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[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... Managing concurrency within an application boundary can be straightforward where you own the database schema and the application's data representation. By adding an incrementing lock sequence to tables and holding the current sequence in entity objects, you can implement optimistic locking at the database level without a significant performance hit. At the service level, the situation is more complicated. Even where the database schema can be extended, ...
The latest release of BizTalk adapter 3.0 for mySAP Suite using WCF offers 4 operations for receiving and sending message to SAP. You can receive/send messages as IDOC (Flat file data) or Xml message. Which makes easier for deploying SAP schemas in BizTalk Mgmt DB, then the earlier version where we need to take care of the one receive pipeline to accommodate all the inbound message to BizTalk from SAP. So if you need to migrate from earlier version to the latest version of adapter is easy and it’s ...
This document provides a walkthrough of the important features and business benefits of BizTalk Server. Following capabilities are discussed in the document. BizTalk Server 2009 Key Capabilities Messaging Orchestration Business Rules Framework Business-to-Business integration BizTalk RFIDBusiness Activity Monitoring (BAM) Management and operations Tools Download Link: http://www.microsoft.com/do... ...
A couple of good blog posts on the upgrade process. http://www.modhul.com/2009/... And http://www.modhul.com/2009/... ...

 

Microsoft BizTalk Server Operations Guide – 660pages on MSDN.

To download a copy of this guide in chm, pdf, or docx form, go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=110533.

Supported Upgrade Paths The following table indicates the supported upgrade scenarios by edition. BizTalk Server 2006/R2 BizTalk Server 2009 Evaluation Edition BizTalk Server 2009 Branch Edition BizTalk Server 2009 Developer Edition BizTalk Server 2009 Standard Edition BizTalk Server 2009 Enterprise Edition Evaluation No No No No Yes Partner No No No Yes Yes Developer No No Yes No Yes Standard No No No Yes Yes Enterprise No No No No Yes The table above gives a good indication of the various upgrade ...
. BizTalk 2009: notorious Microsoft ADO MD.NET 9.0 and 10.0 When I was installing the BizTalk 2009 the Setup asked these prerequisite components: Microsoft ADO MD.NET 9.0 and Microsoft ADO MD.NET 10.0 I did not have Internet access and I had to manually search for these components. Seems it is not a simple googling. :) After painful search I've found them here: 1) ADO MD.NET 9.0: Page "Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - November 2005" - http://www.microsoft.com/do... ...

Here is a really useful consolidation of blog posts: http://blogdoc.biztalk247.com/

It might save searching around for some answers :)

