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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: https://exceldatareader.codeplex.com/

    I just wanted to shout out about this community project because I have been using it a lot lately. We have been using it in a BizTalk pipeline component with great success. Blog Post by: mbrimble
  • Blog Post: MABS EAI Bridge LoB Lookup (Part 1 of 2)

    Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services (MABS) has a lot to offer for companies looking for a PaaS Middleware solution. EAI bridges provide B2B communication as well as LoB access functionality for EDI, XML, and flat file interchanges. The new mapping system offers some exciting and powerful new functionality...
  • Blog Post: MABS: Lessons in Configuring a (Service Bus) Queue Source

    This weekend I keep on getting this error when I tried to deploy a Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services solution; “COQueueSource deployment failed at ‘https://biztalksoa.biztalk.windows.net/default/COXmlOneWayBridge/sources/COQueueSource’. Failed to connect to the ServiceBus using specified configuration...
  • Blog Post: Using the BRE Pipeline Framework for caching

    One of the most compelling features that was made available in v1.5 of the BizTalk BRE Pipeline Framework was the ability to cache context properties or any custom strings and then fetch them back later on. I purposely chose not to blog about this feature till now because I wanted to employ it in a ...
  • Blog Post: Service Bus Authentication and Authorization

    If you’re working in any MABS development that use the typical LOB Relay pattern, there have been changes associated with the security models for the same. When creating a Service Bus namespace in the Azure portal only SAS (Shared Access Signature) authentication will be enabled/created by default...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk DevOps: How to take control of your environment – Disable Tracking Settings in BizTalk Server Environment

    Probably this will be the first post of a series about “How to take control of your environment”, especially how to take back the control of your environment from the mistakes of developers. And don’t get me wrong I am mainly a developer but I also play the role of the administrator and sometimes I ...
  • Blog Post: CRM BizTalk Integration using Azure Service Bus

    You may face the same challenges that I experienced when integrating Microsoft Dynamics CRM and BizTalk. The objective is to capture events in real-time and transmit them to an outside system without losing the order of events. There are two web methods exposed by CRM web services, “Retrieve” and “RetrieveMultiple...
  • Blog Post: White Paper : “The A-Y of running BizTalk Server in Microsoft Azure” now available for download from BizTalk 360 White Paper collection

    I’m pleased to announce that the White Paper titled “The A-Y of running BizTalk Server in Microsoft Azure” which I have been working on for the last two months is now available to download on the BizTalk 360 White Paper collection. Writing this White Paper has been a momentous task...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk: BizTalk Flow Visualizer

    Today I came across something I was keeping an eye on recently and that is the BizTalk Flow Visualiser on Codeplex. It basically looks at your tracking data and gives you back call details. - Errors/Succes - # of times something is called - amount of time taken to process each stage. It’s pretty easy...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Mapper Extensions UtilityPack for BizTalk Server 2013 Updated to v1.7.0.1

    Exciting news… Version 1.7.0.1 of BizTalk Mapper Extensions UtilityPack for BizTalk Server 2013 is now available! Project Description BizTalk Mapper Extensions UtilityPack is a set of libraries with several useful Functoids to include and use it in a map, which will provide an extension of BizTalk Mapper...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk360 version 7.8 released

    BizTalk360 just released their latest version 7.8 with interesting new features. With this new release comes some very interesting new features that make it even easier to actively monitor and maintain your BizTalk environment healthy. Be sure to check out this latest release and download the setup or...
  • Blog Post: MABS - BizTalk Portal Supports Organizational Accounts

    For some time now, one of the top customer request has been the ability to manage BizTalk Portal with corporate (Active Directory) identities rather than just the Microsoft accounts (Live IDs). With the latest update you can now also use Organization accounts to manage your BizTalk Service from BizTalk...
  • Blog Post: 1 month, 3 events – The story

