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InfoPath Rules Grouping Behavior (And New BizTalk Posters)

July 24, 2008


A buddy at work is designing an InfoPath form and was befuddled by some awkward behavior in the way InfoPath executes its rule conditions. So let’s say that you want to execute the following comparison:  “If the sum of the order is greater than $500, and, the customer is from either CA or FL, then […]

Checklist for Reviewing Services for SOA Compatibility

July 15, 2008


I’ve got SOA on the brain lately.  I’m in the process of writing a book on building service-oriented solutions using BizTalk Server 2006 R3 (due out right around the product release), and, trying to organize a service review board at my company.  Good times. So what’s a “service review board”?  It’s a chance to look […]

Microsoft "Zermatt" Developer Identity Framework

July 10, 2008


The concept of “Identity Management” is not my strongest suit, so I’ve been spending more time this year reading up on the topic and trying to gain additional perspective.  Noticed yesterday on Vittorio’s blog that he announced the beta release of a new Identity Framework code named “Zermatt” targeted towards developers.   Ignoring the fact that […]

Sending Flat File Payload in a SOAP Message

July 10, 2008


So we have a project where pieces of data are sent to an external party.  This party exposes a “service” to accept the data.  However, the “service” takes in a few pieces of metadata, and then accepts a comma-delimited string of values as the actual payload.  Ugh.  Ignoring the questionable design, how would I take […]


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