What's New in Help for BizTalk Server 2006

Help is your comprehensive resource for tools and information. Use Search, the Index, or the table of contents to gain access to the extensive online Help system. In BizTalk Server 2006 we have made some incredible improvements in our documentation and the documentation explorer you use to help navigate the 1.5 million words that help educate you on this incredible product!

Getting Started Faster
The following key topics are provided to help you learn BizTalk Server 2006:

  • Getting Started
  • Understanding BizTalk Server 2006
  • Quick Start Guide to Installing and Configuring BizTalk Server 2006
  • BizTalk Server 2006 Tutorials
  • Getting BizTalk Server 2006 Assistance

New Look and Feel
This release brings a whole new level of help integration with BizTalk Server 2006. Here is a screenshot of the new document explorer that is now shipping with the Release Candidate (RC) build of BizTalk Server 2006 (Click for larger versions).

Overview Search Index

Improved Content Discoverability
If you can't find the topic, it doesn't do you any good. You'll find some of the most noticeable changes in this release when looking for information in searching the documentation. Microsoft Document Explorer is designed to make locating and using Help easier and more complete. The following new features are available in this release.

New Full-Text Search Feature
The Search window has been replaced by the new Search page. The Search page is not docked with the Contents and Index windows, but instead appears as a separate window. The Search page contains simplified filtering options and displays search results by source. The search engine has also been improved to produce better search results.

Use Online Help Sources
Document Explorer allows you to display F1 topics located on MSDN Online and perform searches on Help content located on your computer as well as the Web. You have three locations where Document Explorer can look for Help: local Help installed on your computer, MSDN Online, and Codezone Community Web sites. The first time you access Help, you will be prompted to select your Help source preferences. You can change your Help source preferences at any time from Online, Help, Options Dialog Box.

Help Filters
You can now use predefined filters on the table of contents and index. A different custom filter is provided for full-text searches.

Search Queries
You can save Help search queries so you can run the same search query again as needed. These queries appear in the Help Favorites window.