New links…

Added “BizTalk Gurus” category today for people with BizTalk blogs. Not too many links so far, I certainly missed some great blogs that I’ve seen and now cannot recall where, so if you have a blog on BizTalk and wnat me to place a link to it, let me kow. Here is what I added…

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From the mail: BizTalk and SharePoint Server on the same machine

From the mail: I am having problems with biztalk server 2004 sample ExposeWebService in the orchestration folder.Please tell what to do as there is great conflict when i run that on the machine which has biztalk 2004 and sharepoint portal server 2003.I am getting errors in calling webservices. It’s hard to tell without specific details…

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MSMQ Adapter if available now (alternative to MSMQT Adapter)

BTW, MSMQ adapter for BizTalk 2004, that I referred to before, is now available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cba87d07-7f50-4d7b-a888-388d123f736e&DisplayLang=en That’s the same adapter, I previously referred to as “MSMQ/C”. This is a pretty good alternative to MSMQT adapter shipped in-box. Here are just few thinmgs that differs between MSMQ/T and MSMQ Adapters: If you want to……

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Adapter Migration Toolkit is released on 01/21

This little piece is designed to help migrating your BizTalk 2002 components (AICs, custom preprocessors) to BizTalk 2004 by providing shims. It’s downloadable at the MS download center. Also, please, notice the whitepaper on BizTalk 2002 to BizTalk 2004 migration in the same download location — see the link on the right in “Related resources. It’s…


Ok, I am back…

Not that I really was somewhere else, just few technical problems with the blog, and no time to fix the problem…


Can MSMQ/T send messages to public queues?

Well, one more non-architectural thing, but people are asking… The short answer is, YES. And here is the detailed answer from Iuliu Rus, the member of the product team and our expert in MSMQ/T: Public queue is a queue that can be programmatically discovered from Active Directory. Private queue is not in the directory, you…


MSMQ and MSMQT side by side on the same machine

It’s not architectural, but so many people ask, that I decided to have a log entry on the subject. That’s easy: 1.      Add two static IP addresses to your machine. E.g. 100.100.100.5 for MSMQ and 100.100.100.7 for MSMQT. Static is important because Windows will reregister dynamic addresses at each reboot and screw up step 2…

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Is BizTalk really always stateless?

Really stateless? Not exactly. The server architecture is stateless, however BizTalk has add-ons like custom adapters that may compromise stateless status or require additional configuration work to keep it. Here is an example. Configure a receive location with a file adapter. Now, sender puts a lot of files into the receive folder, and BizTalk is…

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“Stateless” server – the concept (complexity 2 of 5)

This is mostly an introductory piece to the next post. It covers the concept of the stateless server, which BizTalk (its processing part) is.   BizTalk is built to be a symbiosis of two servers: processing server (send/receive, processing, applications – that’s the one you install from the BizTalk CD) and persistence server (persistence, routing…


One more blog on BizTalk

Ok, so here is one more blog on BizTalk. Is there anything different about it? I hope to make it so. Let see, what we have now from the people from Microsoft. First, we have an excellent weblog from Scott Woodgate. That’s a blog #1 for everybody interested in BizTalk covering news, hints, little insider…