BizTalk Server 2006 R2

Richard Seroter has posted a quick guide on the BizTalk 2006 R2 Beta 1 installation, showing a few of the new features included. Pretty cool stuff. Meanwhile, Jesus Rodriguez posted a cool overview on how to use the WCF adapter in R2 to invoke a WCF service using the NetTcpBinding....

XPS Reader in Vista

I've been trying out the XPS reader in Vista lately to see how much I like/don't like the new document format. The format itself seems to be just fine, I really have no problem with it. But the reader in Vista just sucks; it leaves a lot to be desired....

The Hanselman Effect

Looks like we'll now have to invent a whole new term: Hanselmanning a site :-) Just a small link in Scott's piece on programming fonts to my entry on Inconsolata pushed up my traffic yesterday enough for it to surpass even a regular weekday's traffic. Event today it shows. Not...

Catching XML Schema Errors with the PipelineTesting Library

Gregory Van de Wiele, a fellow BizTalk MVP, wrote to me a couple of weeks ago with some good information on how to catch XML Schema errors thrown by the XML Disassembler Component in a BizTalk pipeline when using my BizTalk PipelineTesting library. Here's the scoop: In order to find...

Living with Vista

I've been using Vista as my main OS now for an entire week, and things have been somewhat better than what I expected. No crashes so far, and almost all seems to work just fine. A few things things I've noticed: Coming out of hibernate feels a bit faster than...

Collapsed Window

Somehow, I ended up with a window in Vista looking like this: No idea what I did, but the window was not resizable at all, so no way to restore it to it's original size. Funky! Technorati tags: Vista

Vista Problem with Extended Desktops

I like to use an extended desktop on my laptop for some presentations: extending my desktop along the main LCD and the external projector. It usually worked very well, until Vista. I noticed today that on vista, extending the desktop itself works just fine, and the new tools to manage...

How to get me to not use your service

I used to be an EMusic subscriber for a long time and enjoyed it very much. However, I unsubscribed a while ago because I wasn't finding too much music I liked (though there seems to be quite a bit of new music since then) and because I was at one...

Vista RTM Installed

Bit the bullet and installed Vista Ultimate RTM as the main OS on my laptop this morning, replacing my aging WinXP installation. Setup went without issues fortunately, and all significant hardware is working right now. Lots of stuff to install yet, but as of now at least I have the...

Content-Type Header and the HTTP Adapter

A recent question in Stephen W. Thomas' excellent BizTalkGurus forums asked about how to control the value the HTTP send-side adapter in BizTalk Server 2006 sends on HTTP requests. After a little investigation through the adapter code (which lives in the Microsoft.Biztalk.HttpTransport.dll assembly), here's my guess of what goes on:...