News

BizTalk Server

NEW ESB Guidance Community

The Microsoft ESB Guidance provides architectural guidance, patterns, practices, and a set of BizTalk Server and .NET components to simplify the development of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) on the Microsoft platform and to allow Microsoft customers to extend their own messaging and integration solutions.

http://www.codeplex.com/esb

10 new case studies published this month which reference Biztalk Server.  Click the link below any time to see the latest Biztalk case studies.

http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/search.aspx?ProTaxID=1265&NoDays=30

Internet Information Server

Administering IIS7 on Server Core Installations of Windows Server 2008

Posted 6/26/2007 3:34:00 PM

  As you may have seen from TechEd 2007 announcements and recent Bill Staples’ (IIS Product Unit Manager) blog, IIS7 is now supported on Server Core installation option of Windows Server 2008. We are hoping to address customer requests by offering lo ...

http://blogs.iis.net/metegokt/archive/2007/06/26/administering-iis7-on-server-core-installations-of-windows-server-2008.aspx

IIS7 on Server Core - June CTP build released!

Posted 6/26/2007 3:06:00 PM

I'm excited to announce that a new build of IIS7 and Windows 2008 Server is available for testing by Beta testers.  This build includes updates and fixes made since the Beta 3 release earlier this year, and includes the previously announced IIS7 on Se ...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2007/06/26/iis7-on-server-core-june-ctp-build-released.aspx

BlueDragon/CFML : an awesome IIS7 extensibility story

Posted 6/25/2007 10:35:00 AM

I've blogged a few times about the extensibility of IIS7, but here is a real world example that provides a really concrete idea of the real possibilities:  Vince Bonfanti just announced end-to-end BlueDragon/CFML integration with IIS7 including core s ...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2007/06/25/bluedragon-cfml-an-awesome-iis7-extensibility-story.aspx

At last, Visual Studio patch for F5 debugging on Windows Vista has been released

Posted 6/20/2007 8:12:00 PM

A Visual Studio patch that fixes the Visual Studio F5 debugging of IIS7 applications on Windows Vista Home Premium and above has been released!  This patch solves the "An authentication error occurred while communicating with the web server.  Ple ...

http://blogs.iis.net/mvolo/archive/2007/06/20/at-last-visual-studio-patch-for-f5-debugging-on-windows-vista-has-been-released.aspx

Things you can do by piping appcmd commands

Posted 6/17/2007 10:16:00 PM

Here are some of the cool things you can do by piping appcmd commands together in IIS7.Application Pools1. Recycle all application pools (replace recycle with start/stop to start/stop all apppools)appcmd list apppool /xml | appcmd recycle apppool /in2. Sto ...

http://blogs.iis.net/ksingla/archive/2007/06/17/things-you-can-do-by-piping-appcmd-commands.aspx

More free IIS7 Web hosting offers hit the Web

Posted 6/15/2007 10:29:00 PM

Since my last post introducing the bleeding edge IIS7 hosters who started offering free hosting on Beta 3, several new Web hosters joined the mix, including gate.com, parking.ru and myhosting.com who went live today!  If you're looking for a free Web ...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2007/06/15/more-free-iis7-web-hosting-offers-hit-the-web.aspx

www.Microsoft.com is live on IIS7 beta 3 - are you?

Posted 6/15/2007 8:59:04 AM

The www.Microsoft.com guys have been running IIS7 on some of their servers since early beta days, but I was excited to get an email this week which announced that they are running IIS7 on all of their servers!  (except for a single box which ...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2007/06/15/www-microsoft-com-is-live-on-iis7-beta-3-are-you.aspx

TechEd Video: IIS7 Hosting and Server Core

Posted 6/15/2007 8:44:00 AM

A new video has been posted up on the Virtual TechEd site called the IIS7 Customer Experience, featuring Mario Juarez, Eric Woersching, Jess Coburn and Carlos Caneja.    WMV Video: IIS7 Customer Experience ...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2007/06/15/teched-video-iis7-hosting-and-server-core.aspx

Drew Robbins Breaks Down IIS7 for PHP Developers

Posted 6/14/2007 2:47:00 PM

In an interesting situation for a Microsoft evangelist,  Drew Robbins found himself in Moscow a few weeks ago, presenting on IIS7 to developers at PHPConf.   Drew doesn't speak Russian but luckily for him, there were translators. & ...

http://blogs.iis.net/ewoersch/archive/2007/06/14/drew-robbins-breaks-down-iis7-for-php-developers.aspx

Catalyst Software Publishes In-depth IIS7 Whitepaper for .NET Developers

Posted 6/12/2007 1:55:29 PM

Scott Seely just published a 30 page whitepaper on IIS7.  It includes a great overview of many of the new IIS7 features and architecture, along with lots of great code samples for .NET developers.  This is especially helpful if you're looking for ...

http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2007/06/12/catalyst-software-publishes-in-depth-iis7-whitepaper-for-net-developers.aspx

ISA Server

What’s New at the ISA Server TechCenter

ISA Server Operations Guide

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/isa/2006/operations_guide.mspx

Please note that if you have feedback on documentation or wish to request new documents - email isadocs@microsoft.com.

