Brad -> Brad [MS]

Cool news. Congratulations on the new job, Brad! It's well deserved, and I'm sure you'll have a great time there!

SSOConfig

Jon Flanders posted an article on using the SSO database as a configuration database for your own BizTalk applications. Great stuff, this is a great idea, and one that Microsoft should've made easier to realize given the fact that they already store all the port and handler configuration inside the...

Removing the MSMQT adapter once installed

According to the BizTalk Server 2004 documentation, once you've installed the MSMQT adapter, it cannot be uninstalled. Try it, and you'll see the warning is correct. However, it does not mean it cannot be done. As it turns out, the only reason that the adapter cannot be removed is because...

BizTalk Adapter Configuration

One key thing in the BizTalk Server Adapter Framework is the fact that adapters can have an arbitrary set of configuration properties defined both at the receive/send handler level as well as the individual send port/receive location level. In general, the Adapter Framework makes it very easy to define this...

BizTalk 2004 Null Send Adapter Sample

I've just uploaded to my site a new BizTalk 2004 sample adapter called the "NullSendAdapter", because it basically does nothing at all with the messages it receives except completely ignoring them. While fairly useless, in general, it is a simple implementation of a basic Sinchronous Send Adapter, and can be...

SSO and local accounts

The BizTalk Server 2004 documentation recommends that the Enterprise Single Sign-on service be used with domain accounts instead of local accounts. This is obviously the option that makes the most sense in an enterprise environment, particularly in a multi-box BizTalk configuration. However, using local accounts instead might be useful on...

Blogging Engine Recommendations?

I've been lately considering changing blogging engines (for some things, Movable Type is a little bit too inflexible for my taste, although it has worked very nicely for the past two years). Can anyone recommend a choice? The one thing that has been holding me back on doing this is,...

MSMQ Adapter for BTS 2004 Released

Cool. The MSMQ adapter (also known as MSMQC, in contrast to the built-in MSMQT adapter) for BizTalk Server 2004 has been released. I'm sure this is gonna be useful. While on the subject, a few related things: </p> When will the adapters page in the BizTalk website be finally updated?...

Bloggers Guide to BizTalk v1.4

Alan Smith (who, btw, is now a BizTalk MVP) just released version 1.4 of his Bloggers Guide To BizTalk. Great stuff. Turns out three of my recent posts are now included :) </p>

WSE Adapter for BTS Released

A few days ago the WSE Adapter for BizTalk Server 2004 was released. How cool is this? Two great technologies strung together! Sweet. While on the topic, one thing I noticed during the beta (which I haven't yet checked to see if it was fixed or not) was that the...