Tuesday, February 28, 2006

New papers on Biztalk Server 2006

Understanding BizTalk Server 2006

Learn about key features and improvements in BizTalk Server 2006, such as significantly simpler installation; better support for deploying, monitoring, and managing applications; and improved capabilities for Business Activity Monitoring.

BizTalk Server 2006 Adapter Enhancements

This white paper discusses both the new built-in adapters and enhancements to the existing built-in adapters that will ship with BizTalk Server 2006.

BizTalk Server 2006 Application Deployment and Management

This white paper describes two new key features of BizTalk Server 2006—the capability to manage BizTalk artifacts as a single application, and the ability to monitor a group of artifacts through the use of the BizTalk Server Administration Console, which makes BizTalk Server less time-consuming to manage.

BizTalk Server 2006 Business Activity Monitoring

This paper provides a detailed description of two new Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) features in BizTalk Sever 2006—the BizTalk Server BAM Portal, and Alerts and Notification Support—and it discusses enhancements to the BAM features in BizTalk Server 2004.

BizTalk Server 2006 Developer Tools Improvements

This white paper describes some key product enhancements in BizTalk Server 2006 that are of interest to developers, in particular the Flat File Wizard.

BizTalk Server 2006 Runtime Improvements

This white paper reviews the improvements that have been made to message processing as part of the core engine enhancements for BizTalk Server 2006.

BizTalk Server 2006 Setup and Migration

Included in this white paper is a high-level overview of the BizTalk Sever 2006 setup process and how it differs with the BizTalk Server 2004 install process.

Understanding the Hub and Spoke Deployment Model for BizTalk Server 2006

Read this article to understand how the BizTalk Server 2006 hub and spoke model supports administrators who want to install and deploy the associated bits of a BizTalk Server solution from one central server and multiple remote servers.

The Business Value of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

This white paper examines the opportunities and benefits of RFID and how this technology will revolutionize supply chain management.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Preparing for Microsoft Developers Days 2006

Today I was told that I’ll be speaking and presenting some topic @ Microsoft Developers Days 2006. Plus I’ll be part of the organizing Committee for the event my responsibility is to look at the technical side i.e. speakers and their topics. Topics were decided 1 month earlier so my job was to prepare the speakers plus my own presentation. Also had a meeting with Microsoft ISV manager Waqar Khamisani for the approval of topics and presenters.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Free Microsoft re-Exams

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The offer is valid till June 30, 2006.

Friday, February 17, 2006

VS2005 Launch Event @ UIT

Naseem siddiqui shareing his thoughts

INETA Launch Team Members Mr. Nasim Siddiqui (Software Architect, Kalsoft) and Myself. delivered presentations on “Visual Studio.Net 2005, SQL Server 2005 highlighting the new features of the products and to help the audience to understand how Microsoft’s latest easy to use technologies can help us to increase productivity by focusing on business logic instead of coding during the development process. Three things were discussed mainly Vs2005 and SQL server but Biztalk was also included in the discussion.

The presentations were followed by a Q/A session. The event formally with the distribution of Microsoft bags among the audience on referral draw.

Below: me :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

VS2005 Launch Event @ CBM

Event @ CBM went Excellent. I was accompanied by Wajahat (MVP ASP.NET). We Introduced INETA followed By Imagine Cup Videos. I was first to speak and I spoke on Click once deployment and New Data Controls in Vs2005 plus a brief on VSTO. Wajahat Spoke on SQL Server 2005 and how it’ll be helping the Developers and making their life easier. He also spoke at the Scalability issues.