In this section I will provide a 1 page overview of some of the technologies you will come across in the integration platforms organisations have developed over the years using Microsoft technologies.
Recently I have also decided to include an investor style approach to viewing the technologies in terms of buy/hold/sell which is how I would consider investing my own time and money in the technologies.
If I am grouping a technology as "Buy" this means if i were building an integration platform this is a technology I would be actively looking to use and I would be investing my own training time in learning about it.
If I list a technology as hold then it is likely I would not be using it to implement new solutions unless it was a technology I already used and was very comfortable with. I will be keeping myself aware of what is happening with this technology but it is unlikely I will invest a lot of my training time on this technology.
If I were building a new solution I would not be using this technology and if I was changing an existing solution I would probably be looking to migrate away from this technology to mitigate the risk of future technical debt. I will not be investing any of my training time in these technologies. I might even group the technologies by ones I would sell fast versus ones id sell slowly.