ARCast Coverage of SOA & BP Conference

Ron Jacobs has started posting daily recaps and interviews with some of our key presenters at the SOA & Business Process Conference. Checkout the recap of Day 1 and two great interviews with the guys building BizTalk Services on the App of the Future and the Internet Service Bus.  Also, there is a new page…


Microsoft news releases issued at SIBOS

  A couple of weeks ago I was attending SIBOS in Boston (Oct. 1-5). SIBOS is a premier financial services show sponsored by Swift held in Boston attracts 6,500+ attendees from global corporates, corporate banks, asset & fund managers. I’d like to bring to your attention four news releases that were issued by Microsoft at SIBOS….


"Oslo" is announced!

Today in Redmond, during our keynote for the SOA and BPM conference, we announced our vision and multiyear investment in a wave of products which will simply building SOA & BPM solutions (codenamed “Oslo”).  For more information, please see the related CNN Money article. You definitely want to check out our newly launched SOA web…


BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Posters

We have been getting very positive feedback so far on the posters. Here is the latest news on this project: A new poster on Scale-Out Configurations for BizTalk has been created. We have also just released the updated versions of the Capabilities and the Runtime Architecture posters that include the new features and modules of the 2006 R2 release.The…


Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack Team Blog

In case you missed this post from Sreeram, our BizTalk Adapter Pack team has rolled out a blog that you’d want to keep track of.  As always for questions, please visit our forums.  Regards, Marjan Kalantar


Great Queuing Technology Blogs to Keep on Your Radar

If you’re interested in our queuing technologies, Motley Queüe from one of our team mates, James Birdsall, is a great blog to read.  This blog is centered on MSMQ and WCF Queues (being the latest and greatest way to use MSMQ) with excursions to other technologies that use MSMQ, such as BizTalk. Two other great…


BizTalk Trivia Bits for Fun

Going to any big parties this weekend?  We have 10 new bits of trivia to amaze your friends with!  🙂    Factoid Source 12 of the 15 largest Retailers in the World run Microsoft BizTalk Elsevier Food International, September 2006 (sourced from PlanetRetail database) 5 of 10 largest Hotel Chains in the World with over…


Interested in SWIFT and Banking Industry? Then read on…

CNN Money has published an interesting article on how KAS bank is using BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and the BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT to provide institutional investors with SWIFT connectivity.  Short and interesting article to read for those interested in the financial sector and connectivity applications consolidation. Regards, Marjan Kalantar


BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Download Links

  Since the announcement of the release and Global Availability (GA) of BizTalk Server 2006 R2, there have been questions about how to get different versions of the product.    To clarify, here are some links to the latest:   ·         Evaluation (LIVE) – ·         MSDN Subscription for DEV (Live) – (must sign…


You like RFID? You like Sushi? You Must Watch This Video Then!

  As you know, in our recent release of BizTalk Server 2006 R2, we provide a scalable and extensible platform for development, deployment, and management of rich RFID and sensor solutions.    We have a new video with Anush Kumar on the use of RFID in the restaurant industry to better manage the business and…