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BizTalk Server 2004: The ten commandments of pipeline stream processing

Charles Young, October 28, 2004
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Are you new to BizTalk pipeline processing  The 'ten commandments' should prove helpful in avoiding some of the potential pitfalls.   Don't take them too seriously, though.   ...

BizTalk Services: An overview

Charles Young, October 9, 2007
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Earlier this year, Microsoft released a CTP version of a new technology stack called 'BizTalk Services'. In July, they updated this with a new release. It is only now, at long last, that I've got arou...

BizTalk Server 2004: Direct Binding Models in BizTalk - corrected!

Charles Young, January 11, 2005
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My thanks to Gregory Van de Wiele who raised some questions over my statements about call-back patterns in my recent article on Direct Binding.   In attempting to dispel some myths, I was in...

BizTalk 2004 recovery: Works well, but beware of HAT!

Charles Young, July 20, 2004
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I've spent some time in the last two days testing the resilience of a BizTalk production environment.  The environment consists of a two-box BizTalk 2004 server group and a two-box (active-passiv...

BizTalk 2006: Accessing flat file content in orchestration messages

Charles Young, July 11, 2006
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I was recently asked if I would provide some insight into solving a BizTalk problem.  It's some time since I have blogged on BizTalk in depth, and the question gave me an excuse to write som...

Biztalk Server Interview Questions

Stephen W. Thomas, December 13, 2005
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Wow, it has been some time now since I last blogged.  I would like to say I have been super busy with tons of project work. But, actually I have been on vacation most of the time. From time to ti...

BizTalk Server 2004: FTP guaranteed delivery

Charles Young, August 10, 2004
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The BizTalk Server 2004 FTP adapter offers a 'guaranteed delivery' feature, the details of which are not documented by Microsoft.  The mechanism is very straightforward, however, and involves the...

Updating Tables Using a Single Updategram Message in BizTalk Server 2004 and 2006

ASPAlliance.com - The #1 ASP.NET Community, April 30, 2007
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This article shows how to manually create an Updategram that will update multiple master and detail tables....

Enterprise Library Logging with BizTalk 2006

Stephen W. Thomas, July 10, 2006
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First off, it has been a long time since I’ve last blogged.  I have been very busy working on some other endeavors and I was on vacations for a few weeks.  I am now working on some new...

Using MSBuild to Build and Deploy BizTalk 2006 Solutions

Stephen W. Thomas, August 6, 2006
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MSBuild is the new build platform for Visual Studios.  It allows great flexibility, customization (through creating custom Tasks), and integration with unit tests.   While MSBuild doesn̵...

BizTalk Server 2004: Using the mapper for complex transforms - don't!!

Charles Young, August 2, 2004
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In all these months of living in BizTalk 2004 land, it is only recently that I have had occasion to do something serious with the BizTalk mapper - and I am not impressed.   I had a requireme...

BizTalk Server 2004: Loopback pipeline processing

Charles Young, November 10, 2004
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Gregory Van de Wiele has come up with no less than three different ideas (one of the from Scott Colestock) on invoking BizTalk pipelines with loop-back from within an orchestration.   All ex...

Singleton Orchestration in BizTalk Server

ASPAlliance.com - The #1 ASP.NET Community, March 19, 2007
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In this article you will learn how to write Singleton orchestrations using BizTalk Server....

Tip: Right Click => Add DLL to GAC

Jan Tielens Bloggings [MVP], December 24, 2005
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[Via Patrick Wellink] Easier way to add a DLL to the GAC Add following text to a .reg file, double click it, voila: you can add assemblies to the GAC with only two mouse clicks! BizTalk and SharePoint...

Splitting POP3 Email Attachments in BizTalk 2006

Stephen W. Thomas, August 8, 2006
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This was a question (paraphrased) on the BizTalkGurus.com Forum: “How can I take email attachments and put them as is into a folder?”   When using the POP3 Receive Adapter, you have t...

BizTalk Server Map Error - Native serialization error Root element is missing

Stephen W. Thomas, August 15, 2006
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Recently I was testing a BizTalk map inside Visual Studios.  The input schema was auto generated using the SQL Adapter and the output was a simple text file.  I was using a sample file provi...

BizTalk Server 2006: Auto-Construction of Orchestration Variables Considered Harmful

Charles Young, February 4, 2007
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Don't get me wrong.   I think the world of BizTalk as a product.   But, like any complex piece of software, there are one or two things that annoy me.  I blogged a few weeks a...

Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) with BizTalk Server 2006 from Start to Finish

ASPAlliance.com - The #1 ASP.NET Community, June 1, 2006
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In this article, Naveen demonstrates the working of Business Activity Monitoring in BizTalk Server 2006 using a Purchase Order Request scenario....

BizTalk Message Context Functoid How to Get Context Values Inside a Map

Stephen W. Thomas, April 18, 2006
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Carlos Medina has created a functoid that can be used to extract context values from a message inside a map!   This is a very common problems and this approach is something I didn’t reall...

BizTalk Server 2004: The great MS Business Rule Engine Debate

Charles Young, September 17, 2005
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I have had some fun in the last couple of weeks debating the Microsoft Rules Engine with Peter Lin. Many people in the BizTalk community will know that Peter used Amazon and The ServerSide site early ...

Receiving SQL 2005 XML Data in BizTalk 2006

Stephen W. Thomas, July 17, 2006
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SQL Server 2005 offers many exciting new features.  One of them is the support for Xml as a data type.  On the surface, this looks great since BizTalk likes Xml.  But, we come to learn ...

Submitting Xml Documents to BizTalk 2006 via SOAP

Stephen W. Thomas, March 13, 2006
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You probably know about untyped messages inside an Orchestration (that is, messages treated as Xml Documents rather than typed schema).  Wouldn’t it be nice to have an untyped web service t...

BizTalk Rules Engine Deployment Helper Tool

Stephen W. Thomas, March 20, 2006
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Find yourself running the Rules Engine Deployment Wizard over and over again to export and import policies and vocabularies?  Looking for a simple push button approach to move a full configuratio...

Biztalk Server Interview Answers

Stephen W. Thomas, December 29, 2005
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I guess I was sleeping and forgot to post the answers to the BizTalk Interview Questions from a few posts ago. No worries though, Gustavo Echeverry went thought and answered them complete with referen...

What Exactly Is BizTalk?

Yasser Shohoud, July 25, 2006
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  I now work as a Technology Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Austin which is part of the Microsoft Sales org. In this role I help customers understand how to architect solutions t...

BizTalk Deployment Gotcha

Darren Jefford : BizTalk 2004, July 2, 2004
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Over the past month or so I’ve been putting together some fairly extensive BizTalk training for customers and have just finished 3 deliveries so I’m trying to catch up! During this traini...

WMI Script to Terminate Suspended Orchestration Instances

Stephen W. Thomas, August 29, 2006
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Are you tired of having to go into the BizTalk Admin tool to terminate any suspended Orchestration instance before you want to redeploy? Scripting this task is simple using WMI. Just create a file cal...

Sorting, Grouping, and Debatching Using BizTalk Messaging

Stephen W. Thomas, April 3, 2006
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In a past edition of The BizTalker, I talked about how easy it is to use custom XSLT inside the BizTalk Mapper to sort data.  Sorting data inside the map can be doing using inline XSLT like this:...

How to set up an Untyped Web Service in BizTalk 2006

Stephen W. Thomas, March 13, 2006
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Creating an Untyped Web Service will allow you to easily submit Xml Documents into BizTalk through the web service.  Make sure you check out my previous post on this topic.   Create t...

Building a Leave Application Workflow System using BizTalk Server 2006 and SharePoint Server 2003

ASPAlliance.com - The #1 ASP.NET Community, May 23, 2006
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In this article Naveen demonstrates how to create a simple workflow system using BizTalk Server 2006 and Sharepoint portal server....

Debugger Visualizer for BizTalk 2006: MessageContext

Gilles WebLog, March 20, 2006
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Visual Studio 2005 added support for Debugger Visualizers. With debugger visualizers, developers can define what information (and in what form) is shown in the debugger for a specific type. There...

BizTalk Rules Engine

Stephen Kaufman's WebLog, October 21, 2005
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If you are working with the BizTalk Rules Engine then here are two sites that are definitely worth checking out: Defining Business Rules and The Business Rules Manifesto    ...

[FIX] BizTalk 2004 - Failed to generate the master secret (error code 0X80070005)

JonGalloway.ToString(), November 28, 2005
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The BizTalk Server 2004 installation fails on XP SP2 with an error message that doesn't give much of a clue as to what the problem is: Failed to generate the master secret (error code 0X80070005). As ...

BizTalk Server 2004: Direct Binding models in Biztalk

Charles Young, January 10, 2005
Views: 1,316 | Hits 224

Unfortunately, the BizTalk help files contain no detailed information on the direct binding models supported for orchestration ports. This has led to some confusion and misunderstanding amongst BizTal...

