BizTalk Server 2006 Documentation in PDF

As announced here and here, we have released the latest and greatest in one giant PDF. Let us know what you think!


BizTalk 24*7

Saravana has put together an interesting site dedicated to BizTalk Resources, titled BizTalk 24*7. The customized search functionality is an interesting implementation of Windows Live Search that targets BizTalk resources. It’s definately worth pointing out.  


Empowering Productivity for the New BizTalk Developer

I happen to have a copy of Dan’s new book sitting on my desk. Coming in at just over 200 pages, Foundations of BizTalk Server 2006 looks to be a fantastic newbie book with a ton-o diagrams and screenshots, and just the right amount of information to learn BizTalk Server 2006. I’ll make sure to…



Instant Message, User Assistance, BizTalk Server. So it’s closing out on the end of the day and for whatever reason my brain activity kicks up a notch. This happens every day between 5-7 and good or bad, ideas happen. This one could bomb, but I am going to try it anyway. Show of hands to all those…


Job Opportunities on BizTalk Server

Hi, I have received a number of inquiries on this post. Some have left comments with little contact information. For those of you interested in job opportunities on BizTalk Server, please send email to our recruiter, Kerry Van Voris, at or contact me directly through my blog. Thanks,-luke


Update: Line of Business Adapter Sample Walkthroughs

We have published new Line of Business Adapter Walkthroughs. They are available on MSDN here:      Using an Oracle System      Executing an Oracle Sample Query      Using a PeopleSoft System      Executing a PeopleSoft Enterprise Sample Get      Using a JD Edwards OneWorld System      Executing a JD Edwards OneWorld Sample Query  


Want to work on BizTalk Server?

The Connected Systems Division and the BizTalk team are looking for great people to help build the next generation end-to-end application platform.  We have several open positions and many exciting job opportunities. If you or someone you know is interested in growing his/her career in Microsoft, please send email to our recruiter, Kerry Van Voris…


BizTalk Server 2006 Operations Documentation

How are we doing with the documentation for Operations? Is there content missing, incorrect, unclear, or lacking the depth needed to provide proper operational support? Liza has posted a survey and is looking for feedback. Please take a few minutes and send us your thoughts!


BizTalk Server Anti-Patterns

Eric provides some interesting food for thought around anti-patterns for BizTalk Server, starting with a kitchen sink analogy applied to maps.  


Community Content for WF, WCF, and BizTalk Server

In addition to the content posted earlier, here is some great content from the community that showcases integration with these technologies. Here are a few: MSDN Webcast: Integrating BizTalk Server 2006 and Windows Workflow Foundation by Mick Badran (MVP) BizTalk Server 2004/2006 and Windows Workflow Foundation by Brian Loesgen (MVP) WorkFlow and BRE Example by…