David Chappell delivers a great overview in this presentation on cloud platforms as they exist in the market today! Definitely worth watching.
Together with the people of Dutch BizTalk user group I am organizing the next meeting on the 29th of June at our Avanade office in Almere.
17e bijeenkomst van de Biztalk User Group Nederland op 29 juni 2011 bij Avanade, Almere
De BTUG-bijeenkomsten zijn voor architecten, engineers en projectmanagers die interesse en ervaringen hebben met het werken met MS BizTalk Server.
De BizTalk User Group (BTUG) heeft tot doel een netwerk van bedrijven te creëren waarbij elkaar inspireren en kennisuitwisseling centraal staan. Het doel van de BTUG is ook het versnellen van het leereffect over het toepassen van nieuwe technologie en de consequenties voor de organisatie. De BTUG biedt een platform om kennis en ervaring tussen gebruikers uit te wisselen en de mogelijkheid tot het leggen van informele contacten.
Actuele informatie over BTUG en het programma van deze bijeenkomst kunt u vinden via onze LinkedIn-pagina: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2078809
De presentaties van de vorige bijeenkomst staan op: http://cid-047dcef5a85d84eb.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/BTUG
14:30 uur Ontvangst
15:00 uur Presentaties
20:00 uur Einde
Voor deze bijeenkomst hebben we reeds de volgende, zéér interessante, sprekers gestrikt:
Jeroen Boiten BizTalk-project bij de Gasunie
Steef Jan Wiggers integratie SalesForce met BizTalk
Saravana Kumar BizTalk 360
Versterkerstraat 6, Almere
Inschrijven kan deze keer via de LinkedIn-events:
Ook niet-leden zijn van harte welkom
Recently my article on BizTalk Server AppFabric Connect for Services was published in the first Microsoft .NET magazine of this year. It is also posted online for the website of the magazine and can be downloaded in PDF format as well.
During my current project I ran into a annoying and kind of misleading error message when building Biztalk schema’s with BTS 2010 in combination with TFS 2010. The errormessage is similar to “MySchema.xsd.cs' could not be opened ('Unspecified error ')”
The reason and a possible solution is explained in this blogpost http://pofox.blogspot.com/2010/08/biztalk-schema-build-error.html But unfortunately that solution didn’t work for me:(
After that I also tried the registry hack mentioned by Charles Young: http://geekswithblogs.net/cyoung/archive/2005/01/22/20633.aspx
And also the solutions proposed on this blogpost http://blog.biztalk-info.com/archive/2010/09/29/Could_not_open_Schema.xsd.cs_fileunspecified_error.aspx
But all with no luck!
After trying a rebuild I suspected it had something to do with rights, so I started to investigate the folder structure. Then I had my lightbulb moment.
TFS put the read-only flag on my workspace folder. After removing the read-only flag from the folder I was able to build again. So in the end it’s just another solution to an already known problem in blogosphere :)
When 2011 started I formulated a couple of personal goals for this year. Two of them were:
1) Write an article for the Dutch .NET magazine. I finished writing my article last week and it will probably be published in the March edition of the magazine.
2) Develop more knowledge on cloud computing and take the Windows Azure exam. I noticed that the exam is LIVE now. A good preparation is the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit. I will take the exam somewhere in the near future and I will let you know the outcome, which is hopefully “passed” :)
Details on the exam can be found here!
This Thursday the first Dutch Windiws Azure User Group meeting will be organized. The location for this first meeting is the Sogeti office in Vianen.
You can find all the details @ http://www.sogeti.nl/evenementen/2011/1e-windows-azure-user-group-nl-meeting
If you are still not convinced about the advantages The Cloud has to offer or if you want to know more about the best practices for adopting Windows Azure, then I suggest you attend the following webinars.
p.s. Yesterday I received an email that the new BizTalk Hotrod issue is OUT now.
I want to wish all the readers of my blog a happy new year!!
This new year brings also a new project for me. With a team of Avanade people we started today and we are going to build a system for requesting all kind of licenses. Such as for operating a large boat or driving a taxi. We are going to use all of the latest technologies BizTalk 2010, Sharepoint 2010 and CRM 2011. So that will probably result in some interesting blogposts!
