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


PDC Wrapped-Up

Brian Loesgen (Hi Brian) wrote a nice review of the BizTalk Orchestration futures session where Abhay talked about some of the  cool enhancements we are prototyping for possible delivery in the “Longhorn” timeframe. Thanks for coming to my BizTalk Server, “Indigo” and “Yukon” session.  I’ll see if I can actually get those slides uploaded some time soon…


PDC Special: Understanding BizTalk Server 2004 Whitepaper

David Chappell is an excellent author and his 20+ page whitepaper on BizTalk Server 2004 provides an excellent technical introduction to the architecture and the product.  This will eventually make it to MSDN but in the mean-time as a reward for everyone who braved the travel conditions and actually made it to PDC you can read…


BizTalk Server at the PDC

Looks like PDC is going to be huge this year and if you get a chance check-out the three BizTalk Server sessions.  We have been asked by the organizers to talk strictly about futures so there is a bunch of new content.  However, if you want to play with BTS04 then definitely check out the hands-on-labs….


Two down-Two down

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I’m going to be good today and write at least two entries :).  I’ve been viewing late night television watching the All-Blacks beat two rugby minnows in Italy and Canada.  We won well but it wasn’t all plain sailing as two of our best players got injured. I’m…


Not a bad start

Well I’m back from my annual trip to NZ and Australia for TechEd (ok you caught me, I did see a little rugby while I was there). I gave a bunch of sessions at TechEd this year on BizTalk Server 2004 with InfoPath, Business Activity Monitoring, Rules and so on. Thanks to everyone for coming…


Referree blows the whistle

Welcome on board. 3 key things you need to know about this blog: 1. I’m a NZer, so if the vocab on this blog gets a little too Fred Dagg for you then this companion might help. 2. I have a pretty cool day job looking after technical product management for our e-business technologies (BizTalk Server,…