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# Monday, 27 July 2009

It’s the must have guide to setup a successful BizTalk based operating environment.


Monday, 27 July 2009 15:00:22 (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [1] -
BizTalk | 2009
# Thursday, 23 July 2009

Folks if you’re wanting to check out some of the things coming down the pipeline, check out these….

All available from the SharePoint 2010 site



Office 2010 snippets
(finally make calls from Communicator Mobile :)


Thursday, 23 July 2009 15:08:17 (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -

This was being sent around our office today that I thought I’d just have to share with you….


My first thought was ‘photoshop’….but one of the South African born Girls here swears black and blue that this is normal.

Everything about this picture is wrong…at any point the goat could say “forget this…I don’t have the right shoes on”
(he would probably bleat it out to his mates)

Just goes to show….we’re limited only by our own minds…

Thought for “Micks Day”

Thursday, 23 July 2009 14:54:06 (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
General | Tips
# Thursday, 09 July 2009

Hi folks, been a little quiet on the blogging front lately as myself and other BizTalk Industry
experts have been busy creating a Series of Webcasts focused on BizTalk 2009 features.


I came up with this idea 3 months ago and we’re finally almost through the other side – all the guys gave up their own spare time to share their field expertise and knowledge.

The line is great! comprising of MVPs and field experts whom have got runs on the board.

I hope you enjoy the series, there’s a couple that are still to come, but we can’t hold it back any further.

You can see them all here - (Alan Smith has been very kind to offer hosting)
NOTE: not all the webcasts here are part of the Series, most are :) (I’m working on getting a sub-category)




Cloud TV Link


Demo Code

Richard Seroter


Lap Around the ESB Toolkit 2.0



Mick Badran


Integration With SharePoint from BizTalk




Mick Badran


Implementing BizTalk RFID Mobile Solutions

RFID Mobile

RFID Mobile


Kent Weare


Creating a Highly Available BTS 09 Environment

BizTalk HA

BizTalk HA


Kent Weare


All you need to know about the SAP Adapter

SAP Adapter

SAP Adapter


Alan Smith


Improving BizTalk Orchestration Performance

Improving Performance


Alan Smith


BAM Essentials Part 1 - Activities

BAM Activities


Alan Smith


BAM Essentials Part 2 - Views

BAM Views


Thiago Almeida


All you need to know about the SQL Adapter

SQL Adapter

SQL Adapter


Miguel Herrera

Field Expert

All you need to know about the Oracle Adapter

SQL Adapter(direct link)

Oracle Adapter  

Mark Brimble

Field Expert

HL7 Revisited, a look at the HL7 accelerator

HL7 Accelerator
Direct Link

HL7 Accelerator


Zeeshan Shan

Field Expert

BizTalk…Creating Value in the Developer World

(coming soon)


Mike Stephenson


ALM Part1 – All about Tesing

ALM Testing
Direct Link

ALM - Testing


Mike Stephenson


ALM Part2 – Implementing an Automated Build Process with BizTalk Server 2009 including the build server and continuous integration together

ALM - Build and Integrate
Direct Link

ALM - Build and Integrate


Scott Scovell

Microsoft Virtual TS

Implementing BizTalk RFID Solutions

BizTalk RFID
Direct Link

BizTalk RFID


Scott Scovell

Microsoft Virtual TS

EDI teaching the old dog new tricks with BTS 2009

BizTalk EDI
Direct Link

BizTalk EDI Powerpoints

Thursday, 09 July 2009 09:30:00 (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [9] -
2009 | Light and Easy Webcasts
# Thursday, 02 July 2009

He lives in NZ…he loves Auckland and he successfully got married last year…

Ready to take on the world – I want to congratulate one of the hardest working BTS experts I know…

He puts in a tremendous effort for the local community and is always ready for new ideas.

Well done mate and a big congrats from this Aussie!!!

Thiago Almeida – BizTalk MVP!!!!!

Thursday, 02 July 2009 16:57:19 (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
BizTalk | 2009
# Thursday, 04 June 2009

I got a message from my colleague Scotty showing off some new app for his iPhone.

This new app was showing that he could bring up on his iPhone some xbox 360 live info.

xbox 360 info 

I thought damn that would be nice to have on my HTC Touch phone….so I went searching… and came up trumps!

Where it all happens is here -

Click on the appropriate link and you’re well on your way!

image  - from my htc phone

and finally after install…


Thursday, 04 June 2009 23:37:32 (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
WM | Xbox 360

Well folks – that pain point SPAM, it’s normally pills, sniffers, adding inches, removing inches…

Lately I’ve been getting…”Just confirming for the online event X that is happening in 2 days <blurb> Click Here”

This latest one I had to share with you…

Essentially the SPAMMERs formula is… <Send Email><Add Words to Make User Click><Provide Dodgey Links that will track you for life><End Email>

Sent from a gmail acct (that makes it real… :)


Princeton Global Networks


Dear Mick Badran,

It is my pleasure to inform you that you are being considered for inclusion into the 2009/2010 Princeton Global Networks "Honors Edition" of the Registry.

