Integrating Integrators – BizTalk, Windows Azure, Windows Workflow, and Beyond

July, 2006

BizTalk Blogs

This group is for blogs related to BizTalk Server. This includes Community Syndicated blogs and Stephen W. Thomas’s blog.

Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

Insight and guidance on Microsoft BizTalk Server, Windows Azure, Infrastructure as a Service, and related Microsoft technologies.
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Free BizTalk 2006 Training On CDROM

    AppDev Training is offering a free CD Training Class ! They have many great courses to pick from including a new Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 course called “Exploring BizTalk Server 2006”. If you are new to BizTalk 2006, this looks like it would be an excellent opportunity to get 3 hours worth of free training. This CD covers the new features and functionally in BizTalk 2006. Some other titles available are: Exploring ASP.NET "Atlas" and Web 2.0 Exploring SQL Server 2005 It looks like...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    How To Add BizUnit Snippets Into Visual Studios 2005

    Recently I have been working a lot with BizUnit 2.0 (Available on GotDotNet ). This framework provides an easy and customizable way to unit test your end to end BizTalk solutions. I’ll not get into details about BizUnit right now since this post is focused on Visual Studios 2005 Code Snippets. Young Jun has developed a set of code snippets for BizUnit 2.0 for use with Visual Studios 2005. Although not all the BizUnit tasks are included, it is a huge time saver when building unit test files...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    How To Receive SQL XML Data Into BizTalk Server 2006

    SQL Server 2005 offers many exciting new features. One of them is the support for Xml as a data type. On the surface, this looks great since BizTalk likes Xml. But, we come to learn that the Xml Data Type is not supported using the SQL Adapter inside BizTalk. But, with a little effort you are easily able to accept Xml Documents that are all in one cell from SQL Server into BizTalk using the Receive Adapter. Here is the scenario: The client is using a SQL table as a type of queue. Messages are writing...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Update Documentation for BizTalk 2006 Now Available

    A few weeks ago Microsoft released an updated version of the documentation for BizTalk 2006. You can download the updated docs here . The new content has some really good stuff including: - Complete documentation for all BizTalk Server Line of Business Adapters, including new tutorials, one for each adapter. See the section "Using Adapters." - Disaster recovery instructions for backing up and restoring your BizTalk Server and databases. See the section "Backing Up and Restoring BizTalk Server" -...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Working with Enterprise Library Logging Categories in BizTalk

    First off, it has been a long time since I’ve last blogged. I have been very busy working on some other endeavors and I was on vacations for a few weeks. I am now working on some new blog posts and samples so I can get back into the swing of things. Recently, I have been working with Enterprise Library for .net 2.0. I was able to get basic logging set up and working with little effort using this static method call: Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Logging.Logger.Write(oLogger); Were oLogger...
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