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March, 2010

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

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    Calling PowerShell from .NET

    I have been working with Windows Server AppFabric caching lately and have found it to be very impressive. The more that I work with it the more that I can see areas that it can be utilized. One of the things that will become quite evident as you start...
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    Windows Phone 7 Tools are alive

    Keeping the raging iCant do a thing; iCant fwd a txt msg or voice mail iPhone debate… the new Windows Phone 7 Tools are in here all its Silverlight glory. Imagine being able to play a FLASH movie on the phone! shock horror. So grab the next big thing...
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    Cleaner HTML Markup with ASP.NET 4 Web Forms - Client IDs (VS 2010 and .NET 4.0 Series)

    This is the sixteenth in a series of blog posts I’m doing on the upcoming VS 2010 and .NET 4 release. Today’s post is the first of a few blog posts I’ll be doing that talk about some of the important changes we’ve made to make Web Forms in ASP.NET 4 generate...
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    BizTalk Best Practice Analyzer v1.2 – BTS 06,06R2 + 09

    BizTalk Best Practice Analyser is released and available for download. Download: BizTalkBPA V1.2 As always another very handy tool is the Message Box Viewer (Currently V10) which provides some very detailed information as well. Download: Message Box Viewer...
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    VS2010 RC Weirdness Around Custom Format Definitions

    I’ve been noticing some oddities in how Visual Studio 2010 RC handles Custom ClassificationFormatDefinitions when multiple extensions are interacting together. It it hasn’t been fixed already, then I guess it’s already too late for it to matter, but I...
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    Challenges of supporting a high volume production BizTalk environment

    It's one of the common scenarios, there is a sudden surge in your business and number of transactions increases drastically for a period of time. Modern business solutions are not standalone applications. In a SOA/BPM scenario there will be "n" number of layers (applications) work together to form a business solutions. So, during this sudden surge, if a single layer (application) malfunctions - its going to bring the whole end to end process in trouble. We were hit with a similar situation...
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    Enterprise SSO service start failure due to installation of VS2010

    BizTalk and SSO was running smooth before the installation of VS2010 on my machine. I have a 64-Bit machine with Windows Server 2008 R2 and BTS 2009 installed. When I installed VS2010 my SSO was stopped and when I tried to start I started getting the error below ————————— Services ————————— Windows could not start [...]
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    BizTalk Orchestration Profiler v1.2

    OrchProfiler has now been updated to support 64 bit systems. Actually this has been available for quite some time now in the Planned releases tab of the codeplex space but i’ve taken the opportunity to give it a quick test drive, updated the version...
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    BizTalk 2010 –> Move over BTS2009 R2 Name changed!

    The other day this landed in my inbox. Being on the TAP program and posting various pieces of feedback I’ve been updated that BizTalk 2010 is the only name to remember. Keeps inline with VSNET2010 etc etc, so anything with a 2010 after its name *should...
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    BizTalk Server 2009 R2 renamed to BizTalk Server 2010

    On March 22 2010 Microsoft announced to rename the BizTalk 2009 R2 minor release to BizTalk Server 2010 major version. According to Microsoft the BizTalk 2009 R2 version was to support Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2 and VS 2010 but now more functionality has been added to the product on the basis [...]
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    BizTalk File Backup

    Business or system constraints may force you to leverage BizTalk for File backups. BizTalk can actually handle this pretty well if it’s planned out carefully. Here is a diagram of the overall design: One way to implement this is to set up a receive...
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    TechDays Sweden 2010

    That should read… I was a speaker at the Swedish TechDays , since I am writing this post after the fact, although I’m backdating the post a bit to more closely match in time when I was supposed to have published it. I did a session titled “ The Future...
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    Tellago speaks about Business Intellligence with SQL Server 2008 R2

    At Tellago , we always try to stay in the frontlines of technology that can enhance our solution development practices. This year we are putting a lot of emphasis on business intelligence and in particular the new set of BI technologies such as Microsoft...
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    ESB Toolkit 2.0 Architecture Poster Available

    To complement the existing series of posters that show various parts of BizTalk’s architecture, there is now one available for the ESB Toolkit. You can get it here .
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    Windows Server AppFabric Architecture

    A l ong time ago , applications running on Windows Server were simply EXEs, where developers wrote a lot of custom code on top of the Operating System (OS) to interact with clients and other applications over the network. COM+ and Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS) were added to make it easier to write and host server-side applications and Internet Information Server (IIS) was added to make it easier to write and host Web applications. Application logic was typically written in native code and/or...
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    BizTalk Server 2010

    News is that BizTalk Server 2009 R2 is rebranded to BizTalk Server 2010. I immediately thought well Windows 2008 R2 Operating System could as well be rebranded to 2010 as SQL Server 2008 R2 that is due this year as well. BizTalk Server 2010 was designed mainly to bring to the table support for the company’s latest technologies, including previously mentioned and Visual Studio 2010. This BizTalk Server version now is aligned with latest and greatest, which wasn’t the case in the past. Now with BizTalk...
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    Workflow 4 and soap faults

    Image by ponChiang via Flickr Note: This blog post is written using the .NET framework 4.0 RC 1   Using the ReceiveAndSendReply activity template and the WorkflowServiceHost it is easy to create a workflow service. Other applications can communicate with the workflow just as if it is a regular WCF service, they never need to know the difference. Most of the configuration is quite straightforward. Select the Receive activity and configure it and do the same with the SendReply activity. Most the...
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    WCF custom channels survey

    Hi all, Many of you love the extensibility of the channel model but have commented that writing custom channels is not for the faint hearted! :-). Here is your chance to feed us the problems you faced/ recommendations you offer and also, what additional channels would you like to see in the framework. Please take a few minutes to fill this online survey - https://live.datstat.com/MSCSD-Collector/Survey.ashx?Name=Custom-Channels-Survey Thank you!
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    Hooking into BizTalk’s underlying transaction in your custom receive pipeline component

    This post is about how you can take advantage of the underlying transaction created by the Endpoint Manager on receive ports. This is pretty useful when you only want to commit certain changes in your receive custom pipeline component if the entire pipeline...
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