New download coming
Okay, so I don't have a link for it, but I have submitted it so hopefully it will show up shortly. I have written a paper entitled Biztalk 2004 Advanced Messagebox Queries which is designed to help you automate a lot of your operational health management work and also perform advanced troubleshooting of your system. My original version had what Scott Woodgate referred to as a lot of "Lee'isms" so he editted it a bit, but still left some of my humor. :) That version has for the time being been posted to gotdotnet (I don't have a link yet, I will update this with the link, but hopefully it will pop up this weekend so you can look for it). An official version will be posted to MSDN shortly but my friend Syd is now working to formalize it (which means take out all of the fun and leave it very dry. Apparently my humor does not always translate well :) ). Like I said, I will post the link when it becomes available, but look for it. Eventually I will probably take it off GotDotNet and just point to MSDN version as we would do updates to that doc. As the doc points out, we are attempting to automate and make easier as much of this as we can, but I and the rest of the product team realized you bought the current version and need whatever help you can get, now. So this is the first in a series of papers I will hopefully get to (probably most will be much more official and you won't see my name on them). Hope this helps all of you out there. Let me know if there are any other types of information you need to find. A special thanks to Paul Somers who helped with identifying some of the usefull queries. I don't know if he has a blog, but he has a cool tool you can find on GotDotNet which took 1st place in the BizTalk Dev Competition. Congrats to Paul.