BizTalk

BizTalk Server 2006 Resources

This was sent to me by a co-worker and thought a good list to keep around.


Handy BizTalk Server 2006 Resources


Key Websites


BizTalk Product Website


http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/


BizTalk is a business process management (BPM) server that enables companies to automate and optimize business processes. This includes powerful, familiar tools to design, develop, deploy, and manage those processes.  Everything you need for easy installation is included—integrated management tools, support for Web services, and a new business activity monitoring (BAM) portal. In addition, BizTalk Server 2006 includes 23 application and technology adapters in the box for connecting to legacy systems (mainframe and mid-range) and line-of-business applications (SAP, Siebel, PeopleSoft, Oracle, and JD Edwards).


BizTalk Server TechCenter on TechNet


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/biztalk/


For IT professionals, visit Microsoft TechNet for tools and resources to help you plan, build, deploy, and support BizTalk Server.


BizTalk Server Developer Center on MSDN


http://msdn.microsoft.com/biztalk/


For developers, visit the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) for technical references and how-to resources to help you develop for BizTalk Server.  Includes product downloads, samples, blog sites, top newsgroup discussions, learning resources and technical references for architects and developers of BizTalk solutions.


BizTalk Server Support Center


http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/support/


Lists a number of support options and services available for BizTalk Server.


Product Information, Pricing, Help, White Papers, Tutorials, Install/Upgrade Guides


BizTalk Server Product Information


http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/evaluation/


Get a firsthand look at Microsoft BizTalk Server through a product overview, virtual labs and trial software, find out more about adapters and accelerators, and see analyst reports, case studies, news, and reviews.


BizTalk Server 2006 Pricing and Licensing


http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/howtobuy/


Details on the editions, language versions, features, pricing and licensing of BizTalk Server 2006.


BizTalk Server 2006 PDF Help Files


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8F3EC693-2865-4B85-8455-745511EA4267&displaylang=en


Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Documentation in PDF format.


BizTalk Server 2006 Product Documentation on MSDN


http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=64219


Visit the MSDN Library for BizTalk Server 2006 Help online.


BizTalk Server 2006 White Papers


http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/techinfo/whitepapers


White papers on BizTalk 2006 topics such as product overview, business value, adapter enhancements, application deployment, BAM, developer tool and runtime improvements, setup and migration, hub/spoke deployment, RFID, etc.


BizTalk Server 2006 Tutorials


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6a5f6ef4-aeb8-4d8d-a521-37333a875ce4&DisplayLang=en


Download the BizTalk Server 2006 tutorials for detailed information on how to implement simple scenarios and use a variety of BizTalk tools while creating compiled, testable solutions.  Released March 22, 2006


BizTalk Server 2006 Installation and Upgrade Guides


http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=46922


Review the BizTalk Server 2006 installation instructions for how to install BizTalk Server 2006 on Windows XP, Windows 2000 Server, or Windows Server 2003 in a single server or multi-server environment.  Released April 10, 2006


BizTalk Books Planned


Pro BizTalk 2006


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1590596994/


by George Dunphy, Ahmed Metwally


List Price: $59.99, Amazon Price: $37.79


Paperback: 600 pages


Publisher: Apress (October 16, 2006)


ISBN: 1590596994


Book Description


Pro BizTalk 2006 is a high-end resource that is based on real feedback from BizTalk developers. Authors George Dunphy and Ahmed Metwally are well known within the BizTalk community, and here they cover topics not discussed in other books, like performance tuning, scalability, and administration. This book also features examples of specific, real-world implementations.


Download the 120-day BizTalk Server trial software and begin optimizing and automating your business processes.  Released April 3, 200


BizTalk 2006 Recipes (A Problem-Solution Approach)


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1590597117/


by Mark Beckner, Ben Goeltz, Brandon Gross, and Brennan O’Reilly (Paperback Jul 1, 2006)


List Price: $59.99, Amazon Price: $37.79


Paperback: 700 pages


Publisher: Apress (July 1, 2006)


ISBN: 1590597117


Book Description


BizTalk 2006 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach is based on the experiences of many of the most prominent experts in the field. It features over 170 problem-solving recipes for BizTalk developers and administrators.  BizTalk Server 2006 builds on the heritage and core architecture of BizTalk Server 2004, leading to a powerful tool that encompasses the latest Microsoft technologies and industry standards for automating and managing business processes. BizTalk Server 2006 adds incremental value to BizTalk 2004 by improving administration, deployment, and other key areas of the product.


Professional BizTalk Server 2006


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470046422/


by Darren Jefford


Paperback: 700 pages


Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S. (March 22, 2007)


ISBN: 0470046422


Book Description


Description not available yet.


Product Trial Download and Tools


BizTalk Server 2006 Trial Software


http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/evaluation/trial/default.mspx


Download the 120-day BizTalk Server trial software and begin optimizing and automating your business processes.  Released April 3, 2006


 


BizTalk Server 2006 Best Practices Analyzer


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/biztalk/downloads/bpa.mspx


Use the BizTalk Server 2006 Best Practices Analyzer to check your deployment against a variety of best practices, including high availability, security, management, and performance.  Released June 2, 2006


BizTalk Server 2006 Orchestration Designer for Business Analysts


http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=64542


This Visio add-in allows business analysts to create basic orchestration flows and implement them using BizTalk Server 2006.


