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# Thursday, March 26, 2009
Hi folks - thanks for those that turned up last night (virtually and in the flesh)

Here's the recording for last night's session that Brett and David did.

Brett Raven is happy to field questions around InRule.

Quick points I picked up - All built on .NET incorporating WCF, .NET based SDK to roll your own, several different rule hosting and execution models.
Very nice merging of Documentation + the Rules World = InRule.

Check it out folks.
https://www311.livemeeting.com/cc/mvp/view?id=MWD25P

You can register and download an Eval version of InRule - http://inrule.com/products/productEvaluation.aspx

Cheers,
Mick.
Thursday, March 26, 2009 8:56:33 AM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [2] -
Usergroup | Recordings
# Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hi guys thanks for the turnout tonight :-)

Here's the link to download the presso

https://www311.livemeeting.com/cc/mvp/view?cn=&id=HK55JF-1&pw=

I should have allowed all access :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 9:19:27 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
Usergroup | Events | Training
# Sunday, November 23, 2008

BizTalk ‘Cloud’ Services – BizTalk in the Cloud
With recent developments and BizTalk 2009 on the horizon, I thought we’d look at just what all these ‘cloud services’ mean and understand the term ‘cloud computing’

What’s cooking this month for the group?
This month we have Scott Scovell (BizTalk Virtual TS) presenting on a very exciting new shift in computing – Microsoft Azure Cloud Services.
You might be thinking – “What does this do for me?”
Well....(far too much for me dictate here)...but imagine if you can:

-       Connect seamlessly between clients and yourself (including firewalls etc)

-       Switch and deploy in house processes dynamically to ‘the cloud’

-       Point to Point and Multicast messaging in the cloud between clients + server processes (i.e. similar to BTS filter messaging)

-       Push Workflows up in to the cloud....moving off premises and take advantage of the Cloud’s computing power.

Alot of all this is based on the WCF Framework – you can start taking advantage of this today!

For e.g. in BTS (R2 or 2009), you can create a ‘httpContextRelayBinding’ bound Receive Location, and you’ve now got an endpoint that can be called from anywhere (security permitting), from client’s networks and your own.

There’s a huge amounts of smarts around all of this, but I look at them in the light that alot of ISPs offer Virtual Hosting – “Here’s a box and do what you will with it”. You’re then responsible for O/S, Web Setup, maybe DNS, etc etc etc.
In the Cloud – MS give a very granular degree of control by electing WCF Services, Workflows, Endpoints, Security, ServiceBus etc etc – that we can dedicate 1 or 100 CPUs to (at ‘the flick of a switch’). Redundancy, fault tolerance and even Geographic redundancy (e.g. engage some nodes in Greenland to run your apps – maybe closer to your clients)

Main Event on the night:
Utilising Microsoft Azure from BizTalk 2006 R2 (+ beyond)

Scott will cover:

1.      Building blocks of Azure Cloud Computing.

2.      Getting Started with Azure

3.      BizTalk talking to the Cloud

4.      Lots of demos!

Meeting details:

When: Nov 26, Food at 6pm, kick off 6.30pm. Finish up around 8.30pm.
Where: Microsoft
1 Epping Road
Riverside Corporate Park
North Ryde NSW 2113 Australia.
(parking available)
Speaker: Scott Scovell

What’s happening in the BizTalk Community:
The combined user group leaders & I are setting up a Shared Folder in the ‘Mesh’, where we’ll be holding all the presentations across the User Groups (& other files). I’ll let you know when our testing is done.

(BTW – this lets you have a local folder on your machine that automatically gets synced up to the ‘Mesh’. Easy peasy...I’m hoping)
Share the User Group Soap Box:
I always welcome a new voice and ideas at our group – if you want to share your experiences, thoughts, “I wish I can do..... for my solution...”. Then contact me and I’ll be more than happy to slot you in.
Q. Do you need to have presentation skills: No (just look at me) – can you tell a story in the office or at the pub? Or at a 3 yr old b.day party? – then I want you.
Q. Do I need a PowerPoint Slide Deck? – no!!! *death by powerpoint* is a painful way to go......
Q. Can you capture my ‘best’ side? We take you whichever way you are. J

We’re up for a great night – come along and learn how to make your BizTalk solutions go a long way.

