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This group is for blogs related to BizTalk Server. This includes Community Syndicated blogs and Stephen W. Thomas’s blog.
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  • Blog Post: Azure: New Look Portal

    Looks pretty snazzy :) Blog Post by: Mick Badran
  • Blog Post: Code Camp Session: Building Hybrid Solutions with Microsoft Azure

    Great day was had by all and after some issues with ‘guest wifi’ at the start of my presentation we were off. Top questions and a good vibe filled the room. As promised – here’s my slides I used and see you this Saturday at the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp – Sydney (Worldwide event) DEMOS - here Have...
  • Blog Post: Web.Config Transforms Per Build

    Since the introduction of .Net 4.0, Visual Studio 2012 has supported Web.Config transforms. That is you can publish a Web.Config file per solution configuration in Visual Studio. This is great if you are attempting to deploy to different environments that would require different settings such as Connection...
  • Blog Post: GWAB 2014: Global Windows Azure Bootcamp #GWAB – Coming to Sydney

    Folks we’re finally here! The stage is set and light the lights as it’s all ready to go oooorrrrffff on March 29th 2014! What is it – it’s back!!!! The Global Windows Azure Bootcamp – over 134 locations will be delivering this world wide event at the same time (same relative time). In April of 2013 we...
  • Blog Post: Richard’s Top 10 Rules for Meeting Organizers

    Meetings are a necessary evil. Sometimes, you simply have to get a bunch of people together at one time in order to resolve a problem or share information. While Tier 3 was a very collaborative environment where there were very few meetings and information flowed freely, our new parent company (CenturyLink...
  • Blog Post: Android Letter Section ListView

    A recent project required me to create an Android ListView looking like the “out of the box” IOS ListView which separates the items by letter and has the letter at the top of each letter section (IOS example below): Since there is no switch in Android Development to just turn this feature...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft: Satya Nadella – next CEO

    The buzz on the street is Satya Nadella to be the next CEO at Microsoft. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2092196/report-satya-nadella-to-be-named-microsoft-ceo-gates-out-too.html Having met and spent time with him – he comes across as being very thoughtful with points in question being responded to carefully...
  • Blog Post: Azure: Notorious 9 Cloud Computing Top Threats in 2013

    My take and some answers on it – http://www.cloudsecurityalliance.org/topthreats/ Welcome back folks to a beautiful 2014 and I had an interesting one while going through a Cloud Solution Design I came across this document The Notorious Nine Cloud Computing Top Threats in 2013 and I thought I’d talk through...
  • Blog Post: How Do I Get Things Done? New Pluralsight Course Reveals All My Secrets

    Back in August when I released a Pluralsight course on Optimizing Systems on AWS, the most frequent question I heard had nothing to do with AWS or the cloud. Instead, it was the familiar “how do you do so much stuff?” Various suggestions have been offered: robot twin, outsourcing to South America, zero...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 – Thanks 2013, time to give back

    As the company grows I personally wanted to make sure we give something back to community. We started this tradition last year by donating $1625 to Great Ormand Street Hospital. Today we donated $2125 to the same Great Ormand Street Hospital   This year I actually wanted to donate this sum to some...
  • Blog Post: Favorite Books and Blog Posts of 2013

    The year is nearly up, and it’s been a good one. 30+ posts on the blog, job changes, 4 new Pluralsight courses, twice-monthly InfoQ.com contributions, graduation with a Masters Degree in Engineering, and speaking engagements around the world (Amsterdam, Gothenburg, New Orleans, San Francisco, London...
  • Blog Post: Cryptographic Failure While Signing Assembly While Building BizTalk Solution

    I encountered a peculiar error while building an existing BizTalk 2010 Visual Studio solution in a new BizTalk 2010 development environment. Cryptographic failure while signing assembly ‘assembly name here’ — ‘Access is denied. ‘ This error appeared while trying to sign...
  • Blog Post: Querying BAM Data using BAM’s Web Services

