BizTalk 2006 ODBA, MOM Pack; 2004 SAP Adapter SP1 Available

Was looking for something else, and just saw we released a couple BizTalk 2006 downloads and a Sevice Pack for the BTS 2004 SAP adapter. BizTalk Server 2006 Orchestration Designer for Business Analysts BizTalk Server 2006 Management Pack for MOM 2005 SP1 for BizTalk Server 2004 mySAP Adapter Commence installation … now.


Capturing BizTalk 2006 BAM Data On Looping Process

While working on a BizTalk POC last week, I needed to track Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) data across looping iterations and had to set up relationships between activities. I wanted to share the steps below. This is the same POC mentioned in my post two days ago. It’s a Change Request scenario where we get…

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BizTalk 2006 *Officially* Released, Demo of Pipeline Feature

Wow, we just announced today that BizTalk Server 2006 released (press release, also see Virtual Press Room, new BizTalk home page) just as we planned. Instead of this just being a “BizTalk is out” post, I wanted to also show a cool way to use pipeline-instance configuration to send HTML email. I spent last week…

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Programming Updates

Couple updates. First, I’m now delivering another MSDN webcast next week. I’ve been suckered into delivering End-to-End Scenarios: Creating Service-Oriented Solutions with BizTalk Server 2006 which is a look into the patterns and implementation of one of the great new scenarios that ships with BizTalk Server 2006. Check it out. Also, we’ve filled the BizTalk…

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Windows Workflow in ASP.NET Apps

Very very nice article in this month’s MSDN Magazine that goes into great depth explaining how to use Windows Workflow from an ASP.NET application (or service). I may have to re-jigger my Sharepoint-WF-BizTalk post from a few weeks back using this updated info. Also, from the same MSDN issue, see some props to my man…


BizTalk Server 2006 ODBC Adapter Available

The community-based BizTalk ODBC adapter has been updated for the upcoming BizTalk 2006 edition. It’s got some cool features for you to check out. Nice work, Todd Van Nurden.


Using Business Rules Engine "Update" for Forward Chaining

Fitting that my 100th post is on the same topic as one of my first, the Business Rules Engine. The other day I had a customer ask me about a problem they had while executing a business rule on a repeating element where the result was not what they expected. The scenario consisted of multiple…

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BizTalk Server 2006 Updated Documentation Available

If you didn’t notice, Luke Nyswonger, lead programmer writer for BizTalk, just updated the downloaded CHM BizTalk 2006 documentation build. It’s absolutely outstanding. Honestly, this is the best product documentation I’ve ever seen for a Microsoft product. It has so much depth on planning exercises, architecture, performance, engine guts, security and much more. If I…


Using Role Links in BizTalk Server 2006

I have the suspicion that BizTalk’s role links are a fairly misunderstood, and thus avoided, part of the developer’s toolbox. For the longest time, I myself avoided them like the plague, mainly because I didn’t understand how all this Business Activity Services (BAS) stuff worked. What I’ve learned, however, is that Role Links can be…

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March is BizTalk Webcast Month

So March is apparently “BizTalk Webcast Month” in celebration of the upcoming BizTalk 2006 release. I actually signed up to deliver one of the webcasts, so I clearly expect that session to be the most popular one. Some highlights: significant LOB adapter coverage, a webcast (JD Edwards Adapter) by SoCal virtual TS Jay Lee, and…

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