ForeFront Edge Security forums at http://forums.microsoft.com/ForeFront/default.aspx?ForumGroupID=384&SiteID=41

Forefront Edge Security - General

A forum for the discussion of general issues and ideas regarding Forefront Edge Security (ISA Server).

Forefront Edge Security - Installation, Upgrade, and Setup

A forum for the discussion of issues and ideas regarding Forefront Edge Security (ISA Server) installation, upgrade, and setup.

Forefront Edge Security - Internet Access

A forum for the discussion of issues and ideas regarding Internet access through Forefront Edge Security (ISA Server).

Forefront Edge Security - Publishing

A forum for the discussion of issues and ideas regarding publishing of Web and other servers through Forefront Edge Security (ISA Server).

Forefront Edge Security - Monitoring, Logging, Reporting

A forum for the discussion of issues and ideas regarding monitoring, logging, and reporting for Forefront Edge Security (ISA Server).

Forefront Edge Security – Virtual Private Networks

A forum for the discussion of issues and ideas regarding VPN site-to-site connectivity and roaming client VPN access in Forefront Edge Security (ISA Server).

Forefront Edge Security - Firewall Client

A forum for the discussion of issues and ideas regarding the Forefront Edge Security (ISA Server) Firewall client.

ISA Server Blog

The ISA Server Product Team Blog (http://blogs.technet.com/isablog/)is updated on a regular basis. Latest entries include:

RPC over HTTP Logging Wildness

http://blogs.technet.com/isablog/archive/2007/06/25/rpc-over-http-logging-wildness.aspx

Sharepoint Product & Technologies

Marines Deploy SharePoint to Improve Administration

US Marine Corps implements SharePoint to help improve administration tasks and processes. Plug-ins from CorasWorks Corp allow users to build SharePoint sites without developer help.

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9024819&source=rss_topic16

SharePoint Server 2007 Receives Department of Defense Certification

SharePoint Server 2007 has received U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2 certification for managing records and documents.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA102314141033.aspx

Microsoft UK and SCAN Develop MOSS Search Appliance

Microsoft in the UK have broken new ground, partnering with SCAN technolgies to develop a Search Appliance based on MOSS. The appliance will be offered across the MOSS SKU range and hardware specification can be tailored to meet customer requirements

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blogs/fromthefield/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=12

Downloads

BizTalk Server

HL7 v2 Developer Guide

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2d771d83-9c4b-4e8f-a264-50f961d1bb7b&DisplayLang=en

PRESTO Adapters Starter Kit for Biztalk Server 2006 R2

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=826d4d2d-8e8c-439c-8104-b6db89eee626&DisplayLang=en

Sharepoint Product & Technologies

Want a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS 2007) Virtual Image? (VHD / VPC)

This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is an integrated suite of server capabilities that can help improve organizational effectiveness by providing comprehensive content management and enterprise search, accelerating shared business processes, and facilitating information-sharing across boundaries for better business insight. Office SharePoint Server 2007 supports all intranet, extranet, and Web applications across an enterprise within one integrated platform, instead of relying on separate fragmented systems. Additionally, this collaboration and content management server provides IT professionals and developers with the platform and tools they need for server administration, application extensibility, and interoperability.

This fully functional pre-configured VHD provides you a trial software will automatically expire after 30 days.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sharepointmsblogs/~3/126892367/want-a-microsoft-office-sharepoint-server-moss-2007-virtual-image-vhd-vpc.aspx

Telerik Rad Editor and RadControls for Moss

Cross-browser alternative to the default rich-text editor in MOSS and WSS

Rich functionality (wide range of features and customization capabilities)

http://www.telerik.com/products/sharepoint/overview.aspx

Events/WebCasts

Sharepoint Product & Technologies

MSDN Webcast: Developing Windows SharePoint Services Workflows (Level 200)

Windows SharePoint Services provides excellent facilities for working with business processes. In this "webcast by request," we review the workflow development processes associated with Windows SharePoint Services. We look at the included workflows, modifying workflows in Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007, and creating and modifying workflows in the Microsoft Visual Studio development system.

http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032344818%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

