BizTalk Server 2004 book

A number of folks are working on a BizTalk Server 2004 book. It definitely won’t be out in January (I wish I had more time to write these days), but it should available sometime in the first half of 2004.


Job: BizTalk Server Product Planner Needed

Is this an abuse of blogs? Well maybe, but this has to be one of the coolest jobs in the IT world; surely someone with the right set of skills (currently working as a product planner for an IT firm, MBA a plus) will apply. I was the product planner for BizTalk Server 2004 and now I’m…


BizTalk Server 2004 MVPs

We are searching for five elite BizTalk Server experts to nominate as our MVPs.  Do you have what it takes to be an MVP? To be a BizTalk Server 2004 MVP we are looking for folks who will: 1. Post regularly to the newsgroups answering questions on BizTalk Server 2004. 2. Write a whitepaper a year OR write two samples a…


So, um, what do we do next?

Well congrats England, I never thought it would happen.  Now the rugby is over I’ll settle into some NFL as a substitute and hopefully the super 12 will come along pretty soon. On another front, we are getting close with BizTalk Server 2004. Ok, not that close, but pretty close. How close? Well ”sometime early Q1″…



What is worse that the All Black’s losing the semi-finals? Watching the All Blacks lose in a Copenhagen pub full of Australians. Everytime I said “oh no” they cheered, and there was a lot of “oh no” going on as we were well and truly beaten. Still thanks for Stuart for inviting me along. …


Where do you watch rugby in Copenhagen?

So I’m stranded in pretty Copenhagen until Saturday morning hoping that I can catch the All Blacks vs. Australia game. Hopefully I’ll find a pub here that opens early Saturday morning.  If you know one let me know :).  The IT Forum conference has one day to go. Didn’t make it? No big deal. Here…


Want the get the PDC Training Material on BizTalk Server?

Michael is our superstar Technical Product Manager and owns all the training, readiness and just about everything else BizTalk Server related on my team.  Check out his blog at for links to the latest training materials from PDC


IT Forum in Copenhagen

Well it has been a long year for conferences with TechEd in four countries, PDC, a Microsoft internal conference or two, and now IT Forum in Copenhagen but this really will be my last conference for the year (and just in time at that).  I’ll be there on Thursday and Friday presenting a rules engine talk, business activity…

Distinguished vs. Promoted Properties

With the BizTalk Editor you create properties on the message schemas and you can choose either distinguished or promoted properties. So what does that mean, and when do I use versus the other? Distinguished fields/properties Commonly used with: Orchestration Example use case: A decision in orchestration made on some content in the document. Make that…


Scott’s PDC slide-deck

Bear in mind this is future stuff because “Indigo” is part of “Longhorn” and the “Indigo” adapter I demoed is a prototype.  I also showed “Yukon” DTS nicely integrated with BizTalk Server through an adapter wizard.  Check out the deck here