Recent Links of Interest

It’s the Friday before a holiday here in the States so I’m clearing out some of the interesting things that caught my eye this week.

  • BizTalk “Cloud” Adapter is coming.  Check out Danny’s blog where he talks about what he demonstrated at TechEd.  Specifically, we should be on the lookout for a Azure adapter for BizTalk.  This is pretty cool given what I showed in my last blog post.  Think of exposing a specific endpoint of your internal BizTalk Server to a partner via the cloud.
  • Updated BizTalk 24×7 site.  Saravana did a nice refresh of this site and arguably has the site that the BizTalk team itself SHOULD have on MSDN.  Well done.
  • BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0 is out there.  You can now pull the full version of the Adapter Pack from the MSDN downloads (this link is to the free, evaluation version).  Also note that you can grab the new WCF SQL Server adapter only and put it into your BizTalk 2006 environment.  I think.
  • The ESB Guidance is now ESB Toolkit.  We have a name change and support change.  No longer a step-child to the product, the ESB Toolkit now gets full love and support from the parents.  Of course, it’s fantastic to already have an out-of-date book on BizTalk Server 2009.  Thanks guys.  Jerks😉
  • The Open Group releases their SOA Source Book.  This compilation of SOA principles and considerations can be freely read online and contains a few useful sections.
  • Returning typed WCF exceptions from BizTalk orchestrations. Great post from Paolo on how to get BizTalk to return typed errors back to WCF callers. Neat use of WCF extensions.

That’s it.  Quick thanks to all that have picked up the book or posted reviews around.  Appreciate that.

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Categories: .NET Services, BizTalk, Cloud, SOA

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