See you there and let me know your coming
Mick (mb: 0404 842 833)
http://sydbiz.org

Sunday, November 23, 2008 9:19:16 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
Azure | Insights | Oslo | Usergroup
# Monday, October 20, 2008

InfoPath 2007, SharePoint 2007 + BizTalk 2006 R2!!

Aloha!!! With PDC currently on over in the US we’re going to be sinking our teeth into some great material this month.

We’ve had some great discussions this month on our BizTalk Discussions email list (email me if you want to get on it) – we’ve got around 50 BizTalk User group members extending out to the US (New York) as well. Email me if you want to get on – it’s currently invite only.

What’s cooking this month for the group?
I will focus on 3 main key players this month – InfoPath 2007, SharePoint 2007 + BizTalk 2006 R2!!
I’ve had a lot of requests on how to do this and the best way to marry all these players up at the poker table over the years. Together you can build out some very powerful forms based solutions (or even some part of exception handling that needs user input).

Other questions like “Why wouldn’t I use SharePoint Workflow only?”; “Where can I keep my InfoPath Forms?”; “Where does BizTalk fit in and do I need to install BizTalk on my SharePoint machine?” ...plus a whole bunch of others.
I’ll answer those and more.
If you have SharePoint, and want the full potential of BizTalk.......see you there.

I’ll give you some specifics.....

Main Event on the night:
- Using InfoPath forms to drive SharePoint and BizTalk solutions.

This session will cover:

1.      What InfoPath forms comprise of.

2.      InfoPath forms communicating to SharePoint and BizTalk via WCF.

3.      Using SharePoint and BizTalk in Harmony for serious processing.

4.      Gotchas (no there wouldn’t be these...it all just ‘works’ ;)

Meeting details:

When: Oct 29, Food at 6pm, kick off 6.30pm. Finish up around 8.30pm.
Where: Microsoft
1 Epping Road
Riverside Corporate Park
North Ryde NSW 2113 Australia.
(parking available)
Speaker: Mick Badran (your trusty User Group Host)

What’s happening in the BizTalk Community:
– PDC is currently going on in the US with new ‘CTP’ bits of BizTalk vNext (Oslo), .NET Framework v4.0 (CTP) and Visual Studio 2010 (ctp) being sampled by the audience. I’ll share what I can with you guys so bring a HDD just in case – 40GB should cover it J
Share the User Group Soap Box:
I always welcome a new voice and ideas at our group – if you want to share your experiences, thoughts, “I wish I can do..... for my solution...”. Then contact me and I’ll be more than happy to slot you in.
Q. Do you need to have presentation skills: No (just look at me) – can you tell a story in the office or at the pub? Or at a 3 yr old b.day party? – then I want you.
Q. Do I need a PowerPoint Slide Deck? – no!!! *death by powerpoint* is a painful way to go......
Q. Can you capture my ‘best’ side? We take you whichever way you are. J

We’re up for a great night – come along and learn how to make your BizTalk solutions go a long way.

See you there and let me know your coming
Mick (mb: 0404 842 833)
http://sydbiz.org

Monday, October 20, 2008 11:04:54 AM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
Usergroup
# Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hi folks,

Have I got a deal for you.... no seriously we’ve got a great night planned leading up into TechEd. I’m really looking forward to it.
(ok let me get my dates right)

On August 27th Wednesday night (Wednesday week from now) we’re lucky enough to get....