Online/Virtual Training


BizTalk Server Virtual Labs


http://msdn.microsoft.com/virtuallabs/biztalk/ or


http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/techinfo/virtual-labs.mspx


Learn how to take full advantage of BizTalk Server key features through virtual labs.  It’s simple and free: no complex setup or installation is required to try BizTalk Server running in the full-featured MSDN Virtual Lab. You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module. You can sign up for additional 90-minute blocks any time or take advantage of our introductory experience with the new Virtual Lab Express.


·       Express Lab: What’s new in BizTalk Server 2006
·       BizTalk 2006 New Features for Deploying and Managing a BizTalk Application
·       BizTalk 2006 New Features for Working with Flat Files
·       BizTalk 2006 Integrating Business Rules
·       BizTalk 2006 Working with Maps
·       BizTalk 2006 Working with Schemas


First Look: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 for IT Professionals


https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/offerDetail.aspx?offerPriceId=77178


This online clinic provides IT professionals with an introduction to BizTalk Server 2006 and how to deploy and manage applications in a BizTalk environment. Major topics covered include installing and configuring BizTalk Server 2006 and managing a BizTalk Server environment.


 


First Look: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 for Developers


https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/offerDetail.aspx?offerPriceId=78008


This online clinic provides developers with an introduction to the BizTalk Server 2006 development environment and BizTalk messaging and orchestration services. Major topics covered include building a messaging integration solution and building a business process integration solution.


BizTalk Friday Brown Bag Webcasts (Public and Internet Accessible)


Recordings


2005


Mar 4            BizTalk Server 2006 “Pathfinder” Technical Overview Jeff Wierer


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Jun 17           BAS and Sharepoint Adapter in Pathfinder (BizTalk 2006) Gary Keong & Sunghwa Jin


                   http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-64&pw=35DKTQ


Jun 24           BAM in Pathfinder (BizTalk 2006) New Features Mubarak Elamin & Brad Paris


                   http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-65&pw=35DKTQ


Jul 1             New Features of Pathfinder (BizTalk 2006) Messaging Engine Ruslan Yakushev


                   http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-66&pw=35DKTQ


Aug 26          Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) Adapter in Pathfinder (BizTalk 2006) Greg Prickril & Adrian Hamza


                   http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-71&pw=35DKTQ


Sep 9            Adapters New Features (POP3 & SMTP Drilldown) in Pathfinder (BizTalk 2006) – Erik Leaseburg & Doug Girard


                   http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-72&pw=35DKTQ


Oct 14          Writing Effective BizTalk Server Adapters Kartik Paramasivam


                   http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-75&pw=35DKTQ


Nov 18          Beginning-to-End Ordered Delivery (Sequential FIFO) in BizTalk 2004 and 2006 Erik Leaseburg


                   http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-76&pw=35DKTQ


Dec 2            Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) BizTalk 2006: Rules Design Spec Review/Discussion Gruia Pitigoi-Aron


                   http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-77&pw=35DKTQ


Mon, Dec 12   BizTalk Server 2006: Development and Adapters Joe Sharp


                   http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-78&pw=35DKTQ


2006


Jan 6           Future Directions: Beyond BizTalk Server 2006 Eddie Churchill


                http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-79&pw=35DKTQ


Feb 10          BizTalk Server 2006 Lifecycle: Deployment, Monitoring & Maintenance Nikhil George & Erik Leaseburg


                http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-81&pw=35DKTQ


Feb 24          Upgrading from BizTalk Server 2004 to 2006 Charlie Ferebee


                http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-82&pw=35DKTQ


Mar 3           BizTalk 2006 Adapter for SAP Gruia Pitigoi-Aron


                http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-83&pw=35DKTQ


Mar 17          BizTalk 2006 Adapters for DB2 and Host Files – Ricardo Mendes


                http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-84&pw=35DKTQ


Apr 7           BizTalk 2006 Adapter for Oracle DB – Puru Amradkar


                http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-85&pw=35DKTQ


Apr 28          BizTalk 2006 Adapter for Siebel – Puru Amradkar


                http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-87&pw=35DKTQ


May 5           BizTalk 2006 Adapter for WSE 3.0 Jesus Rodriguez, Rick Pelletier, Javier Mariscal (Two Connect) & Mark Fussell


                http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-88&pw=35DKTQ


May 12  WSE 2.0 SP1 Adapter for BizTalk 2006 Michael Elizarov


                http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-89&pw=35DKTQ


May 19  BizTalk Operations Rob Cameron


                http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-90&pw=35DKTQ


May 26  BizTalk 2006 Adapter for RIM BlackBerry Jennifer Zouak (Zouak Consulting)


                http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-91&pw=35DKTQ


Jun 2           BizTalk Adapter for WebSphere MQ (Client-Based) Anil Balakrishnan


                http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=BTSBAG-92&pw=35DKTQ


 

Personal, Politics

Republicans Better in Bed

I’m slowly catching up on my magazine reading and finally opened the “sex” issue of GQ from a month or two ago.  I found a GREAT article by an anonymous woman that gives 10 1/2 reasons why Republicans are better in bed than Democrats.  First of all, of course it’s all true.  Second of all, it’s damn funny!  After a quick google search, here you go:


http://men.style.com/gq/features/full?id=content_4268


In case you’re wondering, numbers seven and eight are my favorites.