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By Bill Chesnut on 5/2/2007 5:00 PM

8 Tips And Tricks For Better BizTalk Programming - this is a really good article for both new and experienced BizTalk developers.  I was surprised at a couple of the tips, but once reading them they make really good sense.

By Bill Chesnut on 4/23/2007 5:00 PM
For all those that read my post on the BizTalk Backup job running at 10:00am (Melbourne, Australia time), there is a hot fix in the works, so keep checking back and as soon as it is released I will post the number.

A big thanks to MS Support in Australian for taking this and running with it.
By Bill Chesnut on 4/23/2007 12:00 AM
Well I have been traveling heaps lately, I have a 4 week schedule that has me doing 12 flights, but that is not the point of this post, I was on a flight home last Friday night and I really wanted to finish working on a BizTalk error handling orchestration, so out came the Toshiba M4 tablet and even though I had a empty seat beside me, with the people in front having the seats reclined, I just could not use the keyboard, so I decided to try BizTalk programming with the pen, and as crazy as it sounds I could do most things I needed to do, I did need to key in a few things, but I found the items I needed and did some cut and past.

Now this makes my decision about what laptop to get in June when my Toshiba M4 is due to be replaced, I had pretty well decided on going with a Dell 820, full spec’d out, but now I am thinking more and more about another tablet pc, so time to start having some more looks.
By Bill Chesnut on 4/12/2007 12:00 AM
Over the past couple of weeks I have been documenting the procedure I use to build new BizTalk Environments, this includes things like making sure that the backup jobs are in place and that the backup files get deleted (the default backup job shipped with BizTalk cleans up the history records in the database, but does not clean up the files created by the backup).  This week I was helping a client clean up a tracking database that had gotten very large because of a miss configured purge job, while I was working on this problem I noticed that the full backups for the tracking database via the BizTalk backup job were happening at 10:00am local time (Melbourne, Australia).  From my past experience as a SQL DBA, doing a full backup on a production database at 10:00am in the morning is probably not the best time to do it, I dismissed it as something up with the scheduler.  Today while completing the setup of a new BizTalk server for another client, I again noticed that the full backups for all the BizTalk databases...
By Bill Chesnut on 4/10/2007 12:00 AM
I was luck enough to attend the last Master Class that Readify held on WCF, we have now scheduled another master class, this time it is WPF. Ian Griffiths will be coming out from the UK to deliver Applied WPF in Sydney the week if the 23rd of April 2007, for details see -

From my experience with the WCF master class I can say the to get the depth of information delivered in these classes is second to none and not available anywhere else in Australia.  If you want to take your WCF knowledge to the next level don't miss this opportunity.

By Bill Chesnut on 4/3/2007 12:00 AM

Microsoft today posted the BizTalk 2006 R2 Beta on

BizTalk 2006 R2 includes support for WCF, RFID and enhanced EDI support

By Bill Chesnut on 3/28/2007 5:00 PM
Off to Code Camp Oz this weekend (, hope to see lots of familiar faces.
By Bill Chesnut on 3/28/2007 5:00 PM
I passed the final exam for my MCPD Web Certification today, this will allow me to become an MCT.
By Bill Chesnut on 2/4/2007 6:00 PM
The BizTalk Server Pattern Wizard is now on Codeplex ( )
By Bill Chesnut on 10/26/2006 1:00 PM
Here is the link to BTS 2004 SP2

By Bill Chesnut on 10/4/2006 1:00 PM
Microsoft has released the Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2006 Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM 3.0 you can download it from here -
By Bill Chesnut on 10/3/2006 1:00 PM
I arrived in Bellevue, Washington on Sunday for the Microsoft SOA and Business Process Conference, the conference officially started tonight with with the Early Registration Reception at Parlor Billards.  It was great to catch up with the poeple I had met at last years conference and to finally put faces to the people I have been talking to via the BizTalk MVP monthly conference calls.  The next 4 days are packed with lots of BizTalk, BPM and SOA information, I am sure that I will be suffering a good case of information overload by the end of the week.
By Bill Chesnut on 6/5/2006 1:00 PM





NO CHARGE to Victoria.NET members!! 20 speakers over a whole day of action-packed conference program Something for everyone in two full streams:  business & technical Easy to implement information Great give-aways, including a 1-year MSDN subscription!  



Date:  Saturday 17 June

Time:  9am to 5.20pm

Venue:  Geoffrey Blainey Auditorium, Mount Helen Campus, University of Ballarat







0900 - 0945

Registration and Light Breakfast

0945 - 1000

Welcome & Keynote

Speaker TBC

1000 - 1040

Getting the most from Visual Studio

Dave Glover, Microsoft Australia

Business Coaching:  Tips to Improve your Business

By Bill Chesnut on 4/12/2006 1:00 PM

I was getting a 9009 error from “gacutil /iF $(TargetPath)”, if found some info on the web ( that point me to using

"$(DevEnvDir)..\..\SDK\v2.0\Bin\gacutil.exe" /iF “$(TargetPath)”

it now works.

By Bill Chesnut on 4/10/2006 12:00 AM
With Readify's continuing growth we have now attained Microsoft Gold Partner Status, thanks to lots of paperwork by Kim.
By Bill Chesnut on 3/28/2006 12:00 AM

BizTalk 2006 has officially been released and is now available for download from MSDN.

BizTalk 2006 will be generally available on May 1, 2006.

The price increase will also be effective on May 1, 2006, so to save 20% on you BizTalk 2006 purchase BizTalk 2004 with SA now.

By Bill Chesnut on 4/2/2005 9:03 AM
We (Melbourne & Sydney BizTalk User Groups) have just set up a BizTalk mailing list, with the same idea in mind as the aus-dotnet & SQLdownunder list. You can subscribe to it by clicking here and pressing send.



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