Your opinion matters!

The BizTalk Server Documentation Team is looking for customer input on the documentation of the operations topics. Specifically they said they “want to know what is missing, incorrect, unclear, or just needs work in any of the Operations topics”. Go here for the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=32373055498 Be as explicit and clear as you possibly can. Don’t miss…


New! Line of Business Adapter Sample Walkthroughs and Whitepapers

We have created new sample walkthroughs for the PeopleSoft, Oracle, and JD Edwards OneWorld Line of Business adapters. Each adapter has two hands-on walkthroughs. In the first lab, you use the LOB system without any Microsoft technologies. In the second lab, you create a BizTalk orchestration and use the LOB adapter to connect to the LOB system….

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Developer’s Troubleshooting Guide (great info on adapters!)

New! Contains valuable and practical information on troubleshooting all parts of BIzTalk Server.  A lot of information on troubleshooting adapters – very useful!   http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/7/6/376a6f6c-8c97-4ab5-9d5a-416c76793fbb/bts06developerstroubleshootingguide.doc   This troubleshooting guide is intended to provide guidance to developers in the detection and correction of programming issues within a BizTalk application. It may also be useful to information…


Key Information for LOB Adapter Installations

Try this location out for really handy information on installing and configuring Microsoft BizTalk Adapters for Enterprise Applications.  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=56392. This document includes very useful and key configuration information for the JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Tibco, and Siebel LOB adapter configuration issues.

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Line of Business Adapter Documentation

I am very interested in anyone doing any work with the Microsoft Line of Business (LOB) adapters.  This includes the following. PeopleSoft JD Edwards OneWorldXE JD Edwards Enterprise1 Oracle Application Suite Oracle Database Connector Siebel TIBCO Rendezvous TIBCO EMS   Specifically, what is not in the documentation and what possible samples would be helpful? Also, we are…

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Customer Focused Task Force for BizTalk Server Documentation

We are forming a focus group to root out long standing or painful documenation deficits our customers are going through. My section (surprise, surprise) is adapters. I am thus solicting immediate feedback from any customer who has problems or suggested changes to any of the BizTalk Server documentation, general or specific in nature. Here are some…

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BizTalk Server 2006 Developer Center and TechCenter – July Adapter Release

As mentioned previously we recently launched the BizTalk Server 2006 Developer Center. This project constituted a complete rebuild of the previous BizTalk Server 2004 Developer Center. For May and June we featured orchestrations. This included new code samples, an FAQ paper on orchestrations, and in-depth content surfaced from the core documentation. With the re-design of…

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Latest BizTalk 2006 Downloadable Help File

In the latest BizTalk Server 2006 Help Update, you’ll find the following content: Complete documentation for all BizTalk Server Line of Business Adapters, including new tutorials, one for each adapter. See the section “Using Adapters.” Troubleshooting guidance for each of the native BizTalk adapters. See the section “Troubleshooting Adapters.” Troubleshooting Instructions for how to capture…


New BizTalk Server Samples!

New samples for your use developed by BizTalk Programmer/Writers are now available for download at http://msdn.microsoft.com/biztalk/downloads/samples/. Here you will find samples in the areas of BAM, HAT, Business Rules, Adapters, Pipelines, Web Services, Functoids, and others.  Take a look and post back what you liked and would like to see us additionally develop.  We want…

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Check it out! New whitepaper on Transactional Adapters and Adapter Base Classes

I took a lot of your valuable reviewer feedback (thank you, see earlier post) and completed my whitepaper entitled, “Developing a Transactional BizTalk Adapter Using the Microsoft Base Adapter Classes”. You can download it at http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/7/6/376a6f6c-8c97-4ab5-9d5a-416c76793fbb/Transact_Adapter.doc.  The paper discusses at a low-level (with code snipets) transactional adapters, the Base Adapter classes and their hierarchy, and additional rarely-documented…