Angelo Laris from Decillion(seasoned member of our user group) lined up to talk to us about A4SWIFT (which is basically what Angelo and Decillion roll out). Decillion are formally recognised by Microsoft as being experts in this area and are also a member of the Microsoft BizTalk Virtual Technology Specialist Program.
(I’ve also got a couple of house keeping tasks to mention…..first the great stuff…)

Angelo sent me through his outline:

1. Introduction to SWIFT                                                                                                                    5min

2. What is a SWIFT Message.                                                                                                           5min

3. The Schema Definitions.                                                                                                               10-20 min

4. The HTML Form Generator (Young Youn will present or help me out here)           20min

5. The Business Rules Engine – HOW to validate a SWIFT Message.                                30-60min

6. The Message Repair using Infopath and BAS.30-60min                                                   30-60min

Looks fantastic – what you are going to see is how BizTalk can be extended, Angelo is talking about a mature product base and it’s great to see just how others are using and extending BizTalk while adhering to industry standards.

One of the main questions I get is “What can I use the BizTalk Rules Engine for?”…..ask no further.

What is in store for our Aug 27th Session

Where:
Microsoft, North Ryde
1 Epping Road

When:
6pm - Beer + Pizza
6.30pm - Kick off

Aug 27th -

Feel free to forward this to any of your colleagues/friends I may have missed (tell them to register on the Sydbiz.org site to be included)

Other Business:
* TechEd 2008 – We’ve finally got RFID end-to-end at the conference
(See my blog post here – had the media interested and lots of interviews, Breeze got the green light 40 days out from TechEd......no pressure)
Some quick stats:

1. Over 70 RFID Readers (fixed + windows mobile based) with 118 Antennas.

2. Lots of Intelligent information surfacing.

3. BizTalk Server, BizTalk RFID, BizTalk RFID V1.1, MOSS + good old Silverlight 2 b2 is pretty much running the show.

4. We’re ‘printing’ (or encoding is the tech term) over 5500 tags – the hardest part was to actually print a corresponding barcode so other systems can handle the badge.

5. I’m due for a holiday at the end of this.....(this is why I couldn’t squeeze a meeting in last month)

So A BIG THANK YOU for those that helped out with the testing of the system (fingers crossed on show day) at previous user group meetings.

* Call for Speakers/Other People to take Tyre Kicking Sessions
If you’ve got any aspect of BizTalk (& related) that you want to share with us....let me know, love to hear what you’ve got to say.
* Don’t forget – we’ve launched an email forum group ‘oztalk@groups.yahoo.com’
Great to see a lot of you already joined – it’s a *private* group open to BizTalk User Group members (we currently have Brisbane, Auckland and Sydney on)
Invite only – send me an email if you want to join and I’ll send you out an invite. (Thanks to all the guys on it so far)

Love to see you there – and reply to this email to let me know for catering.
Cheers,

Mick Badran (MVP - BizTalk) | Microsoft Readiness Instructor
Collaboration and Integration Specialist

Breeze Training Pty Ltd | m: +61 404842 833

http://blogs.breezetraining.com.au/mickb

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008 12:42:17 AM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
BizTalk | Usergroup | Events | TechEd
# Wednesday, July 02, 2008

There's a great line up this month that are too good to keep secret.

Some fellow CSD experts are lining up for some great topics to give all around Workflow and WCF!!!

Does it get better? Get on and register.

For more, check out the Live Calendar 

Live Webcasts

MSDN Webcast: Transactional Windows Communication Foundation Services with Juval Lowy (Level 200)

Monday, July 7, 2008

10:00 A.M.–11:15 A.M. Pacific Time

MSDN Webcast: Using Windows Workflow Foundation to Build Services with Jon Flanders (Level 300)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

10:00 A.M.–11:00 A.M. Pacific Time

MSDN Webcast: WCF Extensibility Deep Dive with Jesus Rodriguez (Level 400)

Friday, July 11, 2008

10:00 A.M.–11:00 A.M. Pacific Time

MSDN Webcast: Bringing Enterprise Data to Life with SharePoint Server and Windows Communication Foundation (Level 300)

Friday, July 18, 2008

10:00 A.M.–11:00 A.M. Pacific Time

Wednesday, July 02, 2008 1:41:05 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
BizTalk | Insights | RFID | Usergroup | Events | MOSS | Silverlight
# Monday, June 23, 2008

Hi folks, we’ve got a great night coming up on this Wednesday – Jun25th Wednesday

This session we need to do *testing* of our developing RFID Event Tracking system. This planned to be deployed right throughout TechEd08!!!!

