February 2014 Entries

BizTalk Internals: Publishers and Subscribers

Here I am going to show details of the BizTalk Server Publishers and Subscribers. We will investigate all of them step by step. Publishers There are two main publishers: receive locations and orchestrations. The real number of publishers is bigger but let's talk about it later. Receive Location I have created a receive port with a File receive location and the PassThruReceive pipeline. Let’s drop a file into this location. There is no subscribers for it, so we get a suspended message with these promoted ......

BizTalk: Deployment Hell & BizTalk Deployment Framework

Is there something special in the BizTalk Server application deployment? Why is it so special? BizTalk Deployment Hell For the .NET applications the live is simple. There is an exe file and maybe several additional dll-s. Copy them and this is pretty much all deployment we need. The BizTalk Server requires the dll-s placed in GAC and registered in the special Management database. Why this is required? Mostly because the BizTalk automatically hosts applications in the cluster and because of the reliability. ......