Session 1: Walkthrough of Windows Application Server Enhancements code named Dublin
In this session we will review the features of the Windows Application Server Enhancements code named Dublin. This session will show how to use new and enhanced concepts in the .Net 4.0 framework to empower Services hosted in Windows allowing users insight
into service health and activity.
Stephen W. Thomas started his career with a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Iowa. After realizing his passion was actually in software, he went to work for a major consulting firm where he worked on his first Microsoft BizTalk project in early 2001. Since then Stephen has done consulting work for a number of different clients including many in the Fortune 500. He was fortunate to get to work with the beta release of BizTalk 2004, BizTalk 2006, and BizTalk 2006 R2 and BizTalk 2009. Stephen now focuses on all Connected Systems Technologies including the latest improvement in .Net 4.0 (Window Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow) and Dublin.
Currently, Stephen is an independent consultant focused solely on Microsoft based integration solutions using BizTalk and other Connection System Technologies. Stephen runs the BizTalk community site www.BizTalkGurus.com and is a 5 year Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in BizTalk Server. Recent speaking engagements are at the Microsoft’s SOA and BP Conference in January 2009 in Seattle, WA and at Tech Ed in Orlando in 2007. Book credits include tech reviewer of the BizTalk 2006 Recipes book published by APress.