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This group is for blogs related to BizTalk Server. This includes Community Syndicated blogs and Stephen W. Thomas’s blog.
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  • Blog Post: BizTalk Configuration: Failed adding the FILE Adapter

    Have you seen this error during configuration? I have! The group configured smoothly but the runtime keeps failing? In most of the scenarios it’s due to MSDTC problems, but not always. don’t let all the blog posts around there confuse you, if DTCTester and DTCPing is stating everything is...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk tracking data lost?

    I have in several of my blog posts focused on statistics. And I’ve gotten a few mails regarding the sudden loss of this data. So what really is the problem. When I refer to statistics I’m aiming for information in the tracking database and the tables for in and out events, and instances....
  • Blog Post: discount on on-site BizTalk Admin DeepDive training!

    The next few months I have some free time for on-site training, together with my company we have decided to give a discount on on-site training for all my followers and blog readers all around the world. We are giving 500 USD discount to all attendees. Not only that but the minimum sign-ups have been...
  • Blog Post: Installation of the MQSC adapter in BizTalk

    Hello! Over the last months I’ve done a lot of installations of the MQSC adapter for IBM WebSphere MQ. The reason for me writing this blogpost is the fact that many have some issues when Installing the adapter, in many cases there may be numerous reasons why it’s not working completely. installation...
  • Blog Post: Using BizTalk Config Explorer as a new way of documenting your BizTalk solutions

    As most BizTalk developers/architects you have probably been in a situation were documentation of your integration solution has been discussed.  And you probably also been just as happy as me when you first found BizTalk Documenter. BizTalk Documenter is a great tool for extracting all that configuration...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk: Configuring /n Software’s SFTP Adapter for Public/Private Key Security

    I was recently involved in a project that required secure FTP connectivity between my organization and a partner organization.  We continue to leverage /n Software’s SFTP adapter as we are still running BizTalk 2009 in production and we also find that our partners tend to leverage Secure FTP using...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk 360

    I assume anybody in the BizTalk space would have known BizTalk 360 by this time. I though I’ll just give my view of the product here. BizTalk 360 tries to address some of the real challenges we face on a BizTalk environment, especially controlled environments like Production and Test environments. There...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk 2009 – Be careful when setting Service Windows on Send Ports

      Note: This blog posts pertains to BizTalk 2009.  It has not been tested against other versions although I suspect the behavior is the same. We recently had a situation where a downstream system was having issues processing certain types of messages.  We were asked to “queue” messages...
  • Blog Post: HIPAA 5010 Errata support now available for BizTalk Server 2009

    BizTalk Server team is excited to announce the availability of updated schemas and runtime to support HIPAA 5010 Errata in BizTalk Server 2009. The update is available as part of BizTalk Server 2009 Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) package. The following 6 transactions are available in the update: Transactions...
  • Blog Post: Kayxo BizTalk Exchange Adapter Tips

    Introduction I have been working on an effort to add some automation around processing of emails. In the past I have worked with the built-in POP3 adapter and also the N Software mail adapters found here: https://www.nsoftware.com/products/biztalk/adapters/emails.aspx. The built-in BizTalk mail adapters...
  • Blog Post: Getting rid of : WCF-Custom" raised an error message. Details "System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Timeout expired

    I had a nice setup in my BizTalk environment. I had 4 receive locations polling for data (in the same table) and it all boiled down to execute a stored procedure with different parameters. I used the WCF adapter with SQL bindings for that. For some obscure...( read more )
  • Blog Post: BizTalk 2009 CU 1 Now Available

    The latest BizTalk 2009 cumulative update (CU) rollup hotfix pack has been released. This is the first installment for BizTalk 2009. Here is the Microsoft KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2429050. This includes numerous VS development environment fixes and a wide assortment of adapter support...
  • Blog Post: New BizTalk Service Pack Model: Cumulative Updates

    Introduction Recently I heard from Microsoft that there is now a new release model for hotfix rollups for BizTalk. The new model is similar to the service pack model (like with BizTalk 2006 R2 SP1) but is known as a Cumulative Update (CU). From what I have heard this is to provide greater frequency to...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk 2010 Party Migration Tool Issues & Workarounds

