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Sr, Program Manager at Microsoft and MBA from UNC Chapel Hill.My small world includes my beautiful wife Swati and our awesome twin boyz Arni and Abhi.
Microsoft has a huge partner eco-system. RFID4U is a leader in RFID training. RFID4U has put together a training on BizTalk RFID to train customers and partners. I would like to get your feedback on the training.
Following are details of the training in words of RFID4U
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Microsoft BizTalk RFID Pro Training (http://www.rfid4u.com/services/biztalkrfidpro.asp)
RFID4U, leader in RFID learning solutions, has recently announced new one day course on Microsoft BizTalk RFID Server 2006 R2 for technical people planning to evaluate, understand or deploy BizTalk RFID server. This one day course will take you on an entertaining but extremely informative ride into the world that goes on behind BizTalk RFID. After completing this course, you will be able to describe common BizTalk RFID Server 2006 R2 scenarios and how BizTalk RFID Framework works. You will also be able to identify the tools provided in the BizTalk RFID Server 2006 R2 development environment. Here is the course outline:
Microsoft BizTalk RFID Pro Training is available both onsite and in public classes.
Private on-site training, led by experienced instructors, is available to organizations that want to minimize their travel time and expenses by scheduling classroom courses at their own facilities. RFID4U can deliver standard or customized course content to best fit your educational and financial requirements. Scheduled training classes are conducted by experienced instructors at Public Training locations and dates listed below for $495 per participant. Public training is a good option for organizations that would prefer not to use their own facilities or that may have only a few employees who require training.
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Microsoft has a huge partner community around RFID. This week with the launch of beta for our mobility platform we got a great response from our mobility partners. Following are quotes from our key partners
Motorolla: “BizTalk RFID Mobile represents an exciting opportunity for Motorola to build on our track record of delivering innovative products to meet customer needs,” said Joe White, VP RFID business development, Motorola Enterprise Mobility. “Motorola is actively partnering with Microsoft so that our customers will be able to reliably and seamlessly run applications on BizTalk RFID Mobile.”
Intermec: "As a committed leader in the application of mobile RFID, we believe that Microsoft's BizTalk RFID Mobile will help accelerate the adoption of RFID by easing integration," said Intermec Director of RFID Business Strategy, Chris Kelley. "With the release of the Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile, Microsoft partners will have a unified interface to all Intermec mobile and fixed readers, as well as our RFID-enabled printers."
Psion Teklogix: “We’re committed to working with Microsoft towards the integration of our rugged mobile computing devices with Microsoft’s innovative BizTalk RFID Mobile platform. Compatibility with Microsoft’s BizTalk RFID platform will offer our customers an unprecedented ability to leverage RFID applications throughout their enterprise” said Aneline Ghita, RFID Project Manager, Global Solutions Group, Psion Teklogix.
Samsung: “Samsung is excited to support BizTalk RFID Mobile and see this innovative product drive a evolution in the RFID market,” said Chungkoo Yoon, Vice President Samsung.
Unitech: “Visibility of edge process is critical business decision, we are glad to announce that unitech readers now support BizTalk Mobile. Microsoft is once again making it simple and easy to create solutions to empower the mobile worker to act on real world visibility. Together with Microsoft BizTalk & Unitech, the industry now has a best-of-breed platform to build and deploy these real time solutions. And as a core partner of Microsoft BizTalk RFID, we are implementing Microsoft BizTalk RFID and Unitech RFID readers for Unitech RFID Reader Inventory & Shipping System.” said Judy Huang, Global RFID Director of Unitech.
Last week we announced beta release of BizTalk RFID Mobile. We released BizTalk RFID Server last September and we have received a very positive response from market place. We have customers all over the planet deploying RFID systems on BizTalk RFID in a very short period of time.
Our customers span from small Sushi chain in Seattle to IGPS the 2nd largest UHF RFID deployment in US. We have been getting lot of good feedback from our customers and one consistent ask has been for mobility platform. We have made development and deployment of RFID solutions really simple with BizTalk RFID Server and customers wanted same on mobile devices. Hence we are going Mobile.... :)
What is BizTalk RFID Mobile?
BizTalk RFID Mobile is an RFID platform for Windows Mobile and CE. BizTalk RFID Mobile consists of a runtime engine, tools, and components to develop, deploy, and manage RFID solutions on mobile devices. In combination with BizTalk Server RFID, the mobility release provides a platform for real-time decision making. BizTalk RFID Mobile extends management and event processing to mobile devices and allows communication between the server and mobile platforms.
MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
· Engine, tools, and framework for developers, ISVs, and SIs to build device agnostic, mobile applications utilizing RFID & Sensor data on devices running Windows CE or Windows Mobile
· Out of the box services for rich integration with BizTalk Server 2006 R2 to surface real time data in structured processes
ENTERPRISE MANAGEABILITY & STANDARDS SUPPORT
· BizTalk RFID Mobile provides ability to surface RFID hardware inventory to System Center Configuration Manager(SCCM)
· BizTalk RFID Mobile provides ability to surface device alerts to System Center Operations Manager(SCOM) via BizTalk Server RFID
STORE AND FORWARD, REMOTE MANAGEMENT, AND DISCOVERY
The ability to communicate with BizTalk Server RFID is controlled by the Server Connector service. This service includes the ability to store events locally, forward them to the server. Server Connector also allows a remote manager to discover and manage a Windows Mobile device.
SQL SINK SERVICE
BizTalk RFID Mobile supports using a SQL database to store events and information on the mobile device, in much the same way that BizTalk Server RFID does. This ensures that data collected on a device is not lost in the case of network outage and events are reliably delivered to a host running the BizTalk Server RFID platform for further processing and integration with back-end systems
There are lot of online resources on BizTalk RFID. It is sometimes difficult to find them hence I have tried to consolidate them on this blog. Following are few more resources
BizTalk RFID Whitepapers
Let me know if you are looking for some information and cannot find it.