K2 just released the next update to the beta components. The beta participants should be able to download this from the k2 customer portal beta downloads section. If you want to be part of the beta get in touch with your local K2 contacts.
I have attended the architecture forum today in Melbourne at the Crown Promenade hotel. It was a good long day with registration starting at 8am and we finished the drinks at 7pm, well thats when I left and there were people still at the tonic bar.
Donald Ferguson presented the key note.
Thanks to David Burella, I have presented K2 at the hobart .Net user group on Tuesday (26th) night. We went through business process management and a demo of K2.net 2003 and then we looked at K2 blackpearl and the beta 2 components. I have showed how we would use smart objects, infopath forms services integration and the new VS.NET integration. People also liked the reports designer and the notification events pieces.
Here’s a video from US TechEd 2007 http://www.virtualteched.com/Videos/vsshell_500.asx
We may see Microsoft partners coming up with domain specific IDEs. K2 is already a VSIP partner and Blackpearl provides integrated debugging, etc inside VS.NET 2005 right now.
Sydney Wednesday, 27th June 2007 Melbourne Friday, 29th June 2007
http://www.architectureforum.net.auAgenda looks like ….
Internet Service Bus, SOA, Web Services, and Web 2.0: Concepts, Technical Overview and Reference Architecture
Composite Applications integrate (compose) individual “services” within an organization into a (hopefully) coherent whole. In addition to acting as a loosely-coupled ‘glue’ for cross-organisational capability, composite applications typically allow business rules and data to rapidly evolve in response to changing business environments. SOA and Web Services have been traditional Composite Application integration technologies, with Enterprise Service Buses often forming the core of enterprise solutions leveraging these technologies and approaches.
…………………………………………… I am attending the Melbourne session. Are you?
Here is a clean re-usable module that handles escalation timers externally. http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/Timer_Framework.asp
good work Abdi! :)
I talked about handling this inside the K2 Domain here
I really like smart objects :) For a K2.NET 2003 user the benefits of smart objects will be obvious in one key area – keeping business data in one place! Keeping business data separate to the process! The SmartBox datastore provided by blackpearl neatly stores all your smartobject data in there (if you choose to use it). It keeps all the reference information in there as well so that your other bits of information that comes from external systems and other smartobjects can be linked to provide the rich set of information you required.
Blackpearl ships a bunch of
Beta 2 release of K2[Blackpearl] and K2[Blackpoint] are out now. There are many incentives for customers to participate in Beta 2. email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
K2[Blackpearl] is a dynamic application assembly platform which has been demonstrated to enhance the capabilities of Microsoft platform. Recent demos of Beta 2 has shown enhancements to MOSS, Visio and VS.NET.
So what do I like in K2[Blackpearl] ?