BizTalk 2004 SP2, New BizTalk 2006 Books

So we’ve got BizTalk 2004 SP2 finally out today (hat tip: Tim Rayburn) and you can see what’s included in this must-install pack here … List of bugs that are fixed in BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 2. Also, I recently picked up both BizTalk 2006 Recipes as well as Pro BizTalk 2006. The Recipes…

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Advanced BizTalk 2006 Web Services, Part II

In Part I of this two post series, I began a look at some advanced concepts around BizTalk-generated web services. In this post, we look at two additional concepts. In the last post, I demonstrated the following topics … Using the “bare” and “wrapped” settings during web service generation Creating multi-parameter web services via BizTalkIn…

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Advanced BizTalk 2006 Web Services, Part I

I’ve recently had the opportunity to build some advanced web services with BizTalk Server 2006, and wanted to show 4 interesting use cases over this 2 part blog post. Over these 2 posts, I will demonstrate and investigate the following topics … Using the “bare” and “wrapped” settings during web service generation Creating multi-parameter web…

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BizTalk 2006 Performance Metrics With SQL 2005

Useful report released by our partner Infosys showing performance improvements using SQL Server 2005 with BizTalk 2006 instead of SQL Server 2000. I like how they explain the scenario they tested, show the results with BizTalk 2004 and SQL 2000, BizTalk 2006 and SQL 2000, and then BizTalk 2006 and SQL 2005. I also appreciate…

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Managing BizTalk Business Rule Solutions With RuleBurst

While I’m a big fan of the Microsoft Business Rules Engine (BRE), our ruleset design and management story isn’t as robust as many other solutions in this space. This is where ISVs like RuleBurst can now step in and fill the gap. Here I walk through the RuleBurst suite by demonstrating the solution I built…

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Windows Workflow Rules From Outside A Workflow, And Other Conference Demos

Had a great time presenting at the SOA and Business Process Conference and wanted to share some of the code bits that I demonstrated during my Developing and Maintaining Business Rule Solutions session. One thing I demonstrated was the ability to build business rules in Windows Workflow and execute those rules from either within the…

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New BizTalk 2006 Performance Papers from HP

Having a great time here at the SOA and BPM Conference in Redmond. Got to hang out with Stephen Thomas, Alan Smith, Scott Colestock, Matt Meleski, Larry Beck, Jon Flanders and lots of other fellas. It’s so foreign to me being in a room with dozens of folks who deeply know this product. I’m used…

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