Applying BizTalk hotfixes/app updates and impact on environment availability

  When you run BizTalk server you normally have plenty of mission critical applications running on it. Those that cannot go offline. I get a lot of questions around how to apply to fixes and impact on availability. There is no straight answer for that, it depends on what you are trying to do. I…

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Top 7 IT Pro Pain Points Simplified with MDOP

Everyone is familiar with top 10 lists. There’s the top 10 best dressed, worst dressed, dog names, places to vacation, etc.  Since this, however, is Microsoft, and it’s all about Windows 7, I figured we should do a top 7 list, and focus on the top 7 pain points that the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack,…

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When to write a custom BCS connector?

I have been asked this question several times during the last month and I have tried to shed some light on that during my session at OpenDoor Egypt. Today, I stumbled upon a good MSDN article that concisely answers this question : Differences Between Using the .NET Assembly Connector and Writing a Custom Connector Happy…

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Saudi Aramco Cloud Computing Forum

   I was surprised that an Enterprise Customer will be the first to organize such a successful visionary event in Saudi Arabia. This week, I had the pleasure to attend the Cloud Computing Forum organized by Saudi Aramco (largest Oil & Gas Company in MEA) in the City of Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Just to give…

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