One more EventStream!

A quick correction on my earlier BAM posting, there are actually four EventStreams in BizTalk Server 2006, there is the MessagingEventStream which operates in the same way as the OrchestrationEventStream in that it’s transactionally consistent with the pipeline execution “transaction” and should be used within a custom pipeline. Thanks to Keith Lim for spotting my…


Installing BizTalk Server 2004 with SQL Server on another machine

I’ve seen so many problems with customers installing BizTalk Server 2004 and having the SQL Server on another physical machine, it’s not a problem with BizTalk Server per-se but in my experience mainly down to the security lock down of Windows Server 2003 out of the box. Most of the problems seem to be down…


Business Activity Monitoring: GenerateTypedBAMAPI Tool (BizTalk 2004 release uploaded)

Following on from my post last night, I’ve just uploaded a BizTalk Server 2004 version of GenerateTypedBAMAPI to the GotDotNet workspace. It’s functionally identical to the 2006 release already up there but will only work with BizTalk Server 2004 as the BAM XML file was changed slightly for the 2006 release. One note on dependencies, as…


Visual Studio 2005 Team System Walkthroughs

Some walkthroughs and sample projects for TS are available here – Looks like they should have been in the build recently released. They cover: Unit Testing, Web Testing, Load Testing, Profiling and Code Analysis!  


BizTalk 2006 Beta Documentation Now Availalble

Hi, The BizTalk team have just posted the latest drop of the BizTalk 2006 documentation here.  For those of you that are BizTalk Server 2004 developers you’ll be pleased to know that you can now download and use the documentation on a box that doesn’t have BizTalk installed (at last!) The even better news is that…


Microsoft rebrands iPod packaging

This made me laugh, and oh so true 🙂    Microsoft rebrands iPod packaging


Kevin Smith has a blog!

Kevin Smith has just created a blog, he joined MCS in the UK a few months back and is a mine of knowledge with regard to BizTalk, especially the core engine and message infrastructure – and has been invaluable in answering the really hard “Just what does BTS do when…..” type questions. He’s just finished…


I’m on Amazon!

At long last the book that I’ve written a chapter for is listed on Amazon!  The updated cover photo hasn’t been uploaded yet so you don’t have to look at my ugly mug quite yet! The book is looking really good and is the best Team System resource I’ve seen yet so get that pre-order…


So Long Steve!

Steve White is off to Redmond to work on Sparkle, Good Luck Steve, The Team, Snakes & Ducks (of the TVP Lake) and the sign will miss you 😉   Remember mines a pint of Mack and Jacks when I’m next over 😉 


EIF vs Enterprise Library

Following on from my previous posting on Logging and Instrumentation and to address some confusion recently amongst customers, how does the new Enterprise Library relate to the Enterprise Instrumentation Framework? The Enterprise Library is the latest offering from PAG, it brings together all the Application Blocks (Caching, Data, etc.) and ensures they work well together…