There are many cases in BizTalk environments when one want to re-inject a message into their system. I’m mainly referring to testing environments where it doesn’t really matter if a message is repeated. However, it can also be preferred to copy the context of the message into the newly injected message, because your system might want to do some processing of that context while re-injecting. When you do this from code, it’s a snap! First of all, we need to load up our message body and context: Note ...
Saravana Kumar has just published the BizTalk Blog Docs site on BizTalk 24/7. This is a really cool looking new resource which aggregated some of the popular blog articles and presents them in a structured format which is similar to the MSDN Library http://blogdoc.biztalk247.c... My profile on BizTalk Blog Docs is: http://blogdoc.biztalk247.c... ...
If you ever receive the following error, "Error: btsdeploy is not recognized as an internal or external command" Reason: This usually happens if the BizTalk server is not able to recognize the BTSDeploy.exe command, this can happen if you had recently installed the BizTalk server and have not restarted the machine. Solution: restart the machine after successful BizTalk installation Note: BTSDeploy is deprecated and has been replaced by BTSTask with the new release, but is included to support scripts ...
We used the model of canonical schemas as lot at my previous company. In fact we used it pretty much everywhere and retro-fitted older Integration solutions to use canonical schemas wherever and whenever we could. They buy you a lot and it’s a model I’m going to try and introduce to my current workplace. If you are really lucky, your company might already have a notion of common business entities and a “data policing” department which controls what they look like. If so you already know what your ...
BizTalk Server 2009 available to MSDN subscribers from 4th April 2009 onwards. Download Link: https://msdn.microsoft.com/... BizTalk Server 2009 comes in 4 editions. 1)BizTalk Server 2009 Enterprise Edition (x86) 2) BizTalk Server 2009 Developer Edition (x86) 3) BizTalk Server 2009 Branch Edition (x86) 4) BizTalk Server 2009 Standard Edition (x86) ...
Florida has a very active developer community. The biggest problem we seem to have is that all of these different groups usually don't know about each and there hasn't been a "centralized clearinghouse" listing all of the technical communities. Joe Healy, one of our Florida Microsoft Developer Evangelists, maintains a list and one-page flyers for each of the main areas in Florida. I think the eventual plan is that Joe will be updating his site to take advantage of the newer version of Live Maps and ...
I’ve just uploaded the second in a series of webcasts looking at calling web services from an orchestration in BizTalk Server 2009 to BloggersGuides.net. This one will start were the last webcast left off, and will look at improving the performance and lowering the latency of the orchestration. The correct use of parallel actions and atomic scope shape will be demonstrated, as these shapes are often misused by developers. Thanks to the BizTalk people in Redmond I’ve got links to these webcasts added ...
By Michael Stephenson I've been wanting to play around with some of the Windows Azure features for a while and following Steve Marx presentation at the MVP Summit and the release of the Windows Azure SDK (March CTP) I decided to give it a go. In a previous post I had discussed how in the future versions of BizTalk I think they should begin to look at how BizTalk should look to take advantage of some of the newer technologies within the product itself. One of my suggestions was around taking advantage ...
. BizTalk: What features we would like to see in future releases After the MVP Summit [http://geekswithblogs.net/... we, the BizTalk MVPs, have been asked to give feedback to the product team on what features we’d like to see in future releases. I created the list of features and separated it into parts. One is from the global, crazy things than never be implemented. But why don’t imagine? Second ...
I have been working on a project for the past year or so. This project was originally decided to be implemented in a BizTalk environment. Although most of us were new to this form of SOA development we went ahead with the understanding that we would eventually learn enough to stand up, manage, and develop for BizTalk. With this in mind we developed our entire application in such a way that we thought the app would simply plug in to the BizTalk environment (from an orchestration point of view any ...
This session will give an overview of BizTalk Server capabilities and also provide an introduction to the enhancements and new features of the 2009 release. Recorded Webcast Link: https://www106.livemeeting.... ...
As BizTalk Server 2009 is due for release in the not too distant, I thought I’d take the time to run off a few more BizTalk webcasts. I’ll be starting with a basic one looking at calling WCF services from an orchestration using the Service Aggregator pattern, and then look at improving the design to make it more efficient and reliable in future webcasts. This webcast will look at implementing a service aggregator pattern to call three WCF services that will book a hotel, flight and conference for ...
This is a third post in a series describing my Oslo based solution for deploying BizTalk applications; I’ve used this exercise to play around with ‘M’, but it was important for me to work on a real solution, with real benefits – something I could actually use…in Part I I discussed the concept and presented both the “source code” of my app and the output I was working toward; Part II was all about the MGrammar part of the solution. In this, third, part I will discuss the last missing piece –the runtime. ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... This is the rather grand title of a WebCast I've recorded recently which tries to illustrate where the return on investment comes after moving to a SOA strategy. The video is on Digital Forum: Visualizing SOA ROI , and the Open Source proof of concept it references is on CodePlex: ESBSimpleSamples. In the WebCast I start with a blank Visual Studio solution and create a new Web app which consumes an existing service. All in it takes 3 lines of code ...
I was just refactoring an orchestration today and to help me test it I wanted to query HAT to ensure the orchestration had completed successfully, BizUnit doesn't have a build in step to do this so I created my own which is easy to do thanks to the extensibility of BizUnit. I guess I could probably have used one of the BizUnit database steps and written some fiddly SQL to do this, but a new task would make this fairly reusable. The xml to use my step is below: <TestCase> <TestSetup> </TestSetup> ...
A few weeks back I worked on a process that looked something like this - It was triggered by the scheduled task adapter and then used a SQL send port to call SP to return list of ‘things’. It needed to split the things in the list to individual records, and to start a new, different, process, through pub/sub (to avoid the binary dependency with the called process), for each ‘thing’. Fairly simple. A lot of have been said on the different ways to split messages, I won’t repeat this discussion here; ...

 

BizTalk Server 2009 documentation released yesterday. 

