BizTalk Adapter Development Blog

Hey Check out the new “BizTalk Adapter Development” blog! Michael is looking for suggestions, comments, complaints, problems, and ideas on BizTalk Server 2006 product samples, papers, and documentation relating to adapter development. URL:


Updating BizTalk Server Services and Accounts After a Password Change

“Your password will expire in x days.” Remember seeing that string of scary words in a dialog box sometime before your BizTalk server stopped functioning? It’s quite common in the enterprise space that an administrator specify how often you must change the password in the workstation’s account policy. Your network administrator can force you to…


Installing and Configuring BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2

As always, looking for feedback on the installation guides. For those of you that only had a chance to see the Beta 1 docs, you’ll notice some new items such as the dependency matrix, progress graphics, multiserver considerations, and .doc vs .htm file format. Thoughts on improving these documents? Remember that these are not designed to…


BizTalk Server 2006 User Task Permissions Dependency Matrix

So how about something like this? This is not in the game plan, but I think it should be and would like to get some voting in before I churn too many cycles on it. Feel free to leave comments or ping me directly. Thanks! Take a look at the image below (click to enlarge)….


BizTalk Server Learning Survey – International

If you live outside of the United States or Canada, we want to know more about your experience with BizTalk Server! How did you initially learn to use BizTalk? What are your preferences for learning new topics? What can we do to make BizTalk easier to learn and use? Send e-mail to to obtain…


Screenshots in the installation guide for BizTalk Server 2006?

We tend to hear a lot of mixed reports around this subject. What are your thoughts? Do we need to include product screenshots in the installation guide? Will it help? What screenshots? Looking forward to comments……


QuickStart Guide to Installing BizTalk Server 2006 (Beta 2)

For Beta 2 we are introducing a quick start guide (similar to the blog entry for BizTalk Server 2004). I really want to hear feedback on this content. It’s geared towards users who want to build a single server installation of BizTalk Server 2006, generally for a proof of concept. The content is very basic…


BizTalk Server 2006 Platform Dependency Matrix

We all know how daunting the installation and configuration of BizTalk Server can be. It’s an amazing product that rides on top of an amazing platform that can become quite difficult in trying to understand all the complex platform dependencies needed for a feature. For BizTalk Server 2006, we have made huge strides in solving…


BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 Installation Instructions have been updated

We are pleased to announce that the BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 Installation Instructions have been updated. The installation instructions explain how to install BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 on Windows XP, Windows 2000 Server, or Windows Server 2003. The known issues file describes known issues about this beta release.  Whats new?The installation instructions have…


Installing & Configuring BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 – I want your feedback!!!

Now that BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 is out the door (Yay!!), one of the first things you will be doing is checking out the installation instructions. The installation instructions for BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 are available at For this release, we created separate platform based installation guides. The following guides are available:…