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  • BizTalk Community Blogs via Syndication

    BDD BizTalk videos on CloudCast

    The biztalk videos for BDD and acceptance testing are now on cloudcast http://www.cloudcasts.net/Default.aspx?category=BizTalk
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Root Node Type Name Vs Node Name

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    I just wanted to take a second to get everyone on the same page since these properties are VERY important in BizTalk. If you are a solo developer or you have never renamed a root node, then you may not understand the importance of these properties. First off, what are they? Node Name: This is the name that is displayed inside Visual Studio for the root node in the schema and for each field element in a property schema. Root Node Type Name: Basically, this is what BizTalk will call your root node...
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    Walkthrough: Composite Operations with the new WCF-based SQL Adapter

    The new SQL Adapter in the WCF Adapter Pack 2.0 supports composite operations, that is performing multiple SQL operations in response to a single input message. The purpose of this blog post is to provide a walkthrough of how this works. I am using the...
  • BizTalk Community Blogs via Syndication

    ASP.NET MVC 2: Strongly Typed Html Helpers

    [In addition to blogging, I am also now using Twitter for quick updates and to share links. Follow me at: twitter.com/scottgu ] This is the first in a series of blog posts I’m doing on the upcoming ASP.NET MVC 2 release.  This blog post covers the...
  • Windows Workflow Community Blogs via Syndication

    Windows Azure: Import/Export Hard Drives, VM ACLs, Web Sockets, Remote Debugging, Continuous Delivery, New Relic, Billing Alerts and More

    Two weeks ago we released a giant set of improvements to Windows Azure , as well as a significant update of the Windows Azure SDK . This morning we released another massive set of enhancements to Windows Azure.  Today’s new capabilities include: Storage : Import/Export Hard Disk Drives to your Storage Accounts HDInsight : General Availability of our Hadoop Service in the cloud Virtual Machines : New VM Gallery, ACL support for VIPs Web Sites : WebSocket and Remote Debugging Support Notification...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Server AppFabric for the BizTalk Developer Video Session

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    If you consider yourself a hard core BizTalk Developer, then this session is for you! A few weeks ago I presented a session on Server AppFabric to the BizTalk User Group in Sweden. This session was geared to showing how similar Workflow 4.0 and AppFabric are to BizTalk – conceptually at least. The goal of this session was to show how us BizTalk guys and gals can quickly pick up Workflow 4 and AppFabric because we already understand the concepts. I would highly recommend this 60 minute session...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    XPath Debatching and Envelope Debatching Biztalk Lab

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    Envelopes can be used with the Xml Disassembler in Biztalk 2004 to break up larger Xml messages into single messages. Another approach to message debatching is to use xpath in a loop inside an Orchestration. Both these approaches are covered in this Message Debatching Options Lab for Biztalk 2004. This lab will take around 40 minutes to complete and is based on Microsoft’s hands-on-labs. Download: Message Debatching Options Hands-on Lab Setup is simple. Unzip the download to your c:\ drive...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform Available In India for 400 Rs

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    Our book, Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform: An In-Depth Scenario-Driven Approach to Architecting Systems using Microsoft Technologies, is now available in India at a significant discount for orders placed and delivered in India!  This type of discount is common with most technology books due to the difference in costs and wages in India vs. US and Europe. Computer Bookshop is offering our book for 400 Rs (20% the normal price of 500 Rs).  The direct link is: http...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    How To Build and Deploy BizTalk Solutions Using MSBuild

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    MSBuild is the new build platform for Visual Studios. It allows great flexibility, customization (through creating custom Tasks), and integration with unit tests. While MSBuild doesn’t directly support building BizTalk solutions, tasks are available to call the DEVENV executable and Microsoft UK has released a set of custom tasks to support a wide verity of common BizTalk tasks (available on GotDotNet ). This provided an easy method for scripting automated or ad-hock BizTalk builds and deployments...
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    Messaging Engine failed while notifying an adapter of its configuration & The error threshold was exceeded

    We recently had an issue where we had a lot of a receive locations connecting to the same server (sum 1,200). They kept going down complaining the Messaging Engine failed while notifying an adapter of its configuration and The error threshold was exceeded...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    BizTalk 2010 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach Book Now Available

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    I had the honor of being the Technical Reviewer on the BizTalk 2006 Recipes book.  One of the authors, Mark Beckner, has updated the book for BizTalk 2010.  It is currently available on Amazon.com at 38% off list price. This book covers the following topics: What’s New in BizTalk Server 2010 Schemas Mapping Messaging and Pipelines Orchestrations Adapters Business Rules Framework EDI Solutions Deployment Administration and Operations Business Activity Monitoring I would highly recommend...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Winner of the Best Missing Feature in BizTalk 2010 is?

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    I just wanted to thank all the entries into the “ What is missing in BizTalk 2010 Contest ”.  It was a hard decision for the other judges and I. Finally, the decision was made.  The winner was Siffnn from the UK.  He received a free hard copy of my book “ Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform ”. His entry was the following: “I Would like to See following features : 1- GUI in admin console to tune BizTalk Message Box Parameters 2- GUI similar to SQL Management studio...
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    1000 Lines Of Code

    Scott Watermasysk, of .Text and Community Server fame, has a post on his new blog which talks about the start of his current project at Telligent called Graffiti . In it he discusses his opinion that if a first version of your project cannot be accomplished...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Setting Up BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP in an Azure Virtual Machine using the Gallery

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    BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP is now publicly available as a template inside the Azure Virtual Machine Gallery.  BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP supports Windows 8, Windows 8 Server, SQL 2012, and Visual Studio 2012 (this is the only supported version of Visual Studios). What does having a Virtual Machine Gallery for BizTalk mean to you?  If you have an Azure account you can be up and running with BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP in no time at all.  Even if you do not have an account yet – it is simple to get a free...
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    Sharepoint – Cascading Drop Down Lists

    Dependent Drop Downs, Cascading Drop Downs, Filtered Drop Downs. Whatever you want to call them, this is where you have a secondary drop down list filtered based on the choice from the primary drop down list. For example: select a country and you get...
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