    Introduction Back during the BizTalk 2010 beta I was testing out the Party Migration tool. This tool enables a smoother migration path from BizTalk 2006 R2 and BizTalk 2009 to BizTalk 2010. It is very useful once you get it to run successfully. Back during the beta I experienced quite a few issues and...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk 2010 Likely Compatible with Commerce Server 2007 Adapters

    Based on a thread today on the MSDN forums I tried working with BizTalk 2010 RTM and the Commerce Server 2007 adapters. These are the same adapters used for Commerce Server 2009. I had worked with these adapters on a recent project with BizTalk 2009. I just wanted to post that the adapter install went...
  • Blog Post: Custom Functoid Wizard

    Hi all Today a customer asked me for the Custom Functoid Wizard. Before today I had never heard of it. I searched lots of places, and found several bog entries with links to the 2004 source code, installer, 2006 source code, installer and what not – but none of the links checked out. So finally the customer...
  • Blog Post: Replacing functoids in BizTalk 2009

    A BizTalk developer recently learned me a great trick to replace funtoids in a map. It looks like a lot of BizTalkers, like me, are unaware of this handy feature. When you accidentally used the wrong functoid in a map you can replace it by just dragging another functoid on top of it. The old [...]
  • Blog Post: Using PowerShell to verify BizTalk Map Deployment

    [Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/EltonStoneman ] You can actually use this to check for correct deployment of any .NET stack where you want to verify that assemblies and dependencies in the GAC are correctly deployed. Mostly I use it for troubleshooting when BizTalk can't load maps or schemas....
  • Blog Post: Known Compatibility Issue between Windows SDK 6.1, VS 2008 Team Suite affects ESB Toolkit 2.0

    Overview As part of my work installing the ESB Toolkit 2.0 on BizTalk 2009 I have been encountering some significant traps in the configuration of VS 2008 Team Suite and ESB Toolkit 2.0. I have found that it is very important for you to install Visual C++ as part of the VS 2008 install if you [...]
  • Blog Post: Using a Named SQL Instance with the ESB Toolkit

    Introduction Lately I have been working on building out some VMs for working with BizTalk 2009/ESBT 2.0 and for BizTalk 2010/ESBT 2.1. I am working on a project that is targeting BizTalk 2010/ESBT 2.1 but there is a feature we would like to use which is currently only compatible with BizTalk 2009/ESBT...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk: HTTP Adapter and preventing Cached Responses

    A while back I blogged about a service that would go fetch Natural Gas Prices, the price of Oil and Stock Quotes from Yahoo.    The information that is returned from BizTalk is surfaced in an Xcelsius dashboard along with a lot of other business critical data from SAP.  Our executive...
  • Blog Post: Including Custom Databases in the Backup BizTalk Server Job

    I’m sure its common knowledge that other databases can be backed-up using the Backup BizTalk Server Job, meaning that the transaction consistency that is that is written the the BizTalk databases can be included in your own custom databases. I thought it was pretty easy to include custom databases...
  • Blog Post: How to Abort a Commerce Server Catalog Import Part II

    A couple months ago I wrote a post about a dirty way of aborting a Commerce Server catalog import which involved stopping SQL Server and various other invasive procedures. Tonight I found out there is at least one but maybe two ways of doing this, one supported and other basically a hack. First for the...
  • Blog Post: BTARN ‘Service Content’ Error in the RNDisAssembler Component

    We came across the following error late last night which was a bit of a show-stopper. We were trying to load a custom PIP (specifically a PIDX OrderChange), but kept hitting this issue time and time again: Event Type: Error Event Source: BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet Event Category: None Event ID...
  • Blog Post: Caching and Flushing the Cache in BizTalk Maps

    [Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/EltonStoneman ] If you're doing cross-reference lookups in a BizTalk map you have a few design options (see BizTalk Pattern: Mapping Reference Data ), and the BizTalk native XRef lookup can provide lookup caching (see BizTalk XRef Undocumented feature ) - and you'll...
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