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Next Version of BizTalk Server Announced

April 22, 2008

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Today, Steve Martin announced a few details about the next version of BizTalk that will be available in early 2009.   Called BizTalk Server 2006 R3, this amounts to an incremental release of the product that does NOT correspond to the Oslo wave.  The “headline” for this release is compatibility with the latest version of the […]

Article Series on BizTalk and WCF: Part VII, About BizTalk Adapter Pack

April 22, 2008

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UPDATE: I have since moved these articles to my own blog and they can be found here. I just posted another article for TopXML.com as part of my series on BizTalk + WCF.   In this article, I explore the new BizTalk Adapter Pack. This article is mainly an introduction to the BizTalk Adapter Pack, with […]

More MVP Summit Thoughts

April 16, 2008

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Yesterday, me and the other BizTalk (and Connected Systems) MVPs began participating in a software design review of Oslo.  Not much we can talk about, but needless to say, the Microsoft team’s been busy.  Interesting stuff so far. On top of the great group of folks I had met up with the day before, it […]

MVP Summit Thoughts

April 14, 2008

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Here at the Microsoft MVP Summit in Seattle and it’s been fun bumping into old friends and putting names with faces.  Had a chance to hang out with Scott Colestock,  Charles Young, Brian Loesgen, Stephen Thomas, Tim Rayburn, Alan Smith, Paul Somers, Tomas Restrepo and Bill Chesnut.  It’s pretty wild to be around some of […]

Using the BizTalk Adapter Pack to Load Oracle Data into InfoPath 2007 Forms

April 4, 2008

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One of the glaring omissions from InfoPath 2007 is integration with non SQL Server data repositories.  For retrieving reference data (query data), your only choice is SQL Server.  That’s lousy.  For submitting data, your only choice is SQL Server or Microsoft Access, and, you can only submit to a database when using the thick client […]

Article Series on BizTalk and WCF: Part VI, Publishing Advanced Services Patterns

April 1, 2008

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UPDATE: I have since moved these articles to my own blog and they can be found here. I just posted another article for TopXML.com as part of my series on BizTalk + WCF.   This post digs into exposing WCF services out of BizTalk that utilize security features, MTOM attachments, and transactions. Topics include: message-based security, […]

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