Wednesday, January 31, 2007
 Saturday, January 27, 2007
Agile BizTalk Development
Lately I was tasked to prepare a project plan for a BizTalk development.
Since the deadlines were very tight, but had no issues with budget/resourses, I had to parallelize everything as much as possible.
To make it I adopted an Agile/XP metodology with CRC cards:
I essentially created 2 matrix Word templates:
1) Overview Template: For each message I had an axis for field items and systems
2) Detailed View : For each message and each step in a BizTalk orchestration I have the field items, and 3 columns: the incoming filed values, the actions applied to it and the output values for the fields.
So by creating the matrices/CRC cards each single item can be analyzed as information becomes available, developed (schemas, code) and tested, Each of these CRC cards have additional info like Orchestration, Message, WorkFlow, Project Phase, Owner. And also, each document from these templates can be printed out.

FeedBack? What could be done better?

Other Agile BizTalk posts:
http://www.winterdom.com/weblog/2006/07/17/AgileBizTalkDevelopment.aspx
http://www.theagiledeveloper.com/articles/2006/03/02/biztalk-orchestration-to-bpel
http://codebetter.com/blogs/gregyoung/archive/2006/07/13/147347.aspx
Saturday, January 27, 2007 11:58:18 AM UTC  #    Comments [0]

Microsoft Windows .NET grid computing

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2009167,00.asp

and what if MS bought Digipede? I do hope they do!! I've used similar .NET grid computing software before in a financial services environment which could easily saturate 400-500 CPUs of parallel work on 4-5 different OSs and CPU types.

 

previous posts about Microsoft Windows .NET Grid computing

http://weblogs.asp.net/ngur/archive/2004/09/14/229573.aspx
http://weblogs.asp.net/jan/archive/2004/12/29/343969.aspx
Free .NET Grid Computing software
Saturday, January 27, 2007 10:23:42 AM UTC  #    Comments [0]

Recently I've come across several BizTalk projects using custom pipelines to receive, uncompress and parse all sorts of legacy formats and to create billing statements as PDF. I believe such custom pipelines to be ideal for grid computing to offload serious CPU work to other boxes and to keep it all super scalable.

Saturday, January 27, 2007 10:19:58 AM UTC  #    Comments [0]
 Friday, January 26, 2007

Cercasi Sviluppatori con esperienza su Windows Sharepoint Service - WSS 3.0 e/o Sharepoint (Portal) Server 2003/2007 per progetti su Milano e Roma.

 

Ulteriori informazioni sulle posizioni aperte sono disponibili al sito http://www.decatec.it/employment/employment.aspx

Friday, January 26, 2007 5:30:19 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]
 Thursday, January 25, 2007
 Wednesday, January 24, 2007
 Tuesday, January 23, 2007

via http://blogs.msdn.com/scaravajal/archive/2007/01/23/wss-and-moss-sdks.aspx :

sono ufficialmente disponibili gli SDK per Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 e Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 1:29:14 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]
 Monday, January 22, 2007

Presentazione software di Calcolo Distribuito (Grid)

Volevo segnalare il primo Webcast con Microsoft - MSDN Italia sul Calcolo Distribuito con DIGIPEDE Tecnologies con Decatec (distributore italiano). Decatec e' il distributore ufficiale del prodotto di calcolo distribuito in Italia.

L'URL della presentazione sul calcolo distribuito/parallelo il seguente : http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032318726

 

 

Monday, January 22, 2007 5:22:42 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]

Un ottimo link per le aziende che vogliono passare da Lotus Notes/Domino a Exchange/Sharepoint 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/interopmigration/collaboration/default.mspx

Monday, January 22, 2007 2:08:22 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]
 Sunday, January 21, 2007
Decatec, societa' specializzata in tecnologie Sharepoint e BizTalk, cerca consulenti con esperienza di progettazione e sviluppo su Sharepoint e BizTalk per Milano e Roma. Offresi contratto a progetto o a partita IVA.

Per ulteriori informazioni sulle attivita' Biztalk e Sharepoint vedesi il sito aziendale www.decatec.it

Sunday, January 21, 2007 11:19:55 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]

As Web 2.0 could mean chaos determined by consumers disseminating content without limits, an Intranet will need some form of control over users and content, therefore will be somewhat Web 1.5 - 1.75.

Sharepoint gives the right balance of user control (with security, policies, logging, auditing etc etc), business processes (workflow), but also allows users to create new sites, subsites and content(docs, wiki, blogs) so to create no impediment. Therefore I believe the way to Web 2.0 for Sharepoint 2007 it is one of "software configuration" rather the software capabilities.

Sunday, January 21, 2007 3:55:58 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]
 Saturday, January 20, 2007

Sharepoint, ed in particolare la versione Sharepoint 2007, sono un tool ideale per creare un intranet per il mondo dell' istruzione.

I motivi sono tanti:

  • facilitita' di setup per siti interni ( intranet ) o esterni
  • features come blogs e wikis, molto adatti per condividere conoscenza
  • features adatte all' e -learning come il Sharepoint Learning Kit fatto appositamente per l'E-Learning e per gestire un iter formativo con classi, corsi ed esami usando stardards quali SCORM 2004.

Decatec ha una soluzione apposita per gestire l'intranet di una scuola, il template Decatec School , sempre per Sharepoint.

Atri progetti con Sharepoint 2007 per la scuola:

http://share.dschola.it/default.aspx
http://www.pubblica.istruzione.it/innovazione/progetti/maiorana.pdf
http://www.progettomarte.net/interna.aspx?sez=477&info=1174

Saturday, January 20, 2007 4:59:18 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]
 Friday, January 19, 2007

Samples list at : BizTalk 2006 code samples

Friday, January 19, 2007 2:19:26 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]

Con Access 2007 si possono creare, modificare e leggere le liste di Sharepoint 2007 come se fossero tabelle native

http://blogs.msdn.com/clintcovington/archive/2007/01/18/ua-articles-on-sharepoint-integration.aspx

Friday, January 19, 2007 2:02:00 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]
 Thursday, January 18, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007 6:24:43 PM UTC  #    Comments [2]
 Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sharepoint 2007 Formazione, Corsi, Seminari

Decatec organizza Formazione, Training e Corsi su Sharepoint 2007.

Formazione Sharepoint 2007 Gratuita su http://www.decatec.it/promotions/promotions.aspx

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 10:19:37 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]

Jesus Rodrigues has a nice article on Sharepoint Workflow Persistence on http://weblogs.asp.net/gsusx/archive/2006/11/14/SharePoint-2007-Workflow-Persistent-Service.aspx . I'm trying to write a custom Sharepoint Workflow Designer to be used by business people/end users.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 12:12:36 PM UTC  #    Comments [0]