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BizTalk Server 2009 Beta released

As Steve Martin announced last week, the beta of BizTalk Server 2009 is now available (download here). BizTalk continues to be one of those great unknowns in the developer space it seems – even with an installed base of over 10,000 customers globally – and releases like this often slip under the radar. However, my reason for posting here isn’t to alert you to BizTalk the product (read their...

BizTalk Roadmap

Thanks to Rahul for linking to the BizTalk Server Roadmap. It’s nice to be able to get a summary of view of where the product has come from, currently sits (eg RFID is a big focus) and is going. Apart from a few marketing ‘guffettes’ (eg using terms like ‘People-ready processes’) the page (yes, a single page – Yay!) is easy to read and informative...

Mick Badran on BizTalk and Carbon footprints…

Mick’s post on his recent BizTalk RFID training course is great news of course, but the snippet that caught my eye was this. When talking about customer uptake of RFID, here’s the approach that got a good response. He quotes Scott Allen (a Microsoft Technical Specialist): Scotty inspired me with his take on BizTalk RFID – he said "If you tell clients we’ve got a show...

RFID tags in prisoners

I wasn't going to resume posting to this link blog until next week, but this news item caught my eye and couldn't wait… Those cur-a-zee guys in the UK government are talking about putting RFID tags in prisoners. That way they can track where the prisoners are, study patterns etc. Human rights groups are a little concerned of course and no doubt the discussion will get sidetracked...

Scott Scovell on BizTalk

My good friend Scott Scovell is back in the blogosphere, and creating quite a storm in the BizTalk world. Scott and I used to work together at Talman, but he's now with Mick Badran at Breeze (and I'm at Elcom as I'm sure you all well know :-) Check out these beauties from Scott: BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Download Installing BizTalk RFID DLP Design DSPI Provider fails to register in...

BIZTALK: R2 Launch

The BizTalk 2006 R2 launch last Friday was a surprisingly small event (perhaps only 200 people?) but none the less very worthwhile – especially since it was free. The event started with the keynote from Don Ferguson which I found very stimulating. (By the way, I forgot to mention in my last post that Don has co-authored a great article in issue 13 of The Architecture Journal about the...

BIZTALK: 6 mega-trends in IT

Last Friday I attended the BizTalk 2006 R2 launch. It was a great event, and I will cover the main points in a separate post, however the highlight of the day (for me) was the opening keynote by Don Ferguson. Don Ferguson (who if you didn’t know him you’d think was a tad grumpy – but if you did know him you’d think was understated) shared a few of his thoughts on what the...

TECHED: Why BizTalk and BAM?

Business Activity Management (BAM) is an important area for growing businesses to embrace. IT is basically the act of observing key processes in a business and being able to proactively respond to issues. In this session Mick Badran (local BizTalk guru and MVP) along with Rahul Garg (Microsoft Technical Specialist) took us through an introduction to using BizTalk to implement BAM. The...

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