BizTalk Server Pattner Wizard now available!

At the SOA & Business Process conference back in October we annouced that Jon Flanders was building an awesome new tool, the BizTalk Server Pattern Wizard. Well, it’s done. Actually, Jon posted it on CodePlex quite a while ago, I just forgot to blog about it. My bad.

 You should go check this out right away. Not only does the wizard have about a dozen patterns ready to go, but you can turn your own orchestrations into reusable patterns complete with customization parameters and parameter UIs. There is an introductory video here. Most of these patterns come from the BizTalk End To End Scenarios in the docs so you can get more context on their value and inteded use there.

Let us know if you create a cool pattern. We’d love to tell the rest of the community about it!


BizTalk in the News

There have been a couple of important, news-worthy events that have happened in the MS Business Process Management (BPM) / BizTalk space recently: Business Process Alliance (MS enhances / rounds-out its BPM story with partners): BizTalk Services (hosted BizTalk services over the internet): Follow the links to learn more…quite exciting stuff. Cheers, Ben…

BizTalk RFID Blog is Launched!


BizTalk 2006 R2 release includes a scalable and extensible platform for development, deployment, and management of rich RFID and sensor solutions.  We are happy to announce that we have also rolled out the BizTalk RFID blog.  Please provide us with feedback and add comments on topics you’d like us to discuss.




More BAM Resources

Quick follow up to today’s post on production-ready BAM tactics.

If you have folks accessing the BAM Portal, make sure they’ve installed the necessary components. Specifically, if they want to view aggregation (pivot tables), they must install:

Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services 9.0 OLE DB Provider

You can get both […]

Silverlight Community Site – MIX Keynote

Please join me in watching the Mix keynote live now.

The new Silverlight community site is now live! There is a lot of news and preview downloads on this site check out the page to learn more.

The preview of Cross Platform .NET became available this morning with the Silverlight 1.1 Alpha. Combine this with Silverlight Streaming in the cloud… Yeah Baby!

And the other piece of big news WE RELEASED THE VERSION 1 EXPRESSION STUDIO!

Update– Richard MacManus has more coverage of the start of the keynote here

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Production-Ready BAM Security and Deployment

I recently went through the process of deploying a BAM model to our new BizTalk infrastructure, and learned a few things about BAM security and deployment along the way.

Given that most BizTalk architects/developers probably play with BAM on a single fully installed machine (BizTalk, SQL, IIS, etc) while running with highest-level permissions, sometimes certain steps […]

8 Tips and Tricks for better programming in BizTalk!

Hi All,
Marty Wasznicky and Scott Zimmerman have come up with 8 amazing tips and tricks for Biztalk Programmers:
1. Always Use Multi-Part Message Types
2. Always Try to Design Orchestrations with Direct-Bound Ports
3. Always Use Separate Internal and External Schemas
4. Never Expose Your Internal Schemas Directly in WSDL
5. Always Optimize the BizTalk Registry for Web Services
6. Always […]