What features will be in the next BizTalk MSMQ Adapter?

At the moment BizTalk Server 2006 (the current release) is not supported on Windows Server 2008 which means it cannot make use of the new features in MSMQ 4.0. The version that will run on the latest server operating system was announced back in September and will be called BizTalk Server 2009 (see the roadmap for…


BizTalk essentially

After a week of commuting to London and back, I’ve finally finished the Essential BizTalk Server course at developmentor. Definitely worth the time as my knowledge of the product has increased manyfold as a result – not quite a divide-by-zero increase but you get the idea. Thanks to Marvin Smit for delivering a top-notch course.


So what does 64-bit BizTalk look like?

The other day I had a customer request a 64-bit version of a BizTalk hotfix (as there only seemed to be 32-bit versions of the update available) which started us thinking about 64-bit BizTalk (“does it exist?” for example). The MSDN article “BizTalk Server 64-Bit Support” was a good start: Which versions of 64-bit Windows are supported? All…


When will the MSMQ-MQSeries Bridge be supported on Windows 2008?

[[Update 24th November 2008. There will be no BizTalk Server 2006 R3. It will instead be known as BizTalk Server 2009]]   [[Update 8th January 2009. Host Integration Server 2009 will be released with BizTalk Server 2009; Host Integration Server 2006 sp1 will come out at least several weeks after then. This is to ensure service-packed HIS2006…


How to tell if you have the R2 edition of BizTalk 2006?

C-3PO: Just you reconsider playing that message for him! [R2 beeps a question] C-3PO: No, I don’t think he likes you at all. [R2 beeps again] C-3PO: No, I don’t like you either. I’m sure we all love BizTalk 2006 R2 really. One timewaster I have become introduced to early on is not knowing if…


"You will be assimilated"

As I’m self-studying Biztalk this week, I thought I’d share what’s out there: BizTalk Server Community Portal Microsoft BizTalk Bloggers BizTalk Server Newsgroups BizTalk Server Webcasts BizTalk Developer Centre BizTalk Server on GotDotNet BizTalk Server Support Centre BizTalk Server Partners Training, Events, and BizTalk Server 2006 Certification