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Andy Morrison's BizTalk Blog Help, I've fallen and I can't BizTalk! December 2006 Entries
BizTalk Article Published in August .NET Developers Journal
It took a while for the online version to appear but you can find the article, "Introduction to BizTalk Server's Features and Benefits" , here.

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:39 AM

Twin Cities User Group Website

The Twin Cities BizTalk User Group now has a website, you can find it here:  http://www.mnbiztalk.com/

If you are a BizTalker, and live in or around the Twin Cities, and you haven't attended a session yet - I strongly encourage you to attend.  The sessions are great and the environment isn't as "stiff" as some of the other users groups out there :)

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:32 AM

Repost - BizTalkRocks 'Debugging Tips and Tricks' Webcast
This post disappeared from a previous blog of mine so I'm reposting it. --- 'Thank you' to everyone who attended the Debugging Tips and Tricks webcast that I presented today for the BizTalkRocks community. You can find the presentation at http://www.biztalknuggets.c... Debugging Tips and Tricks.zip I recorded the webcast. I will repost this article and include a link to the recorded webcast when it is posted. If you have any questions on the presentation or the webcast please ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:29 AM

Repost - IIS 6.0, Integrated Windows Security, Application Pools with Domain Accounts and ‘The target principal name is incorrect’
This post disappeared from a previous blog of mine so I'm reposting it. --- A couple of weeks ago I was having difficulty turning on Windows Integrated security for a couple of virtual directories that were interfaces to the SOAP and HTTP adapter. I initially had Anonymous and Integrated Windows turned on. As soon as I turned off anonymous and left only Integrated Windows security turned on I would get prompted to enter my credentials. After three failed attempts to login I would get the following ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:27 AM

Repost - BizTalk 2004 Developer Workstation Installation Tips
This post disappeared from a previous blog of mine so I'm reposting it. --- I've installed BizTalk 2004 on a developer workstation several times at this point. For a developer workstation I recommend the following: 1) If you do 'regular' ASP.NET development on your workstation and you will continue to do so after installing/configuring BizTalk then when you are configuring Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) do not configure it to use your default website. Create a second website in IIS and point to ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:26 AM

Repost - Reusing the BizTalk Server 2004 Schema Generator Wizard's Library
This post disappeared from a previous blog of mine so I'm reposting it. --- I've been doing some research on custom adapter development and one of the issues that came up was figuring out how to do the schema generation. BizTalk Server 2004 includes a wizard that will generate schemas from Xml instance documents. I decided to figure out how it worked - and if it could be reused. It is possible to reuse this functionality. Here's how you do it: Create a console project. Reference the Microsoft.BizTalk.WFXToXSDG... ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:25 AM

Repost - Preparing to Take Your BizTalk Server 2004 Application to Production
This post disappeared from a previous blog of mine so I'm reposting it. --- Are you read to take your BizTalk Server 2004 application to production? Integration applications are usually very complex; they have a lot of moving pieces, they use many different technologies and they are often built to automate processes that are not understand nearly as well as the business units involved think they are understood. In addition to the technical problems related to integration applications, integration ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:24 AM

Repost - Adding to 'Knowing which BTSNTSvc.exe to attach to...'
This post disappeared from a previous blog of mine so I'm reposting it. --- A couple of weeks ago I wrote a short article about an ‘easy’ method of determining the correct BTSNTSvc.exe process to attach to in VS.NET in order to debug orchestration utility components. Scott Colestock described a better way to determine this here. I liked his method much better than mine but I didn’t want to have Perfmon open whenever I needed to find the correct process id. I took his suggestion one step further and ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:22 AM

Repost - Orchestration Engine - 'AppDomain configuration' Default Values
This post disappeared from a previous blog of mine so I'm reposting it. --- One may get the impression, based on the example configuration listing for 'AppDomain configuration' in the BTS docs (http://msdn.microsoft.com/... that the Orchestration Engine's default values for SecondsIdleBeforeShutdown and SecondsEmptyBeforeShutdown are 1200 and 1800, respectively. The example configurations are so plagued with errors that I investigated ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:21 AM

Repost - Don't Forget the XPath string() function
This post disappeared from a previous blog of mine so I'm reposting it. --- When using the xpath() function in the orchestration designer you may need to obtain the value from a single node (I'm distinguishing between trying to obtain the node vs. the node's value.) If you are attempting to do this, please don't forget to wrap your xpath statement with the xpath string function, for instance: myStringValue = xpath(myMessage, "string(/*[local-name()='My... and namespace-uri()='']/@*[loca... ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:20 AM

Repost - VS.NET 2003 Xml Decode/Encode Macros
This post disappeared from a previous blog of mine so I'm reposting it. --- I've been working with a third-party database adapter that returns encoded Xml in some cases. BizTalk handles the decoding just fine but when I have problems with the adapter it can be problematic to examine the encoded documents. After a few days of dealing with this I put together a couple of VS.NET macros for encoding/decoding Xml which I'm sure people can find other uses for. Here's how you can create these macros: Open ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:19 AM

Repost - Getting Started with the Enterprise Library Logging and Instrumentation Application Block in BizTalk Server 2004
This post disappeared from a previous blog of mine so I'm reposting it. --- Earlier this year Microsoft released the Enterprise Library v1.0. The Enterprise Library consists of several Application Blocks that can be used to provide software infrastructure for enterprise application development. According to the Enterprise Library documentation, the “Application blocks are reusable software components designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges.” One of these Application ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:11 AM

Changing PivotTable Names for the BAM Portal (Before Deploying the BAM Definition)
If you’ve worked with BAM and the BAM Portal in BizTalk 2006 you’ve noticed that the PivotTables in the My Views - Aggegations section shows up with ugly names like PivotTable13, PivotTable14, etc. This is fine when you are doing POCs with a small number of Views/PivotTables but it can quickly become confusing – and more importantly these names aren’t appropriate when you’re deploying a real BAM solution to end users. If you want to change these names before you deploy your BAM Definition you need ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 5, 2006 7:47 AM

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