BizTalk Server 2013 Developer Edition is now available in Microsoft Azure for MSDN subscribers

Announcement Dev/test story for BizTalk Server in Microsoft Azure IaaS just got better. We have published BizTalk Server 2013 Developer edition image in the platform gallery for MSDN subscribers. Image details A typical BizTalk Server (2013) development environment consists of Base Windows (Server 2012) platform BizTalk Server (2013) SQL Server (2012) Visual Studio (2012) IIS…

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July’s must See WF/WCF Influencer MSDN Webcasts

As promised, we’re launching our July series of WF and WCF Influencer MSDN Webcasts.  You can find these series highlighted on MSDN events series as well as find links to them below:   Webcast Title Date/ Time Presenter Transactional Windows Communication Foundation Services with Juval Lowy 7/7/2008 10:00 AM PST Juval Lowy Using Windows Workflow…

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Must See WF/WCF Influencer MSDN Webcasts

We are launching a series of MSDN webcasts to explore the possibilities of Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework through demonstrations and deep dives on Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF).    Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft’s unified programming model for building and connecting service-oriented applications. Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is the programming model,…

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Connect To Mainframe Apps With BizTalk Adapters and .NET

There is a great new article on MSDN magazine on how to connect to mainframe applications with BizTalk Adapters and .NET. This article discusses: •              Connecting to a host system •              Exposing COBOL apps as endpoints •              .NET Framework integration •              Terminal screen-scraping Almost every major industry that uses mainframe for business critical systems still…

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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) – http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/bb738071.aspx ·         MSDN Subscription for DEV (Live) – http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx (must sign…

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8 Tips And Tricks For Better BizTalk Programming

  Marty Wasznicky (Regional Program Manager for BizTalk Server) and Scott Zimmerman (senior App Dev consultant with Microsoft) have written an interesting MSDN article with Tips for Better BizTalk Programming.  This article discusses Multi-Part Messages, Direct-Bound Ports, Internal and External Schemas, Web services and Debugging XSLT.  Make sure to read this article; it will help…

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