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

September, 2007

BizTalk Blogs

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

BizTalk Community Blogs via Syndication

Numerous BizTalk Bloggers all in one spot. All content is property of the original blog owner.
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    BizTalk 2006 R2 RFID links

    Microsoft BizTalk 2006 R2 RFID is starting to gather momentum on the internet. Anush Kumar from the Microsoft team manages a great blog on the subject. His latest post mentions two other blogs that are a “must subscribe to”: -Kalyan, also from Microsoft...
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    BizTalk 2006 R2 on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

    Better late than never, the BizTalk 2006 R2 Developer Edition is now on MSDN Subscriber downloads, currently getting ready to load it onto my new BizTalk 2006 R2 development Virtual Server Image. Very interested in repeating some of my WCF performance...
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    SOA tips

    David Pallman from Neudesic has been blogging a set of SOA tips that most developers should consider as part of their SOA projects (via Sam Gentile ). Although the posts are titled WCF tips some of the principles are relevant to any Web Services/SOA implementation...
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    Zero byte output

    We occasionally have the need to generate a zero byte file, usually as a trigger file. The File Receive Adapter will "helpfully" delete any zero byte files given to it and write a warning to the event log. The basic solution is to create a new flat-file...
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    Convoy on a receive port

    A pretty "basic" convoy problem, but I wasn't sure it would work. Now I am. A business process spits out a variable number of binary files. We need to transport the batch of files together in a convoy. At the end, we need to send a trigger file. We have...
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    Substrings in XLANG/s

    I've seen posts from Microsoft and others, saying that XLANG/s doesn't (directly) support substrings in expression shapes. The advice is to create a helper object. Yes, but frankly I don't want to code such a ridiculously simple helper class and remember...
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    Threads, DB sessions, and throttling

    [Note: This text-wrapping due to the size of the images and the site layout may make this post hard to read. If so, you should have a better experience with the copy pasted to http://biztalkperformance.members.winisp.net/BlogPages/MaxWorkerThreads.htm...
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    Threads, DB sessions, and throttling

    [Note: This text-wrapping due to the size of the images and the site layout may make this post hard to read. If so, you should have a better experience with the copy pasted to http://biztalkperformance.members.winisp.net/BlogPages/MaxWorkerThreads.htm...
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    BizTalk Ordered Delivery Gotcha

    One of my colleagues recently lost a bit of work because of a tricky “gotcha” with messages going through an ordered delivery channel in BizTalk Server. For someone viewing suspended messages in the BizTalk Administration Console, there is...
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    IBM on ESB

    Check out these two interesting papers regarding IBM’s vision ESB’s role in Service Orientation. · Why the ESB is a fundamental part of SOA · ESB-oriented architecture: The wrong approach to adopting SOA...( read more )
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    Download BizTalk Server 2006 R2 RTM

    The RTM bits of BizTalk Server 2006 R2 are now on MSDN Subscriptions ! Subscribers can download the developer addition in several languages. Congrats to everyone who helped make this happen! There are some sweet new features in this version of the product...
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    When CSC.Exe Generates a Different Size of Assembly From VS IDE

    I struggled for the reason why CSC.EXE results in an assembly differently from VS IDE, because VS IDE generates an assembly of 20KB while CSC.exe compiles it in 8KB with the same source code. I checked the compiler options for the two compilers, but I...
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    When CSC.Exe Generates a Different Size of Assembly From VS IDE

    I struggled for the reason why CSC.EXE results in an assembly differently from VS IDE, because VS IDE generates an assembly of 20KB while CSC.exe compiles it in 8KB with the same source code. I checked the compiler options for the two compilers, but I...
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    Other BizTalk RFID'ers in blogosphere

    As the interest in BizTalk RFID grows, something that I look forward to doing is pointing readers to great blogs on this platform as well as blogs of experts who are using BizTalk RFID to create innovative new applications - my hope is that there will...
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    Back in the saddle

    The BizTalk Server Performance blog has been a little quite of late, but all that is about to change. We have a new release out of the door in BizTalk Server 2006 R2, and the team is fired up to give our customers the best advice to squeeze as much as...
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    Recent Analyst / Press coverage of BizTalk RFID

    Some highlights from AR / PR coverage (if you missed them) 1. AMR’s coverage of BizTalk RFID ( Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2: RFID for Everyman ) 2. Manufacturing Business Technology - Microsoft touts new edition of BizTalk as low-cost solution for...
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    BizTalk 2006 R2 RTM

    Although with very little publicity (!?), BizTalk 2006 R2 RTM'd 2 weeks ago. This new (evolutionary) version includes a very interesting set of new features, including an RFID server , the ability to expose and invoke services using WCF, EDI support,...
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    Scrum types a|B|C

    Back from an hot summer, I wanted to post about an article posted two years ago on Jeff Sutherland's blog on Scrum: «Future of Scrum: Support for Parallel Pipelining of Sprints in Complex Projects» . I am by no means an expert of Scrum, but I've been...
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    Creative ZEN V Plus

    Recently the time had come to upgrade my MP3 player. For Christmas I had gotten a Video iPod from my wonderful wife, but it was stolen a short time later from my truck and I've been without a portable MP3 player since then. Well a new client was suddenly...
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    About Tim Rayburn

    Giving in to the fact that every blog should be able to tell you something about it's author, this post will serve as a bit of introduction to me and give you a little bit of my history. My name is Tim Rayburn, and I am currently employed as a Principal...
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