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.
Looking forward to it.
Blog Post by: Mick Badran
This post outlines the various extensibility options of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and how this can be integrated with the Azure Service Bus to integrate with on premises applications.
This is part 1, focusing on the out of the box capabilities.
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 ships with some assemblies that assist you with the administration and deployment of your BizTalk environment. There was a small challenge to dynamically detect the BizTalk Servers of a BizTalk Group, during an automated deployment.
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
Folks, here’s a great page showing which Azure OS and SDK applies to what version.
One to keep handy – get prepared for a v1.7 SDK release
Blog Post by: Mick Badran
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
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
We also need to create a Protocol rule that defines that SB Traffic, TCP 9350 to 9354
We then need to create the Web Access Policy for Azure ServiceBus
Protocols HTTP, HTTPS and the ServiceBus Protocols we defined earlier
The Source of the Traffic we defined earlier
The destination of the traffic, in our case the external interface on our TMG Server
Once the Web Access Policy is created you will have to activate the change to the TMG Server
The new Web Access Policy is now active, you BizTalk or Windows Server will now have access to the Azure Service Bus
Read what auto certificate rollover in AD FS is and how it can impacts your services. Also learn how to prevent this feature of having impact on your services.
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
A few of our teams have been using the EMC (formerly Conchango) Scrum for Team System process template for TFS. We’re doing a migration at a client over to TFS 2010 from TFS 2008, and were attempting to move to the newest version of the process template along with it.
Project Portal Problems
TFS 2010 ships […]
Blog Post by: Michael Gerety