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Microsoft Architect Insight Conference

Dave Morris and I will be presenting a session on the second day of the under solutions titled: "Delivering Agile Business Process & Integration Solutions". This session will cover architecting and implementing Business Process and Integrations solutions (BPI) the Agile way. We believe that a traditional waterfall process often demands unrealistic skills and accuracy that inevitably leads to the architecture either being invalid or out of date even before development starts. An Agile approach t

Posted On Saturday, March 4, 2006 5:35 AM

Using Agile Project Management with Integration Projects
Using Agile Project Management with Integration Projects I have been recently involved in a number of BizTalk 2004 integration projects using Agile Project Management (Also known as Scrum). Conchango ( has also been involved with Microsoft in designing and implementing the Agile add-in for VS2005. If you are unfamiliar with Agile Project Management, have a look at the following links: (Its all about common sense) The official Website with all ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 1, 2006 3:56 PM

Windows Workflow Foundation first look
I’m guilty of not blogging for a long time, but trust me I have been very busy recently with lots of very interesting projects. When I emerged from my project work though, I discovered that I have missed out on the Windows Workflow stuff which really looks quite impressive. They have announced it at PDC and obviously lots of people have been working on this. Check from the PDC sessions. I think Paul will be the new Scott Woodgate for us integration ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 4, 2005 7:18 AM

MSMQT Delivered Not Consumed
You can tell I'm doing alot of documentation today. Here is another quick tip. If you get a “Delivered not consumed” message in HAT sending a message using MSMQT (I think this will be the same with MSMQC) this means that your message did not reach the MSMQ Queue for some reason. Either the Server name / Queue name is wrong or the server is not available ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 19, 2005 2:52 PM

Siebel web service returns the wrong value if an error occurs in Siebel
In BizTalk 2004 you will end up with a dehydrated orchestration if the Siebel web service would fail. The reason is that the return error type mentioned in the WSDL is not returned. Instead, and depending on the type of error, HTTP error in this case, you see something like this in the event log The adapter "SOAP" raised an error message. Details "Client found response content type of 'text/html;charset=UTF-8', but expected 'text/xml'. The request failed with the error message: -- <html><head><... ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 19, 2005 2:14 PM

Gotcha!! Integrating with Siebel Web services using Biztalk 2004 SOAP
Siebel consultants use a wizard to build Web service WSDLs from their integration objects. One thing to watch out for is the value for ElementFormDefault in the WSDL. Sometimes (Not sure why) they will generate the WSDL and will have the following line: xsd:schema xmlns:xsdLocal0="http://www... targetNamespace=http://www.... xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.or... Which is fine but then the return value you get ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 19, 2005 2:03 PM

BizTalk 2004: The DBLookup functoid produces the wrong results under load
Ok, let's keep the blogging momentum going. Here is something to consider if you want to use the DBLook functoid in BizTalk 2004. The DBLookup functoid produces the wrong results under load. Despite installing the Rollup version, as well as Q884887. Still there seems to be an issue with the DBLookup functoid returning either empty or the wrong results under load (200+ messages). The most recent hotfix looks good (Q888309), but I don’t think it will be included in SP1. You would have to get ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 18, 2005 2:09 PM

Multiple source messages in BizTalk maps and updating schemas schemas don’t refresh
Here is something I’m sure I’ll come across again. So this is a note to self (I’m very forgetful), and a little helper if anyone out there gets the same issue. If you have multiple messages in your BizTalk map ( if you don’t know how then Google for “biztalk map multiple schema”), and then you need to update one of the messages’ schema, the schema in the source pane does not show the add fields! I think this mainly happens if you update the schema of the ......

Posted On Friday, February 24, 2006 2:38 PM

Microsoft SAP Adaptor for BizTalk 2004
I posted about this earlier on after a very good project integrating SAP and Siebel, working with Deloitte and Axon. People found it difficult to find through Google (I’ll have to talk to someone about that) So here is the link and apologies for the Google trouble. Thanks ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 4, 2005 10:07 AM

Help integrating with Siebel
This is in response to an email I got from Edgardo ( I post it here hoping it will benefit more people out there. You can call a webservice from inside a workflow in Siebel, and you can have a webservice that starts a workflow. The first thing I do is test the webservice using XMLSpy Enterprise (Pricey but well worth it, and saved me a lot of time). XMLSpy will generate the test SOAP message for you, and you can override the parameters to make sure you test all the cases ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 4, 2005 7:41 AM

What is in BizTalk 2004 SP1
This is what I believe is going to be included in SP1 Of BizTalk 2004, I'm sure there will be more 811250 FIX: You experience high CPU utilization and no timeout exceptionwhen using a timed scope in orchestration813845 BizTalk Server 2004 rejects reliable receipts from BizTalk Server2000 and from BizTalk Server 2002814041 BizTalk Server may fail persisting state to the database and mayend the orchestration instance821934 FIX: BizTalk Server 2004 rejects BTF receipts in CoordinatedUniversal Time (Greenwich ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 18, 2005 11:13 AM

Using Siebel Web services with BizTalk 2004
I'm working on a project integrating SAP and Siebel using BizTalk 2004. Last week I discovered that Siebel (By default) generates RPC based web services, and I was wondering why I can't capture the response of these web services using BizTalk SOAP adaptor! Turns out that you need to set the webservice to Doc literal, a setting in the WSDL of the Web service, this is the setting the adaptor supports. I think you would have the same problem using BizTalk with WebLogic Integration or a webservice generated ......

Posted On Monday, September 20, 2004 9:36 PM

To UNC or not to UNC with BizTalk 2004 recieve locations?
I came accross this problem trying to recieve files on remote servers using the file adpter: "File transport does not have read/write privileges for receive location 'G:\if067\outbox\'". I read there: that you need to map a network drive to the recieve location and specifiy the user name and password that has access rights to this share. So I did, and you can see it in the error message I ......

Posted On Sunday, September 12, 2004 3:42 PM

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