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BizTalk Server/Integration training

Based on real-life project experience

Taking care of your BizTalk group takes more than checking the BizTalk Administration console every now and then. Without understanding the concepts of BizTalk, it can be hard to properly manage your BizTalk group in all its aspects. We conduct a 3 days training which is for BizTalk Administrators and IT professionals, but is also beneficial for SQL Server Administrators and BizTalk Developers who are involved in managing the BizTalk platform.

 

Learn from top community leaders

Are you looking for training in BizTalk Server or Hybrid integrations? Don’t look any further because from this year on we run remote trainings on these topics! We managed to get a couple of the best possible trainers you can get. They will not only teach you the essential basic and more advanced knowledge, but they will also share their years-long experience with you!

Format of the training

The training exists of the following three parts:

  • BizTalk Server 2020 Hybrid options
  • BizTalk Server development
  • BizTalk Server administration

The full training takes 3 days, but as we are setting up the training in such a way, that each of these parts is conducted in separate days. That means that you can decide to take the full three-days training, but you can also decide to only take the part(s) that are most relevant for you.

Topics

See below for an overview of the topics you can expect during the training.

BizTalk Server 2020 Hybrid Options

Trainer: Stephen W. Thomas

Integrating with remote branch offices or partners can be challenging. Since several versions, BizTalk Server supports connectivity to Azure Serverless, and the set of capabilities has been improved and extended over the years. These capabilities range from using queue technologies to initiating business flows. During this part of the training, we will take you through the use-cases and advantages of the most important technologies in Azure Serverless.

  • Module 1 – Why build Hybrid solutions
  • Module 2 – High level overview of Hybrid options
  • Module 3 – Azure blog storage
    • Use case
    • Overview
    • Technical deep dive
    • Demo
  • Module 4 – Event Hub
    • Use case
    • Overview
    • Technical deep dive
    • Demo
  • Module 5 – Logic Apps
    • Use case
    • Overview
    • Technical deep dive
    • Demo
  • Module 6 – Service Bus
    • Use case
    • Overview
    • Technical deep dive
    • Demo

BizTalk Server Administration

Trainer: Lex Hegt

Experienced BizTalk Server administrators have always been hard to find these days. Taking care of your BizTalk environment takes much more than checking the BizTalk Administration console every now and then. Without understanding the concepts of BizTalk, it can be hard to properly manage your BizTalk group in all its aspects. During the training day about BizTalk Server Administration, we discuss the most important topics to be on top of the well-being of BizTalk Server environments.

  • Module 1 – Past, present, and future of BizTalk Server
    • The purpose of middleware
    • Introduction to BizTalk Server
    • BizTalk Server concepts
    • Past, present, and future of BizTalk Server
  • Module 2 – Planning a BizTalk Server 2020 installation
    • Green field, in-place or side by side migration
    • Hardware/software requirements and other environment considerations
    • Installation and (post-)configuration
    • Host Design and High Availability
  • Module 3 – Deployment of BizTalk applications
    • BizTalk Server deployment concepts
    • Deployment with MSI packages
    • Command-line deployments
    • BizTalk Deployment Framework
  • Module 4 – Day to Day operations and monitoring
    • Monitoring BizTalk environments
    • Frequent tasks of a BizTalk Administrator
    • BizTalk Command-line tooling
  • Module 5 – The role of BizTalk admins in BizTalk projects (optional)
    • Maintaining a consistent environment
    • Support development projects
    • Providing guidelines

BizTalk Server Development

Trainer: Sandro Pereira

Although we see that the over the years the number of serverless integrations are growing, we also still see a lot of BizTalk development taking place. Unfortunately, these days it is hard to get a BizTalk development training. Hence, we decided to jump into that gap. We are happy that we managed to get a BizTalk Server veteran for this training. He will teach you about the most important topics to speed up your skills as a BizTalk Server developer.

  • Module 1 – Introduction to BizTalk Server
  • Module 2 – Creating Schemas
  • Module 3 – Creating Maps
  • Module 4 – Deploying and Managing BizTalk Applications
  • Module 5 – Routing BizTalk Messages
  • Module 6 – Creating Pipelines
  • Module 7 – Integrating with Adapters
  • Module 8 – Creating a BizTalk Orchestration

Trainers

For this training, we have three trainers who have done many trainings before. During these trainings, they will teach the attendees in their specialized areas. Each of them has more than a decade of experience in the areas that will be covered, and they will all take a day to train the attendees accordingly.

Lex
Hybrid integration – Stephen W Thomas (MVP)

Stephen is an independent consultant specializing in BizTalk Server and Azure Integration including API Apps and Logic Apps. For the past 12 years, Stephen has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in BizTalk Server / Azure Integration. He has done consulting work for numerous clients, including many in the Fortune 500, and runs the BizTalk community site http://www.BizTalkGurus.com. The site offers a community forum, over 50 BizTalk samples, various how-to videos, and Stephen’s blog. Stephen has presented at several Microsoft TechEd events, multiple SOA Conferences, and various user groups.

 
Lex
BizTalk development – Sandro Pereira (MVP)

Sandro lives in Portugal and works as an integration consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been implementing Integration solutions both on-premises and cloud for several international clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure and Microsoft BizTalk Server with different technologies.
He is a regular blogger, an international speaker, member and moderator on the MSDN BizTalk Server Forums and Code Gallery contributor and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. Sandro is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices” and has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

 
Lex
BizTalk Server administration – Lex Hegt

Lex has more than 15 years of experience as a BizTalk Server Administrator but is also experienced in the field of BizTalk Development. He has worked, as a BizTalk consultant, with every version of BizTalk Server since 2004 and in the past, he has conducted many Administrator and Developer Trainings. As an attendee of this training, you will benefit of this, because besides receiving the training from a trainer with real-world knowledge, there will be plenty of space to discuss the challenges you might face during your day-to-day operations of BizTalk Server

 

Schedule

The full training lasts 3 days and we run it once per quarter. During each training day, one of the main topics will be discussed. If any of the topics is not relevant for you, you can decide not to take that part of the training.

See below for the available slots:

  • Mid/end September 2021
  • Mid-December 2021

If these time frames don’t work for you, feel free to reach out to us and discuss alternate dates.

Join us!

Are you interested in taking the training with us? Feel free to contact us, without any obligations, for more information.