Monthly Archives: November 2008

ESB Guidance 2.0 CTP

I was chatting to Brian Loesgen the other day via email about the uptake of ESBG 1.0 and what new features are planned and issues have been addressed in ESBG 2.0.  Apparently the install is much better/quicker with it being … Continue reading

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ESB Guidance 1.0 Video – Brian Loesgen

Uploading this link for those reading who may be new to ESB.  Beware the sound is a bit ordinary and it doesn’t really get serious until about the 33rd minute.   https://www112.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-112&pw=35DKTQ

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Installing ESB Guidance 1.0

MSDN home here, source code here, and Codeplex home with installation guide here.  My advice is if your new BizTalk or ESB as a concept follow the installation guide to the letter.  Yep, one of those times where you should read the instructions first.

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ESB Guidance 1.0 Host Restarting

Been getting my hands dirty with ESBG 1.0 in preperation for ESBG 2.0.  I hit a problem where everytime I’d run one of the ESBG 1.0 samples I’d get an error such as the one below and the host instance … Continue reading

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BizTalk Map Documenter

When I first started out with BizTalk Server I was constantly being hassled by testers and business analysts about the opaque nature of BizTalk maps.  They wanted something easy to read that they could use to communicate the content of an … Continue reading

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BizTalk Mapper XSLT

I was debating some of the finer points of the BizTalk mapper today with a senior integration colleague.  One topic that came up was what actually happens when compiling a map.  Two important things really.  The contents of the BTM … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading – Enterprise Service Bus

Being printed in 2004 this book is showing its age and could probably do with a second edition.  But still its a decent and worthwhile read on ESB theory.  For more recent writings from the Author check out the Microsoft … Continue reading

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