Coolest new things about BizTalk 2006

By far, the coolest things about BizTalk 2006 are:

  • Flat File Schema generator…wow…that thing is awesome!

  • Application containers in the BizTalk Admin Console…good job MS!

  • Bigger window to code custom C# code in orchestrations…woohoo!

There are a few others, but dang…those are some biggies!

ASP.NET 2.0 Top Features…

These are the top new features of ASP.NET:

  • Master Pages!

  • Web Diagnostics

  • Provider Model (Membership, Roles, Security)

  • Asyncronous Web Pages!

If you think your web pages are fast and well architected, but you didn’t use the things above, then you don’t know that you don’t know those things will make it even faster and well architected!

ACA.NET 4.0 vs Enterprise Library

Despite what most people may think, Avanade actually devloped the original versions of Enterprise Library.  This innovative piece of software spawned the future of what we now know as our beloved Software Factories (Smart Client, Web Service, Mobile, etc).  Let’s give Avanade some serious credit for being the people they were and are today! 

Thanks Avanade!