Geeks With Blogs
Blog Moved to http://podwysocki.codebetter.com/ Blog Moved to http://podwysocki.codebetter.com/ BizTalk
BizTalk 2006 R2 Posters
For all of those stuck in the BizTalk 2006 R2 world as I am constantly, Microsoft has released two new posters with the BizTalk 2006 R2 Architecture. These are rather large PDF files that you could print out if so desired through a plotter. Each of these are about 5-6MB, but make a great reference. Download each at your leisure: BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Database Infrastructure Poster BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Runtime Architecture Poster Get them while they're hot ......

Posted On Monday, January 28, 2008 11:57 AM

Reminder: MICSUG - Enterprise Service Bus on the Microsoft Platform
Just wanted to throw out a reminder about the ESB Guidance session this upcoming Monday. Hope you can join us! I'll be running the show on Monday, so please come out and say hello... Join us for the latest Microsoft Integration and Connected Systems User Group (MICSUG) on December 17th at 7:00PM, where we will talk about the Enterprise Service Bus Guidance provided by Microsoft on CodePlex. Since Geoff Snowman will be out, I will be running the show that night, so I hope you come out and hope to ......

Posted On Friday, December 14, 2007 6:22 PM

Enterprise Service Bus on the Microsoft Platform Presentation
Join us for the latest Microsoft Integration and Connected Systems User Group (MICSUG) on December 17th at 7:00PM, where we will talk about the Enterprise Service Bus Guidance provided by Microsoft on CodePlex. Since Geoff Snowman will be out, I will be running the show that night, so I hope you come out and hope to have a great crowd. As someone who is currently using this technology on a project, it's always great to see new ideas and perspectives on the technology. In case you don't know what ......

Posted On Monday, December 3, 2007 2:15 PM

Rhino Mocks and cutom BizTalk code revisited
In a previous post, I talked about abstracting the BizTalk XLANGMessage away from the code through an IOrchestrationMessage interface. After some deliberation and inspiration from Phil Haack, I decided to take another look at using Rhino Mocks to help my cause. In this case, I'd like to use Extension Methods, but I'd rather not mix and match Visual Studio 2005 with 2008 just yet. But you could imagine it would look something like this when done: public static XLANGMessage CreateBizTalkMessage(this ......

Posted On Thursday, November 29, 2007 12:46 AM

How should everyone test their BizTalk applications...
In my previous post about testing the logic inside a custom expression in a separate dll, we need to step back and look at testing the whole picture. Not only cover unit testing, but load testing as well. Darren Jefford from Microsoft Consulting Services UK recently gave a presentation on "How Everyone Should Test Their BizTalk Based Solutions" in which he covers many of the basics of BizTalk testing. BizTalk solutions have a tendency to be hard to test and hard to design to be testable. With the ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:21 PM

TDD and BizTalk Orchestration Expression Code
Lately a lot of my work has focused on BizTalk for some custom solutions. I'm a big fan of BizUnit as a unit testing tool for BizTalk, as it is pretty much the only option. But, what happens when you call custom components (dlls) through Expression or Message Assignment Shapes? Take for example this custom code snippet public class OrchestrationHelper { public static void ProcessDocument(XLANGMessage bizTalkMessage) { Stream bizTalkStream = (Stream)bizTalkMessage[0].R... // ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:18 AM

Capital Area Connected Systems User Group meeting tonight 11/19/2007 (Reston, VA)
Tonight is the monthly meeting of the Capital Area Microsoft Integration and Connected Systems User Group (MICSUG). It's tonight 11/19/2007 at 7PM at the Microsoft Reston office. Location: 12012 Sunset Hills Rd. Reston, VA 20191 Below is the information about the event. I hope to see a good crowd there: Combining Windows Workflow Foundation with BizTalk Server Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is Microsoft’s rich new platform for building business process management solutions. BizTalk Server is Microsoft’s ......

Posted On Monday, November 19, 2007 2:52 PM

Updated BizTalk 2006 Documentation
Microsoft has recently upgraded a lot of BizTalk Server 2006 documentation within the past week and is now available. Included in this is the following: BizTalk Server 2006 Installation and Upgrade Guides Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Documentation Update (CHM) BizTalk Server Code Samples Among the 31 code demos, these I found interesting: BAM and HAT Correlation Convoys Policy Chaining SQL Adapter with Atomic Transactions in Orchestrations Overall, a great list of code samples well worth going through! ......

Posted On Monday, July 3, 2006 12:35 PM

Questions All BizTalk Developers Should Know
In previous posts, I have talked about the "What All Great .NET Developers Should Know" as well as my own list of questions. This time I'm looking for questions that Great BizTalk Developers Should Know. Naveen Karamchetti had created a list off CodeProject entitled "BizTalk 2004/2006 Interview questions that every developer must know...". Unfortunately for us he already had the answers posted, but if you stay here for just a minute, you can ponder the questions on your own. I'm adding some to his ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 14, 2006 8:43 PM

Capital Area MICSUG Meeting
The next user group meeting of the MICSUG will be held on THURSDAY, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. Geoff Snowman will be presenting: Integration - When to use What This will be a useful overview and comparison of the major Microsoft integration technologies, including: BizTalk, Workflow Foundation, WCF, MSMQ, SQL Integration Services, and others. Join us on THURSDAY, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Microsoft Reston office http://groups.msn.com/MICSUG ......

Posted On Thursday, May 25, 2006 2:59 PM

Copyright © Matthew Podwysocki | Powered by: GeeksWithBlogs.net