Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2008«

Article Series on BizTalk and WCF: Part I, Operation Patterns

January 31, 2008


UPDATE: I have since moved these articles to my own blog and they can be found here. A couple months back I wrote a short post explaining some simple BizTalk Server 2006 R2 + Windows Communication Foundation scenarios.  Afterwards, I was approached by the folks at to write a series of articles that provided […]

MVP Shenanigans

January 23, 2008


I’m apparently being subjected to some new MVP hazing.  I received my “welcome” kit in the mail … but it was for some MOM MVP!  Then poor Tim received my kit in the mail.  This was after my online profile got mixed up for a few days.  I’m worried that the next MVP box I […]

BizTalk Deployment Poster Now Available

January 18, 2008


If you’re setting up a BizTalk environment, or considering growing your existing configuration, take a peek at the just-released BizTalk Scale-Out Options poster from Microsoft (hat tip: Eric). Not sure I’d revisit this poster that often (compared to the BizTalk Capabilities poster or the Runtime Architecture poster which are both hanging in my office), but, […]

Applying Role-Based Security to BizTalk Feeds From RSSBus

January 17, 2008


I recently showed how one could use RSSBus to generate RSS feeds for BizTalk service metrics on an application-by-application basis.  The last mile, for me, was getting security applied to a given feed.  I only have a single file that generates all the feeds, but, I still need to apply role-based security restraints on the […]

[Help] XML Serialization Result is Different in Separate Environments

January 11, 2008


Here’s one for you.  I have two Windows Server 2003 environments, and in one environment, a .NET object correctly serializes to XML, and in the next environment it does not. Let’s set this up.  First, I have an existing schema like below where my datetime/number types are both nillable, and have a minOccurs of 0.  […]

Year in Review, MVP Status Awarded

January 7, 2008


I was going to use this, my 100th post on WordPress, and first of 2008, to highlight my favorite posts from last year.  But upon my return from vacation yesterday, I discovered that I had been granted an MVP award for my efforts in 2007, so, I also want to throw a quick thanks to […]


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