Initial customer feedback on BizTalk Server 2009

As most of you may know from a previous entry in this blog, the first beta release of BizTalk Server 2009 has been made publicly available. You can download it directly, after signing with a Live ID, from here. We also made available the first CTP of the BizTalk 2009 ESB Guidance in codeplex. A…


Developing Integration Solutions with BizTalk Server 2006 R2

Here is some good news for veteran BizTalk developers & architects.Remember the whitepaper: Developing Integration Solutions with BizTalk Server 2004 ? I used to recommend it to any organization embarking on their first BizTalk project. It contained an approach for the major part of the Application Life Cycle Management for BizTalk Server 2004. Well, recently…


BizTalk Server 2009 Beta and RFID Mobile GA

In September, we provided a few more details on BizTalk Server 2009 features and release timing.  Today we’re excited to report that we’re continuing to make progress toward a full release in the first half of 2009, and have additional news to share.   The first public beta of BizTalk Server 2009 is now available…


Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference 2009 Call for Content

As you know, our next Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference will be taking place January 26-30, 2009 in Redmond, WA.  At this time, we’re still accepting session submissions and would love to hear your stories on how you are using a SOA & BPM solutions today to lower costs and achieve your business objectives.  …


Upcoming BizTalk and .NET training classes

If you are looking for a deep dive or topic specific training on BizTalk or .Net, check out these new classes offered by our training partner Quicklearn:   BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Developer Immersion   ·         Cincinnati, OH – Nov 3-7, 2008 ·         Boston, MA – Dec 15-19, 2008 ·         Redmond, WA – Jan 19-23,…


“Oslo” Interviews on Channel 9

As you know “Oslo” is the family of new technologies that enable data-driven development and execution of services and applications.  There will be several sessions at PDC discussing the technologies involved in “Oslo” in much detail.  In the interim, we have published two interviews on Channel 9.    In these interviews, our very own Ron…


Blogs and Sites To Keep on Your Radar

We recently started the Connected .NET blog, where we’ll focus on the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) pillars of the .NET Framework.  You definitely want to follow this blog which targets to make content more discoverable and will be frequently updated by members of our product team with interesting news and…


Announcing the Biztalk Adapter Pack Poster

  We are happy to announce the availability of the new BizTalk Adapter Pack Poster. This poster covers interoperability with Line-of-Business Applications using the BizTalk Adapter Pack and the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) LOB Adapter SDK. This poster depicts the functionality, components, architecture, and usage/hosting scenarios of BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0 and of the WCF…


.NET Developer (Virtual) Conference starts October 28

This  virtual .NET Developer conference will feature loads of great content and speakers including RD’s, MVP’s, and more!  Hosted by at   To see more details and RSVP:   Regards, Marjan Kalantar


Microsoft BizTalk Server Performance Optimization Guide has been released.

  The new Microsoft BizTalk Server Performance Optimization Guide has been released to the web. This document provides guidance & best practices on optimizing BizTalk Server performance for demanding production environments. It is based on numerous real-world engagements with customers by the BizTalk Customer Advisory Team CAT (Rangers), Premier Field Engineering and MCS.   The guidance consists of the following 4…