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I have looked at the three papers published about BizTalk Server 2006.
 
I have one large complaint. I feel like the WSS Adapter is incomplete. I think everything that I see there good, for the most part. I will split my complaints into two pieces.
 
NOTE: These complaints assume that I am not using a XML file of any kind. Assume I am using BizTalk with TIFF documents.
 
A. WSS Receive
    Archive Filename- "the adapter can set the filename to a fixed string or to a name derived from the XML data in the document."
        Why is there no option to use the actual filename?
        Why cannot use the actual file and then a string and then placeholder?
   
B. WSS Send
    FileName - - "the adapter can set the filename to a fixed string or to a name derived from the XML data in the document."
        Why is there no option to use the actual filename?
        Why cannot use the actual file and then a string and then placeholder?
 
    Override - Whether an already existing WSS file should be overwritten or not. Supported values “yes”, “no”, “orchestration”
        If I chose no, what happens?
    
        Here is what I believe the behavior should be.
            1.    Document Library-Versioning disabled
                    a.     Override (yes) - delete the file in SharePoint and replace with new file
                    b.     Override (no)  - put new file in the bit bucket, better yet make it a error message
            2.    Document Library- Versioning enabled
                   a.     Override (yes) - delete the most current verison of the file in SharePoint and replace with new file
                   b.     Override (no)  - version the files
        
        This is the way I would interpret the options. And if I am interpreting the options incorrectly, then I believe that the functionality should exists in the adapter.       
 
 
I am writing this now in hope that my ideas will be incorporated in the adapter. I will be attending TechEd 2005 and will hopefully be able to talk to Scott Woodgate.
 
Related Post:
 
I just changed a few things which are in italics in order to make things a little clearer.
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 2:47 PM | Back to top


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# We do listen, really - just ask Edgardo
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We released the CTP release of BizTalk Server 2006 at TechEd USA.  Almost immediately Edgardo Vega...
Left by Scott Woodgate's Business Proces on Jul 06, 2005 12:50 PM

# re: BizTalk Server 2006 WSS Adapter
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Nice that the feedback was taken into account. How about my feedback about the WSE-adapter, which cannot use custom (off-line) WSDL-files? ;)

Other things which should be fixed in BizTalk 2004/2006 are:
- Be able to resize windows in BizTalk (code windows etc)
- Remember those resizes the next time you use the same type of window
- Use the same fonts and other settings as the rest of Visual Studio are set to use
- Use the same type of code for both send/receive filters as you do in orchestrations. One requires double quotes and the other requires no double quotes which is inconsequent since the dialog boxes look the same. You should be able to use both with or without double quotes and biztalk should replace it with the best practice so we learn the best way ;)
- Use Focus-events in Visual Studio. If you switch between different maps, schemas etc the properties are not changed. You have focus on one map or schema and the properties are displayed for another.

Best regards
Niklas Engfelt
Left by Niklas Engfelt on Jul 15, 2005 4:07 PM

# BizTalk Server 2006 Beta2 is out - What's new in WSS Adapter?
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Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Beta2 is now available on Microsoft Beta Place. If you have not signed...
Left by BizTalk 2006 - Windows SharePoin on Nov 22, 2005 10:25 AM

# re: BizTalk Server 2006 WSS Adapter
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