    Our BizTalk Practice has recently embarked on the endeavor of creating a tracking portal for one of our new BizTalk solution accelerators. One of the initial steps for me was to devise a proof of concept for querying the BAM Database using the two included web services with BAM, BAMManagementService...
  • Blog Post: Cleaning up BizTalk Databases

    One maintenance task that I often perform when finishing development on a client is to refresh my BizTalk environment. This usually includes cleaning up the tracking and MessageBox databases of old tracking data and messages. The BizTalk 2010/2013 installation includes a set of stored procedures that...
  • Blog Post: MVP: Azure MVP re-awarded!!!

    I received an email in the early hours of this morning right when Arsenal just slotted one home in the Champions League…and I thought…”Can this moment get any better?” – YOU BET! My MVP re-award email came through :) Big thanks to the folks at Microsoft for bestowing this award to me again (9th year...
  • Blog Post: Found some more photos

    While search for some MS Events – I gravitated towards https://msevents.microsoft.com and boom! I recognise her and her and me! (there’s my hand in there) Blog Post by: Mick Badran
  • Blog Post: 8 Things I Learned From the Tier 3 Hack House

    In September, my employer Tier 3 rented a house in St. George, Utah so that the Engineering team could cohabitate and collaborate. The house could accommodate 25 people, and we had anywhere from 8-12 folks there on a given week. This was the first time we’ve done this, and the concept seems to be gaining...
  • Blog Post: General: Speed Test on a deserted Island

    While on holidays full of fishing, camping and swimming I thought I’d give my Telstra 4G box a crack on a speed test. Results are MUCH BETTER than I get at home! Maybe I’ll just have to be deserted for a long while…’Wilson…Wilson…where are you Wilson?’ Blog Post by: Mick Badran
  • Blog Post: Win8: Off to do a Win8.1 upgrade…

    If you don’t hear from me for a while you’ll know things have gone horribly wrong… Going in :) Blog Post by: Mick Badran
  • Blog Post: Custom Functions in Microsoft Business Rules Engine

    The Microsoft Business Rules Engine (BRE), part of Microsoft BizTalk Server, allows for the creation of rich easily readable business rules which can be applied by a BizTalk solution, or any .NET code. Out of the box, BRE and the main interface Business Rules Composer (BRC) have many different predicates...
  • Blog Post: Some SAP transaction codes you might want to know as a BizTalk Developer

    This post gives a overview on some of the most important SAP Transaction codes you as a BizTalk developer need to know.
  • Blog Post: BizTalk EDI Invalid Control Standard Identifier ISA11

    A short and sweet post for this thursday morning. While testing a HIPPA 834 Benefits Enrollment and Maintenance EDI Message for a client I came across an error translating the EDI message into an XML message using my EdiReceive pipline. The ISA 11 value that was specified in the file was “{“...
  • Blog Post: Azure: Myers stocktake fails–no cloud

    Unexpected high traffic and high demand causes Myers website to fail….. These stories are becoming more and more common place in todays world and the interesting thing is, that we have solutions available to this exact problem in place for several years. Cloud – Azure – elastic scale, on-demand etc....
  • Blog Post: Local Windows Azure: Integrate, Innovate & Australia just got smarter

    Well folks I’ve been greeted with the news that Microsoft Windows Azure will be in 2 geo-replicated places here on Australian soil, coming ‘shortly’. As an Azure MVP & from Breeze (a leading Microsoft Cloud Partner) perspective we invest heavily in cloud technologies. What does this mean and why...
  • Blog Post: RESTfully GETting JSON Formatted Data with BizTalk 2013

    With the new WCF-WebHttp Adapter that shipped in BizTalk Server 2013 we now have the ability to specify which HTTP verbs to use – this opens up the possibility of invoking RESTful style applications. In this post, I’ll investigate how we can RESTfully invoke an endpoint that exposes data...
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