Integrating Integrators – BizTalk, Windows Azure, Windows Workflow, and Beyond

August, 2006

BizTalk Blogs

This group is for blogs related to BizTalk Server. This includes Community Syndicated blogs and Stephen W. Thomas’s blog.

Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

Insight and guidance on Microsoft BizTalk Server, Windows Azure, Infrastructure as a Service, and related Microsoft technologies.
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Simple Script to Terminate All Orchestration Instances

    Tired of having to go into BizTalk Server Admin and terminate any suspended Orchestration instance before you want to redeploy? Scripting this task is very simple using WMI. Just create a file called Terminate.vb and copy in this code: TerminateAllOrchs Sub TerminateAllOrchs Query = "SELECT * FROM MSBTS_ServiceInstance where ServiceClass = 1" Set InstSet = GetObject("Winmgmts:!root\MicrosoftBizTalkServer").ExecQuery(Query) For Each Inst In InstSet Inst.Terminate Next End Sub Running...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    How to Auto-GAC your BizTalk Helper Classes on a Successful Build

    Working with helper .net classes with BizTalk is a common task. Sometimes it can be easy to forget to GAC the latest version of the code when you go to test the solution on your local development box. With a simple Post Build Event, you can have your code automatically put in the GAC for you. Adding the post build event is easy. Just go to the project properties of your helper class and select Build Events. Enter the following under Post Build Event: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Native serialization error Root element is missing Map Error

    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 provided to me from a past generation from the schema (or so I thought) to test the map. When I was testing, I keep getting a blank file as output and a strange error. The error was: Native serialization error: Root element is missing. I had both input and output validation turned on and the input sample file was passing...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    How to Split Received Email Attachments in BizTalk 2006

    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 the ability to receive multiple items as attachments and the adapter will handle them using MIME processing. You do not need a custom pipeline. When receiving a multi-attachment message, you have the ability to define one of the parts as the main message Body. If you leave the default (0), the email message...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    How To Build and Deploy BizTalk Solutions Using MSBuild

    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 doesn’t directly support building BizTalk solutions, tasks are available to call the DEVENV executable and Microsoft UK has released a set of custom tasks to support a wide verity of common BizTalk tasks (available on GotDotNet ). This provided an easy method for scripting automated or ad-hock BizTalk builds and deployments...
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