Click here to get the documentation.

 

We’ve been slowly migrating our services from asmx to WCF, but as we’re still using BizTalk 2006 with no support for WCF we’ve been exposing endpoints configured for basicHttpBinding and consume them using the SOAP adapter. Generally speaking things have been going well, although we completely gave up on the idea of moving the services to WCF and NOT have to change the client, until yesterday we’ve stumbled into a serialisation issue – The SOAP adapter, as part of its work deserialises the request ...
With Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 about to hit the streets I ask are you paying too much for your EAI solution? Every organisation in the world is forced to evaluate every £ spent. Have you looked at how much you spend on your EAI/Middleware Server/platform and associated services to deliver it? At Solidsoft we know how to make every £ count. By using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006/2009 combined with the best EAI architects and solution developers in the business we can help make those pounds count ...
The key features of BizTalk RFID 2009 include: BizTalk RFID Mobile (RFID platform for Windows Mobile and Windows CE based devices) BizTalk RFID Mobile consists of a runtime engine, tools and components to develop, deploy and manage RFID solutions on mobile devices. Store and Forward: BizTalk RFID Mobile supports the ability to store events locally as well as forward them to the server. Remote Management: BizTalk RFID Mobile allows remote management of Windows Mobile-based devices. SQL Sink service: ...

If anyone remebers a while back, there was the Bloggers Guide To BizTalk.  Well, it made a come back and now also includes the Bloggers Guide to Connected Systems

www.bloggersguides.net

It also includes various webcasts, including some from the product teams.

Recently a few of us were speaking about what would be the future of BizTalk after the 2009 release. I already had a few thoughts on what I think would be great additions to the product and what strategic directions it may move in. I have checked to ensure that none of my thoughts breach the MVP NDA and after getting the thumbs up I've listed my thoughts below so there might be a bit of discussion on these ideas. AreaThoughtNotesImproved or New FeatureConfiguration SubsystemWithin BizTalk solutions ...
I suppose I should start out with the obligitory who am I, and why should you read my blog! Well, my name is Todd, and I am a connected systems consultant at a company called Neudesic. My primary passion has been BizTalk (Hence the Name BizTalk + Todd = BizTodd) for the past 8+ years. I currently reside in sunny Phoenix AZ with my wife and 2 kids. When I am not working, you can find me working in my backyard, riding my motorcycle, or golfing. Now, as to why you should read my blog... I started working ...
From the Microsoft Knowledgebase - The <xsl:import> element is used to import an external XSLT file. The <xsl:include> element is used to include an external XSLT file. You cannot use these elements in custom XSLT files that are defined in the Custom XSL Path Grid Properties in a BizTalk project. You cannot do this because a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that is defined in an external XSLT file may be from a nonsecure source such as the Internet. Am I (well, and Ben Gimblett here) ...
A couple of weeks ago I published a post describing my Oslo based deployment framework for BizTalk. Two parts were missing from that post – the actual MGrammar and the runtime that processes the source code files. In this post I will go over the grammar I created for the framework; I will try to go over the complete grammar explaining the various steps, this is not intended to be a complete description of MGrammar (not that there’s a chance I could write one), but rather an overview by example; for ...
I’ve recently been working a fair bit with WCF and web services in and out of BizTalk. One of the things this involves is hooking up some orchestration ports using the generated port types when the target service is consumed. Once the consuming wizard is done, the generated port type definitions can then be edited to include a fault message. I chose to assign the out-the-box BTS.soap_envelope_1__1+Fault message. Now, the physical 2-way send port the orchestration wires up to has a custom receive ...
I've had a few BizTalk maps that have caused me to stop and think as to how to get over the problem of suppressing nodes when the child node has no data. The issue arises if you use Data flattening shape to block the creation of an element. The child node is suppressed but the parent node is still created. I just found out how to block the parent node from being created so I’m posting it here so I can find it again the next time I need it. By connecting the parent nodes to the functoid that provides ...
If you, like me, have set the GenerateCSFiles property to 1 (as described here) to get BizTalk to keep the .cs files after they have been generated from the orchestrations and maps, be a bit aware that it can cause some weird problems sometimes. I just had one of my orchestrations indicating that there was an error with some of the shapes. The map was missing, seemingly. The odd thing was that the whole solution was compiling correctly, so the problem seemed only to affect the editor. When looking ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... The Code Generation Guidance Package on CodePlex was designed to be extensible and reusable. There are three main C# projects, which isolate logic for code generation, and the UI and GAX components. Sixeyed.CodeGeneration This is the core project, defining how metadata is represented and retrieved, and defining configuration for code generation runs. Metadata is defined in terms of: A metadata source, which contains the logic for connecting to the ...
Hi All, I've made pictures on the Microsoft Global Summit MVP [Most Valuable Professional] 2009 March 1-4, Seattle, Redmond. Mostly the BizTalk MVPs. http://public.fotki.com/leo... Steve Ballmer, many vice presidents, Microsoft Fellows, developers from different product teams. It was fun ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... The basic Code Generation Guidance Package on CodePlex comes with an additional sample Guidance package. This sample is intended to demonstrate how the functionality of the base package can be customised to create a project-specific Guidance package, where you can easily add tailored code generation recipes to your package. In the basic package are the Wizard steps necessary to configure ad-hoc code generation, but there are also ValueProviders which ...
In my notes on BizTalk 2009 post I have highlighted the fact that now, as part of the BizTalk installation, you can select the “Project Build Components” which allow you to build BizTalk projects without Visual Studio or BizTalk installed on the build machine. This is very cool feature of the product, but I have to admit that I have missed something quite important; luckily - Mikael Hakansson hadn’t – the provided tasks do not support deployment of BizTalk projects, but only build (see Mikael’s article ...

