Earlier on this week, Santosh Benjamin and David Parker gave presentations on Biztalk and Visio at my VBUG meeting in Bracknell.
Santosh began with an introduction to Biztallk. This was an excellent overview that included details on Biztalk usage scenarios, topologies, adapters and state persistence. More details can be found on his blog here:
Santosh also mentioned Windows Server ‘Dublin’ (http://www.microsoft.com/NET/Dublin.aspx) and has kindly offered to speak further on this subject later on in the year.
Next, David Parker gave an introduction to Visio. This included a demonstration of the Org Chart wizard and sample code showing these charts can be created in VBA code. The key highlight for me was learning how to bind data to diagrams. David also demonstrated visViewer, a free utility which he has developed enabling Visio files to be viewed without Visio. A summary of what was covered can be found on David’s blog here:
Radio Bracknell (http://www.radiobracknell.com/) are now helping to promote our activities in Bracknell and our next meeting will take place on the 7th April where Johannes Kebeck will be doing a talk on Microsoft Virtual Earth.