I’m Out

Today’s my last day here at Microsoft, and as of now, this blog is locked down.  But, my BizTalk party will continue over at http://seroter.wordpress.com.  Thanks to all who have contributed, and see you on the other side. Technorati tags: BizTalk

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BizTalk SQL Adapter Debatching and MessageBox Dos and Don’ts

I’ve posted a few things over to the new blog lately and thought I’d keep this blog in sync until it shuts down next week. First, I did a walkthrough of how do use the out-of-the-box BizTalk XML pipeline to debatch messages coming inbound from the SQL Adapter.  Fun stuff. Second, check out the latest post…

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Leaving Microsoft …

Next Thursday, 1/11/07 will be my last day at Microsoft.  I’ve decided to take an “Architect” position with one of my customers in the Los Angeles area.  It was a tough choice to leave my great colleagues and customers, but I’m fairly jazzed about the new opportunities I now have. So, much like Han Solo in The…

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Using BizTalk Server For Email Alert Bus

Just recently I had a customer ask me if they could use their existing BizTalk infrastructure to manage events that were spawned from their primary application.   So, I built a small demonstration that I’ve outlined here. Basically, this company’s primary application triggers events that should result in email notifications.  They wanted something that could listen…

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Versioning Strategy for BizTalk Assemblies

I spent a bit of time today reviewing some best practices for assembly version in BizTalk applications, and wanted to also elicit community feedback. One of the first things that a new BizTalk developer is told when building up a BizTalk solution is to not cram all the various artifacts into a single .NET project. …

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Transactions and Compensation Using BizTalk Server

After reading Charles Young’s fantastic post today on BizTalk transaction compensation, I was finally inspired to write a post that’s been on my blog “to do” list for 7 months.  Specifically, I wanted to demonstrate simple compensation handling, and dealing with loops and transactions.  I’d like to walk through a simple solution I just built…

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Choosing the Right Integration Technology

Yesterday Irena Kennedy posted a great compilation of multiple sources which resulted in a big fat post outlining selection criteria for an integration solution.  She summarizes choosing between SSIS, MSMQ, WCF, BizTalk, SQL Service Broker, and Host Integration Server.   Check it out. Also, if you’ve never undergone a code review by Irena, you haven’t truly lived.  It’s a truly terrifying…

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Installing BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Beta 1

Yesterday I did a quick evaluation of the Beta 1 release of BizTalk Server 2006 R2, and thought I’d walk through the installation process and highlight some new things I noticed. The Beta 1 release looks to be for early adopters only, so there is no “public” release at the moment. Hopefully there will be…

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MSDN Magazine Article on Custom BizTalk Adapters

Good article in this month’s MSDN Magazine called Integrate E-Mail Processing Into Your Business Solutions. It covers a variety of topics, including the POP3 adapter, orchestration and some BizTalk plumbing. I also found the part on writing a custom adapter to deal with email message attachment parts fairly interesting. The custom adapter takes each message…

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BizTalk Property Schemas Separated From Associated Schemas

I caught a glimpse of something in the BizTalk Server 2006 Help the other day that surprised me a bit. The note said:If a property schema is associated with a message schema, then these two must be in the same BizTalk project. Separating property schema from its associated message schema in different BizTalk projects is…

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