Monthly Archives: June 2008

Understanding RosettaNet Message Flow in BizTalk Server 2006

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then these two diagrams (courtesy & copyright Microsoft) are worth millions! At least they are to anyone desperate to understand how the BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet (BTARN 3.5) really works. Initiator Message … Continue reading 

Posted in BizTalk Server, Microsoft, PIDX, RosettaNet | 3 Comments

PIDX Schemas Solution for BizTalk Server 2006

One of the things you’ll need when working with PIDX / RNIF / BTARN projects in BizTalk Server 2006 is the actual PIDX schemas (.xsd) to be used. Luckily the American Petroleum Institute (API) has a public web site for … Continue reading 

Posted in BizTalk Server, Microsoft, PIDX, Rosetta Net, RosettaNet | 1 Comment

BizTalk Server 2006 – BTARN 3.5 Configuration Tips

Just a quick post to those of you planning to use the BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet 3.5. There are a few little “issues” that you need to know about before you get started. Accounts, Hosts & Host Instances BTARN 3.5 … Continue reading 

Posted in BizTalk Server, PIDX, RosettaNet | 7 Comments

Tips for Using PIDX Schemas in BizTalk Server 2006

Day 3 in my RosettaNet implementation nightmare and I still can’t see the end of the road! As you may or may not know, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has it’s own set of XML schemas and transport standards know … Continue reading 

Posted in BizTalk Server, PIDX, RosettaNet | 2 Comments

Business Process Automation – Don’t Just Shift the Costs!

I’m stepping on my soapbox again so be warned! I’ve recently encountered a number of well-intentioned (or perhaps not so well-intentioned) companies looking to reduce their internal costs for processing orders and invoices through some sort of “business process automation” … Continue reading 

Posted in B2B, BizTalk Server, Business Process Interation, Microsoft | 6 Comments

RosettaNet: Who Invents This Stuff?

Captain Picard – “Admiral, we’ve engaged the Borg” Day 2 in my RosettaNet development project and all I can say is “Who Invents This Stuff”? Yes, it’s been a glorious two days of trying to comprehend the world’s most complicated … Continue reading 

Posted in BizTalk Server, RosettaNet | 4 Comments

BizTalk Server 2006 R2: To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before!

This week I’m going to embark on a dark and mysterious journey, fraught with great danger, both real and imagined. I’m about to begin development of a BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet (BTARN 3.5) project with the assistance of Microsoft Consulting … Continue reading 

Posted in BizTalk Server, RosettaNet | 9 Comments