Professional BizTalk Server 2006: Content Complete

I’m pleased to announce that all of the content for my book is now complete! As of two weeks ago we’ve now entered the reviewing/copyedit phase which should last until the end of the year keeping us on track for a March publication.  Woo Hoo! Words cannot express my relief!  The last few months have…

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A BizTalk Swicki!

A colleague of mine just introduced me to the concept of Swicki’s, what on earth is that you ask?   It’s effectively a community personalised search engine. When you create a swicki you supply a initial list of sites that the community (BizTalk in this case) rates as having the most effective and relevant BizTalk information,…

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Another Book Update: Performance & Scalability Chapter shipped

Another book update, I shipped the Performance and Scalability chapter yesterday which I’ve hammered out in the last week.   It’s come together well with three main sections:   Laying the foundations, Monitoring and Common Symptoms.   Laying the foundations covers all of the things you must do before embarking on any form of performance testing,  the…

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Professional BizTalk Server 2006 Update

I thought those of you that still read this rather poorly-updated blog might be interested in the current state of play with my BizTalk Book!  It’s been taking every spare moment of my life hence the blog has had to take a back-seat, plus I need some content for the book 🙂 The end is…

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Visual Studio Team System Books

Fantastic news, I got my box of complimentary copies of Professional Visual Studio Team System which is now on-sale in the UK as well as the US, so go get your copy 🙂 It looks like a great book, especially Chapter 6 which is the DSL Tools Chapter that I authored, it’s based on the…

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Team Foundation Server: Subscribing to Policy Overriden Events on Checkin

I demonstrated over a year ago the code required to subscribe to the Policy Override event when developers checkin code, as you know you can apply Checkin policies to ensure developers do things like linking to Work Items, provide Checkin comments, etc.  These can of course be “skipped” by Overriding the policy which is valid…

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BizTalk Server 2006 R2

In case you missed the announcement on Tuesday, Microsoft has announced a new release of BizTalk Server 2006 called BizTalk Server 2006 R2 (Release 2) to ship H1 2007. R2 will build on the core foundation of BizTalk Server 2006 and won’t introduce any architectural changes instead it’s focusing on building extra “services” on the…

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Adapters chapter is shipped!

I’ve finally shipped the Adapters chapter of Professional BizTalk Server 2006, which makes 3 chapters done and plenty more to go 🙁 The chapter specifically doesn’t cover writing Custom Adapters or the underlying Adapter architecture as I’ve taken the call that BizTalk Unleashed contains the “bible” of Adapter Development written by Kevin Smith (who I…

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Professional BizTalk Server 2006 Book Update

Phew!   After some very long days and nights I’ve shipped my second Chapter to Wiley, I decided to go after the chapter I was most passionate about this time round and the Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) chapter was born – some 105 pages which is slightly worrying given the book itself is only supposed to…

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Professional BizTalk Server 2006

As promised here’s my draft Table of Contents for my upcoming Professional BizTalk Server 2006 book. This TOC is subject to change and I haven’t gone into full detail in each of the chapters for obvious reasons but it’s hopefully enough to whet your appetite!  As ever I’m really keen to get feedback and ideas…

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