Who remembers this from 2007..

The future of surface and BizTalk mapper :-)

[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... BizTalk 2006 R2 ships with WCF adapters and pre-configured settings for common bindings - basicHttp and wsHttp being typically used for SOAP messaging. With a static port you can use the WCF-Custom adapter, select an existing binding and configure it further in the UI, with the full set of binding options available to you: Here I'm using basicHttp, but I've configured the maxReceivedMessageSize, sendTimeout and transferMode settings to allow us to ...
Since PDC I’ve been working on and off on an “Oslo” based solution for deploying a BizTalk application; unfortunately I couldn’t get a good chunk of time to play with this, so it’s been dragging a bit, but I’m getting close, so here are some details - I’m a big advocate of automated builds; it’s a topic that probably deserves a post of its own, so I won’t get started on this here, but the idea is that one must have a way to be confident that, when its time to [re-]deploy the app, it will get deployed ...
While consuming a WCF Service in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 using WCF adapter (WSHTTP binding), there is one thing that has to be kept in mind. By default, BizTalk expects response for every request goes out of the BizTalk server meaning two way communication except for adapter like NetMSMQ. So if the WCF service that you are consuming has contract which has been set to IsOneWay=true, when you consume this service BizTalk would throw error waiting for the response. public interface IOrderService { [OperationContract(IsOneWay ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... The Adapter Pack 2.0 for BizTalk has been released in public beta recently, and among the WCF Line Of Business adapters it contains the WCF SQL adapter. This exposes SQL Server connections as WCF service endpoints, and lets you connect to a SQL Server source using the standard ServiceModel stack. The adapter pack will be released under the BizTalk brand, but the adapters themselves are not limited to BizTalk – the WCF SQL adapter can be used natively ...
If you ever dream of attending SOA conference 2009, which happened in Seattle this January, now you should feel lucky! More than 30 videos/Presentations are online on Windows live spaces. Check them out @ http://soaconference2009.sp... Key things to observe are.. · BizTalk 2009 · ESB Guidance 2.0 · Oslo, Dublin and Cloud platform · Some good SOA scenarios/case studies and best practices (patterns & practices) using Microsoft Application platform (Please try to adopt these ...
Pro BizTalk 2009 A compendium of best practices and implementation wisdom, Pro BizTalk 2009 is based upon real feedback from BizTalk developers. BizTalk experts and authors George Dunphy, Sergei Moukhnitski, Carmai Constant, and Nkishi Kayembe share their experiences and expertise to teach you the art of creating a BizTalk solution using the right tools from the BizTalk 2009 toolbox. by George Dunphy, Sergei Moukhnitski, Carmai Constant, Nkishi Kayembe | ISBN-13: 978-1-4302-1981-1 | Not Yet Published ...