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 Server 2006 Business Rules and Static Methods

The Business Rules Engine that ships with BizTalk Server 2006 now supports the usage of static...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/14/2005

BizTalk CTP Changes, and BAM Portal Modifications

I installed the brand new CTP of BizTalk Server on Monday, and was pleased to see a few new things....

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/10/2005

More BizTalk FAQ Answered ...

Once again, a great set of BizTalk FAQ from the BPID Customer Response team. This month's Q & A has...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/09/2005

BizTalk Server 2006 Packaging Announced!

So we've announced today that BizTalk Server 2006 packaging has undergone some significant changes,...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 11/07/2005

BizTalk Article in November MSDN Magazine

This month's issue of MSDN magazine has a feature on BizTalk Server by Aaron Skonnard. It's a fairly...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 10/31/2005

Processing PDFs (or anything else!) in BizTalk Orchestrations

So you're probably aware that you can pass virtually any file (*.exe, *.dll, *.xls) through BizTalk...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 10/27/2005

BizTalk 2006 MCP Certification Upgrades

Not sure if you've seen the latest changes to the Microsoft Certified Professional Program, but with...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 10/26/2005

Couples Weeks Off, And Upcoming Topics

So I'll be going dark here for a couple weeks as I head off on vacation (getting married, and no...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 10/07/2005

Updated BizTalk Server 2006 FAQ

The BPI Customer Response team has just added some more FAQs from TAP customers of BizTalk Server...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 10/04/2005

BizTalk Orchestrations, Business Rules, and Context Properties

It's always tricky to remember that messages in BizTalk Server orchestrations are immutable, and...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 09/26/2005

Couple of Nice BizTalk Server 2006 Development Features

I'm told that I am easily amused, but these two little BizTalk development nuggets that I recently...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 09/20/2005

Debating Our Rules Engine

If you're someone deeply interested in rule engine algorithms, and specifically Microsoft's...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 09/17/2005

PDC05 - More Windows Workflow

Let the "straightening out" begin. The article entitled Microsoft Workflow engine won't support...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 09/15/2005

PDC05 - Day 4 BizTalk Futures Musings

Sitting here watching the Future Directions: Beyond BizTalk Server 2006 session at PDC05 and thought...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 09/15/2005

PDC05 - Day 2 Windows Workflow Musings

So finally, we can talk about Windows Workflow Foundation, one of the worst kept PDC05 secrets of...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 09/14/2005

PDC05 - Day 1 SQL Service Broker Musings

Attending the Building Distributed Asynchronous Applications with SQL Service Broker session at...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 09/13/2005

PDC05 - Day 1 Booth Musings

500 Commerce Server t-shirts at the PDC05 booth. 1 hour of time. 0 shirts remaining. You people are...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 09/13/2005

BizTalk Server 2006 FAQ Posted

Make sure you check out the BPID Customer Response Team's recent post that contains a cornucopia of...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 09/07/2005

BizTalk 2006 Beta Installation Documentation Updated

We've just updated the BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 installation documentation. There are a few fixes,...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 09/02/2005

Paper On Choosing the Appropriate Microsoft Integration Technology

We've pushed out a paper to MSDN that highlights when to use which technology for integration....

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/31/2005

End To End Email WIth BizTalk On A Single Dev Box

Often for either isolated BizTalk development or BizTalk demonstration purposes, the need arises to...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/30/2005

New Whitepaper on Building BizTalk Adapters

In case you didn't see it, we just recently published a good paper on building your own BizTalk...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/22/2005

There are estimates that as much as 70% of overall business data resides in IBM host systems, thus...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/22/2005

BizTalk Orchestration Designer for Business Analysts Improvements

It's almost a crime that the Orchestration Designer for Business Analysts (ODBA) tool for BizTalk...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/17/2005

SMTP Fun With BizTalk Server 2006

Doing anything particularly fancy with the SMTP adapter in BizTalk Server 2004 often involved...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/15/2005

Throttling Improvements in BizTalk Server 2006

Managing the performance thresholds of a BizTalk Server 2004 machine posed a few challenges that...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/11/2005

Upcoming HIS and SQL Server 2005 Webcast

If you're thinking about integrating your IBM mainframe data with SQL Server 2005, check out this...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/09/2005

Building and Executing a BizTalk Single Sign On Scenario

The Enterprise Single Sign On functionality that ships with BizTalk Server is fairly interesting,...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/09/2005

New BizTalk Performance Testing Tool

I like to keep up with what my former co-workers at Avanade are up to, and Larry Beck has just...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/07/2005

Using BAM In BizTalk Server 2006 With SQL Server 2005

If you are trying to do Business Activity Monitoring using BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1, and, SQL...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/05/2005

BizTalk Unleashed Appendix Released

Hat tip to Oddur Magnusson for noticing that the mysterious Appendix C of the BizTalk Unleashed book...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/03/2005

Additional Step for BTS 2006 Config Using Pre-June SQL CTP

In case you are installing BizTalk Server 2006 on a machine with a SQL Server 2005 CTP older than...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/03/2005

Microsoft BizTalk Technology Adapter Purchase

So we can finally talk about the iWay technology purchase that will enable us to provide 8 BizTalk...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 08/02/2005

Screenshots Of New BizTalk Server 2006 Components

Ok, as promised, here's a quick screenshot look at some of the BizTalk Server 2006 improvements that...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/29/2005

Don Box on BizTalk

Our man Don Box recounts his experience with installing BizTalk Server 2006 and likes what he sees....

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/29/2005

BizTalk Server 2006 Install/Config Walkthrough Screenshots

So I got my hands on the BizTalk Server 2006 bits yesterday and thought I'd share my install and...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/28/2005

MSN Virtual Earth Is Pretty Hot

Enough about Google Maps (which is still darn cool), let's throw props at the MSN Virtual Earth...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/25/2005

BizTalk 2006 Beta Released

Pretty good day. Microsoft earnings are up, and BizTalk Server 2006 beta 1 is publicly available....

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/21/2005

Today's Commerce Server Chat, PDC Musings

Don't forget that today we have a hosted Commerce Server chat where experts and product team folks...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/20/2005

Single Sign On Madness

I'm working on some things with BizTalk Enterprise Single Sign On, and, I am about to light myself...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/19/2005

Behavior of BizTalk Adapters with Transactions

Plenty of folks make the assumption that wrapping a couple BizTalk adapters in an atomic scope makes...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/14/2005

Necessary Indigo IIS Extension Mapping

I've been spending some free time getting back up to speed on Indigo because (a) it is quite...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/13/2005

Easiest Way to Capture BizTalk Orchestration Image

I've been asked a few times how to get the "picture" of an orchestration out of VS.NET in a .jpg or...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/12/2005

BizTalk 2006 Beta Release Close Enough to Taste

We're very close to releasing the official beta of BizTalk Server 2006, and this article discusses a...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/12/2005

Registry Tweak for Using Event Log in Orchestration

I often write to the Event Log in my orchestrations to provide simple progress statements or error...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/07/2005

References for Setting up AD, DNS For a Farm

In order to really grasp how a product like BizTalk Server works, you really need to build out a...

Author: Richard Seroter Date: 07/01/2005

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