Microsoft West Region VAR Community Call

Monthly update for resellers who sell Open and Open Value in SMB

July 2007 Edition

This monthly call covers hot training opportunities, upcoming marketing programs, sales incentives, tools, resources and promotions!  The goal of this monthly call is to help you stay current on Microsoft resources that help facilitate more sales for you and your organization! We will introduce a reselling sales rep incentive program where we will be awarding over $15,000 in prizes to participating VARs across the West Region. We will also be raffling off a Zune so don’t miss out!!! This is a great opportunity for you to leverage your local resources to make more money!

http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032344882%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

Momentum Webcast: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Application Templates (Level 100)

In this webcast, we learn about Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services version 3.0, a versatile technology within Windows Server 2003 that enables organizations and businesses of all sizes to increase the efficiency of their processes and improve team productivity. With collaboration tools that help people stay connected across organizational and geographic boundaries, Windows SharePoint Services gives employees access to the documents and information they need. The improved technology allows for Application Templates, which are configured with Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 to support specific business processes or sets of tasks for rapid and contextual deployment. Application Templates are basic configurations for common processes and workgroup tasks that facilitate user adoption and showcase platform capabilities for targeted deployments. In this webcast, we share insights and experience with the Microsoft "Fantastic 40," a set of client- and server-side supported Application Templates that extend the Windows SharePoint Services platform capabilities and facilitate adoption and target deployments in the context of business processes. Join this session to learn how these templates can help increase the productivity of your business.

http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032343799%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e

New KB’s

BizTalk Server

BUG: Error message when you try to configure BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet 3.3: "Unexpected exception occurred while configuring [Runtime]"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937486

A reference leak may occur when you pass an XLANG message or an XLANG message part to a method call as a parameter in BizTalk Server 2006

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917841

Error message when you submit an MTS05 message that does not contain a SWIFT body part in BizTalk Server 2006: "There is no body part in the InterChange"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929737

FIX: An MT965 message is rejected by BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT 2.3 when the MTS965 message does not contain an optional CTR subfield in the 91F field

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937164

FIX: Event ID 10015 is logged in the Application log when you call an HL7 DASM inside an orchestration in BizTalk Server 2004

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935886

FIX: Some extended characters are removed from the generated message when the extended characters appear in any of the SWIFT fields on a BizTalk Server 2006-based server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933121

FIX: The Backup BizTalk Server job is incorrectly associated with the time zone of a BizTalk Server 2006 server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936187

FIX: Error message when you compile a WSDL file to create an XML Schema (.xsd) file on a computer that is running BizTalk Server 2006: "The current .NET type name of this root node is invalid"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936890

ISA Server

When an external user tries to access OWA that is published in ISA Server 2006, the user does not receive the OWA forms-based authentication page

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935206

The values that appear in the "Bytes Sent" field and in the "Bytes Received" field are reversed when you log traffic for a server-publishing rule in ISA Server 2006

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933715

Applications that use an embedded Web browser program cannot access content on a Web site that you have published by using forms-based authentication in ISA Server 2006

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933869

An ISA Server 2006 Web Proxy client receives error code 502 when a user tries to visit certain Web sites

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935693

Description of the ISA Server 2006 hotfix package that is dated May 14, 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937186

When clients connect to a Web site that you published by using ISA Server 2006, the Microsoft Firewall service may use 100 percent of the CPU resources

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937434

The Microsoft Firewall service does not start after an ISA Server 2004 SP3 installation fails

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937028

Yellow exclamation mark appears next to the Firewall Client icon on a computer that is running a particular version of the Firewall Client for ISA Server, and a tool tip message is displayed: “Firewall Client is not installed properly”

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936773

Sharepoint Product & Technologies

Sharepoint Portal Server 2003

How to index SharePoint Portal Server 2003 list items in SharePoint Server 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937884

You cannot upgrade SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to SharePoint Server 2007, and you receive an error message when you run the Prescan.exe tool

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937949

Windows Sharepoint Services v3

A subsite that you create in SharePoint Server 2007 does not inherit master page settings from its parent site, and you receive error messages on the Site Master Page Settings page

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936908

Support WebCast: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 integration with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) version 3 Contact Lists and Document Libraries

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939015

Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package: May 15, 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937203

Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package: May 31, 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938183

Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007

Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: May 25, 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937906

The Publish button is not displayed when you create a site that is based on the Publishing Portal site template in SharePoint Server 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937142

Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package: May 15, 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937208

A document library or a list is not returned in the search results when you use an SQL query to sort search results in SharePoint Server 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937775

Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package for SharePoint Server 2007 and for SharePoint Server 2007 for Search: May 31, 2007

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938182