 

Your help is needed – you’ll get Tags, walk through RFID Readers and get hands on with the gear.

We’ll show you how it’s being developed, the Silverlight V2.0 Beta 2 Duplex HTTP WCF Services that drive the UI screens.

 

So if you’re looking at tracking clothes, wheelchairs, beers in the fridge or any sort of warehouse tracking then this is a must see session for you.

(RFID is much more than just ‘production line’ or ‘supply chain’ tracking)

 

We will cover:

(1)    The components of BizTalk RFID

(2)    Connecting and using the RFID H/W

(3)    Different forms of RFID Readers (including windows mobile readers)

(4)    How to manage 70+ RFID Devices through System Center Operations Manager and the BizTalk RFID Management Pack

 

What is in store for our June 25th Session (add to Outlook)

Where:
Microsoft, North Ryde
1 Epping Road

When:
6pm - Beer + Pizza
6.30pm - Kick off

June 25th

Feel free to forward this to any of your colleagues/friends I may have missed (tell them to register on the Sydbiz.org site to be included)

Call for Speakers/Other People to take Tyre Kicking Sessions
If you’ve got any aspect of BizTalk (& related) that you want to share with us....let me know, love to hear what you’ve got to say.

Don’t forget – we’re launching a email forum group ‘oztalk@groups.yahoo.com’
Great to see a lot of you already joined – it’s a *private* group open to BizTalk User Group members (we currently have Brisbane, Auckland and Sydney on)
Invite only – send me an email if you want to join and I’ll send you out an invite.

Love to see you there – and reply to this email to let me know for catering.

Cheers,

Mick Badran (MVP - BizTalk) | Microsoft Readiness Instructor
Collaboration and Integration Specialist
Breeze| m: +61 404842 833
http://blogs.breezetraining.com.au/mickb | im:

 

Monday, June 23, 2008 9:54:37 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
BizTalk | RFID | Usergroup
# Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hi folks, love to see you there

Check the details out at - http://sydbiz.org/Lists/Events%20Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=15&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fsydbiz%2Eorg%2Fdefault%2Easpx

Also one of the things we've been working on in the last month is a Private BizTalk User Group mailing list
oztalk@groups.yahoo.com

This mailing list is 'invite only' and is intended to enhance learning within the community, as well as an avenue to get bts (&related) problems solved - delivered straight to your inbox.

There are currently Brisbane & Sydney User Group members on board (more groups to come shortly)

How to get on:
- an invite was sent to your email address registered on http://sydbiz.org. Through the invite you'll be able to join (you *don't need* a yahoo acct)
- if you misplaced the invite, or want to get on the list - post a comment to this blog entry and I'll send an invite out to you.

Take care,

Mick.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 11:27:36 AM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [1] -
BizTalk | Usergroup
# Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter,

It's user group week and this Wednesday we're going to look at BAM (as well as playing some xbox!)

Wow another month has gone by and there’s been some great work done in the land of BizTalk.
There’s been a BizTalk Operations guide released and a whole swag of BizTalk whitepapers/articles published also – keep an eye on my blog (Main link, and the BizTalk Specific Info Link) for all of these and more.

If you haven’t checked out the BizTalk Adapter Pack V1.0 then it will be available from MSDN Downloads from April 1 (no April fools joke) – US Date, April 2 for us.

So what’s coming up in March I hear you ask....

This month I’m mixing a little work with play! IT’s XBOX time!!!! (with some BAM thrown in there)

(we didn’t actually get the XBOX ‘room’, but I’ve decided we’re going to make our own......in no other place than the boardroom! – “Mr Green, in the Boardroom with the Candle Stick!”.....wrong game :)

I’m also wanting to cover BAM from setup, including WCF and WF services. But the really cool part is that I’ll show you how to expose this in MOSS 2007 BI Dashboards! (right in the middle of your intranet!)

