I will be speaking at a Magenic sponsored mini conference called Code Mastery on May 26 2010. Here is a link to the site: http://codemastery.com/index.htm. Magenic is hosting a couple of these mini conferences in the regions we have offices. The site will be updated soon with more information on the sessions and speakers. It is a free event so bring a friend!
I will be talking about the WCF LOB SDK from both a BizTalk and general .NET user perspective. This is a technology that is fairly well known in the BizTalk community but almost completely unknown in the general .NET community. I give some introductory articles below but notice that almost everything is directly from Microsoft and on the heavily technical side. I will be reviewing some of these concepts but will also be approaching it from a practical perspective about how this technology would fit within the enterprise and how you might use it in your software projects.
Here are a couple of good links to get you started:
Introduction (old): http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Charles/Sonu-Arora-and-C-Venkatesh-WCF-Line-of-Business-Adapter-SDK/
Install Guide with download links: http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/0/d/90d3fc09-de48-4d83-8147-e8a08275c255/InstallationGuide.htm
WCF LOB SDK architecture: http://blogs.msdn.com/sonuarora/archive/2007/03/26/about-wcf-lob-adapter-sdk.aspx
Metadata capabilities: http://blogs.msdn.com/sonuarora/archive/2007/04/04/using-adapter-development-wizard.aspx