Validating XML Digital Signatures with References Using Unrecognized URI Prefixes

During the last few month I have been working on and off on a solution which implements security features for a larger project, part of this work has been to create a wrapper around the XML Digital Signature functionality of .NET Framework 2.0. I thought that I would share a solution to a problem related…

5

Summary of BizTalk Server Documentation Updates

Below is a summary of documentation updates that has been published during the last three months. I would just like to add a link to the page that contain the new code samples.   Core Documentation | Download The BizTalk Server 2006 Help is updated every two weeks and posted in downloadable chm. format. Check out the…


An outside-of-Visual-Studio-BizTalk Explorer

Are you using BizTalk Server 2004 and discuss if Visual Studio should be installed on production server? Then I’ve got the tool for you! More than once I’ve had discussions with customers about the need to use Visual Studio to manage BizTalk Server 2004 solutions. There is no absolute need to use Visual Studio but…


New Whitepaper: Managing a Successful Performance Lab

A recent whitepaper called Managing a Successful Performance Lab was just brought to my attention, if you’re about to perform a performance or stress test this whitepaper is for you. Even though it is written in the context of BizTalk Server 2006 I think you can utilize the techniques described in many types of applications,…

1

BizTalk Server 2006 Developer’s Troubleshooting Guide

I just got a tips to look at a recently published document called BizTalk Server 2006 Developer’s Troubleshooting Guide. It’s huge (133 pages), it’s detailed and it covers all technologies in BizTalk. I cannot say that I have read it, but I downloaded it and intend to keep it near when trouble appear.


Installing Virtual Server on Vista RC1

I just installed Virtual Server 2005 R2 on my Vista machine, I’m running Windows Vista Ultimate RC1, to see if I can get a bit more performance than what I have on my laptop. I knew from the start that there would be problems but I was not really prepared for some of the things….

4

Does BAM Require Local Installation of SSIS? No!

Today I helped a customer install BizTalk Server 2006, they did not have much experience with BizTalk so I was assigned to assist them. We followed the BizTalk Server 2006 Installation and Upgrade Guides documents, mostly the multi-server version but the single-server Windows Server 2003 is also useful for reference (as part of the multi-server…

3

Webcasts on BizTalk Scenarios

Kevin Lam talks about BizTalk Server 2006 End-to-End Scenarios: Business Process Management and Richard Seroter talk about End-to-End Scenarios: Creating Service-Oriented Solutions with BizTalk Server 2006. It’s interesting how one finds resources when one is not actively looking for them. I was just browsing around at msdn.microsoft.com when I found the two webcasts listed above. I downloaded…


Follow Up: Business Process Versioning – Manually GAC new Version

In my post on versioning business processes I deliberately avoided to comment on a technique for versioning that are sometimes discussed. I’m talking about updating the orchestration by GACing a new version manually, i.e. not using BizTalk’s deployment features. This is a dangerous technique which risks corrupting your running orchestration instances, I would not recommend…


Business Process Versioning – Updating Running Business Processes

Continuing my coverage of best practices and patterns in the Business Process Management (BPM) scenario I examine how the problem of versioning the business process has been addressed. Even though I have been able to base much of the content from a presentation I did on this topic six month ago this has by far…

8