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May, 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

Numerous BizTalk Bloggers all in one spot. All content is property of the original blog owner.
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    Dark theme for Visual Studio 2010

    This blog post contains the updated dark theme for Visual Studio 2010. Updated The new theme contains some minor “bugfixes” from the old theme and includes better support for XAML. Here... Daniel Berg's blog about ASP.NET, EPiServer, SharePoint, BizTalk
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    WSCF blue (1.0.9) -Fault Contract Support

    This post is just a note to highlight that Alex has made available a new release of WSCFblue with full support for adding fault contracts when defining the WSDL and generating code. Check out his detailed post explaining the feature and please send feedback...
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    Black screen of death in VMWare

    This blog post is about a quickfix for VMWare if you’re suffering VMWare black screen of death. In the beginning there was darkness This bug is most likely to occur if you’ve used a... Daniel Berg's blog about ASP.NET, EPiServer, SharePoint, BizTalk
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    HIPAA 4010 to 5010 map converter demo

    Wanted to share the demo that I created on the map conversion demo we have created. Below is a video of the conversion tool in action, make sure you click the 720p resolution. You can read more at the blog post about the HIPAA 4010 to 5010 map converter
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    Short, Self Contained, Correct (Compilable), Example

    Hi all Frequently I get emails from people looking for my help with some BizTalk challenge they are facing. Some times I just get a zipped version of a project containing schemas and other artifacts that don’t even have anything to do with the issue – it was just easier to send the entire thing and hope that I can figure it all out. So here comes a plea from me to all you people looking for help: Please, when you send someone an email asking for help, prepare an SSCCE (See more here: http://sscce...
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    Validating data types in a BizTalk receive location

    This blog post is about validating data types in a BizTalk receive location. By default no data type validation is performed unless explicitly set. This approach could save a’lot of grief since... Daniel Berg's blog about ASP.NET, EPiServer, SharePoint, BizTalk
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    Management Tasks for BizTalk CAT Instrumentation Framework - Fully Explained

    The following post is intended to drill down into most common administrative tasks involved in the ETW event trace session management, specifically, as it relates to getting the true value of the BizTalk CAT Instrumentation Framework by being able to extract data out of the instrumented BizTalk application code into traditional human-readable trace log file. Event Trace Management Application Landscape The Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) infrastructure provides the ability to start and stop event...
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    Updated WCF samples for Azure

    Our samples over at http://code.msdn.com/wcfazure had gotten pretty stale, so I just put out an update that gets everything working on Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight 4, and the latest Azure tools. Enjoy! Yavor Georgiev Program Manager, WCF
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    My VS 2010 and ASP.NET 4 Talks Online

    The past 7 years I’ve done an annual all day event in Arizona – organized by the most excellent Scott Cate (who always does a phenomenal job organizing the event and making it a great one). Earlier this month I visited and presented 4+ hours of content...
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    See you at TechEd North America 2010 in New Orleans?

    I’m really looking forward to presenting at TechEd North America 2010 on June 9 2010, and am honored to be co-presenting with John deVadoss (Microsoft, Director, Patterns and Practices) and Christoph Schittko (Microsoft, Global Application Strategist). John and I worked together on the SOA-Manifesto working group, Christoph and I have known each other for years, and we are all co-authors of “ SOA with .NET and Windows Azure ”, which will also be launching at TechEd (more on this later). We will be...
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    Connected Systems User Group Meeting tomorrow

    Just wanted to pass out a reminder about tomorrow nights user group meeting with Udi Dahan Registration link: http://sbugmay2010.eventbrite.com/ User group link: http://ukconnectedsystemsusergroup.org
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    Dallas TechFest 2010 Registration Is Open

    I’m thrilled to announce that registration is open for Dallas TechFest 2010 at http://dallastechfest.eventbrite.com Who is speaking you ask?  Well our incredible team of web volunteers are hard at work on a refresh of our website, but in the meantime...
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    IIS Hosted WCF Services using AppFabric Service Bus

    Through a number of customer engagements we’ve heard time and again how extending current SOA investments to the cloud, through the use of Windows Azure AppFabric, has been transformative for our customer’s businesses. Customers have accrued value in many areas, but one theme that gets repeated over and over again is taking current back-end systems and connecting those systems to AppFabric Service Bus . Whether companies are extending high-value on-premises systems to the cloud for mobile...
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    Quickly determine the windows identity of an ASP.NET site

      Great tip from Dominick to quickly determine the use an ASP.NET, WCF or WF4 service is running under. Add the following ASPX file and hit it with the browser. <%@ Page %>   <%= System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent().Name %>   Thanks to Dominick www.TheProblemSolver.nl Wiki.WindowsWorkflowFoundation.eu
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    Downloads from the BizTalk Performance meeting at the Swedish BizTalk User Group

    Thanks to everyone attending the BizTalk Performance talk at the Swedish User Group, last week . The webcasts are ready and will be posted on DevCenter shortly. The downloads includes presentations and scripts used in the first talk. It also includes...
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    BizTalk Documenter Updated to support x64

    The BizTalk documenter has been update to work in x64 environments: http://biztalkdocumenter.codeplex.com/
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    How to Support Component-Level Instrumentation Using BizTalk CAT Instrumentation Framework

    In one of our recent publications, we explained the key usage patterns for the ETW-based instrumentation framework which was made available to the community on the BizTalk CAT Best Practices Code Gallery . We have received a number of insightful follow-ups and interesting questions and one of them has triggered the following post. Scenario A BizTalk solution running in a production environment manifests a noticeable performance degradation. The operations team investigates the problem and arrives...
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    Using the New BizTalk Mapper Shape in a Windows Workflow Service

    So hidden within the plethora of announcements about the BizTalk Server 2010 beta launch was a mention of AppFabric integration.  The best that I can tell, this has to do with some hooks between BizTalk and Windows Workflow.  One of them is...
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    BizTalk Server 2010 Beta Available

    They have publicly release the BizTalk Server 2010 Beta and full details about it can be found: www.microsoft.com/biztalk
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    Placement of functoids on the mapper grid

    Hi all I am just playing around with the new mapper in BizTalk 2010 beta (get it here ). I am happy to announce that the restrictions form the old versions of BizTalk regarding placement of functoids that have the output from other functoids as input has been removed. In the “old” days (pre-BizTalk 2010 beta), you would have some of the mapper grid marked as inaccessible when you dragged a functoid that has the output form another functoid as input like this: With BizTalk 2010 Beta you can place...
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