BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Pipeline Component Wizard

While working on the current upcoming installment in my BizTalk Server 2013 R2 New Features Series, I realized that I did not yet have a version of Martijn Hoogendoorn’s excellent BizTalk Server Pipeline Component Wizard that would work happily in Visual Studio 2013.

As a result, I filed this issue, and then made the necessary modifications to make it work in Visual Studio 2013 with BizTalk Server 2013 R2. It is now available for download here (updated 27-FEB-2015) if you want to give it a test run.

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Unfortunately, that has consumed a significant portion of my evening, and thus the next installment in the blog series will be delayed. But fear not, there is some really cool stuff just around the corner.

Integrate 2014 Registration is Live

In other news, Integrate 2014 registration is now live, and is only 72 days away! It’s going to be an awesome start to a cool Redmond December as 300-400 BizTalk enthusiasts from around the globe converge on the Microsoft campus for a few days of announcements, learning, networking, and community.

I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty excited for this one! Especially seeing these session titles for the first day:

  • Understand the New Adapter Framework in BizTalk Services
  • Introducing the New Workflow Designer in BizTalk Services

Well, that’s all for now. I hope to see you there!

QuickLearn Training at the ALM Summit 3 event

This week QuickLearn was involved at the third annual Application Lifecycle Management Summit held on the Microsoft Corporate headquarters in Redmond.

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Nick and I were both involved in delivering content and sharing our TFS knowledge and skills with attendees. Here are the two activities we presented.

Pre-conference workshop

I delivered a sold-out pre-conference workshop entitled “Managing your application lifecycle with TFS”. The workshop provided attendees with a rapid overview of many of the features of Microsoft’s ALM suite. Based on the number of questions from attendees, there was a lot of interest in the new features in TFS 2012.

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Exam Cram Session

Microsoft took the opportunity to announce the brand new MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management certification at the conference. Nick and I paired up to deliver a 90 minute exam prep session to help attendees learn the best way to prepare for the three exams required for the new certification. Fortunately, both Nick and I both already have the certification so this made things a little easier.

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Feedback from both activities was overwhelmingly positive and with our commitments done, we’re both just enjoying attending sessions at the conference for the rest of the week.