Chris Vidotto's Blog

Microsoft Principal - Cloud, Data and Business Insights

August, 2005

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    I'm not attending Tech Ed Australia 2005 :-(

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    Well the week gone was meant to be a great three days leave in the snow with the family, head home and then get geared up to attend and present with Dave Lemphers at Australian TechEd 2005 on the Gold Coast. So went the plan…… Unfortunately...
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    BizTalk Server 2004 Monitoring and Troubleshooting Whitepaper

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    Erik Leasburg was recently informed of a new msdn whitepaper (June 2005) called BizTalk Server 2004: Monitoring and Troubleshooting “Summary: This document describes tools and techniques for monitoring a Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 system on a recurring...
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    BizTalk (and BPI) Conference in Redmond - Oct 4-7

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    I was on an email thread this week with Rob Bannerman who is an aussie now working in Redmond with the BTS team. He made me aware of a conference in October (in Redmond) focused on BizTalk Server and BPI Technologies…. October 4-7, 2005 Microsoft Conference...
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    Rob Scoble's 10 minute fireside chat with Steve Ballmer

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    About a month ago I was browsing the msdn Channel 9 site and came across the interview / fireside chat that Rob Scoble (our Redmond Evangelist) did with Steve Ballmer in Steve’s office! Now that I have started blogging, I thought I should share this little...
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    Integration Competency Centres and BizTalk

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    I really like the thought of an Integration Competency Centre inside an organisation. The notion of an Integration Competency Centre (ICC) has been around for quite a while… they are not a revelation as such... but over the last 18–24 months ICC’s have...
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    There is a BizTalk 2004 Partner Competency Exam !

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    Not many people know that our MS Business Process and Integration Division (BPID) released an exam for BizTalk 2004 back in Jan this year! People in the community keep asking me whether there is an exam for BTS 2004! Sure is. The exam covers “all aspects...
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    Do you want to create a "Web Form" from an "InfoPath Form"?!

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    One of the most common questions I get when I talk to people about InfoPath is how can I publish the Infopath forms to the web so only people with a browser can interact with them?! As you may or may not know, Infopath for us is an office client application...
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    Signup for BTS 2006 Beta 1...

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    I’m finally home from the sunny shores of Seattle. It was a great TechReady event, in fact probably the best MS event I have been to in my time here. There is plenty to look forward to in the coming 24 months! One of the most satisfying parts was the...
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    30 Free Application Templates for WSS!

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    Nice stuff. Nigel Page, one of my great colleagues here at MS just alerted me to this link that provides 30 free application templates for WSS (Windows Sharepoint Services). They are effectively out of the box scenarios. Thanks Nigel! From the site;...
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    Our BizTalk team has joined forces with the WCF / WSE Team!

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    As some of you may know from my introduction post last week, I work in the BPI (Business Process and Integration) division at MS. BPI covers 5 main technologies; BizTalk Server Commerce Server Host Integration Server RFID Windows Workflow...
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    Anyone for alerting infrastructure in BTS 2006 BAM?

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    I just finished attending a session on BAM (Business Activity Monitoring) in BizTalk 2006. There have been some great initiatives / developments around this infrastructure in BizTalk 2006. The most notable that I want to post about now is the ability...
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    BizTalk Server 2006 Launch - Confused?

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    Over the past couple of weeks I have been chatting to several internal colleagues, partners and customers about the confusion around the timing of the BizTalk Server 2006 Launch. I'll set that straight right here! Visual Studio 2005 (Whidbey) and SQL...
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    TechReady BizTalk Sessions Update

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    I spent most of my time here at TechReady today in BizTalk 2006 sessions... ensuring that I got a chance to catch up with the product team in case I had any questions. Had another brief catch up with Scott Woodgate who's looking forward to hitting the...
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    New MICROSOFT Line Of Business BizTalk 2006 Adapters!

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    Excellent!!! I am at TechReady at the moment, our annual internal MS technical event here in Seattle and I attended a session yesterday by our V.P. for BPI. He announced some great news that we (Microsoft) will be releasing new Line of Business Adapters...
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    Come and work for Microsoft (in Canberra, Australia)!

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    Go on.... it's your destiny..... :-) Seriously, we are trying to hire an experienced .NET / BizTalk developer to join the consulting team in Canberra so if you think you fit the bill then let me know. This is a full time role working for Microsoft and...
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    Australian BizTalk User Groups

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    One of the great BizTalk community initiatives that have managed to get kicked off over the lat 8-9 months have been the user groups! Cameron Reilly and I had talked about it for some time when he was still at Microsoft... but in my true fashion I took...
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