Monthly Archives: March 2005

BizTalk Server 2004 – Two Great Technical Articles

Microsoft has released two great technical articles on BizTalk Server 2004. These are both “essential reading” for all BizTalk developers! Risk Scoring with BizTalk Server 2004 and the Business Rules Framework Using XML Schemas in BizTalk Server 2004 Go Get … Continue reading 

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BizTalk Server 2004 – How To Upgrade?

My previous post entitled My Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade has gotten quite a few “hits” according to the Codebetter.com stats. I’m going to assume this is because there are still a lot of folks out there trying to decide … Continue reading 

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Off Topic: Congratulations to Eric Wise!

Congratulations to Eric Wise and Family on the Birth of Their New Baby Boy! ‘The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up His countenance … Continue reading 

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BizTalk Server 2004 – My Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade!

I keep running into people using the previous versions of BizTalk Server who ask me “why should my company upgrade to BizTalk Server 2004?”. I’ve listed my top five reasons below. BizTalk Server 2004 is stable, reliable and scalable. It’s already … Continue reading 

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BizTalk Server 2004: How to Really Get Started!

A few months ago I posted a short blurb on how to get started with BizTalk Server 2004. If you want the definitive answer go to the SOURCE young Skywalker! If you can’t figure out this reference after clicking on the … Continue reading 

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Off Topic: Classy Diagrams

Every few days I get an email from someone asking “where do you come up with the classy diagrams you use in your blog”? I’m blushing right now. I’d love to take creative credit for these images but alas Microsoft … Continue reading 

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BizTalk Server 2004 – Logical Message Splitting Part 2b

In my last post I explained how I used external XSLT in a map to reorganize one document into a structure that could be “debatched” using standard BTS2004 debatching techniques. In this post I’m going to explain exactly how this … Continue reading 

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BizTalk Server 2004 – Logical Message Splitting Part 2a

In my last post I introduced the concept of a “Logical Splitter” pattern in which I needed to split an inbound XML document into multiple outbound documents where the number of outbound documents and the content of each document was determined by one … Continue reading 

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BizTalk Server 2004 – Logical Message Splitting Part 1

The Background:If you’ve read any of my recent posts, you’ll remember that we’ve implemented a system to process inbound customer purchase orders into our ERP system using BizTalk Server 2004’s Publish & Subscribe architecture as shown in Figure 1 below. … Continue reading 

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