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Here is the full list of available posters and where to get hold of their soft copies: · BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Capabilities PosterThis poster lists the BizTalk Server 2006 capabilities bucketed in eight categories and is designed to provide both high level and detailed view of the capabilities and features that are included in the product (to enable technical discussions). Download the poster here · BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Runtime Architecture PosterThis poster is designed to provide high level view ......

As a long time BizTalk Architect/consultant and having been involved in a number of advisory discussions and technology sessions with the Connected Systems Division of Microsoft I've had a fair amount of time to decide what it all means.... In the recent announcements it will come as no surprise that the basis of Oslo is the next versions of existing products: Oslo is the code name for a set of technical investments that aim to significantly simplify designing, building, managing, and scaling service-oriented ......

Today at the UK Microsoft's Architects Council we had the news on the announcement of Oslo the next generation of Microsoft's SOA platform. This of course was not news as the Council is acting as Technical advisors to the Connected System division but it was nice to know the new was out! Building on the technology available today, the “Oslo” advancements will be delivered through Microsoft server and tools products in five key areas: Server. Microsoft BizTalk Server “6” will continue to provide a ......

From Microsoft Technet: This article provides information to help you understand the tested performance and capacity limits of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, provides information about the test environment and test results, and offers guidelines for acceptable performance. Use the information in this article to determine whether your planned deployment falls within acceptable performance and capacity limits. Get the full article here ......

CoffeCup produce some great web development software including 'fee' software.  Have a look here: Free Software - CoffeeCup Software

The following blog gives a set of steps to allow the smooth migration or upgrade of a SharePoint 2003 portal site to MOSS 2007. (Note only portal aspects covered) 1. Analysis and Identification Carryout a full assessment of existing portal to include: Sites Usage Standard Web Part usage Custom Site Definitions & Templates Screen layouts and UI customisation Databases Infrastructure Evaluate New requirements Out of the box Web Parts provided by MOSS 2007 Extension of existing web parts UI requirements ......