After installing Visual Studio 2010 Get Could not create SSOSQL. To fix the problem, reinstall SSO or try ‘regasm SSOSQL.dll’ from a Visual Studio command prompt.

I rebuilt my laptop recently with Windows 7 and installed AppFabric, .net4, VS 2010, etc.   When I came to configure BIzTalk 2009 I got the error in the subject line because the SSOSQL assembly needed to be re-registered.  Follow the instructions here to get it to work


Benchmark your BizTalk Server (Part 3)

Previous Parts: For more information: Benchmark your BizTalk Server (Part 1) How to install: Benchmark your BizTalk Server (Part 2) Drill Down on BizTalk Baseline Wizard Now that you understand what the tools is let’s look at how it can be used in a realistic situation. The tool provides a simple Orchestration and a messaging…


BizTalk 2009/VS 2008 Creating project ‘project name’… project creation failed.

Just a quick post.  I hit this on my machine today whilst writing a quick sample.  When creating a BizTalk Project I got Creating project ‘project name’… project creation failed in the VIsual Studio dialog bottom left of the screen.  Changing the reg key referenced by Guru/Vinay in the BizTalk CPR blog fixes it …


TechNet Webcast: BizTalk Server 2009 Performance on Hyper-V and Physical Deployments (Level 300)

I’m presenting a webcast on BizTalk Performance this Tuesday September 01, 2009 1:00 PM Pacific Time along with Trace Young who wrote the majority of the BizTalk Documentation.  We’ll be covering a summary of all the performance tests we’ve performed in the lab this year and answering any questions.  Please tune in if you have…


RFID Operations Guide Live

Rama, one of my colleagues in the CAT team has just shipped the BizTalk Server 2009 RFID Operations Guide.  Rama worked for two years as a Feature Program Manager on the V1 release and joined the CAT team just under a year ago.  He knows RFID inside and out and this guide represents comprehensive documentation…


BizTalk CAT Page on MSDN and Presentation Resources

To provide presence for the team in an official manner on MSDN we have over the last few months put up the following page:  Our team delivers many presentations to internal and external audiences on BizTalk, we have put some of these up here, see links below.  Please feel free to use these as…


Interview with Richard Seroter

I had the pleasure of taking part in Richard Seroter’s interview series this week Richard is one of our most prolific CSD bloggers and is a real asset to the MVP community.  I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing his upcoming book “SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009” which is available for pre-order now.  For those of…


Hyper-V BizTalk Blue Screen of Death with NLB

I discovered a must install KB for Hyper-V BizTalk installations if you are using NLB today.  I’m setting up the lab for our BizTalk 2009 performance boot camp next week.  We’re comparing the performance of common Orchestration scenarios and optimizations that we’ve discovered on the R2 platform on 2009 physical and 2009 running in a…


Performance Story about Traceflag T1118 and the cluster registry checkpoint service

I’ve just got back from a week working with a customer. The customer was a large retailer using BizTalk to perform processing over AS2.  They had just installed a new QA environment and wanted the operational environment to be optimized for their application.  I had a gotcha with SQL Clustering which I wasn’t aware of and…


BizTalk Ranger Blog – Paolo Salvatori

My friend and colleague Paolo Salvatori has just started a blog at and began with a great post on Synchronous to Asynchronous Flows Without an Orchestration  As you’ll see from the post Paolo loves to delve into technical issues and always provides comprehensive report and great source code samples to back up his findings. I’d…