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  • Blog Post: Update on SOA Conference and Upcoming Events

    Over the past few months we have talked to a number of customers and partners about our plans for upcoming Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) events.  We have heard loud and clear that travel budgets are limited, and have evaluated the various ways we can share Real World SOA best practices and...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Availability of the BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0

    As we have pre-announced during several BizTalk sessions at TechEd North America last month, the BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 , formerly known as the ESB Guidance 2.0 - has been released today to the web. It is available on the new ESB page in the BizTalk Developer Center on MSDN. This toolkit extends BizTalk...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces General Availability of BizTalk Server 2009

    Microsoft today announced the general availability of BizTalk Server 2009, which is available to Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) customers and will be made available broadly in nine languages — Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish...
  • Blog Post: Managed Services Engine CTP Available on CodePlex

    Last week we also announced a CTP release of the Microsoft Managed Services Engine to CodePlex. This is a very powerful set of infrastructure and tools built on WCF for supporting versioning, abstraction, management, routing and runtime policy enforcement of services in a heterogeneous environment. You...
  • Blog Post: ESB Guidance Released to MSDN!

    If you were in either of the two standing room only ESB Guidance sessions at last week conference you heard us mention it would be released shortly. I'm pleased to say that Patterns & Practices has just released the ESB Guidance to MSDN ! The MSDN site is the entry point for ESB Guidance bits, docs...
  • Blog Post: "Oslo" is announced!

    Today in Redmond, during our keynote for the SOA and BPM conference , we announced our vision and multiyear investment in a wave of products which will simply building SOA & BPM solutions (codenamed “Oslo”). For more information, please see the related CNN Money article. You definitely want to...
  • Blog Post: InfoQ interview on Microsoft’s SOA Strategy

    InfoQ just published their interview with Dino Chiesa , Director of .Net Marketing in our Connected Systems Division. Dino talks about Microsoft’s SOA Strategy and how our investments in Windows Communication Foundation , ESB guidance , BizTalk Services and .Net framework 3.5 play key roles in helping...
  • Blog Post: The other shoe has finally dropped.

    A few weeks ago the announcement was made that BizTalk Server 2006 R2 will be generally available in September. It truly feels great to finally see the light at the end of that tunnel. A whole bunch of effort goes into building the product as well as prepping for its launch. The fruits of all of that...
  • Blog Post: Community Release of ESB Guidance is Available on CodePlex

    In June, we released a new community release build of the Microsoft ESB Guidance on the ESB Guidance community site . In addition to fixes and new samples & guidance, this release includes new and augmented features such as WS-MetadataExchange, WCF adapter integration, UDDI publishing, enhanced ESB...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Video on BizTalk Services

    Check out this new video on Channel 9 where James Conard talks with John Shewchuk and Dennis Pilarinos about BizTalk Services. John and Dennis quickly explain BizTalk Services by discussing the challenges with building applications today. Dennis also shows four demos of BizTalk Services and then drops...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 video on Host Integration Server!

    If you have previously worked on integration projects between IBM mainframe / AS400 and Windows, then there is a good chance that you have worked with the Microsoft Host Integration Server. Microsoft Host Integration Server (HIS) is the product that allows bringing in host applications from IBM mainframe...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Services are Live!

    Yesterday, our division went live with the Community Technology Preview (CTP) release of BizTalk Services . These services extend technologies from our division to work as hosted services accessible via the Internet. In essence, we are creating the first Internet Services Bus to enable developers to...
  • Blog Post: 8 Tips And Tricks For Better BizTalk Programming

    Marty Wasznicky (Regional Program Manager for BizTalk Server) and Scott Zimmerman (senior App Dev consultant with Microsoft) have written an interesting MSDN article with Tips for Better BizTalk Programming . This article discusses Multi-Part Messages, Direct-Bound Ports, Internal and External Schemas...
  • Blog Post: Public Beta for BizTalk 2006 R2 has released!

    We are pleased to announce the public Beta 2 release of BizTalk 2006 R2. The beta 2 files are available from the Microsoft Connect site . While there are numerous improvements to BizTalk, this release has three major themes: EDI: The native support for comprehensive EDI and AS2 protocols in...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) for Partners

    The term Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is widely used in the context of implementing the messaging capabilities of a service oriented infrastructure. An ESB is one of many building blocks that make up a comprehensive service oriented infrastructure. Microsoft provides a comprehensive ESB offering through...
  • Blog Post: Happy Holidays! Discounts on BizTalk Books on B&N!

    Holiday season is a great time to catch up on reading. Barnes & Noble now has a dedicated page for us on BizTalk books. Customers get up to 25% off the books. Happy Reading ! Marjan Kalantar
  • Blog Post: MSDN December theme is live!

    MSDN’s December theme for BizTalk is focused on highlighting Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation integration with BizTalk. You can find great articles such as Reference Application Pack for Retail which showcases integration using service orientation with BizTalk Server...
  • Blog Post: Launch of New Host Integration Server Blog

    We are happy to announce that we recently rolled out a Host Integration Server blog. Please feel free to add comments and suggestions on topics you’d like us to discuss. Regards, Marjan
  • Blog Post: Launch of New BizTalk B2B/EDI Blog

    We are happy to announce that BizTalk Product team is launching the B2B/EDI Blog to communicate feature/functionality relating to EDI, AS2 and HIPAA in BizTalk Server 20006 R2. Readers are welcome to add comments and include suggestions on topics they would like coverage on. We will make an all...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk MVP Dinner at the SOA & Business Process Conference

    On Thursday evening Oct 5th, BizTalk Product Team welcomed BizTalk MVPs to a special dinner. This event was hosted at one of the premier dining locations in Bellevue , the Daniel's Broiler. Our GM, Oliver Sharp greeted our MVPs thanking them for their efforts and leadership in the community. This...
  • Blog Post: New BizTalk Server 2006 Publications

    Here they come! 2 new BizTalk Server 2006 books are published. You can already order BizTalk 2006 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach and pre-order Pro BizTalk 2006 (Pro) . Happy reading! Regards Marjan
  • Blog Post: Conference Eve

    We’re on the eve of the SOA & Business Process conference, hosted by the BizTalk Server team. What a long strange trip it’s been to get here. When we were just doing the BizTalk conference (as in years past) it was pretty easy to make decisions based on the preference of the BizTalk team itself....
  • Blog Post: Performance Month for BizTalk!

    As you might know, on TechNet BizTalk’s theme for September is performance. There are many great whitepapers published including Managing a successful performance lab with BizTalk Server 2006 and Get help deploying BizTalk Server with the Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) . Another great publication...
  • Blog Post: New BizTalk Server 2006 Troubleshooters Guide

    BizTalk Server 2006 Troubleshooting Guide has been published! This document provides troubleshooting techniques through BizTalk Admin console, HAT, Event Log, network monitoring as well as specific tactics for developers to debug adapters, web services, orchestrations, pipelines and much more. Definitely...
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