IT Forum and BizTalk Server 2004 SP1 Update

We made it to the release candidate stage for BizTalk Server 2004 SP1 last week so we are now in the EAP customer testing phase. If all goes well it will release late this year, otherwise very early next year.  SP1 will be a pretty important milestone for BizTalk Server 2004 and I’ll encourage everyone…


Comparing the BizTalk Server 2004 Base EDI capabilities with the Covast EDI Accelerator

I’ll keep this simple. If you are currently doing EDI in a significant way it is highly likely you need the Covast EDI Accelerator.  But of course you want to know more details such as what is and isn’t technically supports in the base EDI adapter.  You can find out all those details by reading this document….


JOB: Workflow Technical Product Manager

As the BizTalk Server business grows we are adding more roles on the team.  I have six direct reports who are so much fun to work with and its time to add another one in a pivotal role.  If you are currently working the business process and workflow space or working closely with developers and fit…


David Chappell’s latest paper: Understanding BPM Servers

Is now available here and makes interesting reading especially if any of you were doubting the importance of BPM servers today and in the future. Full Disclosure: The mysterious MS sponsor he mentions on his blog is of course our team. Now I’m off to figure out how this American voting system thing works – should…


Jesús Rodríguez’s blog on WS-Addressing with BizTalk Server 2004

As Jesús (UDDI wizard developer of competition fame) figured out there are a bunch of cool things you can do with the WSE adapter.  His article here shows you how to use WS-Addressing dynamically with BizTalk Server and gives you some hints you can use for other SOAP based mechanisms. Very cool stuff.