BizTalk Virtual Labs – give BizTalk a Whirl Virtually

Don’t want to setup BizTalk to try it? Check this out: There are 14 labs to play with: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 – Creating Schemas •  Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 – Creating a Schema Map •  Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 – Enabling Message Routing •  Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 – Creating a Custom Encryption…


Merry XMas

Thanks for all the mail on the broken link to the WSE Attachment sample. It is now fixed (I ran out of disk quota).  In case you wondered I had to turn comment moderation on 🙁 to stop all the spam that was appearing at a rate of about 8 posts a day. I’ve had…


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.