What is in store for our March 26th Session (add to Outlook)

Where:
Microsoft, North Ryde
1 Epping Road

When:
6pm - Beer + Pizza
6.30pm - Kick off
March 26th 2008

- LOAD FEST going on in the background – if you haven’t already got all the latest .NET 3.5 goodies, then I have 30GB worth that you copy over.

- TOPIC THIS MONTH: BAM End-To-End and XBOX-ing.

Presenter: Mick Badran (aka me) – MVP BizTalk and experience in Biztalk since its inception (1999/2000).
Mick as extensive real world experience in BizTalk and integration

Session Outline

In this session we will be focusing on some BAM within the BizTalk 2006 R2 Framework.

1) How to get BAM off the ground

2) Using BAM within Windows Workflow and WCF Services.

3) Extending BAM in real time

4) Surfacing BAM information through a MOSS Business Intelligence ‘Dashboard’

5) XBOX games! Games and more games.

Feel free to forward this to any of your colleagues/friends I may have missed (tell them to register on the Sydbiz.org site to be included)



Call for Speakers/Other People to take Tyre Kicking Sessions

If you want to help out and share a little of what you know with us, as always I welcome all and sundry.
Just email me and we’ll organise it....or....I could just dob you in......now where has Neal gone???

Love to see you there – and reply to this email to let me know for catering.

Monday, March 24, 2008 11:48:58 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [2] -
BizTalk | Usergroup
# Saturday, March 01, 2008

We had a promising turnout last Wednesday - thanks for your time guys.

I asked the question what would you like to cover this year/things to happen etc..... the XBOX night won unanimously (don't blame you :) )

I took down some notes which looked like this: - you can get the 'official version' HERE

notes

Saturday, March 01, 2008 5:59:07 AM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
BizTalk | Usergroup
# Tuesday, February 26, 2008

See you there folks - let's kick off 2008 in style!!!

What's new in the .NET 3.5 Framework from a BizTalk perspective

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:33:53 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
BizTalk | Usergroup
# Saturday, February 09, 2008

Hi, (add our next meeting straight to your calendar)

Wow!! I’m back on deck (and in Sydney) and rearing to go into 2008.

Some thoughts on 2008!
The world of BizTalk this year is certainly looking great with many opportunities emerging and (from what I see) our market solidifying the need to be better connected.

As part of our BizTalk User Group I’m aiming to equip you the best with the best knowledge and provide a great network of fellow BizTalkers!

Being proficient in BizTalk from a technical, system architect, soa expert etc., is not only knowing BizTalk but also the surrounding systems (MS based or not).

The BizTalk Team is now part of (has been for a while J) the Connected Systems Division (CSD) which includes .NET Framework, WF and WCF technologies. As BizTalk evolves this year more remedial ‘stuff’ will be pushed down into the .NET Frameworks 3.5+ (4.0+), freeing BizTalk up for some super cool stuff on top of the .NET Framework.

You can expect us to cover technologies and topics such as:

(1)   64-bit BizTalk Computing – getting the most out of it.

(2)   Essential BizTalk Solution Testing with BizUnit.

(3)   How can Windows Workflow help in a BizTalk world.

(4)   The BizTalk Adapter Pack – unearthed.

(5)   Developing practical solutions with BizTalk RFID.

(6)   Integrating BizTalk and WSS/MOSS using the Sharepoint Adapter

....plus a whole lot more.....these meetings will be for FREE (I get alot of questions on that one)

BizTalk Scene – What’s been happening lately

There’s always alot going on, it’s a matter of summarising it for you.

