. I want to thank Alex for his support throughout the years! And I want to thank Dennis van der Stelt for helping me get up and running with

My blog here @ will have focus on K2 Blackpearl, BizTalk, SOA, RFID, general .NET stuff and also my personal journey through life.

UDDI support in BizTalk Server R3 or Windows Server 2008??

As follow up on my previous post regarding the new capabilities in BizTalk Server 2006 R3 the following question may rise:

What’s with UDDI, doesn’t Windows server 2008 have UDDI? 

As part of this next BizTalk Server release, Microsoft will be transitioning the packaging/distribution of Microsoft’s UDDI capabilities from Windows Server over to BizTalk Server.  Given the close relationship of web service registries with metadata repository technologies, it makes sense to more closely align the distribution and evolution of Microsoft’s registry/repository functionality.   As a result, Microsoft will be deprecating UDDI v2 services out of the next major version of Windows Server, and offering an enhanced registry (UDDI v3 compatible) with BizTalk Server’s next release.  (Current UDDI v2 customers will be receive guidance on how to move to UDDI v3 capabilities in a straight-forward manner.)  This enables a core foundational element of your SOA infrastructure, and helps prepare for some of the forthcoming modeling and repository investments planned in the “Oslo” wave of products.