Change in Role, BizTalk Roadshow and BizTalk 2010 Certification

Change in Role, BizTalk Roadshow and BizTalk 2010 Certification


So after 5 great years being a technology specialist for connected systems, I’ve decided to take on a new challenge at Microsoft Canada. I’ve slowly been winding down my BizTalk specific activities for the last month now and as one of my final actions, I wanted to let people know about the upcoming BizTalk 2010 Canadian roadshow and the new BizTalk 2010 Certification.

BizTalk Canadian Roadshow

1. The BizTalk team is hosting a roadshow this year in Toronto and Montreal.  We will have Rahul Garg (Senior Product Manager from Redmond)  at both events to speak about the BizTalk and connected systems platform roadmaps. We will also have partners and clients speaking at the event. So this should be a very interesting and useful event for you to attend.

The Toronto Event Details

Date: April 14th

Location: 1950 Meadowvale Blvd, Mississauga, On, L5N 8L9

Time: 8:30 Registration, 1:00 Finish

Registration Link:

The Montreal Event Details

Date: April 12th

Location: 2000, Av. McGill College, Bureau 450

Time: 9:00 Registration, 1:30 Finish

Registration Link:

BizTalk Exam

2. After skipping BizTalk 2009, we now have a new BizTalk certification exam specifically for 2010. 2010 You can find details at

Cheers and stay connected people


Blog Post by: Peter Kelcey

Upgrading a SharePoint 2007 Content Database to SharePoint 2010

Before You Read
Microsoft supports various upgrade paths from WSS3.0/MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010.  This post will highlight the “attach and upgrade” approach. 
Upgrade Steps
Run the Pre-Upgrade Check on the SharePoint 2007 Server
Execute the following command from the command line on the SharePoint 2007 server hosting the database to be upgraded:
stsadm -o preupgradecheck
This will scan the […]
Blog Post by: Michael Gerety

“Access Denied” or locked features in SharePoint 2010 Central Administration after install on Windows 7 x64

I recently installed SharePoint 2010 on my client machine to investigate some of the BCS and Search features for a client project.  SharePoint 2010 now allows installation of the OS on Vista x64 SP1 or higher and Windows 7 x64, which is a major improvement over the remove development nightmare that was MOSS 2007.
For instructions […]
Blog Post by: Michael Gerety

Some tips on Active Federation with ADFS 2.0

Some tips on Active Federation with ADFS 2.0

Introduction At work I have been working on helping my company adopt ADFS 2.0 for a Single Sign-On initiative. I have been working on handling a WPF application’s federation with ADFS and needed to use active federation (by definition). I had been following along with Dominick Baier’s blog post at While this post is […]
Blog Post by: clineer

BizTalk 2010: TS Certification has arrived!

BizTalk 2010: TS Certification has arrived!

Hi all, the BizTalk team has been busy and now the BizTalk 2010 exam has been officially

I’m going to sit it in the next few weeks and get a taste of it.

Good luck all and what a great day this is – well done Team!


Audience Profile

Candidates for this exam typically work as a BizTalk developer in an organization
that has a need to integrate multiple disparate systems, applications, and data as
well as the need to automate business processes by using BizTalk Server.


Candidates should have a solid understanding of fundamental BizTalk concepts around
the core messaging engine and building business processes using orchestrations.


Candidates will have some exposure to larger-scale multi-server solutions and deployment/management
familiarity. This core knowledge is required for BizTalk 2006 R2, 2009, and 2010.
In addition, core knowledge of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Electronic
Data Interchange (EDI) is also required.

Candidates should also have at least two years’ experience developing, deploying,
testing, troubleshooting, and debugging BizTalk Server 2006 and later solutions across
multiple projects and have experience using the Microsoft .NET Framework, XML, Microsoft
Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL Server, Web services, and WCF while developing BizTalk
integration solutions


Credit Toward Certification

When you pass Exam 70-595: TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions
by Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010, you complete the requirements for the following

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Microsoft BizTalk Server

Note This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior
notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive
testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in
which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam,
regardless of its format.

Blog Post by: Mick Badran

BizTalk RFID & NServiceBus article

BizTalk RFID & NServiceBus article

Recently I been helping Michael Stephenson on his article about BizTalk RFID and NServiceBus, which is published on Microsoft technet WIKI site,

The article is mainly focused on how you can take advantage of NServiceBus along with BizTalk RFID capabilities on high volume scenarios, where you don’t want to waste BizTalk processing power for just routing from A to B.