BizTalk Server R2 Scale-Out Configuration Poster

Are you interested in a concise summary of some of the scale-out options for BizTalk Server R2?  How about if the summary was a poster you could print out, tack to a wall, and cover with Post-It’s? If so, look no further than the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Scale-Out Configurations poster. It shows the architecture…

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Nifty Community Content, part 1

BizTalk Server has a vibrant community full of smart folks offering up tricks, tips and gems. Some great sites include the following listed in no particular order and definitely incomplete:   BizTalk Server at Codeplex. The BizTalkDisassembler add-in for .NET Reflector is a great addition to one of my favorite tools on the net. Use the BizTalkDisassembler to sniff around…

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MSD Magazine: 8 Tips and Tricks For Better BizTalk Programming

Marty and Scott have an article in this month’s MSDN Magazine, “8 Tips and Tricks For Better BizTalk Programming”. Each tip (I am not giving any away) is reinforced with useful details and examples. The article also includes a short list of resources for new BizTalk Server 2006 developers. Take a look.

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How To Download BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Beta 2

BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Beta 2 is now available from the Microsoft Connect Site. If you are not a member of the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 connect community, you can still get a copy of the beta through the Microsoft Connect Site, but it takes some persistence. 1.       Navigate to the Microsoft Connect Site, https://connect.microsoft.com/….

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Repurposing Content

There are software tools for just about anything these days.  One class of tools lets users like you and me convert a CHM into other formats including, not surprisingly, PDF. Sure, you could grab a copy of most of the BizTalk Server 2006 documentation from the Developer Center (a zip that contains a PDF for each…

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BizTalk Server SDK Sample Uber Collection

The uber collection of all SDK samples published to the BizTalk Server developer center has gone live here. Make sure you have some megs available on yer hard drive — about 50 or so — or you will be unhappy when you unpack ’em. I caught a couple of episodes of “new” Scooby Doo and…

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BizTalk Server SDK Sample Boxed Set

We have received a few requests to create a single zip file containing all of the SDK samples on the BizTalk Server Developer Center Code Samples page. Since this is something I can do quickly outside of formal channels, I grabbed a copy of all of the samples and crammed them into a single zip: BizTalk…

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So You Want To Write An Orchestration?

Is there a BizTalk Server 2006 orchestration in your future? This post is a modest attempt to catalog some of the many useful tidbits of information out on the web. It will evolve over time. Legend blog = blog post  core = BizTalk Server 2006 core documentation hosted on MSDN. lib = non-core docs at Microsoft…

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New Custom Pipeline Whitepaper + Sample

A new whitepaper Understanding Design-Time Properties for Custom Pipeline Components in BizTalk Server is available here. From the blurb: This article explores the details of designing and building Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2004 and BizTalk Server 2006 custom pipeline components that use design-time properties. Full source code for a sample custom pipeline with design-time properties is…

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So You Want To Write A Map?

Looking for information about writing a map in BizTalk Server 2006? This post is a modest attempt to catalog some of the many useful tidbits of information out on the web. Legend blog = blog post  core = BizTalk Server 2006 core documentation hosted on MSDN. lib = non-core docs at Microsoft other = general resource…

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