Monthly Archives: January 2006

BizTalk Server 2006: Excel Parser Update

As many of you will remember, I’ve been on a quest to find a reasonably priced Excel parser for BizTalk Server 2004 and 2006. I’m currently working with a very well known .NET component development company to create an Excel … Continue reading 

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Commerce Server 2006: Beta 1 Illustrated Configuration Guide

I’ve decided to update this post since the beta installation docs have changed. Please read the install docs thoroughly before installing the Commerce Server 2006 Beta bits. Follow ALL the instructions and it will work! Skip a step or two … Continue reading 

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Commerce Server 2006: Beta 1 Illustrated Install Guide

I’ve decided to update this post since the beta installation docs have changed. Please read the install docs thoroughly before installing the Commerce Server 2006 Beta bits. Follow ALL the instructions and it will work! Skip a step or two … Continue reading 

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Microsoft Hero: Rob Caron

I met with Rob Caron [MSFT] this evening in Redmond. Rob and I met each other on-line several months ago when I posted my feelings about transitioning from MSDN Universal to one of the Visual Studio Team System editions. Ever … Continue reading 

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Commerce Server 2006: What a Great Week!

I want to warn everyone. This is another of my “on the soap-box” posts. I’ll try not to preach for too long! I’ve been in Redmond this week attending a series of Commerce Server 2006 training sessions. This has been … Continue reading 

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BizTalk Server 2006: Developing Flat-File Schemas #1

This is the second in a three-part series on developing flat-file schemas in BizTalk Server. Please feel free to post any comments or suggestions about how you develop schemas in BizTalk Server. I’m always interested in any new techniques. The first … Continue reading 

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BizTalk Server 2006: The Anatomy of a Positional Flat-file

I’ve decided to update and repost my original “The Anatomy of a Postional Flat-File” post as the first in a three-part series on developing flat-file schemas in BizTalk Server. If you’re like most BizTalk developers, one of the first challenges … Continue reading 

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Commerce Server 2007: Value Proposition

I thought I’d update and repost this after reading a short article about the Commerce Server 2007 RC release on InformationWeek’s web site. I was really disturbed by the article and by the author’s apparent attempt to spread rumor and … Continue reading 

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Commerce Server 2006: Beta 1 Starter Site

Microsoft released it’s Commerce Server 2006 Beta 1 “Starter Site” code to beta testers via the new Connect beta site. According to MS, “This is a beta release, and as such is not feature complete, nor is this code supported … Continue reading 

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