News in the Category: BizTalk Subscribe to the rss of this category.

Total posts: 1446 | Sort by Views | Sort by Hits

Biztalk Best Practices

Integration through Biztalk, July 31, 2007
Views: 7,931 | Hits 105

We recently finished a Biztalk Project with one of our client. It was a 4 week project with tight deadlines. Our team did a great job to deliver quality product on time. I joined the project midway af...

Biztalk Server Interview Questions

Stephen W. Thomas, December 13, 2005
Views: 7,196 | Hits 568

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...

Custom BizTalk, Orchestration SMTP Adapter Dynamic send port New Articles, March 8, 2010
Views: 6,598 | Hits 14

How to build a BizTalk application that will allow run time configuration and sending of SMTP email from within an orchestration  read moreBy BiZTech Know...

Tip: Right Click => Add DLL to GAC

Jan Tielens Bloggings [MVP], December 24, 2005
Views: 6,254 | Hits 409

[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...

Tale of two adapters -- BizTalk WCF Adapter and WCF LOB Adapter

BizTalk Adapter Development, May 8, 2007
Views: 5,846 | Hits 52

The Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 will ship with a BizTalk WCF Adapter.  The BizTalk WCF Adapter is a bridge between BizTalk and WCF. It supports features such as: Feature   De...

DebugViewer in Biztalk

Integration through Biztalk, July 25, 2007
Views: 5,245 | Hits 50

""DebugViewer"" is another cool feature that comes with Biztalk 2006. Actually it is part of Studio 2005. Simple steps to use it:1) Download and Install the tool from

Biztalk Macros for FileNames

Integration through Biztalk, August 12, 2005
Views: 5,064 | Hits 48

I want to thank Jan Tielen for the following formats: %datetime%:Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) date time in the format YYYY-MM-DDThhmmss (for example, 1997-07-12T103508). %datetime_bts200...

How to create conditional If / Else logic in a BizTalk map. New Articles, April 10, 2010
Views: 4,609 | Hits 13

How to create conditional logic in a BizTalk map using out of the box functoids. Example takes in a Xml file containing Films and their receipts and create a destination file whose structure id depend...

BizTalk: Conditional looping incorporating the Greater Than New Articles, March 20, 2010
Views: 4,544 | Hits 14

how to achieve conditional looping in a BizTalk map using the Looping functoid and the Greater Than functoid.  read moreBy BiZTech Know...

Biztalk Scheduled Task Adapter

GotDotNet: New resources, November 24, 2005
Views: 4,446 | Hits 206

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: Repeating structures with the Table Looping and Tab New Articles, March 19, 2010
Views: 4,318 | Hits 10

How to use the Table looping functoid in conjunction with the Table extractor functoid.  read moreBy BiZTech Know...

Validating an Instance in Biztalk

Integration through Biztalk, July 15, 2006
Views: 4,228 | Hits 157

How can one validate an instance of the input file and ensure that the required fields needed for business process are present, data type is correct and min/max lengths are conformed with. This is don...

BizTalk Server 2006 Tutorials

Thom Robbins .NET Weblog, May 20, 2006
Views: 4,164 | Hits 160

Ran across what looks like some really interesting BizTalk 2006 tutorials for download from here....

Singleton Orchestration in BizTalk Server - The #1 ASP.NET Community, March 19, 2007
Views: 3,976 | Hits 415

In this article you will learn how to write Singleton orchestrations using BizTalk Server....

Using MSBuild to Build and Deploy BizTalk 2006 Solutions

Stephen W. Thomas, August 6, 2006
Views: 3,928 | Hits 430

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 Map Error - Native serialization error Root element is missing

Stephen W. Thomas, August 15, 2006
Views: 3,724 | Hits 356

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...

Debugging BizTalk Maps and XSLT's...

Kevin B Smiths WebLog, April 8, 2006
Views: 3,670 | Hits 187

Did you ever want to debug a BizTalk map, or any XSLT for that matter? VS 2005 has a great new feature that enables you to do just that. If you are using BizTalk and want to debug your map heres what ...

Use Biztalk 2006r2 SMTP adapter within orchestration New Articles, February 7, 2010
Views: 3,611 | Hits 9

How to use the built in SMTP adapter in BizTalk 2006r2 within an orchestration to send SMTP email via a dynamic send port.  read moreBy Patrick Smith...

