Installing BizTalk 2010 with BizTalk 2009

Unfortunately you are not able to run both side by side; so I would suggest you run 2009 in a VM and test your 2010 project in that if you need downward compatibility.

Remember, BizTalk 2010 is the only version of BizTalk compatible with R2 version of the Microsoft Server 2008 and SQL 2008.  Setup is still roughly the same.

BizTalk (Showing BizTalk Assembly Viewer in My Computer)

To add Assembly Viewer to the Windows registry

  1. From the Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Run dialog box, type cmd.
  3. From the command line, navigate to <BizTalk Server Installation Folder>Developer Tools where BTSAsmExt.dll resides.
  4. At the command line, type:

    regsvr32 BTSAsmExt.dll

  5. To begin using Assembly View, log off and then log back onto the computer.

To remove Assembly Viewer from the Windows registry

  1. From the Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Run dialog box, type cmd.
  3. From the command line, navigate to <BizTalk Server Installation Folder>Developer Tools where BTSAsmExt.dll resides.
  4. At the command line, type:

    regsvr32/u BTSAsmExt.dll

  5. To complete the removal, log off and then log back onto the computer.

BizTalk 2010 (and earlier versions) namespace gotcha

I have not been able to find a post or get a true explanation on “reserved words” in BizTalk; however there are a few you should stay away from.  I have personally tested these.

You should refrain from using “BTS” or “EDI” anywhere in your namespace to avoid namespace property look-up issues.

I will be posting more about this as I work through the public version of BizTalk 2010 on Oct. 1, 2010.

IE 9 Beta Released

The IE 9 Beta is upon us, you can download it here

Joe Homnick suggested checking out the following sites:

  • The Killers (http://www.thekillersmusic.com/html5) – one of the biggest rock bands in the world go live with a full IE9-optimized HTML5 site today! Showcasing video, Canvas, WOFF fonts, SVG – this site is full of easter eggs and the band love what IE9 provides.
  • Jitterbugs (http://html5.cynergysystems.com) – a game that uses Canvas, SVG, WOFF and audio to deliver an experience that you’d have never been able to do in a browser before IE9. Try it on Chrome – it runs almost hilariously slowly.
  • WebVizBench (http://www.webvizbench.com) – a benchmark for HTML5 built with data from KEXP that scales up to even high-end graphical hardware – with video, animations, WOFF and Canvas, you’ll want to try this on your home machine!
  • Rough Guides (http://makethemost.roughguides.com/) – this blurs the lines between a web page and a full application, integrating data from Flickr and curated content into a beautiful, zoomable interface.
  • Never Mind the Bullets (http://www.nevermindthebullets.com/) – a parallax comic built with HTML5.
  • Agent 008 Ball (http://www.agent8ball.com) – a pool game with a spy theme that uses Canvas, audio, WOFF fonts.
  • AP Timeline Reader (http://html5.labs.ap.org/) – a news reader with a difference – browse through the articles that you’re interested in reading and add them to a queue; then read them in a clutter-free environment with customizable fonts and high-res photos.

Enjoy!