RFID comes to TechEd Australia!

Folks, We’re absolutely delighted to announce that this year’s TechEd in Sydney will feature a full-on RFID event tracking which is being implemented by our partner, Breeze (using Kenetics RFID H/W and HP machines). As some of you already know we’ve been working on this for long now but its all set to go –…


RFID news: Is the market poised for consolidation?

Just a fortnight after CheckPoint acquired OAT Systems, we hear the news of Impinj acquiring Intel’s RFID unit. Impinj says that it is positioning as the one-stop shop for UHF RFID technology. These are very interesting times in the RFID industry so watchout for more exciting news!


Quicklearn BizTalk Deep Dive courses now being delivered in Australia!

Folks, Bill Chesnut, MVP for BizTalk & one of the leading lights in the Integration landscape has organized the Quicklearn courses to be delivered in Australia. Well done Bill! I got the following email from him: Just a quick announcement that I thought you might be interested in, Stargate Global Consulting in Partnership with Quicklearn will…


RFID news: Checkpoint acquires OAT Systems

Just heard the news that Checkpoint Systems has announced acquisition of OAT Systems – it aims at becoming a one-stop-shop for all shrink management & merchandise visibility solutions. Click here for details.  


BizTalk RFID – Error configuring the Device Manager with RFID devices

If you are getting the following error “ProviderManager did not receive a reply within the configured timeout” when configuring the Device Manager in the RFID Manager – one of the quick checks you want to do is look at the ASP.NET version that is configured in the IIS for that device. If the default is…


BizTalk RFID event not arriving in the SQL Sink

Hi folks, When I was playing around with the BizTalk RFID devices last night, I discovered that events could be viewed in the RFID Manager (by right clicking the device e.g. Intermec/Intel/Motorola/etc. and clicking on ‘View Tags’) but the events were not appearing in the SQL Sink (rfidsink DB and the TagEvents table). Thanks to…


The vision for BizTalk vNext aka OSLO – models are the applications

I often get asked by the customers how the vNext of BizTalk is going to look like…there is some exciting news on this frontier.. The launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, .NET Framework 3.5 and SQL Server 2008 (with which customers can achieve a very solid, dynamic, scalable and reliable enterprise platform) provides the…


BizTalk Server Best Practices Analyzer v1.1 has shipped!

The BizTalk Server Best Practices Analyzer performs configuration-level verification by reading and reporting only. The Best Practices Analyzer gathers data from different information sources, such as Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes, SQL Server databases, and registry entries. The Best Practices Analyzer uses the data to evaluate the deployment configuration. The Best Practices Analyzer does not…


BizTalk 2006 R3 announced!

BizTalk Server 2006 R3 has been announced following the latest versions of the wave launch of the products (Windows Server 2008, .Net framework 3.5, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008).  This will enable us to continue to take advantage of the improvements in our latest platform releases.  Additional investments in this release to deliver customer-requested…