Michael Stephenson

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August 2010 Entries

DateTime considerations for BizTalk
Recently we had a couple of defects in the development of one of our integration solutions where we hadn't handled date times correctly in relation to day light saving. When we looked for some guidance to help us it seemed that there is a fair bit of discussion around .net implications of this but little recent content about BizTalk. Probably the most useful background articles are the following: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... http://geekswithblogs.net/d... ......

Posted On Sunday, August 29, 2010 3:46 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ BizTalk ]

Do people do BizTalk Versioning?

Just wondering how many people actually do dynamic versioning of their BizTalk projects with Cruise Control or Team Build.

The reason I ask is you dont see that many things on the forums or blogs about it.  I find that it can be quite challenging at times so Im not sure if we are just doing it the hard way or its something most people dont do?

Posted On Saturday, August 14, 2010 9:08 PM | Comments (2) | Filed Under [ BizTalk ]

Another little versioning Gotcha
Ive been having some problems with versioning for BizTalk recently and in particular it was centred around one map. Initially the problems were related to the configuration manager but then when this was resolved there was another little gotcha which is probably worth bearing in mind. So on the development machine everything versions as 999.999.999.999 and this is usually pretty pain free. On the build server though a version number is applied from cruise control and replaces anything with 999.999.999.999 ......

Posted On Saturday, August 14, 2010 9:06 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ BizTalk ]

Task to detect Visual Studio Solution Configuration Issues
You may have read on my recent posts about how the Visual Studio Configuration Manager again caused me problems for my BizTalk 2006 R2 project where the release/debug/deployment/de... configuration settings seem to get out of sync and it ends up causing you various problems. I got sick of this happening so I've created an MsBuild task which I can use in my build script to inspect the solution file and highlight any issues with the configuration. Basically the task will read through the file ......

Posted On Saturday, August 14, 2010 5:44 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ BizTalk ]

Unable to create the transform when your doing versioning on your build server
I had a very painful experience this week on a project. We were implementing some new features in an existing BizTalk application and the first builds on the build server were good then suddenly a number of the tests started failing with the below error in the event log. Event Type: Error Event Source: XLANG/s Event Category: None Event ID: 10030 Date: 8/4/2010 Time: 1:36:21 PM User: N/A Computer: ------------------ Description: Uncaught exception (see the 'inner exception' below) has suspended an ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 4, 2010 12:13 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ BizTalk ]

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