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…


Microsoft – Demystifying Workflow at the SOA and BP Conference

*********************************************************** Update To Session Time – The final agenda has Graham and I presenting at 3–4pm, not 4–5 pm as I originally posted. *********************************************************** At this Thursday’s SOA and BP Conference in Sydney, Graham Elliott and I will be doing a session called Demystifying Workflow which will aim to clear up some confusion between WF,…


Mark Burch (Australian BizTalk Support Engineer) starts a blog!

Awesome! Mark Burch, our Australian BizTalk Server support engineer has started a blog!! Woo hoo. Keep across this blog for plenty of goodness… Welcome to the BizTalk blogosphere Mark. Check it out here:  


Next Melbourne BizTalk User Group – Wed 15th Nov 2006

From the User group site: Next Melbourne BizTalk User Group Meeting – Wednesday 15th November 2006 We will be holding the next Melbourne BizTalk User Group Meeting on Wednesday 15th November 2006 at 5:30pm ** Note Microsoft has moved ** The venue and sponsor for the meeting will be Microsoft at Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank…


HIS 2006 and BizTalk 2006 HOST Adapters EVAL!

Alrighty then….. go get em! Andrew McLaren from our team in Sydney just highlighted to me that you can now go and download the eval version’s of:   Microsoft Host Integration Server 2006 Evaluation Edition (120-day)   Microsoft BizTalk Host Adapters for Host Systems (requires BizTalk Server 2006) Awesome! Now I need to just go…