BizTalk Server 2006: The Compensation Model

Charles Young, December 6, 2006
Views: 1,360 | Hits 224

The week before last, I spent some time updating an existing document on BizTalk exception handling for a client.   I added a couple of pages on the use of compensation.   I hoped ...

BizTalk for .Net Developers

Owen Allen (MSFT PacWest) : BizTalk Server, November 17, 2005
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Aaron Skonnard titles a pair of MSDN columns he has written "An XML Guru's Guide to BizTalk".  I make no qualms about ripping his ideas off and sharing them with my customers to describe why a ...

Format of BizTalk 2004 assemblies: Maps

Gilles WebLog, September 21, 2004
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Today, we dive deeply into the undocumented and unsupported bowels of the BizTalk artifacts compiler and examine how maps get compiled to .NET assemblies. The BizTalk 2004 Mapper allows to g...

BizTalk 2006 Recipes Book Now Available

Stephen W. Thomas, September 25, 2006
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BizTalk Server books are in short supply.  And finding one that really helps solve real world problems is event harder to find.  A new BizTalk book is now available.  It's called BizT...

Simple Biztalk Server Development Helper Tool

Stephen W. Thomas, September 7, 2005
Views: 1,093 | Hits 209

A lot can be said about development with Biztalk Server.  For someone new to Biztalk it takes a little practice to learn some of the non-intuitive tasks related to assembly redeployment and basic...

BizUnit 2006 is Released BizTalk 2006 and Visual Studio 2005

Kevin B Smiths WebLog, April 13, 2006
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   Ive finally got around to finishing off BizUnit 2006, this version is targeted at BizTalk 2006 and Visual Studio 2005. Ive been using the new unit testing capability in Visual Studio 2005...

New Product Team BizTalk Blog

Darren Jefford, March 27, 2006
Views: 1,174 | Hits 207

The BizTalk Server 2006 Product Team have pulled together a new centralised blog which you can find here, this is the central place for information direct from the product team and looks like it will ...

BizTalk 2006 consumes Web Service then publish Orchestration as Web service and call from ASPX

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 23, 2007
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BizTalk 2006 consumes Web Service then publish Orchestration as Web service and call from ASPX...

Biztalk Scheduled Task Adapter

GotDotNet: New resources, November 24, 2005
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A Biztalk Server 2004/2006 in-process receive adapter that executes a prescribed task on a daily, weekly or monthly schedule. The adapter is configured entirely within Biztalk, all config is stored wi...

BizTalk and Winfows Workflow, per Woodgate

Owen Allen (MSFT PacWest) : BizTalk Server, October 20, 2005
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Scott Woodgate has a response in this post to a question raised about Windows Workflow Foundation in relation to BizTalk Server.  Of course, because all of you are serious about BizTalk Server, y...

Biztalk, Convoys, GetTempFileName, and InterceptorException

Stephen W. Thomas, September 9, 2005
Views: 1,352 | Hits 199

It’s late on a Friday.  I am still at the client site.  I just canceled my flight home.  It is my anniversary weekend (yep it is on 9/11, sure sucks).  We are hours from...

Windows Workflow Reading List

K. Scott Allen, April 27, 2006
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Windows Workflow is a part of the next-generation APIs from Microsoft collectively known as WinFX. WinFX also includes Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Presentation Foundation. From 50,000...

How to GAC BizTalk DLL's When Importing A MSI

Stephen W. Thomas, November 28, 2006
Views: 1,464 | Hits 198

The deployment story in BizTalk Server 2006 is greatly improved over that of 2004. A typical deployment in BizTalk Server 2006 goes something like this: 1. Export the MSI using BizTalk Administr...

Get BizTalk 2004 SP1 Installed!

Darren Jefford : BizTalk 2004, March 9, 2005
Views: 1,260 | Hits 197

If you havent already done so please consider moving your development and live servers to BizTalk Server 2004 SP1 wherever possible. It does really make a difference to common scenarios; it helped us...

Where Did My HAT Functionality Go in BizTalk 2006?

Jan Tielens Bloggings [MVP], May 2, 2006
Views: 971 | Hits 195

Since the last couple of weeks Im spending again some time with BizTalk. Although there is no official training material for BizTalk Server 2006 available yet, U2U is already offering BizTalk 2006 tra...

BizTalk Server 2006 R2

Darren Jefford, June 8, 2006
Views: 1,802 | Hits 195

In case you missed the announcement on Tuesday, Microsoft has announced a new release of BizTalk Server 2006 called BizTalk Server 2006 R2 (Release 2) to ship H1 2007. R2 will build on the core founda...