Online/Virtual Training


BizTalk Server Virtual Labs or

Learn how to take full advantage of BizTalk Server key features through virtual labs.  It’s simple and free: no complex setup or installation is required to try BizTalk Server running in the full-featured MSDN Virtual Lab. You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module. You can sign up for additional 90-minute blocks any time or take advantage of our introductory experience with the new Virtual Lab Express.

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%u00b7         BizTalk 2006 – New Features for Working with Flat Files

%u00b7         BizTalk 2006 – Integrating Business Rules

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First Look: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 for IT Professionals

This online clinic provides IT professionals with an introduction to BizTalk Server 2006 and how to deploy and manage applications in a BizTalk environment. Major topics covered include installing and configuring BizTalk Server 2006 and managing a BizTalk Server environment.


First Look: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 for Developers

This online clinic provides developers with an introduction to the BizTalk Server 2006 development environment and BizTalk messaging and orchestration services. Major topics covered include building a messaging integration solution and building a business process integration solution.


BizTalk Server 2006 Tutorials

Download the BizTalk Server 2006 tutorials for detailed information on how to implement simple scenarios and use a variety of BizTalk tools while creating compiled, testable solutions.  Released March 22, 2006


2934: Deploying and Managing Business Process and Integration Solutions Using Microsoft%u00ae BizTalk%u00ae Server 2006 (in development)

This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install and configure a computer running Microsoft%u00ae BizTalk%u00ae Server 2006.


BizTalk Server Training and Events

Microsoft and its partners provide many alternatives for learning more about BizTalk Server.  Review the variety of resources available to you and choose the options that best suit your learning style.


BizTalk Friday Brown Bag Webcasts



Jun 17           BAS and Sharepoint Adapter in Pathfinder (BizTalk 2006) – Gary Keong & Sunghwa Jin


Jun 24           BAM in Pathfinder (BizTalk 2006) New Features – Mubarak Elamin & Brad Paris


Jul 1             New Features of Pathfinder (BizTalk 2006) Messaging Engine – Ruslan Yakushev


Aug 5            Two Worlds Collide: Transferring Data Between Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – Jesus Rodriguez & Javier Mariscal (TwoConnect)

Aug 26          Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) Adapter in Pathfinder (BizTalk 2006) – Greg Prickril & Adrian Hamza


Sep 9            Adapters New Features (POP3 & SMTP Drilldown) in Pathfinder (BizTalk 2006) – Erik Leaseburg & Doug Girard


Oct 14          Writing Effective BizTalk Server Adapters – Kartik Paramasivam


Nov 18          Beginning-to-End Ordered Delivery (Sequential FIFO) in BizTalk 2004 and 2006 – Erik Leaseburg


Dec 2            Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) – BizTalk 2006: Rules Design Spec Review/Discussion – Gruia Pitigoi-Aron


Mon, Dec 12   BizTalk Server 2006: Development and Adapters – Joe Sharp



Jan 6            Future Directions: Beyond BizTalk Server 2006 – Eddie Churchill


Feb 10          BizTalk Server 2006 Lifecycle: Deployment, Monitoring & Maintenance – Nikhil George & Erik Leaseburg


Feb 24          Upgrading from BizTalk Server 2004 to 2006 – Charlie Ferebee


Mar 3            BizTalk 2006 Adapter for SAP – Gruia Pitigoi-Aron


Mar 17          BizTalk 2006 Adapters for DB2 and Host Files – Ricardo Mendes


Apr 7            BizTalk 2006 Adapter for Oracle DB – Puru Amradkar


Apr 28          BizTalk 2006 Adapter for Siebel – Puru Amradkar


May 5           BizTalk 2006 Adapter for WSE 3.0 – Jesus Rodriguez, Rick Pelletier, Javier Mariscal (Two Connect) & Mark Fussell


May 12          WSE 2.0 SP1 Adapter for BizTalk 2006 – Michael Elizarov


May 19          BizTalk Operations – Rob Cameron


May 26          BizTalk 2006 Adapter for RIM BlackBerry – Jennifer Zouak (Zouak Consulting)


Jun 2            BizTalk Adapter for WebSphere MQ (Client-Based) – Anil Balakrishnan


Jun 23           Enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO) in BizTalk 2006 and Host Integration Server (HIS) 2006 – Anil Balakrishnan


June 30         BizTalk Adapter for Host Applications – Steve Smaller



Key Websites


BizTalk Product Website

BizTalk is a business process management (BPM) server that enables companies to automate and optimize business processes. This includes powerful, familiar tools to design, develop, deploy, and manage those processes.  Everything you need for easy installation is included-integrated management tools, support for Web services, and a new business activity monitoring (BAM) portal. In addition, BizTalk Server 2006 includes 23 application and technology adapters in the box for connecting to legacy systems (mainframe and mid-range) and line-of-business applications (SAP, Siebel, PeopleSoft, Oracle, and JD Edwards).


