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.

BizTalk Correlation of Untyped Messages

I received a great BizTalk question from a customer the other day, and wanted to build out the...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 05/01/2006

Compelling Article on Ray Ozzie and Microsoft Strategy

Not integration-related from a BizTalk sense, but this article in Fortune about Ray Ozzie and the...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 04/19/2006

Host Integration, BizTalk Adapters CTP Now Available

Very nice job by the Host Integration Server team for getting both the HIS 2006 CTP and BizTalk...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 04/15/2006

New Virtual Lab Express for BizTalk 2006

Check out the brand new Virtual Lab Express offering, and most importantly, the new BizTalk one....

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 04/03/2006

Virtual Server 2005 R2 Now Free (And Supporting Linux)

Nice! We announced today (see HERE and HERE and HERE) that Virtual Server 2005 R2 is a free...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 04/03/2006

BizTalk 2006 ODBA, MOM Pack; 2004 SAP Adapter SP1 Available

Was looking for something else, and just saw we released a couple BizTalk 2006 downloads and a...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 03/29/2006

Capturing BizTalk 2006 BAM Data On Looping Process

While working on a BizTalk POC last week, I needed to track Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) data...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 03/29/2006

BizTalk 2006 Officially Released, Demo of Pipeline Feature

Wow, we just announced today that BizTalk Server 2006 released (press release, also see Virtual...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 03/27/2006

Programming Updates

Couple updates. First, I'm now delivering another MSDN webcast next week. I've been suckered into...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 03/21/2006

Windows Workflow in ASP.NET Apps

Very very nice article in this month's MSDN Magazine that goes into great depth explaining how to...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 03/19/2006

BizTalk Server 2006 ODBC Adapter Available

The community-based BizTalk ODBC adapter has been updated for the upcoming BizTalk 2006 edition....

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 03/14/2006

Using Business Rules Engine "Update" for Forward Chaining

Fitting that my 100th post is on the same topic as one of my first, the Business Rules Engine. The...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 03/13/2006

BizTalk Server 2006 Updated Documentation Available

If you didn't notice, Luke Nyswonger, lead programmer writer for BizTalk, just updated the...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 03/08/2006

March is BizTalk Webcast Month

So March is apparently "BizTalk Webcast Month" in celebration of the upcoming BizTalk 2006 release....

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 03/06/2006

BizTalk Server 2006 Certification Exam

Just saw the BizTalk Server 2006 certification site today on Microsoft.com. Not sure if Microsoft...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 03/02/2006

Microsoft RFID Platform Offering Explained

We just published a paper on the upcoming Microsoft RFID offering, and it's actually fairly...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 02/26/2006

Updated "About BizTalk" Whitepaper Online

Just FYI, we've recently updated our Understand BizTalk whitepaper to include BizTalk 2006...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 02/22/2006

Windows Workflow + SharePoint 2003 + BizTalk Scenario Built Out

So I had a use case from a customer to build a sample using BizTalk Server, Windows Workflow...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 02/17/2006

Nice Free AJAX Library from Yahoo!

This has nothing to do with BizTalk, but I'm just really impressed with the new, free collection of...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 02/15/2006

Gotcha When Programatically Sending Email to BizTalk

So here's an obscure one, but odds are it'll help some poor sap a year from now. I was...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 02/14/2006

Free BizTalk "First Look" Clinics In Your Town

So, you want to see BizTalk Server 2006 in person? We've recently launched the BizTalk First Look...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 02/07/2006

BizTalk Server 2006 POP3 Adapter Usage

Spent a bit of time recently with the new POP3 adapter for BizTalk, and wanted to share some notes...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 02/03/2006

Digging Into BizTalk Server LoadGen Tool

Got the chance to spend a bit of time on the recently released BizTalk Server 2004 Load Generation...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 01/30/2006

BizTalk 2004 Load Testing Tool Re-Released

Two good things if you haven't noticed. First, the BizTalk Server 2004 load testing tool, LoadGen is...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 01/25/2006

Analyst View On Microsoft Business Rules Engine

I'm a big fan of the Microsoft Business Rules Engine, and now we see that Forrester Research thinks...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 01/23/2006

Commerce Server 2006 Starter Site Beta Now Available

It's here, the long wait is over. We've just made a drop of the Commerce Server 2006 Starter Site...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 01/19/2006

New BizTalk/WF Webcast Series On MSDN

Are you aware that we recently started a weekly BPI and Workflow Webcast Series that covers some...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 01/16/2006

More Commerce Server 2006 Features

Attended a great session a couple days ago on Commerce Server 2006 by Ryan Donovan at our...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 01/13/2006

Differences Between WF Rules Engine and the BRE Included With BizTalk

Got to spend some time here at TechReady reviewing Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) and...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 01/12/2006

New Commerce Server Case Studies Posted

So just saw that we published three major new case studies for Commerce Server 2002. Check out the...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 01/12/2006

Useful Whitepapers on BizTalk 2004 Performance Using HP Hardware

Wanted to share a couple BizTalk performance whitepapers by HP I had bookmarked a ways back and...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 01/04/2006

Good Luck Scott

Well, we are definitely going to miss having Scott Woodgate on the BizTalk team. He did some really...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 01/01/2006

Commerce Server 2006 Tidbits

I got Commerce Server 2006 installed a couple days ago, and must say, it has clearly the best...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 12/30/2005

Commerce Server 2006 Beta Out, BizTalk Deployment Post Followup

So, indeed we got the Commerce Server Beta1 out the door before Christmas. I'm pulling it down right...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 12/21/2005

How To Package and Deploy BizTalk 2006 Applications

Packaging and deploying your BizTalk applications has been made significantly easier in BizTalk...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 12/16/2005

BizTalk Server 2006 SAP Adapter CTP Released

The BizTalk Server 2006 Beta adapters keep coming. Today's you'll find the Tech Preview of the MySAP...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 12/08/2005

BizTalk Server 2006 Beta Accelerators Available

Looks like we've released all of the Beta BizTalk Accelerators for review on BetaPlace. So if you're...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 12/07/2005

Launch Event in SoCal Tomorrow

Tomorrow's the Southern California launch event for Visual Studio.NET/SQL/BizTalk and if you're at...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 12/05/2005

BizTalk Beta2 MOM Pack Available, and Beta2 Install Experience

Looks like the BizTalk Beta2 MOM Pack is available on BetaPlace. Good stuff for you MOM folks out...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/29/2005

Interesting Community BizTalk Adapter

Just noticed a new community-developed BizTalk adapter, and thought I'd pass the word on. The...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/28/2005

BizTalk SQL Adapter Advice Requested

So I may be demonstrating my SQL Server ignorance, but I need some advice from you all. Let's say I...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/22/2005

BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2 Released!

Look at us, coming out earlier than we thought with BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 2. Naturally I just got...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/21/2005

BizTalk Article in December MSDN Magazine

In December's issue of MSDN magazine, we find Part II of Aaron Skonnard's look at BizTalk Server....

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/18/2005

Upcoming BizTalk 2006 Webcasts (December)

There's a couple good BizTalk webcasts coming up that you might want to mark on your calendar. The...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/17/2005

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