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Mar 8

It’s time for Training and Holiday

I’m taking my family (my wife Gowri and our little son, 3 months old Aryaa) for a long 4.5 weeks holiday in India. For the first time I’m going to test out some training in India. I booked myself for .NET 2.0 distributed apps training bootcamp, an intencive 10 day training program (6 days a … Continue reading It’s time for Training and Holiday

By Saravana

Mar 7

Passed 70-235. Here is my Exam Preparation Diary.

TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 was in my TODO list for a very long time. My last exam  was 74-135 BizTalk 2004 Exam way back in April 2005. So I decided to write the exam on 5th of March 2007. I did some search to gather as much information … Continue reading Passed 70-235. Here is my Exam Preparation Diary.

By Saravana

Mar 7

BizTalk 24 * 7, NEW Content

I’ve added the following new contents to BizTalk 24 * 7 Common Tasks: “Common Tasks“, a brand new category added to the main navigation. Technical Articles: BizTalk Server 2006 Web Services Tools: Xchain BizUnit Testing Framework BizTalk Server Pattern Wizard Certification: BizTalk Server 2006 Exam (70-235) Preparation Diary added to Certification Section.

By Saravana

Mar 1

Dear product team, One of the functionality I wish in BizTalk Server….

Problem: In one of our BizTalk solution we receive purchase orders in the form of flat-file via FTP adapter from different buyers. Different Receive Locations with specific service windows are configured for each buyers. We got the solution in place, which will process the received purchase order, does some business process, routing etc, etc via BizTalk. Recently we … Continue reading Dear product team, One of the functionality I wish in BizTalk Server….

By Saravana

Feb 21

SQL Adapter and Debatching. Beware when you process a message that contains consecutive empty elements, debatching will fail.

For how to configure SQL Adapter and Debatching see the article writtin by Richard Seroter This problem occurs when you process a message that uses a document structure that resembles the following. <DDLService xmlns=”http://www.digitaldeposit.net/schemas/SQL”> <CustomerActivationMessages AccountNumber=”12345” DDLServiceType=”ORDERRESPONSE” DDLServiceName=”ORDERRESPONSE” CompanyName=”XYZ” CountryCode=”GB” /> <CustomerActivationMessages AccountNumber=”98765” DDLServiceType=”ORDERRESPONSE” DDLServiceName=”ORDERRESPONSE” CompanyName=”ABC” CountryCode=”GB” /> </DDLService > Envelope Schema: DDLService Document Schema: CustomerActivationMessages … Continue reading SQL Adapter and Debatching. Beware when you process a message that contains consecutive empty elements, debatching will fail.

By Saravana

Feb 20

BizTalk Developers, have you enabled DTA Purge and Archive (BizTalkDTADb) SQL job on your development machine?

In development machines, BizTalk developers normally tend to enable full body tracking of messages they process inside the BizTalk server for debugging purpose. As BizTalk Server processes more and more data on your system (over a period of time), the BizTalk Tracking (BizTalkDTADb) database continues to grow in size. Unchecked growth decreases system performance and … Continue reading BizTalk Developers, have you enabled DTA Purge and Archive (BizTalkDTADb) SQL job on your development machine?

By Saravana

Feb 19

“BizTalk Server 2004: Receieve Pipeline woes v2” by Charles Young, I guess description for “Seekable streams and MAPS” is incorrect.

Charles Young has written this article “Receive Pipeline Woes V2”  few months back. It’s one of the very good articles out there, which explains some of the insights of BizTalk Server internals. But under the heading “Seekable Streams” it appears that the description is not correct. Recently, I came across a strange problem with custom pipeline component … Continue reading “BizTalk Server 2004: Receieve Pipeline woes v2” by Charles Young, I guess description for “Seekable streams and MAPS” is incorrect.

By Saravana

Feb 15

biztalk247.com(BETA) new content.

I need to thank everyone who visited biztalk247.com on the lauch day and also people who posted the information in their blogs, I got few emails and comments regarding the site, that’s really great and encouraging. The site is all about community content, so I request you to send me details if you feel it … Continue reading biztalk247.com(BETA) new content.

By Saravana

Feb 13

biztalk247.com (BETA) went live on Feb 14th Valentine Day.

I’ve been working on the project biztalk247.com for nearly 10 weeks now. I guess it’s time to make it public. Just to mark the occation special I’m launching it on Valentine’s Day. Some of the key functionalities of the site 1. Got pointers to most of the BizTalk resources available out there from one place, … Continue reading biztalk247.com (BETA) went live on Feb 14th Valentine Day.

By Saravana

Feb 12

Changing FEED URL to FeedBurner

Hello All, Due to the rich statistics information given by FeedBurner I decided to move my feed URL to FeedBurner permanently. My blog aggregator and current FeedBurner statistics shows I’ve around 25 subscribers. Even though it’s not a great number I don’t want to lose them because of the move. I took enough time before … Continue reading Changing FEED URL to FeedBurner

By Saravana