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Custom XSLT and Sequential Convoy Sushi Server Webcasts
I’ve added another two webcasts to the website. One of them has been on my to-do list for a long time. There have been a lot of BizTalk mapping questions on the forums where the best answer is “Don’t use the mapper, use custom XSLT!”, so I’ve finally added a webcast to show you how you can achieve this. BizTalk - Custom XSLT Mapping The other one is taken form a demo that I have been running in the BizTalk courses I teach for a while. It’s looking at how BizTalk Server can be used ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 30, 2008 7:45 PM

WCF Technology Specilist
On Friday I passed the “70-503 - TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Windows Communication Foundation Application Development”, so that makes me a “Technology Specialist” in WCF. This is the third technology specialist (TS) exam I have taken, the others being BizTalk Server 2004, and BizTalk Server 2006, so it felt good to broaden the spectrum a bit. I prefer the TS exams to the regular .net exams; I have the MCSD certification, which required passing four .net exams and a server product exam (I chose ......

Posted On Sunday, September 21, 2008 11:06 AM

The Road to Oslo #2 – Product Outlines
History Back in 2005 Eddie Churchill, one of the BizTalk team members presented a couple of Channel 9 video titled “First look at Solution Designer” and “Biztalk's sexy new XSLT Mapper”. These videos showed very early prototypes of want may go on to form a part of BizTalk Server vNext. The BizTalk Solution Designer and the new mapper looked like great tools, and I remember many BizTalk developers looking forward to using them in BizTalk applications. Unfortunately they never made it into BizTalk, ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 10, 2008 11:04 AM

New BizTalk / Connected Systems Community Site
Yesterday I launched “” a community site that will host resources for BizTalk Server and the up and coming Oslo technologies. The Bloggers Guide to BizTalk 2.0 If you have worked with BizTalk a while you may remember “The Bloggers Guide to BizTalk” which I first published back in October 2004. I’ve updated the BizTalk guide to include the latest contributions and added content from some new blogs. The guide now has about 500 articles. The Bloggers Guide ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 3, 2008 8:09 AM

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