Richard Seroter - SoCal BizTalk Musings

Blog featuring tips, code and guidance for BizTalk Server, Commerce Server and Host Integration Server from Microsoft's former Southern California BizTalk Technology Specialist. For new postings, check out http://seroter.wordpress.com.

I'm Out

Today's my last day here at Microsoft, and as of now, this blog is locked down. But, my BizTalk...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 01/11/2007

BizTalk SQL Adapter Debatching and MessageBox Dos and Don'ts

I've posted a few things over to the new blog lately and thought I'd keep this blog in sync until it...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 01/04/2007

Leaving Microsoft ...

Next Thursday, 1/11/07 will be my last day at Microsoft. I've decided to take an "Architect"...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 01/02/2007

Using BizTalk Server For Email Alert Bus

Just recently I had a customer ask me if they could use their existing BizTalk infrastructure to...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 12/28/2006

Versioning Strategy for BizTalk Assemblies

I spent a bit of time today reviewing some best practices for assembly version in BizTalk...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 12/19/2006

Transactions and Compensation Using BizTalk Server

After reading Charles Young's fantastic post today on BizTalk transaction compensation, I was...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 12/06/2006

Choosing the Right Integration Technology

Yesterday Irena Kennedy posted a great compilation of multiple sources which resulted in a big fat...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/29/2006

MSDN Magazine Article on Custom BizTalk Adapters

Good article in this month's MSDN Magazine called Integrate E-Mail Processing Into Your Business...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/17/2006

BizTalk Property Schemas Separated From Associated Schemas

I caught a glimpse of something in the BizTalk Server 2006 Help the other day that surprised me a...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/17/2006

Using Only BizTalk Messaging With Request/Response On Both Ends

So is BizTalk really smart enough to allow me to do request/response operations on both sides of...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/10/2006

Exposing BizTalk Web Services That Accept Generic Content

So what if I want to open up a BizTalk web services channel that accepts any XML message and then...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/10/2006

Setting Promoted, Distinguished Fields on BizTalk Web Messages

Just finishing up a week-long 12-hour-a-day BizTalk workshop for my SoCal customers, and wanted to...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/10/2006

BizTalk 2004 SP2, New BizTalk 2006 Books

So we've got BizTalk 2004 SP2 finally out today (hat tip: Tim Rayburn) and you can see what's...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 10/26/2006

Advanced BizTalk 2006 Web Services, Part II

In Part I of this two post series, I began a look at some advanced concepts around BizTalk-generated...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 10/23/2006

BizTalk 2006 Performance Metrics With SQL 2005

Useful report released by our partner Infosys showing performance improvements using SQL Server 2005...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 10/19/2006

Managing BizTalk Business Rule Solutions With RuleBurst

While I'm a big fan of the Microsoft Business Rules Engine (BRE), our ruleset design and management...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 10/12/2006

Windows Workflow Rules From Outside A Workflow, And Other Conference Demos

Had a great time presenting at the SOA and Business Process Conference and wanted to share some of...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 10/07/2006

BizTalk 2006 Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Released

I knew we were releasing the BizTalk 2006 Dynamics CRM Adapter in September, and it looks like it...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 09/30/2006

Session at Upcoming SOA/Business Process/BizTalk Conference

Next week we've got the SOA and Business Process conference in Redmond, and I'm fortunate enough to...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 09/27/2006

New BizTalk Troubleshooting Guide Is Fantastic

My man Luke posted that the BizTalk Developer's Troubleshooting Guide has been posted online. I just...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 09/13/2006

Troubleshooting "Internal Server Error" With BizTalk Web Services

There's virtually no BizTalk-related error that's more frustrating than exposing an orchestration as...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/30/2006

Useful New BizTalk BAM Documents Released

We just released two great resources for BizTalk BAM aficionados. The first, BAM Frequently Asked...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/17/2006

Storing HTML in BizTalk Schema for Use In InfoPath

During the same recent BizTalk POC I mentioned previously, I had the occasion to try and store rich...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/14/2006

New Whitepaper Comparing BizTalk Adapter Perf in 2004 vs. 2006

Just noticed a brand new paper on Microsoft.com called BizTalk Server 2006 Comparative Adapter...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/09/2006

Selectively "Eating" Messages in BizTalk Send Ports

This week I met with a healthcare customer who is using BizTalk to build a robust publish-subscribe...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/28/2006

Processing Binary Documents Through BizTalk Via Web Services

Just finishing up a two-week BizTalk Proof of Concept where I demonstrated an easier way to manage...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/21/2006

"Bloggers Guide to BizTalk" Refresh

I was searching around for something else this morning, but came across an updated edition of the...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/14/2006

People Ready Process with BPM and BizTalk

"People-Ready Process Through Business Process Management (BPM)." That's our just-articulated vision...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/12/2006

Set Dynamic Destination File Name With BizTalk Server 2006

I've been asked a couple times recently about generating message out of BizTalk Server with a...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/05/2006

BizTalk Blogging Year In Review

Just a bit over a year since I started BizTalk blogging, so I thought I'd take 5 minutes and review...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 06/23/2006

Commerce Server 2007 Site Updated

We've just refreshed the Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 page on the main site. You've got data...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 06/20/2006

Business Rules Authorization Tool Updated, Funky Problem With Custom Promoted Property

Just finished up a week-long POC for one of my favorite accounts up in north LA. Now that I have 6...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 06/16/2006

There are a couple upcoming MSDN webcasts coming up that should be interesting to BizTalk architects...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 06/09/2006

Commerce Server 2007 Updated Docs Released

Commerce Server 2007 RC docs are online in MSDN now, and looking pretty good. Pretty comprehensive...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 06/06/2006

BizTalk 2006 Business Rules Authorization Manager Tool

I was recently inspired to spend some time digging into artifact-level security in the Business...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 06/06/2006

BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Announced Today

BizTalk 2006 R2 was announced this morning. This forthcoming update includes deep RFID support...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 06/06/2006

Thoughts On Just-Completed BizTalk 2006 Beta Exam

Hopefully I don't get read the riot act, but I just finished taking the beta BizTalk 2006 exam and...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 06/02/2006

SQL Server Setttings to NEVER Change for BizTalk Applications

Just finished up a week of teaching a deep BizTalk 2006 course for local customers, and, taking a...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 06/01/2006

Virtual Machines, BizTalk Configuration and DTC Madness

Looks like an instance of my stupidly has actually positively impacted the BizTalk 2006...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 05/19/2006

New BizTalk Server 2006 Whitepaper on Custom Adapters

Check out this brand spankin' new whitepaper from our BizTalk team called Developing a Transactional...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 05/16/2006

BizTalk 2006 Beta Exam Prep Guide Available

The BizTalk 2006 exam is now in Beta. Check out the new preparation guide. Check out Bryant's blog...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 05/12/2006

BizTalk Aggregation Pattern for Large Batches

There are a few instances of Aggregator patterns for BizTalk Server, but I recently had a customer...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 05/08/2006

BizTalk 2006 Whitepaper on Clustered Solutions

There have been a few great posts about the new BizTalk TechCenter and Development Center, but I did...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 05/04/2006

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