BizTalk Beta2 MOM Pack Available, and Beta2 Install Experience

Looks like the BizTalk Beta2 MOM Pack is available on BetaPlace. Good stuff for you MOM folks out there. So I got the BizTalk Server Beta 2 installed last night, and for the most part, went off pretty well. I first tried to simply uninstall BizTalk Server 2006 Community Tech Preview and the supporting applications…

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Interesting Community BizTalk Adapter

Just noticed a new community-developed BizTalk adapter, and thought I’d pass the word on. The BizTalk Scheduled Task Adapter on GotDotNet looks like an interesting way to use BizTalk alongside tasks that run on set occasions. Also, good comments on my last post about how to use the SQL adapter on multiple machines. Some nice…

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BizTalk SQL Adapter Advice Requested

So I may be demonstrating my SQL Server ignorance, but I need some advice from you all. Let’s say I have the scenario I’ve drawn out below: That is, I have the SQL adapter running on two BizTalk Servers, each executing a stored procedure every 2 seconds. That procedure needs to return them the TOP50…

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BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2 Released!

Look at us, coming out earlier than we thought with BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2. Naturally I just got done upgrading my box to the Tech Preview, but I’m jazzed about upgrading to the Beta 2 release. If you’ve signed up for the BizTalk beta, you’ll see the bits on BetaPlace. This is a rock…

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BizTalk Article in December MSDN Magazine

In December’s issue of MSDN magazine, we find Part II of Aaron Skonnard’s look at BizTalk Server. The material doesn’t go too deep, but it does cover a nice amount of information about subscriptions, messages and the like. This series (see Part I) is an excellent resource for rookie BizTalk developers/architects.

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Upcoming BizTalk 2006 Webcasts (December)

There’s a couple good BizTalk webcasts coming up that you might want to mark on your calendar. The first is Spotlight on E-mail Adapters for BizTalk Server 2006 which looks at the changes to the SMTP functionality in BizTalk Server 2006, and, the new and exciting POP3 adapter. Topics such as handling attachments, follow-up flags,…

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BizTalk Server 2006 Business Rules and Static Methods

The Business Rules Engine that ships with BizTalk Server 2006 now supports the usage of static objects without passing that particular object into the rule as a “fact.” However, a registry change is needed to get it working. Why is this valuable? Now you can build business rules that only require stateful objects to be…

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BizTalk CTP Changes, and BAM Portal Modifications

I installed the brand new CTP of BizTalk Server on Monday, and was pleased to see a few new things. Four of the new adapters (Oracle DB, Oracle Applications, Siebel, Peoplesoft) were available for installation (via separate process). Documentation looked to be improved as well. Another big thing I noticed (which I swear wasn’t there…

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More BizTalk FAQ Answered …

Once again, a great set of BizTalk FAQ from the BPID Customer Response team. This month’s Q & A has some useful bits including: Brief mention of “the BPA, or Best Practice Analyzer, is a tool to be made available for the BizTalk Server 2006 release which analyzes your BizTalk environment and makes suggestions for…

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BizTalk Server 2006 Packaging Announced!

So we’ve announced today that BizTalk Server 2006 packaging has undergone some significant changes, namely all adapters in the box, and inclusion of functionality previous found in Host Integration Server 2004 Enterprise edition. The news about adapters is very significant for our customers. All of the new adapters we’ve purchased from iWay will be included…

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