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Michael Stephenson keeping your feet on premise while your heads in the cloud November 2007 Entries
Expect the unexpected
I have just encountered a very bizarre and annoying problem today and thought Id do a quick post to vent my frustration. Problem Ok so in one of the testing environments we have a BizTalk application running which had been fine. There are a combination of recieve locations from some orchestrations published as web services. 2 ports are one way recieve and the rest are 2 way recieve. As I say all had been working fine, then today the one way recieve ports started to have problems. The symptoms are ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 28, 2007 11:17 PM

BizTalk 2006 Documenter MsBuild Task
I have eventually got around to wiring up the BizTalk Documenter to our build process today. I did have an issue which is already logged on the codeplex site for the Documenter about problems when tracking is enabled on ports. I have worked around this problem by getting the source code for the documenter and building a local version of it with a fix until the next release where hopefully this will have been resolved. If you want more info about this please refer to: ......

Posted On Monday, November 19, 2007 8:06 PM

Using Log Parser
I recently needed to do a little analysis of some of our BizTalk implementations and needed to get some information from the IIS logs to help me. I read a little about the Log Parser tool and this post will provide a little about how it helped. Log Parser is a tool which allows you to use a SQL like syntax to parse various types of log files. This can be very useful when looking at a BizTalk environment and you want to be able to interogate a significant amount of logging information. Log Parser ......

Posted On Saturday, November 17, 2007 9:12 PM

BizTalk Versioning
Here are a few useful links to information about versioning in BizTalk projects and web services Description Link Web Cast which discusses Versioning Article on Versioning Strategy for BizTalk Assemblies Understanding Application Upgrade Article ......

Posted On Saturday, November 17, 2007 8:43 PM

What is returned from my 2 way port when a fault is used?
Following on from a recent post about 2 way recieve ports I thought i would look in a little more detail at how the different adapters return a fault to the client and what the differences are in how the client would manage the fault. The scenario for this is as follows: I have setup a simple scenario where the client will input a simple message and then an orchestration will return a fault back to the port. In this case the fault message has been typed as a string and I will always return the following ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 13, 2007 12:17 AM

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