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Yesterday, Microsoft released the final version of ESB Toolkit 2.0 (the word 'Guidance' has been dropped) which you can download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=bc86cf1e-ef29-4b19-95f7-388f64555090#tm.   I have had half an hour today to look at the documentation.   A preliminary read seems to suggest that, between the release of the CTP and the final release, Microsoft scrapped the old UDDI resolver and have introduced a completely new version that complies with the UDDI standards and which addresses the issues raised in a blog article which I published earlier this year. See http://geekswithblogs.net/cyoung/archive/2008/11/12/126975.aspx.   However, please be aware that I need time to properly digest the functionality changes, and won't be able to do that for another week or so.   I will report back when I have had more time to investigate. Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 7:42 AM BizTalk Server 2004/2006 | Back to top


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Several things i have noticed; I have Windows Server 2008 64 bit with BizTalk 2009 and ESB 2.0 along with another box with ESB Toolkit on it. BizTalk Explorer OM only runs in 32bit mode but the IIS default app pool is set to 64 so it fails (easy change, just set it to 32 bit and make sure you if you are using the source compile it to 32) also the MS charts dll has replaced the dundas charts dll, which required a purchase. The 2.0 UDDI version has issues however I have not tested the UDDI in the toolkit version. The ESB Portal is great and displays fault messages very elegantly, using info path to display the messages themselves however documentation is thin on how to get your fault messages into the ESBExceptionDb. There is a pipeline component that provides for adding BAM stuff, logging and adds infopath headers as well as a add/remove namespace pipeline component. I followed the BizTalk HOT ROD exception handling article for creating fault messages inside orchestrations (as well as send/recieve failed message routing) and then having 3 seperate orchestrations subscribing to failed messages (1 for send errors, 1 for recieve errors and 1 for processing errors) and piped them into the database a using the SQL adapter. This works great and allows remote viewing of fault messages as well as trending and other charts

Brian
Left by Brian Kinser on Jun 27, 2009 10:24 AM

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Charles,

have you installed BT2009 on Windows server 2008 64 with sql server 2008 64 bit? I am running into issues. i see that UDDI has been a new version for windows 2008 R2, what is the differences? Is the installtion guides from MS still current enough? I am wresling with what is 32bit host and what runs under a 64 bit host. Any insights into these? is ms going to release a full 64 bit solution?

Thanks,

Wild Will
Left by will weaver on Oct 02, 2009 11:02 AM

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I haven't done anything too serious with 64 bit 2009 yet. The closest I have been in recent times was an issue where we assumed 32 bit in development, but wires got crossed, and the 64 bit version was installed in the live environment. Fortunately, this didn't cause too many problems.

My colleague, Andy James, has blogged on some of his experiences at http://blog.solidsoft.com/blogs/andrew_james_1957/archive/2009/08/26/528.aspx.

UDDI Services in BTS 2009 is Microsoft's implementation of version 3 of the UDDI standard. You can easily find information on the web about enhancements in the new version of the specification. On thing I really appreciate is the ability to categorise binding templates. This is a massive improvement on previous versions.

Installation has not changed dramatically from previous versions, but I'm not sure MS points out all the potential issues that can arise in deploying 64 bit BTS.
Left by Charles Young on Oct 02, 2009 11:21 AM

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