The 2009/2010 edition of the Registry will include biographies of the world's most accomplished individuals. Recognition of this kind is an honor shared by thousands of executive and professional men & women throughout America and the World each year. Inclusion is considered by many as a very high mark of achievement.

Upon final confirmation, you will be listed among a select few of accomplished individuals in the Princeton Global Network Registry. There is NO cost to be included in the Registry as a basic listing.

For accuracy and publication deadlines, please complete your application by using the link provided below and submit your information to us at the earliest opportunity. (Link has been modified as it contained GUIDs that I reckon verify my addr)

On behalf of the Managing Director, we wish you continued success.


<Bugs Bunny>

Editor in Chief

Thursday, 04 June 2009 12:38:18 (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
General | Other
# Wednesday, 03 June 2009

Ok – during these more challenging times (who doesn’t love trying to get that Suduko puzzle of life out).

Breeze went into bat for you – my passion and first love (or should I second love – my wife could read this) – the Student!!

Microsoft and Breeze Partner to bring you

Microsoft and Breeze are bringing you this special SharePoint Training offer during June & July only. This is part of a campaign to help businesses use their existing Microsoft technologies to gain business efficiencies during these economic times.

Being better connected internally as well as externally can save businesses’ time and money. I will show you how Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 can help you achieve just that as SharePoint 2007 has some features we think you shouldn’t live without!

I will focus on delivering a ‘real world’ experience as well as having a strong training component. The things I instruct on have to work for me in the field as well!

This four day, intense workshop is designed for IT Professionals and Developers needing effective skills transfer for the new products and technologies delivered with Microsoft Office 2007.

You will have the opportunity for 'hands-on' experience to Develop, Customise and Integrate solutions on the Office 2007 Platform as well as gain experience from the field.

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Note – Microsoft Partners can use their Readiness training $$ towards this course.

Chances are you’ve got the technology, got the MOSS environment and now needed to extend and explore.

What a great deal…I’ve still kept my first born ;)

See you there…


Wednesday, 03 June 2009 12:16:23 (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
MOSS | Admin | Training
# Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Hi folks,

Much more of the BTS09 material (documentation etc) is starting to appear in the masses from MS.

Grab it Here and there are a bunch of others you’ll love to get also.

BizTalk 2009 Posters

p.s. I’ve also added all the Install Guides and all the PDF posters within the ‘CSD Bits’ Mesh Folder.



Wednesday, 27 May 2009 18:36:21 (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
2009 | Tips

Thomas a fellow MVP has written a great write up on his thoughts and views on WF 4.0 (in it’s current form).

Found in the .NET 4.0 Framework Beta – check it out.



Wednesday, 27 May 2009 18:05:57 (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
# Tuesday, 19 May 2009

My good friend Chris Vidotto a once fearsome BTS warrior came up with the good oil on this.

The BPA tool now supports bts09, sql08 and win08 in one update, as well as all the previous environments.

The tool will go through and examine your environment in accordance to a predefined set of rules (shipped with BPA) and report back accordingly.

Grab it now… from HERE


Tuesday, 19 May 2009 13:54:18 (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
BizTalk | Tips

Hi folks – from a previous post where I fudged a DLP-RFID1 x64 driver, I’ve now tracked down ‘proper’ 64 bit version of the DLP-RFID1 Reader.

Here it is here -

1. From this page download the CDM 2.04.16.exe which does the trick.

2. Double click on the above EXE to install the drivers (the EXE will detect your OS is x64) – the driver is then installed on the machine, but not auto assigned to your RFID1 device.

3. From Device Manager, right click on the DLP RFID1 Reader and select ‘Update Driver’, select ‘Browse on My Machine’ and ‘Select from a List’ (near where you say ‘have disk’).

4. From the Manufacturer list select ‘FTDI’ and select the very top Driver on the RHS (USB Serial Converter)

5. Unplug and replug your RFID1 Device – and viola! all good.

6. Run this Test app RFID1Demo.exe to make sure all is good from 

NOTE: On my machine I still have an unknown Serial device in Device Manager, but all works none the less.


Tuesday, 19 May 2009 12:25:01 (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
BizTalk | RFID | Tips
# Monday, 18 May 2009

First time I’ve got this error… Wonder why 30 secs is the key.

I think I might put the 30 second retry on my application exceptions :)


Monday, 18 May 2009 23:11:16 (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [2] -
# Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Hi folks, as promised (a little late – had to man a stand at CeBit) here are the slides to yesterday’s session.

Thanks for all that attended and helping to make it a great class.

Off to do the same thing in Melbourne…and Build Rome.

Here’s the Slides and Demos Download (all files are Zipped)


Tuesday, 12 May 2009 13:09:23 (AUS Eastern Standard Time, UTC+10:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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