The Schema *IS* There, Dam*it!

While reading Laurence Timm’s blog today (err, catching up with it…), I noticed his spot-on entry about BizTalk messaging errors, and how frustrating it can be when the error messages that BizTalk produces don’t match up with what you are seeing.  It’s like flying an airplane into a cloud bank when you are only VFR…

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Dangerous and Risky Blog

This is one of the most potentially dangerous blogs I’ve encountered this week.  And this entry is toxically hilarious.  Warning —  Do not read this blog if you are sitting in a very technical Deep Dive training session and everyone else is listening to an extremely intelligent presenter to whom you’ve (unfortunately) given up on…

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PDC 05 Presentations

An update to my previous entry – the PDC 05 presentations are now available…  http://microsoft.sitestream.com/PDC05/

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More WF Items

I’m going to be on a WF kick for the next few days, I believe, while I’m attending some WF training.  Charles Young has an article about the WF rules engine in WF Beta 1.  What a great article.  I got lost about half-way through it, but I’ll be back on it again after getting…

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Windows Workflow Foundation and BizTalk Server

Brian Loesgen has a summary and comparison of Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) and BizTalk Server on his blog that would be good to bookmark until more specific information is out.  While he attended the BPI and WF conference at the beginning of October, I’m going to be spending the next couple of days in WF…

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Blogger’s Guide to BizTalk

Well, I’m only a month behind on this one…  I’m not sure how I missed this update, but I did.  Get the September version of the Blogger’s Guide to BizTalk (v1.7).  You’ll be glad you did.  I tincludes an improved section on BizTalk Server 2006.The October release may be out by the time anyone reads…

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BizTalk Server futures…

So, I know that the Future of BizTalk Server is right around the corner, with BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2 on the cusp of being released, and RTM scheduled for sometime early next year.  However, today I saw an expanded version of Eddie Churchill‘s PDC Session where he details some of the proposed directions for…

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BizTalk Server 2004 Online Training

I was speaking with some customers today about on-line training available for BizTalk Server 2004, and wanted to remind you all that there are some convenient Virtual Labs for BizTalk available online, for a very nominal charge (free!)  It’s simple — no complex setup or installation is required to try out BizTalk running in the…

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CorasWorks Workshop in Seattle

CorasWorks is presenting a SharePoint “Workspace Workshop” in Seattle on November 14th.  This is a hands-on workshop focusing on using their products with SharePoint.  It is a free workshop, but registration is limited.  Attendees will have a workstation provided for.  This is part of a tour of cities for the workshop.  See the CorasWorks events site…

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BizTalk and Winfows Workflow, per Woodgate

Scott Woodgate has a response in this post to a question raised about Windows Workflow Foundation in relation to BizTalk Server.  Of course, because all of you are serious about BizTalk Server, you’ve already read his blog entry…  but just in case. To sum it up, you should think of BizTalk Server as providing workflow…

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