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BizTalk V.Next

The next issue of BizTalk Hotrod magazine (April 2009) is ready.

This issue has articles about EDI, AS2, Mapping Tips and Tricks, Business Rules, Naming conventions, Tools like BizTalk Terminator and BizTalkCop for Static Code Analysis for BizTalk. As BizTalk 2009 hits the streets 'Hotrod' offers some great help.

Get Hotrod here...


I have recently been invited to join the Microsoft Cloud Advisory group and have just spent the last week at an SDR getting to understand all the wonderful cloud stuff. Unfortunately I'm under NDA until PDC but it is looking good. On the topic of the cloud and BizTalk I came across a blog by Lori MacVittie (http://devcentral.f5.com/w... that really has got it all wrong. The blog talks about BizTalk activities ......

Following on from BizTalk Server 2006 R2 released on October 2, 2007,Microsoft has been working on BizTalk Server 2006 R3. In a recent announcement Microsoft renamed it to simply BizTalk Server 2009. It is scheduled to be released in the first half of next year. A first community technology preview (CTP) has already been sent out to select BizTalk customers, and a second public CTP will be available later this year at PDC. Oliver Sharp, general manager of BizTalk Server, stated that BizTalk Server ......

Yesterday saw the formation of the SOA and BPM User Group rising from the ashes of the former UK BizTalk User group.

Pop over to http://www.Sbug.org.uk if you wish to join up....

Please note correction to web address....


With the news of OSLO some months ago the Microsoft World has been all a buzz about Modelling. But this is a number of years away. What interests me is what do we do today? To model business processes today we need to be able to span not only BizTalk but also Workflow Foundation as well. At present there is no product that successfully does this, certainly not a Microsoft one! We can look to K2 for some relief but whilst it makes a go it the problem and delivers an excellent workflow tool we still ......

IDS Scheer announced at the Microsoft SOA and Business Process Conference, the 2008 availability of its integration of the ARIS Platform with Microsoft BizTalk Server. As a preferred BPM modeling and monitoring partner for the Microsoft Business Process Alliance, IDS Scheer previewed the integration at the conference last week. With Microsoft's future emphasis on modeling in the 'Oslo' the announcement of the IDS Scheer ARIS product is timely in providing a modeling solution today while we wait for ......

Here is some of the interesting news and blogs John Shewchuk blogs about the why we are doing BizTalk Services - the world’s first Internet Service Bus. Dennis Pilarinos blogs on how to get started with BizTalk Services. Darryl Taft discusses BizTalk Services in eWeek. The BizTalk Services SDK is now available for download. BizTalk Labs offers an early glimpse of the technologies we are working on to build composite applications: BizTalk Identity Services - technologies to help developers manage ......

More: BizTalk 2006 R2 - RFID Support The Microsoft RFID Infrastructure Services in BizTalk 2006 R2 provide device abstraction and manageability to RFID-based solutions. An integrated engine for rich data filtering, enrichment, and transformation allows for sophisticated applications for different automation scenarios. Application developers can also integrate with advance technologies such the as the Business Rules Engine, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Windows Communication Framework to create ......