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More BAM Resources

April 30, 2007


Quick follow up to today’s post on production-ready BAM tactics. If you have folks accessing the BAM Portal, make sure they’ve installed the necessary components. Specifically, if they want to view aggregation (pivot tables), they must install: Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services 9.0 OLE DB Provider You can […]

Production-Ready BAM Security and Deployment

April 30, 2007


I recently went through the process of deploying a BAM model to our new BizTalk infrastructure, and learned a few things about BAM security and deployment along the way. Given that most BizTalk architects/developers probably play with BAM on a single fully installed machine (BizTalk, SQL, IIS, etc) while running with highest-level permissions, sometimes certain […]

BizTalk-Based Internet Service Bus

April 25, 2007


Lots of stuff today about BizTalk Services, the new offering from Microsoft that exposes an “Internet Service Bus” built upon BizTalk. Good summaries by Mick and Chris. There’s also a very nice article in eWeek (not the one linked to from the Labs site) entitled Microsoft’s BizTalk Services Simplify SOA that talks about the strategic […]

New BizTalk Magazine ( Available

April 16, 2007


So there’s a new website/newsletter for BizTalk addicts created by some great Microsoft Technology Specialists. Go to BizTalk Hotrod and check out the first issue. The newsletter is surprisingly well put together, and was actually a quite educational read. I must admit, though, when I got an email saying “Check out”, I was definitely […]

Behavior of BizTalk Map’s Scripting Functoid

April 13, 2007


I’ve been spending way too much time building BizTalk maps recently, but, I did uncover some interesting behavior of the Scripting functoid that I thought was worth sharing. My opinion is that using “Inline C#” (or VB.NET or JScript) in the Scripting functoid should only be for very simple operations, not page-long functions. In my […]

Great BizTalk Article In This Month’s MSDN Magazine

April 11, 2007


Just got the new MSDN Magazine in the mail, and now the issue is online. Check out a great read on 8 Tips And Tricks For Better BizTalk Programming co-written by my old pal Marty. Fairly useful stuff. Technorati Tags: BizTalk

Initializing BizTalk Correlation Sets In a Loop (Thanks Tomas!)

April 10, 2007


You ever find that newsgroup post on a technical subject that absolutely saves the day? One of my projects has an orchestration that calls a web service. I call this service in a “loop” because if a call fails (for “business” or “technical” reasons), it may need to retried. So, until I set a “ProcessComplete” […]


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