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Upcoming SOA and Business Process Conference

July 30, 2007

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Chris and Mike confirm the details of the upcoming SOA and Business Process conference in October 2007. I was fortunate enough to attend last year’s event, and would highly encourage folks to attend this year. It’s a great place to meet up in person with BizTalk community folks and receive a fair mix of high […]

BizTalk Sending Updated Version of Message to SOAP Recipients

July 30, 2007

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What happens to downstream SOAP recipients if the message sent from BizTalk is a different “version” than the original? Let’s assume I have an enterprise schema that represents my company’s employees (e.g. “Workforce”). BizTalk receives this object from SAP and fans it out to a variety of downstream systems (via SOAP). Because direct messaging with […]

[BizTalk] Interview Advice

July 27, 2007

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I recently completed another round of interviews for my company in the search for BizTalk consultants. Yet again, it was a fairly depressing experience. I offer a few humble tips to folks claiming to be BizTalk architects/developers. My first pet peeve is gigantic resumes. I know that headhunters often beef these things up, but if […]

Automatically Generating Complex Types in BizTalk Schemas

July 24, 2007

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I’m currently teaching a “BizTalk Developer” class for my colleagues and as usual, I learned something I didn’t know before. Maybe it’s common knowledge, but it was new to me. Specifically, I never had figured out how to turn nodes in my schema into actual “complex types” to be used elsewhere. Let’s say I start […]

New “BizTalkHotRod” Newsletter Out

July 20, 2007

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Well, count me among the folks who thought that the BizTalk HotRod magazine would be a “one hit wonder.” I’m very happily proven wrong as there was a great new issue released this week. Some highlights include: Deep look at various complicated BizTalk mapping scenarios and solutions “Smack down” between a BizTalk and comparable WF/WCF […]

Choosing Between WF Rules and BizTalk Business Rules Engine

July 19, 2007

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If you’re still facing issues deciding which sort of workflow/rules technology from Microsoft to use (e.g. Windows Workflow vs. BizTalk), check out the latest well-written piece by Charles Young. He covers many of the specific differences to consider when deciding which Microsoft technology will work best for your given application. Technorati Tags: BizTalk, Workflow, Business […]

Preventing Stale Artifacts in BizTalk Application Packages

July 19, 2007

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A misunderstanding about how BizTalk builds MSI packages for applications caused me some recent heartache. Let’s say I have a BizTalk “application” with the following resources: As you can see, I’ve got a BizTalk assembly, a “standard” .NET assembly, binding file, text file, and virtual directory (for a web service). In my simple mind, I […]

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