Professional BizTalk Server 2006: Review Complete!

I’ve been dying to provide an update on the book for some weeks but I thought it best not to keep drip feeding small progress steps, as of today (21st February) the author review (AR) process is now complete and the book is off for copyediting which ultimately means a series of PDFs are created…

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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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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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