BizTalk Server 2006 Code Samples – Awesome!

This news is a little old now, I realised today that I forgot to post about it, but there are a whole heap of BizTalk Server Code samples that were released to MSDN back in June 06. Take a look at this list:   Publishing and Consuming Web Services with SOAP HeadersThis sample demonstrates…


Microsoft Soccer at Australian Corporate Games 2006

A couple of weeks ago, we competed in the 2006 Australian Corporate Games held in Melbourne.  I submitted a Microsoft outdoor soccer team, given that the Soccer boy (or football boy) in me has never quite disappeared from when I was a kid! Lets just say, we had an absolute blast! This year, the Australian…


Microsoft SOA Solution Center

I was just reading an email and found out that we have just launched an SOA solution center at  It’s also complemented with a new SOA page on MSDN which highlights technical resources for developers and architects. Something else to read 😉


Consuming (parsing) EXCEL documents into BizTalk – Using Farpoint Spread

When I attended the SOA and BP conference in OCT in Redmond, I stopped by the FarPoint booth to checkout their new EXCEL parsing adapter they had developed for BizTalk 2006. Essentially its a dissasembler component that consumes XLS documents and maps them to a predefined XML schema. It looked pretty good! EXCEL parsing is…


BizTalk 2006 R2 Training in Mel/Syd Australia in April 2007

Dimension Data Learning Services (DDLS) and Breeze Training (aka Mick Badran and co) have worked in collaboration to put together some public training courses next year (April 07 / May 07) on BizTalk Server 2006 R2. Sydney:        16th April – 19th April 2007 Melbourne:   21st May – 24th May 2007 Target Audience: Developers and IT professionals with…