Biztalk 2004 SP2

BizTalk 2004 SP2 can now be downloaded from – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=D20B4510-E5A6-4D7B-87A1-4BD52BDD57B8&displaylang=en Some of the most important fixes that are included in this service pack are: Performance issues with different orchestration scenarios EDI transmit fails with certain structures of outgoing messages Disassembling large flat file messages in the pipeline stalls other processing The rules engine is not…


My new articles published

Since my last post regarding my articles, there have been a couple of things that I was working with. Here are some things that have been published since then.   1. Biztalk Server – Business Value http://www.pcquest.com/content/enterprise/2006/106060807.asp   2. Fighting Call Center Blues with CCF http://www.pcquest.com/content/enterprise/2006/106071603.asp   3. Biztalk 2004 Business Rules (This is an…


Wanna learn .Net? Enroll today in the .Net University

Yes, its there now. Learning .Net just as a curriculum. The .Net Univerisity provides online courses, labs to try some hands on  & presentations. Feel free to download and study at your own pace. Or you can even become a student by enrolling for trainings. Each lecture is 75 mins and each lab is 30…

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Just a word about DPAPI

An obvious question after my last post is of course – What is DPAPI? Beginning Windows 2000, the OS comes with the DP API packaged within it. The Data Protection API (DPAPI) is a set of functions that provide OS level services to user and system processes. The protection with DPAPI is based on a…


SecureString

.Net 2.0 has come up with hordes of exciting new features. It’s quite difficult to look at them all at one glance. Another new thing that I bumped on was the SecureString class. Given the sensitivity of the data that some classes might be dealing with, sometimes it becomes really important to secure the data…


Biztalk Property Promotions

This is one of the fundamental topics when using the Biztalk Server. However, it seems also one of the most ignored. The worst of the solution is of course promoting all the properties by default unless specified otherwise. One of my ex-colleagues just ran into this issue when working on his Biztalk solution. In order to get it right,…

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Where is Tim Hibbard?

With a stunning combination of the GPS technology with ASP.net, AJAX and map services, EnGraph has come up with this really cool project. Its basically about locating people where they are by using a GPS link and then updating it real time on a web site. The demo tracks Tim Hibbard from Kansas to Florida…

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BlogCamp – Indias Biggest Blogging Unconference

Finally, Indian bloggers are getting into the groove with its rising impetus in the blogging arena. BlogCamp is going to be Indias biggest and most comprehensive blogging event ever conducted. The event that is to be held in Chennai on the 10th of September and it sure has gained a lot of attention by now….


XBox 360 to be launched in India in Sept 06

For all you gaming freaks, Microsoft has announced that the XBOX 360 will be available in India from 23rd of Setp 06. Cant wait to lay my hands on one 🙂   Enjoy.