(1)   {Heroes Happen} with the Wave2008 launch (SQL2008, VS2008, Win2008) – I’ve got 30GB worth of VPCs, Hands On Labs and learning material on getting you across the new releases – jammed packed technical information. I will provide a LOAD FEST at our meetings for you – bring a removable drive and it’s yours J

Also as part of the ‘Wave2008’ launching Andrew Coates (MS DPE) has thrown down the gauntlet to the user group to help get you CERTIFIED. Basically if you pass a MCP exam, MS will give you 1 freebefore May 1!!!
J

The BizTalk exam (or any other) awaits you!
(If enough people are into it, we’ll have another exam cram night
J - let me know)

(2)   BizTalk RFID World Wide Solution Days – conference being held in Redmond(MS HQ) in a couple of weeks.
Yours truly will be running the training there with our BizTalk RFID Course....wish me luck, last count I have 80 students.....

Watch this space.

(3)   Labs.BizTalk.net – service broker service – if you haven’t seen this, have a look at a future glimpse of the next BizTalk.

(4)   Volta – a draft technology from MS that allows for the distribution of solutions via attribute tags on classes etc. ....stay tuned on that.

(5)   A ‘Multi-touch Surface’ back in 2006 pre Microsoft Surface and pre Google Earth – just a fascination of mine J

(6)   ESB Guidance kit for BizTalk 2006 – Microsoft Guidance kit. Handy to keep for the buzz word of the time.

 

What is in store for our Feb 27th Session

Where:
Microsoft, North Ryde
1 Epping Road

When:
6pm - Beer + Pizza
6.30pm - Kick off
Feb 27th 2008
(add our next meeting straight to your calendar)

-          LOAD FEST going on in the background.

-          TOPIC THIS MONTH: What can the .NET Framework 3.5 do BizTalk environments.

 

Presenter: Mick Badran (aka me) – MVP BizTalk and experience in Biztalk since its inception (1999/2000).
Mick as extensive real world experience in BizTalk and integration

 

Session Outline

In this session we will be focusing on some new features in WCF Services and WF Services within the Framework.

1)      Writing Persistent WCF Services

2)      Building dynamic WCF Services

3)      Exploring the WCF Workflow Runtime class

4)      Calling .NET 3.5 code from BizTalk

 

Feel free to forward this to any of your collegues/friends I may have missed (tell them to register on the Sydbiz.org site to be included)

Love to see you there – and reply to this email to let me know for catering.

Cheers,

Mick Badran (MVP - BizTalk) | Microsoft Readiness Instructor
Collaboration and Integration Specialist
Breeze Training Pty Ltd | m: +61 404842 833 | fx: +61 2 9362 4898
http://blogs.breezetraining.com.au/mickb

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Saturday, February 09, 2008 12:37:56 AM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
BizTalk | Usergroup | General
# Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hi all and welcome to our last meeting of the year.

I know it's Christmas soon and we're all checking out the best gifts to get.......well I got thinking..... why don't we have a 'try before you buy' session with a xbox360/media extender etc??

We also need to make it Educational as well, so here's the line up for next Dec 5th.

Where:
Microsoft, North Ryde
1 Epping Road

When:
6pm - Beer + Pizza
6.30pm - Kick off
Dec 5th 2007

1. Introduction to BizTalk RFID Services - 101
Presenter: Scott Scovell
- Scott has extensive experience in EDI and BizTalk RFID Services.
He has recently been part of a team that has created the Microsoft BizTalk RFID Courseware, and is always eager to share his knowledge and lend an ear.

Session Outline:
BizTalk RFID Services is new to the BizTalk Product Suite, being able to enable production lines, track and trace and various other scenarios with RFID technology is key for companies to maintain a competitive edge.

This presentation will cover:

1. Setting up and configuring BizTalk RFID Services
2. Plugging in a real RFID Reader Device
3. Reading/Writing Tags within a BizTalk RFID Process.
4. Extending and customising RFID Services.


2. XBOX 360 'Christmas Evaluation' Session
Come along and road test some XBOX 360's with us for Christmas!

I'm looking forward to a great meeting and hope to see you all there.

Many thanks,

Mick.
p.s. Let me know if you're coming (so I know how many xbox controllers to put out)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 11:40:03 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
RFID | Usergroup
# Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hey folks - I'm excited, as it's that time again.

