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As we strive to add more value to the business as computing professionals, the marriage of business processes and Web services provides opportunities to get closer to our business colleagues. The business process scripting languages, Web Services Flow Language (WSFL) and Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), provide a mechanism for integrating Web services to form cohesive business processes. The first step is to create models of your business. This is followed by a combination of development and business process engineering activities. Simulation of the business process can be used to "try out" the new process. Finally, J2EE technology can be used to roll out scalable, enterprise-level applications. The real value behind any new technology comes from its ability to help us solve real problems. Technology provides its greatest value when it can be used to solv... (more)

.NET Track - The Microsoft Framework: An Agile Software Development Process for Building Web Service Applications

Creating solutions of any size based on Web services requires an understanding of the entire software life cycle. It is no longer acceptable to just hope the final system comes together. Instead, designing for deployment, performance, and security is necessary at the outset. In addition, the system must be closely aligned with business objectives to provide the necessary return on investment. This session looks at the new Microsoft Software Development process, MSF Agile, a context-based software development process for building Web service applications. We will concentrate on ... (more)