Making connections to back-office and front-office servers and services has always been part of my job as a software architect of several administrative web applications
. Writing a .NET service and agreeing on some FTP, mail or other transport goes a long way, but there is an end to it all: BizTalk. The moment I got the chance to start using BizTalk as part of a company moving to Microsoft Dynamics Crm and planning a major overhaul of existing interconnects I jumped in.
First it was agreed that I would find training in BizTalk 2006, however, it turned out to be impossible enroll on short notice without having to travel too far. As a professional there is no better challenge than diving in and try to make the best of it in the good company of a 500+ page book. Unfortunately, at the moment there happens to be no such book. On the other side I have an experienced and trained BizTalk Aviva colleague, Randal. He takes the lead decisions and is my sparring partner on the job. Last week he mentioned that at this point I would probably learn nothing from any current BizTalk 2006 training, so now I can call myself a BizTalk 2006 literate.
This doesn’t mean that I am completely in tune and this will be a place to share my happy and unhappy BizTalk 2006 moments with you.