Feels like ages since we last got together - at the launch :)

Full Details here - Sydney BizTalk User Group's Meeting tonight

See you TONIGHT :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 12:46:37 PM (AUS Eastern Daylight Time, UTC+11:00)  #    Comments [0] -
BizTalk | Usergroup | General
# Thursday, October 04, 2007

It’s been a little while since we’ve got together with TechEd, APEC + the launch of R2...but I’m pretty certain we’re all in a great space going forward J

The launch of BizTalk 2006 R2 was a pretty special event. – What’s new in R2 (ms technet article) for more info.

Big thanks to those of you that came along, hope you got alot out of it (not to mention a copy of Vista Ultimate).
What was the best part for you? For me personally was the fact that so much of the BizTalk product team made the trip across and was there. There to talk to and listen. Hope you had an opportunity to make the most of that.

What’s cooking this month for the group?
You may remember before the launch I had lined up a session on Designing and Building a Reusable BizTalk Framework.

I also want to kick some tyres with you guys and hear how things are progressing along your BizTalk (+ related) journey

Main Event on the night:
- Designing and Building a reusable BizTalk Framework(in R2)

BizTalk 2006 R2 is almost upon us, so this month we’re going to cover a couple of important areas:
1. Designing and develop a reusable BizTalk Framework. This approach will allow you to leverage previous investments within your company’s BizTalk implementations. There are huge benefits in being able to re-apply existing BizTalk applications that have been tested and are known quantities within your solution. The solution we will examine together will leverage EDI/AS2 document processing as well as XML Messaging solutions involving various Messaging Patterns (e.g. Request/Response).
This solution is based on a ‘Process Manager’ Pattern and it’s something I’ve refined over the last 2 years of experience on the coal face.

Meeting details:

When: Oct 31, Food at 6pm, kick off 6.30pm. Finish up around 8pm.
Where: Microsoft
1 Epping Road
Riverside Corporate Park
North Ryde NSW 2113 Australia.
(parking available)
Speaker: Mick Badran (your trusty User Group Host)

Add to your calendar from HERE

Reusable Framework Focus Details:
Come and see how to ‘dynamically’ wire your BizTalk Solutions based on message content, rules or specific environmental properties. Being able to accept a wide array of message types is another key element in making these solutions successful.

What’s happening in the BizTalk Community:
BrizTalk.Org – the Brisbane BizTalk user group is always full of new ideas – Dan up there is always doing a great job.
MelBiz.Org – the Melbourne BizTalk user group run by Bill Chesnut (fellow BizTalk MVP) is always doing great things down there.
If you’re in their areas you’re always welcome to pop along.

Share the User Group Soap Box:
I always welcome a new voice and ideas at our group – if you want to share your experiences, thoughts, “I wish I can do..... for my solution...”. Then contact me and I’ll be more than happy to slot you in.
Q. Do you need to have presentation skills: No (just look at me) – can you tell a story in the office or at the pub? Or at a 3 yr old b.day party? – then I want you.
Q. Do I need a PowerPoint Slide Deck? – no!!! *death by powerpoint* is a painful way to go......
Q. Can you capture my ‘best’ side? We take you whichever way you are. J

We’re up for a great night – come along and learn how to make your BizTalk solutions go a long way.
(p.s. Warning: If you’re a *
consultant* this session may reduce you to tears J)

See you there and let me know your coming
Mick (mb: 0404 842 833)
http://sydbiz.org


Thursday, October 04, 2007 10:46:58 AM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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# Monday, September 03, 2007

Some information I got just recently is that MS will be locked down for during APEC.

So I guess......there's no user group there this week......

BUT......we've moved it

At the R2 Launch(14th Sept) we'll having a *special session* at the end of the day in Darling Harbour - with members of the product team.

See you there for a great Q&A Session with the Product team.
 

Monday, September 03, 2007 4:37:41 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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Some information I got just recently is that MS will be locked down for during APEC.

So I guess......there's no user group there this week......

BUT......we've moved it

At the R2 Launch we'll having a *special session* at the end of the day in Darling Harbour - with members of the product team.


 

Monday, September 03, 2007 4:30:19 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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