BizTalk Decompiler for Reflector 5 on CodePlex

My BizTalk Decompiler only works with Reflector 4. The updated version for Reflector 5 has been available for a while on CodePlex:

Date/Time tracked with BAM must be expressed in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC)

All date/time tracked by BAM must be expressed in UTC. BAM depends on this to provide accurate durations, among many other things. This is clearly explained here. It was also the case for BizTalk 2004 even if the documentation gave subtle hints instead of describing it: es.UpdateActivity(“PurchaseOrder”, poid, “POShipped”, DateTime.UtcNow); This rule is unfortunately easy to forget….

BizTalk Addin for Reflector

This is an addin for Reflector that allows you to list all BizTalk artifacts contained in an assembly and extract them. Installation Donwload the attached file and extract Reflector.BizTalkDecompiler.dll into the same directory as Reflector (otherwise it won’t work). Go to View|Add-Ins in Reflector, and Add Reflector.BizTalkDecompiler.dll. Usage Using File|Open…, add the BizTalk assembly you’ll…


BizTalk Server 2006 Best Practices Analyzer has shipped!

The BizTalk Server 2006 Best Practices Analyzer automatically examines a BizTalk Server 2006 deployment and generate a list of issues pertaining to best practices standards for BizTalk Server deployments. The primary use of this tool is to examine BizTalk Server production and staging environments, though it will still be useful on Dev machines. You can…

BAM Query Service: What is it and how can I use it?

If you have installed BAM (BizTalk Server 2004 or BizTalk Server 2006), you may have noticed that a web service called the “BAM Query Service” got installed. As its name hints, this web service allows the BAM Portal to retrieve BAM instance data without connecting directly to a SQL server. This web service is intended…

BizTalk Server Team Product Management has a Blog!

Visit it here. Kris, Steve, Michael and Mark share product updates, links to training materials and even employment opportunities! I subscribed to their RSS feed.

Debugger Visualizer for BizTalk 2006: MessageContext

Visual Studio 2005 added support for Debugger Visualizers. With debugger visualizers, developers can define what information (and in what form) is shown in the debugger for a specific type. There are many visualizers for various .NET types floating around. Here is a small list of the most popular ones: ASP.NET Cache, Regular Expression, XmlDocument (and other Xml…