Wednesday, March 31, 2004

More deliberations around Bus topology with BizTalk

Scoott Woodgate has posted an excellent whitepaper that describes the guts of BizTalk 2004, particularly around the architecture of the MessageBox and Logical Hosts.

The question i posed to Scott, was that within the context of subscriptions, how does this 'BizTalk Group' or 'MessageBox network' work across an enterprise WAN? My earlier understanding came down to how practical will it be run a globally distributed MessageBox architecture, are there latency issues that make this unworkable, and therefore we need look other multi-cast approaches to delivering an ESB?

From a BizTalk perspective does that mean we have no choice, but to employ Zonal BizTalk Groups, and all the implications that go with that from an Operational/Admin/Routing point of view.

thoughts please...

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Groove Networks

I haven't blogged about Groove Networks, which is strange since its a real cool technology, and ive been watching it on and off for the last 3 years... Actually i remember using it way back when the first beta came out, though the problem back then was that machines were not powerful enough for the task, unlike today.

Anyway, Groove have come out with Groove 3.0 (beta), and well, i reckon they have taken a very great technology (way ahead of anything Microsoft has currently or will have in the next 5 years) and made its even more pervasive with the way it integrates into Windows.

Check here for a quick review on the product. I really ought to get more excited about this technology in my blog (it deserves it), though lately my excitement has been mostly on BizTalk 2004.

Sunday, March 07, 2004

A Danish poem

"The noble art of losing face may one day save the human race". I like that quote, i really do.