Enterprise Library Logging with BizTalk 2006

Stephen W. Thomas, July 10, 2006
Views: 3,565 | Hits 430

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...

Splitting POP3 Email Attachments in BizTalk 2006

Stephen W. Thomas, August 8, 2006
Views: 3,512 | Hits 383

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

Tellago releases a RESTful API for BizTalk Server business rules

Charles Young, February 9, 2011
Views: 3,491 | Hits 21 ...

Debugger Visualizer for BizTalk 2006: MessageContext

Gilles WebLog, March 20, 2006
Views: 3,454 | Hits 229

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...

Batching Non-EDI received documents

Integration through Biztalk, September 28, 2010
Views: 3,430 | Hits 15

EDI Batching in Biztalk is done using Batching orchestration that is shipped with Biztalk. This batching orchestration is directly binded with MessageBox and picks up message with EDI.ToBeBatched=True...

Migration from Biztalk 2004 to Biztalk 2006

Integration through Biztalk, March 28, 2006
Views: 3,404 | Hits 96

I recently converted a Biztalk 2004 project to Biztalk 2006. Believe me this time MSFT is right when they say that "Migration is very Simple". From my experience, all the orchestrations, pipeline, s...

how a custom BizTalk pipeline component can be used to split an incoming message into smaller individual messages for further processing. New Articles, March 14, 2010
Views: 3,381 | Hits 11

Use a custom pipeline component to split an incoming message into smaller individual messages for further processing. Sample shows how to use simple but powerful techniques that can be built upon and ...

Configuring BAM portal on Biztalk 2010

Integration through Biztalk, December 30, 2010
Views: 3,379 | Hits 21

So, I installed Biztalk 2010 on Win2008 server with SQL server 2008 R2 on a 32 bit machine. Biztalk configuration worked smoothly as one would expect it to until the wizard tried to enable BAM portal....

FIX: Event ID 5740 is logged in the Application log when you use an FTP adapter in BizTalk Server to receive files from an empty directory on an FTP server :: BizTalk Server 2004, July 31, 2009
Views: 3,357 | Hits 16

958235 ... FIX: Event ID 5740 is logged in the Application log when you use an FTP adapter in BizTalk Server to receive files from an empty directory on an FTP serverThis RSS feed provided by kbAlerz....

Remote Desktop issue with VM role

Integration through Biztalk, December 6, 2012
Views: 3,309 | Hits 14

While trying to connect to Biztalk VM image in Azure, if the remote desktop does not connect, try one or all of the following things:Reduce the size of VM image to small (smaller size and lesses proce...

Biztalk and the Cloud

Integration through Biztalk, December 14, 2010
Views: 3,171 | Hits 16

I was in NY city on Dec 1 for the Azure Firestarter event at the Microsoft Office. It was a nice overview of Azure. For past year or so, I have been thinking of getting my hands dirty with this techno...

Receiving SQL 2005 XML Data in BizTalk 2006

Stephen W. Thomas, July 17, 2006
Views: 3,113 | Hits 293

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 ...

Call Web Service via BizTalk Orchestration via received file New Articles, June 5, 2010
Views: 3,082 | Hits 11

This example shows how some business logic can be implemented by receiving a file into a BizTalk Orchestration and calling a Web Service. The results of the Web Service call are decided upon from the ...

How to delete a byte order mark from an outgoing message in BizTalk Server 2006 and in BizTalk Server 2004 :: BizTalk Server 2004, July 15, 2006
Views: 3,050 | Hits 118

921044 ... How to delete a byte order mark from an outgoing message in BizTalk Server 2006 and in BizTalk Server 2004This RSS feed provided by to subscribe. It's 100%...

Three New WCF Adapter Samples

BizTalk Adapter Development, April 11, 2008
Views: 2,989 | Hits 59

I have recently posted three WCF Adapter samples off the BizTalk Server Developer Center at, Two samples were released today. The first ...

