BizTalk 2006 - Windows SharePoint Services adapter

Adrian Hamza - My blog on BizTalk Server 2006 native adapter for Windows SharePoint Services (WSS).

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  • Blog Post: Is there a way to configure one send port to send a message to a document library based on a parameter?

    This question comes up quite often that it deserves its own post. Is there a way to configure one send port to send a message to a variable destination based on a parameter? For instance when using WSS adapter, can you send a message to a different document library based on the message that's being processed...
  • Blog Post: %Filename% macro is not replaced with the disk filename

    I've seen this issue showing a couple of times on the BizTalk Newsgroups so I thought it's worth posting about this on my blog. The user expectation, which is probably correct from usability point of view, is that the %Filename% macro is replaced with the name of the original file no matter if that file...
  • Blog Post: Custom Pipeline Component for Processing DBF, Excel and other ODBC types

    Matt Meleski implemented a custom pipeline component to process Excel or DBF files. I did not test this component myself but it seems that other people have tried and it worked well for them. This looks like a nice component that could complement the WSS adapter very nicely.
  • Blog Post: WSS Adapter handling of InfoPath forms with attachments

    InfoPath supports forms with file attachments by encoding the attachement as base64 and including the following PI <?mso-infoPath-file-attachment-present ?> at the top of the XML document to indicate that a file has been attached to the document. WSS adapter works with InfoPath forms...
  • Blog Post: WSS v3 Beta 2 is out - try it with WSS adapter

    Windows SharePoint Services V3 Beta 2 is out and you can download it here . WSS v3 does not install a policy file that redirects old SharePoint assembly requests to the new assemblies. For this reason, if you try to use WSS v3 Beta 2 with BizTalk 2006 WSS adapter, you will run into errors. In order to...
  • Blog Post: WSS Adapter webcasts/videos

    BizTalk 2006 RTMd last month, and the BizTalk Betaplace has been closed for a few weeks now. Many people have asked me for access to the WSS Adapter videos that were shared on the betaplace and finally, here they are. The videos are shared on this SharePoint site: http://wssadapter.members.winisp...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading from BT'04 GotDotNet WSS Adapter 1.0 to BT'06 native WSS Adapter

    I finally found some time and tried upgrading from BizTalk 2004 and GotDotNet WSS adapter to BizTalk 2006 and the native BT'06 adapter for Windows SharePoint Services. The idea was to start from a BizTalk 2004 installation with version 1.0 of Steve Resnick & Co. WSS Adapter ( http://www.gotdotnet...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Server 2006 has RTM'd

    BizTalk Server 2006 has RTM'd today ... best BizTalk ever, shipped on time and a very high quality server product. See the announcement here. http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/software/story/0,10801,109944,00.html http://www.crn.com/sections/breakingnews/breakingnews.jhtml?articleId=183702861...
  • Blog Post: Adding a row into a SharePoint List and adding an attachment to it

    I recently got this email from a WSS Adapter user ... I saw your 4 last web casts, it helped me a lot to get a good idea about thee WSS adapter.I have a question, Can you help me please and tell me how to add a row into SharePoint list and add an attachment to it? Where can I get more help about WSS...
  • Blog Post: Adding Browse UI to BT'06 WSS adapter

    The WssAdapterBrowseUI.dll modifies the default WSS Adapter UI so that instead of typing the names and URLs of SharePoint document libraries, lists, or columns you will be presented with a list view/tree view from where you can select the appropriate SharePoint object. The friendly names/titles of SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Problem when configuring WSS 2003 with SP2 to run on top of .Net Framework 1.1 and then upgrading to .Net Framework 2.0

    A few users have reported this configuration issue when trying to install and configure BizTalk 2006 with Windows SharePoint Services adapter. BizTalk 2006 native adapter for Windows SharePoint Services requires .Net Framework 2.0 but most of the users don't realize this until they try to configure the...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Server 2006 Beta2 is out - What's new in WSS Adapter?

    Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Beta2 is now available on Microsoft Beta Place. If you have not signed up already for BizTalk 2006 Beta program you can follow the instructions that I posted in this previous post in order to download the bits. If you have already signed up for BizTalk Beta 1 then you can...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Windows SharePoint Services on 64 bit machines/OS

    WSS with SP2 can run in 32-bit emulation mode on a 64-bit machine/OS but there are a few manual steps that need to be done in order to get that working. Step 1 - First of all, set the IIS application pool to run as 32 bit. On 64 bit machines, SharePoint runs in 32-bit emulation mode. This means that...
  • Blog Post: New WSS Adapter videos are available on the Microsoft Beta site, BizTalk Server 2006 program

    Hi folks, Sorry for the long delay since my last post, I just got back from a 3 weeks vacation. My parents visited US for the first time and I took some time off to show them how wonderful Puget Sound is. Originally, I am from Romania but I moved here 5 years ago and this was their first visit. When...
  • Blog Post: Service Pack 2 for Windows SharePoint Services 2003 has been released

    Service Pack 2 for Windows SharePoint Services 2003 has been released last week on September 27. You can download the SP2 here . You can download the full version of Windows SharePoint Services with SP2 integrated (slipstream) from here . From my perspective, most interesting features added by...
  • Blog Post: WSS Adapter webcast recording is now available on Microsoft Betaplace

    I mentioned before that I'll be doing a webcast on the Windows SharePoint Services native adapter included in BizTalk 2006 (see SeptemberWSSAdapterWebcast ). The "BTS 2006 Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) Adapter Deep Dive" webcast is now available on the Microsoft Beta Place http://beta.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: WSS, POP3, SMTP adapters webcasts

    I will be holding a WSS Adapter Deep Dive webcast on September 14. Before that, on September 8, Erik Leaseburg will hold a POP3 and SMTP adapters webcast . See below anouncement from Doug Girard forwarded to BizTalk Beta testers. Beta testers, You're all invited to a webcast this...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft rolled out 30 free, downloadable applications for Windows SharePoint Services

    Microsoft rolled out 30 free, downloadable applications that build on top of the company's SharePoint Services collaboration/workflow technology that is built into Windows Server. Among the plethora new applications are horizontal and vertical applets both. Schedule-management, consumer-financing, employee...
  • Blog Post: My Wss Adapter blog/tools To Do list

    Here are some of the things that I am would like to cover in this blog in the future. These are just some of the ideas that I have, I do not guarantee that I will get to all of them, or any of them for that matter, but I'll do my best to get to at least some of them. 1 - Complete Wss Adapter tutorials...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk 2006 Beta 1 - Download, setup, configuration

    This Tuesday I have subscribed to the Microsoft BizTalk 2006 Beta program and today (Thursday) I have finally received the email with the approval allowing me to download and play with the bits. In this post I will walk you through my experience downloading the bits, running setup and configuration for...
  • Blog Post: Wss Adapter questions

    These are some of the questions raised by early users of the WSS adapter. I assumed that people didn't want to see their names listed here, so I took the liberty and removed all the names and also rephrased some of the questions. Q: What are the differences between the WSS adapter in 2006 which is...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk 2006 native WSS Adapter vs GotDotNet WSS Adapter - Features Overview

    BizTalk 2006 native adapter for Windows SharePoint Services versus GotDotNet Windows SharePoint Services adapter, which one should you use? In my previous post, I have mentioned the shared source WSS Adapter available on GotDotNet and the fact that Microsoft has included a similar adapter in BizTalk...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk 2006 Beta1 has been released

    Well folks, it’s here … no, not my blog ... BizTalk 2006 Beta1 has been released (see http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/evaluation/bts2006beta.mspx ) and soon we should hear the verdict from the customers. I have been working at Microsoft for the last 5 years (almost), the last 3.5 years as a developer...
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