BizTalk Server 2006 RTM

Another milestone reached for BizTalk Server, as BizTalk Server 2006 has been released to manufacturing.  It is available for download from MSDN and volume licensing sites.  Congratulations, team! 

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Northwest Connected Systems User Group – January 2006

The next meeting for the NW Connected Systems user group will be on Tuesday January 10th, 2005.  It will be held at the same meeting location, Microsoft Redmond Campus – Building 35, RM: Kalalach.    Guest speakers for the event will be from the Microsoft Connected Systems Division presenting on Managing and Monitoring Enterprise Deployments with BizTalk 2006. …

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BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2

BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2 is available for registration and then download. Go to http://beta.microsoft.com and log in with your MS Passport account. Click on “Sign in as Guest” and use this Guest ID: BizTalkBetaTeam. On the left side, under “Program Info,” click on “Survey” and complete the nomination form, and submit it. You should…

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BizTalk Server support within a VM

Just to clarify…  BizTalk Server 2004 is supported for production use with Virtual Server 2005 ONLY.  (http://support.microsoft.com/?id=842301)

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BizTalk for .Net Developers

Aaron Skonnard titles a pair of MSDN columns he has written “An XML Guru’s Guide to BizTalk”.  I make no qualms about ripping his ideas off and sharing them with my customers to describe why a .NET Development group could benefit from using BizTalk Server as part of their application platform.  This could be for a…

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NW Connected Systems User Group

Announcing…  the inaugural meeting of the Northwest Connected Systems User Group will be held on November 15th.  Yes, that’s next week.  If you are interested in seeing Scott Woodgate’s travel slides from his trip to the Southern and Eastern Hemisphere, with a bit of BizTalk Server 2006 sprinkled in, please attend.  This is for any…

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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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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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