WebCasts de la conférence SOA du 25 octobre dernier

Les WebCasts de cette conférence sont disponibles à http://www.microsoft.com/france/vision/soa-conference/ J’intervenais avec Unilog Management sur SOA et méthodologie: Comment démarrer sereinement un projet SOA

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How to expand a VHD disk

NB, MAR 2009: It was brought to my attention (thanks Fernando) that utilities like VHDResizer (http://vmtoolkit.com/files/default.aspx) may do the job in a simpler way. I did not check myself.    I was working on a Virtual PC 2007 virtual machine with a dynamically expanding disk of a maximum of 16 Gb. This disk was the C:…

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MSDTC transaction to a SQL cluster on a different domain

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/827805/en-us explains how to test a distributed transaction scenario between 2 SQL Servers without the need to install DTCPing.   Here is a scenario. BTS1 server initiates a distributed transaction on VSQL, a SQL instance hosted on a Windows Cluster having the following characteristics: SQLN1 is the first node of the cluster SQLN2 is the…

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ISA Server 2004/2006 would prevent local Windows Update

From an ISA Server computer, when you try to check Microsoft or Windows Update from IE, you get the initial page, but when you want to check updates you get a 0x80072EFD error.   To avoid that, configure Internet Explorer proxy to the local ISA Server on the Internal IP Address   Exemple: your ISA…

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Sample Behavior of BizTalk Server 2004 SP1 with .NET Framework 2.0 installed

On a test environment, we had this exception on one of the two BizTalk Server 2004 SP1 nodes: Ticks must be between DateTime.MinValue.Ticks and DateTime.MaxValue.Ticks. Parameter name: ticks This was a BizTalk Server 2004 event in Application event log On the other node, they were .NET Framework 2.0 and BizTalk events (meaning that some code…

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How to HTTP POST a document to a BizTalk Receive Location

I’ve been looking for this sample code on my hard drive again today. It will be easier to find it on my blog J Here it is:         /// <summary>         /// Sends a document via Http POST         /// </summary>         /// <param name=”url”>URL to send to</param>         /// <param name=”body”>content to send</param>         public static string SendViaHttpPost(string url, string…

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BizTalk explained in 2 slides

Different services inside a company work with their own applications. They need to exchange information several times a day. For instance, sales people send orders to production once a day. All this correspond to non formal business processes.Services applications must continue to be able to live their lives independently.  For instance, marketing application will be…

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BizTalk Server 2006 Documenter URL

UK SDC BizTalk 2006 Documenter tool used to be on gotdotnet. It is now, as many gotdotnet projects on codeplex. Here is the updated URL: http://www.codeplex.com/BizTalkDocumenter The name became simpler too: BizTalk Server 2006 Documenter

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Don’t remember connection strings syntax? Use a .UDL file.

Here is a tip I shared yesterday with a customer.  If you need to create a connection string and don’t remember the syntax, here is a simple way of achieving your goal. In a file folder or your Windows desktop, create a text file and rename it myCN.udl (only .udl extension is important) double click the…

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SAP .NET Connector must be installed for all users

BizTalk Server 2004 and BizTalk Server 2006 SAP Adapter requires and uses the SAP .NET Connector which is distributed by SAP. For BizTalk Server 2006, you need SAP .NET Connecter 1.0.3 Runtime.     It looks like only the user who installed the SAP .NET Connecter 1.0.3 Runtime can use it, and thus use SAP…

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