A BizTalk Developers approach to Dublin

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Published 30 October 08 12:57 AM | Johan Hedberg

Relax. Grab a beer (a Guiness perhaps). Dublin, the application server role extension to WAS/IIS, is to be released roughly three months after Visual Studio 2010, so somewhere around 1,5-2 years from now. There is still time to come to grips with it. Even so... Although purposefully and overly simplified from the technological aspect from the visual aspect Dublin looks like the BizTalk Admin Console. It acts the same. The terms used are the same. There the queries for messages, there are Active instances (Running or Ready to Run), there are Suspended instances - which you can resume or terminate, there is context based routing, it imports and exports applications easily etc. But Dublin is of course much more then a user interface. When you dive down into it, it seperates itself through a number of things. Read more at Charles Youngs post here. But BizTalk developers, don't worry, you'll quickly feel at home.

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# Charles Young said on October 30, 2008 07:28 PM:

Thanks for the plug, Johan.   The message coming out of the PDC is that, as you say, the admin tooling makes BizTalk users feel at home.   That's just what we want, IMHO.   Microsoft did a good job on admin in BTS 2006, and this will all feed into a much bigger picture in the future as Microsoft addresses a much broader view of hosting in complex and heterogeneous environments.   When things look the same on the screen, it is easy to get the wrong impression.   We will need to help developers and customers understand the underlying issues that must be considered when designing composite apps and selecting appropriate technologies.

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