Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) for Partners

The term Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is widely used in the context of implementing the messaging capabilities of a service oriented infrastructure. An ESB is one of many building blocks that make up a comprehensive service oriented infrastructure.  Microsoft provides a comprehensive ESB offering through its large network of partners.  You can find a list of…


Happy Holidays! Discounts on BizTalk Books on B&N!

Holiday season is a great time to catch up on reading.  Barnes & Noble now has a dedicated page for us on BizTalk books.  Customers get up to 25% off the books.     Happy Reading! Marjan Kalantar


MSDN December theme is live!

MSDN’s December theme for BizTalk is focused on highlighting Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation integration with BizTalk.    You can find great articles such as Reference Application Pack for Retail which showcases integration using service orientation with BizTalk Server 2006, Windows Communication Foundation, and Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager.     Jesus Rodriguez (BizTalk MVP)…


Launch of New Host Integration Server Blog

We are happy to announce that we recently rolled out a Host Integration Server blog.  Please feel free to add comments and suggestions on topics you’d like us to discuss.   Regards, Marjan  


Launch of New BizTalk B2B/EDI Blog

We are happy to announce that BizTalk Product team is launching the B2B/EDI Blog to communicate feature/functionality relating to EDI, AS2 and HIPAA in BizTalk Server 20006 R2.    Readers are welcome to add comments and include suggestions on topics they would like coverage on. We will make an all out effort to keep the Blog topical….


InfoWorld Product Review of BizTalk Server 2006

InfoWorld has posted their product review of BizTalk Server 2006 and awarded the product with the highest rating.   This article is called BizTalk 2006 deftly connects enterprise apps.  InfoWorld concludes their review with: “BizTalk Server 2006 is a huge product, and I have only hit the high points of describing its capabilities.  It appears to be much…


BizTalk MVP Dinner at the SOA & Business Process Conference

On Thursday evening Oct 5th, BizTalk Product Team welcomed BizTalk MVPs to a special dinner.  This event was hosted at one of the premier dining locations in Bellevue, the Daniel’s Broiler.     Our GM, Oliver Sharp greeted our MVPs thanking them for their efforts and leadership in the community.  This was a great start to a…


New BizTalk Server 2006 Publications

Here they come!  2 new BizTalk Server 2006 books are published.      You can already order BizTalk 2006 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach and pre-order Pro BizTalk 2006 (Pro).  Happy reading!   Regards Marjan


Opening Party

The SOA & Business Process Conference welcome reception sponsored by Microsoft Office was a lot of fun (those Office folks know how to throw a party! (Thanks Christian)). We had about 200 people in a large roped off section of Parlor Billiards. It’s a new establishment at Lincoln Square. It’s pretty nice. I’d certainly choose…


Conference Eve

We’re on the eve of the SOA & Business Process conference, hosted by the BizTalk Server team. What a long strange trip it’s been to get here. When we were just doing the BizTalk conference (as in years past) it was pretty easy to make decisions based on the preference of the BizTalk team itself….