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Clara's Notes on Technology Notes to me and the world December 2006 Entries

At last! After almost 2 years, I have passed the last exam.

I'm happy now and I think it was worth it but I wish I had done it in less time. Now all the new exams are coming up and mine look a bit old. Anyway, I still think they are good reference.

Looking forward to a 2007 without any studying!


Posted On Wednesday, December 20, 2006 3:15 PM

BizTalk Rules: short- and long-term facts
While preparing a demo on BizTalk 2006 I have learned something important abouthe rules. I had created a pretty simple policy with two rules. Both of them changed a field in an XML document according to a field in a database. Whenever I tested the policy all went well. I gave a data connection and a file sample as input to the test and both rules did what they were supposed to do. However, once I started using the rules in an orchestration nothing happened! My first error was the following: 1st. ......

Posted On Saturday, December 16, 2006 5:14 PM

ODBC Adapter for BizTalk : Bug
The adapter can be downloaded from here (gotdotnet). I found a small but annoying bug in the code that did not even let me start with the adapter.In file ODBCHelper.cs, line 69, check if the key is null before closing it: if (keyDsnNames != null) keyDsnNames.Close(); Otherwise, the consequence is "Object reference not set to instance of an object" every time you try to set a new DSN or open the DSN list. If you don't want to recompile the project you can add the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE... ......

Posted On Saturday, December 16, 2006 3:54 PM

The signature of map file '<MyProject.Transform_Merge>' has changed.
I have been working on a POC with BTS2006 and data sources adapters (ODBC, DB2, SQL Server - I'll try to post about these later) for the past two weeks and encountered several problems. Nothing serious, but they caused me some pain. At one point I created a map in a transform shape with three source files. The idea being to create a sort of "merge" of the three documents. I selected the files, the mapper opened, I created the links between sources and destination and all was fine. Sources: Message1, ......

Posted On Saturday, December 16, 2006 3:50 PM

4 interesting releases
Everyone is posting about this, and I'm going with the flow :) It will certainly interest some of my clients and colleagues. Four important releases from Microsoft: Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite SP1 Team Foundation Server SP1 ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 RC Have fun ......

Posted On Saturday, December 16, 2006 3:12 PM

BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems: Labs

I found HOL documents on the web for the BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems. They are pretty useful if you don't know much about host systems and don't even know how to start. I got them from here.

Charles Sterling mentions these are labs from TechEd. It must have been in TechEd Australia because they were not available at TechEd Barcelona.

Posted On Tuesday, December 12, 2006 1:47 PM

Does VisualStudio Rot the Mind?

I get the impression this article (actually, the transcript of a talk) is really old and that I'm the only one not to have read it. Anyway, here it is: Does VisualStudio Rot the Mind?, for those of you who don't know it and as a note for me to send to my co-workers.


Posted On Monday, December 11, 2006 8:22 PM

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