New WCF BizTalk Whitepaper

BizTalk Adapter Development, June 12, 2008
Views: 2,964 | Hits 29

We just posted the new whitepaper "Integrating Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 with the Windows Communication Foundation" on one of the adapter web pages at

Modifying Biztalk EDI Schemas

Integration through Biztalk, September 4, 2010
Views: 2,919 | Hits 14

There are times when standard Biztalk EDI schemas need to be expanded to include additional validations. It is a 2 step process.1. Modify the relevant EDI schema and preferably modify the namespace to...

Processing Empty Files in Biztalk

Integration through Biztalk, April 19, 2011
Views: 2,888 | Hits 48

In my current integration project, there is a need to process empty files (0 byte) in Biztalk. Default behavior of FILE adapter is to delete an empty file and raise an event. This empty file is then d...

Microsoft StreamInsight and BizTalk Server - Preliminary Thoughts

Charles Young, August 24, 2009
Views: 2,888 | Hits 38

Richard Seroter talks here about feeding BizTalk events into StreamInsight or receiving events out as BizTalk messages. I spent a little time considering the possibility of using StreamInsight in conj...

How to use distinguished fields and promoted properties in a BizTalk Server 2006 R2 project :: BizTalk Server 2004, September 29, 2007
Views: 2,858 | Hits 138

942250 ... How to use distinguished fields and promoted properties in a BizTalk Server 2006 R2 projectThis RSS feed provided by to subscribe. It's 100% free and you'l...

BizTalk Server 2010 Developer Edition - Installation Issue

Charles Young, September 26, 2010
Views: 2,845 | Hits 24

reports that this worked OK for him. However, I couldn't do this.The installer reported that upgrade from the Enterprise Edition to the Developer Edition is not supported. I attempted to uninstall the...

BizTalk Server 2006 Documentor

BizTalk ChalkTalk, April 12, 2006
Views: 2,837 | Hits 95

Eric put together a nice little tool that retrieves configuration information from your BizTalk Server environment and generates documentation for it. Very handy!!

Biztalk Server Interview Answers

Stephen W. Thomas, December 29, 2005
Views: 2,835 | Hits 270

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...

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

Stephen W. Thomas, April 18, 2006
Views: 2,820 | Hits 296

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...

Does BizTalk Server WCF Custom Adapters support Identity Federation ?

Softwaremaker, November 3, 2009
Views: 2,754 | Hits 30

Q: Does BizTalk Server WCF Custom Adapters support Identity Federation ? A: Yes, it does. The WCF adapter supports the ws2007FederationHttpBinding. BizTalk MVP Yossi Dahan blogs about it extensivel...

Full keyboard navigation coming in RadMenu for WinForms

the telerik blogs, August 20, 2009
Views: 2,725 | Hits 16

Perhaps nobody uses every bit of keyboard navigation when it comes to menus. I bet that there arent many of you who use F10 to activate the menu. You nevertheless expect our RadMenu to support keyboar...

steve maines blog, April 25, 2007
Views: 2,593 | Hits 53

I have the great pleasure of having the office down the hall from Dennis Pilarinos and David Wortendyke, who are two of the prime movers behind some really cool stuff that just went...

AppFabric and BizTalk

Stephen Kaufman's WebLog, November 24, 2009
Views: 2,531 | Hits 65

There have been lots of questions lately about AppFabric (code named Dublin). These questions have centered around why Microsoft needs another middle tier solution and will AppFabric replace BizTalk. ...

Testers Can Get BizTalk Server 2013 Beta

Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online | Todays Top Picks, November 8, 2012
Views: 2,531 | Hits 14

Microsoft announced availability of BizTalk Server 2013 in beta format....

What Exactly Is BizTalk?

Yasser Shohoud, July 25, 2006
Views: 2,527 | Hits 263

  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...

Stange behavior of Biztalk 2006 on SQL cluster environment

Integration through Biztalk, August 17, 2007
Views: 2,517 | Hits 76

While testing Biztalk application on server farm mode at one of my client, I came across something interesting. This biztalk application used SQL adapter to connect from orchestration to execute store...

"Consuming and Hosting WCF Services with Custom Bindings in BizTalk Server" Whitepaper

BizTalk Adapter Development, November 3, 2008
Views: 2,504 | Hits 39

"Consuming and Hosting WCF Services with Custom Bindings in BizTalk Server is a new WCF whitepaper.  You can find the download page from MSDN at