BizTalk 2010: Install once and SysPrep for the team

BizTalk 2010: Install once and SysPrep for the team

While currently setting up a BizTalk 2010 developer machine, I’ve got to do a couple
of others to do also for the team.

I figured ’we surely can copy/clone this’ – here’s a handy link for SysPrep and we
use files from the BizTalk SDK to work the magic.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee358636.aspx

Looking forward to it.

Enjoy.


Blog Post by: Mick Badran

Scheduling BAM Packages – failure in ’Set global connection string variables’

Scheduling BAM Packages – failure in ’Set global connection string variables’

I recently hit an issue while configuring a sql job to process my BAM cubes by running the BAM_AN_* packages with the following error: Code: 0×00000000 Source: Set global connection string variables Description: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. I later found that this was due to the user under which […]
Blog Post by: DipeshA

How to initialize correlation set multiple times?

There was a question in Microsoft
BizTalk Server General Forum where the requirement was to promote values on
the messages extracted from a batch of messages using orchestration.

How it could be implemented?

To promote the properties in orchestration one need
to initialize the correlation set as demonstrated by Sarvana Kumar in his blog.
But you can initialize the correlation set only once

Creating TMG Firewall Rules for Azure Service Bus

Creating TMG Firewall Rules for Azure Service Bus

As Mexia starts doing more and more Azure work, I am getting asked more frequently about firewall rules for accessing the Azure Service Bus.

At first this seemed a weird question to me, to communicate with Azure Service Bus it is all outbound traffic, but more and more companies lately are restricting outbound traffic, for example the default Microsoft Threat Management Gateway (TMG) outbound rule only allow 80 and 443.

So for my own reference and for others that may get asked the same question, here are the steps for create an TMG outbound firewall rule for Azure Service Bus:

In the TMG Management Console under Web Access Policy, we need to define the network object that represents our BizTalk or Windows Server that needs to access SB

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We also need to create a Protocol rule that defines that SB Traffic, TCP 9350 to 9354

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We then need to create the Web Access Policy for Azure ServiceBus

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Protocols HTTP, HTTPS and the ServiceBus Protocols we defined earlier

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The Source of the Traffic we defined earlier

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The destination of the traffic, in our case the external interface on our TMG Server

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Once the Web Access Policy is created you will have to activate the change to the TMG Server

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The new Web Access Policy is now active, you BizTalk or Windows Server will now have access to the Azure Service Bus

WCF Data Services vs. WCF RIA Services – Making the Right Choice

In .NET, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) provides all the support you need to build distributed service-oriented data access solutions. You can certainly work with WCF directly to create custom services and expose data from an Entity Data Model (EDM) with the ADO.NET Entity Framework, or from any other data access layer (DAL) of your choosing. […]
Blog Post by: Lenni Lobel