Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Failed while creating a B2BOrchestrations.B2BProcess service

I received the following error in the group hub while testing the solution build in Microsoft tutorial 3, lesson 3: “Failed while creating a B2BOrchestrations.B2BProcess service”

After 30 minutes I finally found the solution. BizTalk does not refresh the new deployment automatically. You should first restart the BizTalkServerApplication Host instance from the “Platform Settings - Host Instances” node in the BizTalk Server 2006 Administration Console.

If that did not do the trick, you can also try to remove the orchestration from the GAC, redeploy it and then refresh the BizTalkServerApplication Host instance.

Friday, February 09, 2007

BIA meeting - 7 February

Last Wednesday the BIA group came together again. We welcomed a new member, David, to our team. David worked for years with Usoft and now he is joining our team because at his project they start a BizTalk trial in which he participates. Main goal of his work will be to migrate from a BizTalk 2002 environment to the new BizTalk 2006 Server.

We discussed the possibility to become Microsoft ESB partner as we have an opportunity to use the ESB Guidance kit in a customer’s project. As a group we believe in the possibilities that the ESB Guidance package offers and we hope that we can join the 0.8 “beta” program.

One of the things that will be possible with the ESB Guidance is to implement UDDI inside the orchestrations to mange resources. We had an interesting discussion about the possibilities that this would offer. We think that it will be useful to do some sort of Load Balancing or Version management. If you have suggestions about the usage of UDDI inside a BizTalk orchestration feel free to share it with us in a comment.