Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2007«

Building an RSSBus Feed for BizTalk Server

December 31, 2007


A few months back, I demonstrated how to build a SQL query against the BizTalk databases which returned application-level activity metrics.   Now that the RSSBus Server has moved further along in its release cycle, I went ahead and built a more full-featured RSS feed out of BizTalk. Within the RSSBus infrastructure, one can build an […]

Oracle ODBC Driver Problems After Database Upgrade

December 21, 2007


Given that my posts on BizTalk + Oracle integration are consistently my most popular, I thought I’d add another one to the mix. The first BizTalk application that my company deployed required BizTalk to poll an Oracle 8i database.   When BizTalk was first installed here, we followed the documented instructions and installed the Oracle 9.2 […]

Changing Roles

December 18, 2007


It’s been just about a year since I left Microsoft to take my current job, and after some success in my initial role, I’m switching teams and responsibilities. I was brought into this company to help establish our BizTalk practice.  After participating in 10 projects, teaching 8 classes (to 110+ colleagues), creating a few tools […]

Microsoft Architecture Journal Reader Tool

December 12, 2007


Yesterday I was checking out the MSDN Architecture Center and noticed a reader application for the Architecture Journal. This interface makes the Journal easy to read, and demonstrates a few nice UI concepts. This tool is auto-updating, so it should automatically pull down the latest versions of the Journal.  You can add interesting articles to […]

InfoPath 2007 Scenarios With BizTalk Server 2006 R2

December 5, 2007


I’m a fan of InfoPath, but one barrier to entry has been the need to install the client software on user machines.  We have one deployed solution that uses it (as part of ESB Guidance), but I wanted to explore the new Forms Services capability and see how I can use that to simplify BizTalk […]


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