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Jay Kinker - Entrepreneur, Strategist, Technologist December 2006 Entries
Designing for Highly Available BizTalk Server – Multiple Host Instances
Two major ways to provide high availability for BizTalk Server 2006 are:1. Running multiple host instances.2. Clustering the BizTalk Server databases.This article contains steps required to create and manager multiple host instances. BizTalk Server allows you to have multiple Receive and Send host instances simultaneously. You may design your solution as per your requirement.Creating new Host:- Open the BizTalk Server Administration Console.- Expand the tree nodes up to “BizTalk Group” è Platform ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 26, 2006 12:37 PM

FREE Elearning - .NET Framework 3.0 and Visual Studio® 2005
https://www.microsoftelearn... collection of 3 2-hour premium clinics teaches about the new capabilities provided by the .NET Framework 3.0. These clinics are for experienced Developers and Software Architects who are looking to adopt Microsoft's next generation technology within their solutions.Topics covered within the collection include:- Windows Presentation Foundation- Windows Workflow Foundation- Windows Communication Foundation ......

Posted On Thursday, December 21, 2006 3:48 PM

Useful links to BizTalk Server 2006 Performance
Product documentation: http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... Planning for sustained performance: http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... Project planning recommendations by phase: http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... How to set realistic performance goals: http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 19, 2006 3:01 PM

Processing Multiple SWIFT messages with A4SWIFT
“BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT” documentation has a detailed document which outlines the steps required to processes 1 SWIFT message per file. I am only adding few things we need to do to process multiple messages from a single file. The file may also contain messages of different types. SWIFT Disassembler Pipeline Component Properties : Set “Fragmentation” to TRUE Set “Inbound Debatching” to TRUE This set of property will create separate output files of one message per file i.e. input file with ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 19, 2006 12:18 PM

Installing A4SWIFT on remote machine
Couple of points to remember while configuring BizTalk Financial Accelerator for SWIFT for an enterprise environment: 1. Install SSO with BTS 2. Local User/Groups will not work. User Domain Users/Groups instead Using local Users/Groups for BizTalk Server will also have its own problems. You will get an error message for not able to set database credentials for A4SWIFT. You will see this warning at the last UI of configuration wizard of A4SWIFT. I noticed that if you proceed without SSO, A4SWIFT installation ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 19, 2006 10:38 AM

Processing SWIFT Messages - BizTalk, A4SWIFT
Looking for a tool for processing SWIFT messages for your existing solution? You must give a look at BizTalk and it's Financial Accelarator for SWIFT. You can work effortlessly with SWIFT messages by using BizTalk Server and BizTalk's Financial Accelerator for SWIFT. Best part is you don't need to know much about SWIFT messages. As expected from a Microsoft product it comes with great user friendly GUI. A4SWIFT provides you comprehensive Business Rules which helps you in validating SWIFT messages. ......

Posted On Friday, December 8, 2006 4:28 PM

Planning for Health and Activity Tracking - BizTalk
You should decide about the information you need to track, so that after you deploy the project you can set tracking options and limit the performance hit. It is recommended that you do not track each and every message because each time a message is touched, BTS Health and Activity Tracking (HAT) makes another copy of the message. You can narrow the scope by tracking only specific ports and pipelines which will maximize the performance of your system. BizTalk Server 2006 offers couple of ways you ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 8:31 AM

Same source and destination file name for BizTalk
%SourceFileName% is the key to this. Use this keyword as “File name” when you configure the Send Port. In case of %SourceFileName%.XML as “File name”. “.XML” will be appended in the source file name. For example: if FileName.txt is the input file then the output file name will be FileName.txt.XML You may have already been using %MessageID% as file name which provides unique file name which essentially is GUID ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 8:21 AM

BizTalk Server 2006 – 64 Bit support
BizTalk Server can be installed on 32-bit as well as 64-bit Windows operating systems. You don’t need separate licenses for it. Moreover, both 32-bit as well as 64-bit executables can run simultaneously on windows x64. Simplest way to run 32-bit executable on 64-bit OS is to create a host instance by selecting “32-bit only” check box. To run 64-bit executable – assign the executable to run on host instance with unselected “32-bit only” check box and the host instance must be running on windows 64x ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 6, 2006 8:16 AM

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