I am very excited to announce that we have finally released the Virtual Lab for The Microsoft Lending Reference Architecture Version 1. I have heard from you load an clear over the past few months! We now have an Virtual Machine in the "Cloud" ready for you to examine workflows, dive into code or just play with the scenario.
Keep an eye out for future releases of the Lending Reference Architecture as we have been heads down on version 2.0 with a ton of huge additions. Version 2 will be released in the same style as with version one which will include whitepapers, source code and source code.
A compile of version 1 Lending Reference Architecture materials include:
Extending the Lending Reference Architecture: http://blogs.msdn.com/mikewalker/archive/2007/04/11/extending-the-or-los-lending-framework.aspx
Windows Mobile Appraiser Solution Scenario: http://blogs.msdn.com/mikewalker/archive/2007/04/02/using-windows-mobile-with-or-los.aspx
The Lending Message Bus Gets Along with all Standards: http://blogs.msdn.com/mikewalker/archive/2007/04/10/the-microsoft-lending-message-bus.aspx
Unstructured Data, The Achilles Heel of SOA: http://blogs.msdn.com/mikewalker/archive/2007/04/23/unstructured-data-the-achilles-heel-of-soa.aspx
Using the Lending Reference Architecture for Commercial Lending: http://blogs.msdn.com/mikewalker/archive/2007/04/11/or-los-and-commercial-lending.aspx
OBA’s deliver SOA to the People: http://blogs.msdn.com/mikewalker/archive/2007/03/30/obas-deliver-soa-to-the-people.aspx
Choosing a Loan Message Standard for Banking: http://blogs.msdn.com/mikewalker/archive/2007/01/17/choosing-a-loan-message-exchange-standard-for-banking.aspx
These are conferences where we talked about the Lending Reference Architecture
We have a lot of great partners that have used either the bits or have used the Microsoft Guidance to influence the future direction of their architectures. One in particular is a gold partner in Australia called Dataract. See my post: