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Apr 8

Passed 74-135 Biztalk 2004 Exam

Took the exam this afternoon and cleared it. Phew! One of toughest MS exams I’ve taken. Just theoretical knowledge will not help to pass this paper. I feel some of the questions are really easy ones, which you can answer directly without thinking too much for example, having a key file to deploy the assembly … Continue reading Passed 74-135 Biztalk 2004 Exam

By Saravana

Apr 3

Pipeline.exe for performance Improvement

I guess many of you guys around will be working with custom pipeline components and I suppose you create biztalk artifacts (send/Receive port) to test your pipeline components. Along with the SDK install comes this tool pipeline.exe which can be used for the following purposes: * Debug third-party pipeline components outside of the server environment. … Continue reading Pipeline.exe for performance Improvement

By Saravana

Apr 2

Windows 2003/XP Laptop /LCD screen users

Have you heard of ClearType? ClearType is a font smoothing technology build on XP/2003. I been using Windows 2003 for a while now in my laptop, but haven’t used this feature till I came across a post by accident when I was looking for some Biztalk Resources. Follow this simple steps and I’m sure you’ll … Continue reading Windows 2003/XP Laptop /LCD screen users

By Saravana

Mar 24

BizTalk FAQ

Advanced basics. This faq covers some of the Advanced basic questions, which arise on most of the developers head during the initial stages. It’s really good. http://www.netologi.se/default.aspx?Contents=BizTalkFAQ&Row=14#14

By Saravana

Mar 22

Call Rules From Orchestration * Important Point

I’m not going to explain how to call rules (Policy) from an Orchestration. If you want more information visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/sdk/htm/ebiz_prog_rules_ffhc.asp It took me 3 hours to figure out how to get the parameter list inside the “Call Rules” shapes “Configure Policy” dialogue box with in the Orchestration. Keep this points in mind: When you create … Continue reading Call Rules From Orchestration * Important Point

By Saravana

Mar 16

On/Off Element in the output message based on input message element content

Lets take a sample condition where you want to map an element from the source schema to target schema if there is a particular value in the element. Let me make it clear. Let us take a source schema as shown below: <ns0:PO xmlns:ns0=’http://Saravana.Biztalk.Learning.Schemas.BasicPO1′> <Order> <OrderNumber>OrderNumb</OrderNumber> <Status>OKs</Status> </Order> </ns0:PO> if the incoming message has the … Continue reading On/Off Element in the output message based on input message element content

By Saravana

Mar 9

Control Orchestration Dehydration time

Have you ever wondered how to control the Orchestration Dehydration time? modify your BTSNTSvc.exe.config file as explained in the following link. (Biztalk Documentation Rocks!) Look at the sample at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/sdk/htm/ebiz_prog_orch_jzex.asp

By Saravana

Mar 9

Messaging Agent Polling Interval

No stories associated with the situation! Straight to the point. Maximum polling interval at which the messaging agent polls the message box is determined by these values in the adm_ServiceClass (Biztalk management database) table. The values are in milliseconds, default value is 500 milliseconds. Now, you know what to do? 😉

By Saravana

Mar 9

Parallel / Sequential Receive Convoys

Do you get panic attack by hearing this jargon words in Biztalk world? No worries! They are quite simple. They are just design patterns, the way you implement your business process. 1. Parallel Receive Condition: you wait for all the messages to come into your business process before the processing starts. Example: If you need … Continue reading Parallel / Sequential Receive Convoys

By Saravana

Mar 9

C:>whoami

DigitalDepositLtdSaravana.Kumar I’m Saravana (hard core Microsoft Guy!!). To keep it simple serious lover of .NET/Biztalk, worked with the products for a long time now. Lucky enough to get into some of the exiciting projects. My project experience includes working with Microsoft, Accenture, BT Syntegra, MarchFirst, Unilog, Thales, Axa, Inchcape and few more Some of my … Continue reading C:>whoami

By Saravana