Moving your host configuration from one server to another can be daunting and time consuming task. This usually needs to be done when you hand over stuff from development to test, or from test to production. On those environments you mostly want to have the exact same host configuration as you have on your development […]
The other day one of my BizTalk buddies asked me if I knew a way to process different messages by the same policy in the Business Rules Engine (BRE). In other words is it possible to create some sort of generic policy that can process different types of messages?
In his scenario the schemas had some […]
Folks Christmas and the holiday season has started with the BizTalk Team been busy and are opening up the BTS 2009 R2 TAP program on connect.
If you’re a customer (or have customers) that would/could benefit in working with
some of the newer BizTalk features – with the prospect of MS being able to have some
visibility into the solution, then go for it.
I’m looking fwd to the BizTalk Dashboard and a whole bunch of other enhancements.
Here’s a snip for you….
to the Microsoft BizTalk Server Connect website
We encourage you
to visit this site where we will keep you informed of Technology Adoption Programs
(TAP) and other customer pre-release programs for Microsoft BizTalk Server.
We have a number
of programs currently underway as well as several that will be starting up in the
near future. If you are interested to participate in any of the programs below,
please register for the program by selecting the associated link, and return the completed
nomination form to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Server 2009 R2
Server 2006 R2 SP1 beta
BizTalk Server 2009 R2
for the next BizTalk release?
of Visual Studio 2010 to develop application for BizTalk Server 2009 R2
developed in VS 2008 can be seamlessly migrated to Visual Studio 2010
user interface for better visualization of maps and to support complex mappings
noise reduction using highlight propagation, auto scrolling and sibling coalescing
parts for improved user productivity
to the current functoids
Trading Partner Management (TPM)
Administration Console – Performance Enhancements
feature aims to improve BizTalk Administration Console performance across the board
by more than 60%. Key Scenarios like refresh, addition, deletion of port, enlistment
of an orchestration will be optimized. Post Enhancements, the BizTalk Administration
Console would be more responsive and address one of the key customer pain-points of
Console performance in BizTalk 2009.
BizTalk Settings Dashboard will serve as a one-stop shop for BizTalk Engine settings
visualization and modification. This feature will enable BizTalk Administrators to
centrally manage BizTalk Settings as admins will be able to export and import settings
from one environment to another (for e.g. staging to production). The BizTalk Settings
Dashboard is a step forward in consolidating all BizTalk Settings and will incorporate
design extensibility to accommodate future addition of settings.
Improved System Center Management Pack will address key customer pain-points (e.g.
high-CPU usage, duplication of discovered artifacts etc.) in the existing Management
Pack. The new and improved design will also incorporate enhancement like better visualization
of BizTalk Application and Platform Artifacts, Improved monitoring and diagnostics
of artifacts like Orchestrations, Grouping of Alerts etc.
OOB Event Filtering and Delivery
scope for this feature covers providing a set of OOB components for Duplicate Elimination
filter, EPC based filter, DWELL filter, posting events from BizTalk RFID to BizTalk
Server, Posting events from BizTalk RFID to an EPCIS service and an Event Delivery
framework for applications to subscribe and receive asynchronous events. These Out
Of Box components address common RFID scenarios and will enable partners to focus
solely on business logic hence helping accelerate BizTalk RFID solutions.
FTP Adapter in BizTalk is one of the most popular transport adapter in BizTalk server,
used in different scenarios. In BizTalk Server 2009 R2, we provide additional
features in the FTP adapter that includes the following:
Support for FTPS, FTP over SSL – Enables to connect to FTPS servers for transferring
files securely. Both Implicit and Explicit FTPS are supported.
Support for read-only FTP servers – Enables configuration to pick up files from a
partner FTP server which may provide only read-only permission. The adapter
will ensure that each file is submitted only once to BizTalk Server.
Support for atomic file writing – Can be used to ensure that files are read only after
they are transmitted fully to the FTP server.
performance – Re-designed to increase the performance, both while sending files to
as well as receiving files from FTP servers. The adapter will be more resilient
to server going down.
This post is about retrieving EPiServer CMS PageData properties in a safe way using generics and extension methods. Retrieving PageData properties in EPiServer CMS
Retrieving EPiServer CMS…
Daniel Berg’s blog about ASP.NET, EPiServer, SharePoint, BizTalk
Just to help put the word out about the upcoming SBUG meeting.
Pluralsight have offered a free 1 year standard subscription to their on demand training library which will be raffled at the next SBUG meeting. All of the details are on the below link
A few SBUG members were asking about this recently,the slides from the UK Microsoft Integration Roadshow are available from the following link:
I just threw my blog through http://typealyzer.com to
see what type my blog is, and it turns out my blog is an “ESTP – The Doers”. Description
The active and playful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around
them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.
The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and
focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following
it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for
any period of time.
The graph show is this one:
I am not going to comment on the accuracy of this description other than well pretty
What blog type is your blog?
There is a new version of the Windows Azure platform AppFabric SDK was made available yesterday, you can get it here. There was also a scheduled outage of the service yesterday while the team did a “major software upgrade”, presumably this is tidying things up in advance of going production live on Jan 1. There was a pre-announcement of breaking changes posted here, but I missed that.
My first clue that something had changed was that the Access Control Service wasn’t talking to me anymore :). I also had an issue with it when I tried to run an existing ServiceBus client application.
Updating the SDK solved everything (and obviously you’ll need to rebuild any client apps to get the new assemblies).
So if you’re doing anything with the Azure platform AppFabric, you want to install the new SDK
We are now just DAYS away from all this going live, I’m excited, and will be posting more soon. We’ve been getting closer and closer to this new era for some time, and now, it starts for real.
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