I also want to get two more certifications this year:
- Windows Azure
- BizTalk Server 2010
Furthermore I will be writing an article on creating hybrid cloud solutions with BizTalk AppFabric Connect for Services. The article might get published in the Dutch .NET magazine.
Would be interesting to hear what other peoples goals are for this year?!
Best Wishes for 2011!
You can build websites with ASP.NET, Silverlight or other technologies like PHP. But after you have build the website, people need to alter things on the website. You don’t want to be called for each and every thing they want to change on the website. So you are better off to start with a content management system right away!
Most content management systems are not for free, but Umbraco is for free and it is even based on the .NET framework. You can even run Umbraco on Windows Azure.
I tried to use it some years ago, but at that time there was a lack of documentation. This week is the first Dutch Umbraco User Group meeting at The Microsoft office at Schiphol. I will attend this meeting because I want to see how Umbraco is improving. Umbraco is greatly appreciated amongst the community and receives good reviews. Let’s see if they can make me a fan of their product too:)
You can find all the details of the meeting HERE.
Yesterday evening was my television debut:)
I was in the audience of a show called ‘Football International’ with the legendary football analyst Johan Derksen.
The show was viewed by 684.000 people according to this website. You can replay the show from the RTL website. I am several times on camera between the minutes 40.30 and 55.00.
I am back from a well deserved vacation to Cyprus. Cyprus is quite nice, also in October. It’s still 25-30degrees. But if you decide to go to Cyprus I would advise to stay on the Greek side of the Island. It’s more fun for tourists there.
The new fiscal year(FY11) already started at Avanade and hopefully it will be such a success as FY10. We are anxiously waiting for our new HTC Trophy Windows Phones 7, but it looks promising.
I’m really looking forward to the game Frogger on my Windows Phone 7:)
Last week we had the PDC(Professional Developer Conference) in the US, meanwhile I watched some interesting videos from PDC. Especially the one about the Biztalk roadmap and Integration as a service(IaaS).You can watch the BizTalk Server 2010 and Roadmap session here.
David Chappell just released an updated version of his whitepapers about the Azure platform “Introducing Windows Azure” and “Introducing the Windows Azure Platform” with latest feature updates and enhancements as presented at PDC’10
Exciting times are coming up and a lot to learn about!!
If you need a refreshing break from learning or just some music during work, you can always download some new stuff:)
The new record of my friend DJ San can be downloaded from Beatport now, anther dance floor killer is the new record of Sander Van Doorn
There is a selling initiative going on at Avanade Netherlands. Which means that if you sell a project with I believe over a 100 mandays of work, you are allowed to drive in the Avanade Tesla for a week. The car is spotted by the Dutch news website NU.NL
So if you are interested in driving this very fast car, you know what to do and who to call :)
When calling a RFC method on a SAP CRM system using the WCF custom adapter with SAP binding I received the following error message:
The adapter failed to transmit message going to send port "WcfSendPort_SAPBinding_Rfc_ARCHIV_CONNECTION_INSERT" with URL "sap://CLIENT=018;LANG=NL;@a/**.*.**.***/35?RfcSdkTrace=False&AbapDebug=False". It will be retransmitted after the retry interval specified for this Send Port. Details:"Microsoft.Adapters.SAP.RFCException: Details: ErrorCode=RFC_EXCEPTION. ErrorGroup=RFC_ERROR_APPLICATION_EXCEPTION. SapErrorMessage=. AdapterErrorMessage=Error returned by RfcCallReceiveEx while calling RFC: ARCHIV_CONNECTION_INSERT.
The error message doesn’t provide much information:(
In our case the message we were sending towards SAP contained a mandant element <ns0:MANDANT>18</ns0:MANDANT>
Mandant is the highest level of organizational unit on a SAP/R3 system, it’s also called Client.
At our customer the mandant was either 018 or 020. The leading zero was missing which resulted in the exception. So we changed the mandant element to contain the leading zero.
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