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…


Microsoft rebrands iPod packaging

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


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…


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…


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…


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…


BAM: PivotTables not working on the BAM Portal

I’ve used the same base VPC for my various BizTalk Server 2006 images over the last few years, this has worked fine apart from a few annoying bugs that of course plagued every single instance of a VPC using it, of course I never really spent the time to iron them out so suffer from…


Presenting at TechEd

  I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be presenting two sessions at TechEd which is being held at Orlando between Monday 4th June and Friday 8th June!  The first is a breakout session which covers BAM and demonstrates some real-world examples of how we’ve put BAM to great use and how it has a place…


Software in the cloud: The Relay Service

I’m now back from a trip to Seattle a few weeks back where I attended a huge week-long Microsoft internal technical training event.  I presented three times during the week, two of the presentations were “Software in the cloud” sessions which received fantastic feedback. The premise of these sessions was to paint a view of…


New Blog!

I’ve decided to ressurect my blog but over on a new web-site that enables me to have more control over the look and feel.  Please join me (if your still monitoring this blog) over at http://www.darrenj.co.uk