BizTalk Server 2009 Misunderstood?

My buddy Lucas wrote up a thoughtful piece in which he points out some flaws in Zapthink’s opinion on BizTalk Server 2009 and its impact on Microsoft’s SOA strategy.  It’s a good read if you need a refresher on BizTalk’s history and compatibility with SOA principles.  As yes, SOA still matters regardless of the recent chatter about the death of SOA  (Side rant: If you bought a set of products thinking that you were “doing SOA” and your subsequent SOA projects were failures, then you may have missed the point in the first place.  Whether it’s REST, SOA, BPM, etc, it’s the principles that matter, not the specific toolset that will dictate your long term success).

If you don’t subscribe to Lucas’s blog, you should.  And I need to be better this year about pointing to (and commenting on) some of the great content written by my peers.

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Author: Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, with a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, the lead InfoQ.com editor for cloud computing, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, and a former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, Richard leads a team focused on products and customer success for app modernization (e.g. Anthos). Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

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