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I Passed BizTalk Exam!
I took the BizTalk 2004 exam today and passed. I thought it was pretty hard, but the questions were fair, and a good test of your hands-on experience and understanding of the product. It would be hard to just cram for the exam from documents, if you don’t know the product, you won’t do too well. It has a reputation for not being an easy exam, so that’s more credit to anyone who passes. Some resources I found helpful: BizTalk Server 2004 Unleashed Good info in the more detailed sections, ......

Posted On Thursday, June 30, 2005 8:09 PM

TechEd Europe
I’ll be working on the “Ask the Experts” stand for BizTalk Server at TechEd in Amsterdam next week, along with other MVPs and Microsoft staff. Feel free to drop in if you have any BizTalk related questions. There’s a lot of BizTalk 2006 presentations that I want to catch, I got an early build of 2006 a couple of weeks ago, and I’d be keen to see a run-through of the new features. The new admin console is great, and the setup and config is a lot easier (have not tried ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 28, 2005 2:32 PM

Bloggers Guide to BizTalk 2006*
There’s a new edition out now, get it here. I’ve added a “BizTalk Server 2006” section, there’s only one post there, but this should change in the next edition as you guys get your hands on the TechEd builds, and the beta becomes available. I’m thinking of keeping the 06 stuff in the same guide rather than creating a new guide. As the orchestration and messaging engine are the same, a lot of the stuff is relevant to both products. I’m thinking of adding a header to the articles depending on which ......

Posted On Sunday, June 12, 2005 7:21 PM

Messaging-Database Aggregator Pattern
Messaging-Database Aggregator Pattern v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} al al 2 282 2005-06-06T16:37:00Z 2005-06-06T16:37:00Z 1 1651 9414 Know IT 78 18 11561 9.3821 21 It’s been a while since I blogged an article, and a long while since I blogged about the “Sequential Convoy Aggregator” pattern. Back then I was fairly new to BizTalk, I was aware of persistence points, and orchestration state, ......

Posted On Monday, June 6, 2005 5:34 PM

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