    This last few days were quite busy in terms of speaking engagements. In less than 1 months I was invited to speak in 3 events: BizTalk Innovation Day Oslo, LIX Edition of SQLPort Community (Porto – Portugal) and in SQLSaturday #341 – Porto, Portugal. BizTalk Innovation Day Oslo 2014 The first one was...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk 2013 Solution Template

    The mad coder has blogged about a BizTalk 2010/ Visual Studio 2008 Solution template based on Dan Rosanova’s book – BizTalk Patterns 2010 If you try to install this on BizTalk 2013/ Visual Studio 2012 you get this error. After modifying the source.extension.vsixmanifest as described here and recompiling...
  • Blog Post: Speaking at LIX Encontro da Comunidade SQLPort | October 15

    This post is for the BizTalk Server and SQL Server Portuguese Community, will be held on October 15, 2014 between 18:30 – 21:50 the LIX SQLPort Community Meeting at the Science and Technology Park of University of Porto (UPTEC) in Oporto. LIX Encontro da comunidade SQLPort Realiza-se no dia 15...
  • Blog Post: Speaking at SQLSaturday #341 Porto – Porto-Wine edition | 18th October 2014 | Introduction to Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services

    I’m proud to announce that I will present a session about BizTalk Services: “Introduction to Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services” at SQLSaturday #341 Porto (Portugal) on October 18th, 2014! I’m excited and it is truly an honor because this is the first time I submit a session to this kind of event and I...
  • Blog Post: WCF-WebHttp and custom JSON error messages

    I’m currently working on a solution that exposes a BizTalk Orchestration as a RESTful webservice using WCF-WebHttp. Upon successful processing of the message, the service returns binary data for the client to download. However, if the processing fails, I wanted the service to return application...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Mapping Patterns and Best Practices book [Free] released

    I public announced for the first time that I was working in an eBook about BizTalk Mapping Patterns and Best Practices, and that it would be published for free, this March during BizTalk Summit 2014 London… Well folks, it’s that time to announce that “BizTalk Mapping Patterns and Best Practices...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the T-Connect EDI File Splitter

    A common trend that we have been seeing recently is the similarities in the pain points that companies are often faced with. One of those such pain points is the difficulty in quickly receiving and processing large EDI files having a file size over 10 MB. In one instance, there was a need to receive...
  • Blog Post: Survey Results: The Current State of Application Integration

    Before my recent trip to Europe to discuss technology trends that impact application integration, I hunted down a bunch of smart integration folks to find out what integration looks like today. What technologies are used? Is JSON climbing in popularity?... Read More › Blog Post by: Richard Seroter
  • Blog Post: BAM is displaying only one day of aggregations

    Has anyone else seen this behaviour and better still how did you resolve it? We implemented a BAM solution using BizTalk Server 2013 and Standard SQL server 2012 that contained an aggregation. We set up a scheduled aggregation as described here. In production if we open the BAM portal and expand the...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Pipeline Component Wizard

    While working on the current upcoming installment in my BizTalk Server 2013 R2 New Features Series, I realized that I did not yet have a version of Martijn Hoogendoorn’s excellent BizTalk Server Pipeline Component Wizard that would work happily in Visual Studio 2013. As a result, I filed this issue...
  • Blog Post: How to use context data with Business Rules

    I had never come across the need to execute rules based on message metadata until a colleague of mine asked me the other day. Which is surprising as we often define routing rules based on the message context. The basic principle is simple, – Rather than using schema based facts, we use facts based on...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Magazine – September 2014 Edition (proof of concept)

    I miss the old BizTalk Hotrod Magazine, of my knowledge, there isn’t no other type of magazine about BizTalk Server. And the only thing we have approximately to that is the Flipboard BizTalk Magazine that I have weekly published throughout these last months. You can find the BizTalkMagazine into...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Documenter 2013

    Colin Dijkgraaf and myself have released a version of the BizTalk Documenter for BizTalk 2013 and an update for the BizTalk Documenter for BizTalk 2010. These releases fix the following issues and have added some new functionality; Added a WIX installer to the project. Fixed several inner exceptions...
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