New 3-Day BizTalk Server 2009 ESB 2.0 Toolkit Course from QuickLearn

By Nick Hauenstein

On March 15th, students from around the world will be attending QuickLearn’s newly revised 3-day version of BizTalk Server 2009 ESB Toolkit 2.0 course

QuickLearn’s expert developers just added an entire third day of advanced hands-on training that teaches you how to build a complete end-to-end ESB 2.0 solution.

Attendees will learn the A to Z of the ESB 2.0 Toolkit including installation and configuration, creating a flexible, secure, and reusable infrastructure for services, and building composite applications to create new end-to-end business processes.

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Windows Server AppFabric Beta 2 Available and Feature Complete

By Nick Hauenstein

The .NET Endpoint blog announced this morning the availability of Windows Server AppFabric Beta 2, which can be downloaded at According to the announcement, Beta 2 was written to work against the RC of Visual Studio 2010, and is apparently now feature complete:

This build represents our “feature complete” milestone. That is, it contains all the features that we plan to ship in Windows Server AppFabric v1 by Q3 of 2010. For this release we focused on building a provider model for persistence, monitoring, and cache configuration stores. In our Beta 1 release we supported only the SQL Server based persistence and monitoring providers that we shipped and supported only an XML file based or SQL Server based cache configuration store. In Beta 2 we now also support providers for other database platforms or for other types of stores, in the case of persistence and cache configuration.

This is an exciting milestone for the team, and will certainly be a great time to begin evaluating Windows Server AppFabric for inclusion in upcoming projects.