BizTalk Server TechCenter on TechNet

For IT professionals, visit Microsoft TechNet for tools and resources to help you plan, build, deploy, and support BizTalk Server.


BizTalk Server Developer Center on MSDN

For developers, visit the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) for technical references and how-to resources to help you develop for BizTalk Server.  Includes product downloads, samples, blog sites, top newsgroup discussions, learning resources and technical references for architects and developers of BizTalk solutions.


BizTalk Server Support Center

Lists a number of support options and services available for BizTalk Server.


Product Information, Pricing, Help, White Papers, Tutorials, Install/Upgrade Guides


BizTalk Server Product Information

Get a firsthand look at Microsoft BizTalk Server through a product overview, virtual labs and trial software, find out more about adapters and accelerators, and see analyst reports, case studies, news, and reviews.


BizTalk Server 2006 Pricing and Licensing

Details on the editions, language versions, features, pricing and licensing of BizTalk Server 2006.


BizTalk Server 2006 PDF Help Files

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Documentation in PDF format.


BizTalk Server 2006 Product Documentation on MSDN

Visit the MSDN Library for BizTalk Server 2006 Help online.


BizTalk Server 2006 White Papers

White papers on BizTalk 2006 topics such as product overview, business value, adapter enhancements, application deployment, BAM, developer tool and runtime improvements, setup and migration, hub/spoke deployment, RFID, etc.


BizTalk Server 2006 Tutorials

Download the BizTalk Server 2006 tutorials for detailed information on how to implement simple scenarios and use a variety of BizTalk tools while creating compiled, testable solutions.  Released March 22, 2006


BizTalk Server 2006 Installation and Upgrade Guides

Review the BizTalk Server 2006 installation instructions for how to install BizTalk Server 2006 on Windows XP, Windows 2000 Server, or Windows Server 2003 in a single server or multi-server environment.  Released April 10, 2006


BizTalk Books Planned


Pro BizTalk 2006

by George Dunphy, Ahmed Metwally

List Price: $59.99, Amazon Price: $37.79

Paperback: 600 pages

Publisher: Apress (October 16, 2006)

ISBN: 1590596994

Book Description

Pro BizTalk 2006 is a high-end resource that is based on real feedback from BizTalk developers. Authors George Dunphy and Ahmed Metwally are well known within the BizTalk community, and here they cover topics not discussed in other books, like performance tuning, scalability, and administration. This book also features examples of specific, real-world implementations.

Download the 120-day BizTalk Server trial software and begin optimizing and automating your business processes.  Released April 3, 200


BizTalk 2006 Recipes (A Problem-Solution Approach)

by Mark Beckner, Ben Goeltz, Brandon Gross, and Brennan O’Reilly (Paperback – Jul 1, 2006)

List Price: $59.99, Amazon Price: $37.79

Paperback: 700 pages

Publisher: Apress (July 1, 2006)

ISBN: 1590597117

Book Description

BizTalk 2006 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach is based on the experiences of many of the most prominent experts in the field. It features over 170 problem-solving recipes for BizTalk developers and administrators.  BizTalk Server 2006 builds on the heritage and core architecture of BizTalk Server 2004, leading to a powerful tool that encompasses the latest Microsoft technologies and industry standards for automating and managing business processes. BizTalk Server 2006 adds incremental value to BizTalk 2004 by improving administration, deployment, and other key areas of the product.


Professional BizTalk Server 2006

by Darren Jefford

Paperback: 700 pages

Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S. (March 22, 2007)

ISBN: 0470046422

Book Description

Description not available yet.


Product Trial Download and Tools


BizTalk Server 2006 Trial Software

Download the 120-day BizTalk Server trial software and begin optimizing and automating your business processes.  Released April 3, 2006


BizTalk Server 2006 Best Practices Analyzer

Use the BizTalk Server 2006 Best Practices Analyzer to check your deployment against a variety of best practices, including high availability, security, management, and performance.  Released June 2, 2006


BizTalk Server 2006 Orchestration Designer for Business Analysts

This Visio add-in allows business analysts to create basic orchestration flows and implement them using BizTalk Server 2006.