May 22

BizTalk Server Exam Preparation Diary

Note: This article was originally written for 70-235 (BizTalk Server 2006) back in March 2007, but majority of the article is still valid and will be helpful for exam preparation. There are different opinions about writing exams. There will always be one set of people complaining, the exams are too theoretical and they normally don’t … Continue reading BizTalk Server Exam Preparation Diary

By Saravana

Jan 6

BizTalk Server 2006 Oracle Adapter Setup in Windows Server 2003 R2 (64 Bit)

Recently I had to integrate with Oracle db using the BizTalk 2006 Oracle adapter (Note: just our vanilla Oracle adapter, not the WCF one). I experience huge challenge setting it up on a Windows 2003 64 bit machine. It’s mainly around getting the correct Oracle drivers, using the 64 bit version of ODBC data source … Continue reading BizTalk Server 2006 Oracle Adapter Setup in Windows Server 2003 R2 (64 Bit)

By Saravana

Mar 4

Reasons for moving from BizTalk Server 2006 to BizTalk Server 2009 R2.

BizTalk Server is an enterprise product; there is no second thought about it. Any enterprise product will go through the phase of being left out with very older version on production environment. Ones the code is up and running in a production environment with live business, it becomes mission critical. Enterprise just don’t upgrade either … Continue reading Reasons for moving from BizTalk Server 2006 to BizTalk Server 2009 R2.

By Saravana

Oct 1

BizTalk Videos and Posters

Microsoft web world is doing this for a very long time now, publishing short videos (“How Do I ?”) that will help users to kick start the concept quickly rather than going through tons of articles. BizTalk has entered this arena recently (relatively!!). Here is the URL for “BizTalk How do I?” video http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/biztalk/dd849956.aspx A … Continue reading BizTalk Videos and Posters

By Saravana

Sep 28

Marriage between BizTalk Server 2006 and IBM WebSphere Message Broker

Introduction: In my current client, this is the situation: There are two separate teams involved in two different projects. One utilizing BizTalk Server 2006 building BPM solution and the other utilizing IBM WebSphere Message Broker building an even management system. The day has arrived, where we need to make these two systems talk to each … Continue reading Marriage between BizTalk Server 2006 and IBM WebSphere Message Broker

By Saravana

May 31

BizTalk 2006 R2 – consume an .ASMX webservice using WCF-BasicHttp adapter

Normally when we need to consume a .asmx web service in BizTalk 2004/2006 (NOT R2) inside an orchestration, we add a web reference, which will create all the multi-part message and web port type required to consume the orchestration. You construct the orchestration and configure the SOAP adapter in the send port to consume the web … Continue reading BizTalk 2006 R2 – consume an .ASMX webservice using WCF-BasicHttp adapter

By Saravana

May 29

BizTalk 2006, WCF (basicHttpBinding), Adding Web Reference will go in end less loop.

When I tried to add a “Web Reference” to a WCF service (basicHttpBinding), I encountered following behaviors 1. Either it will throw an exception showing “Failed to add Web Reference” and no more clue anywhere, OR 2. Message saying “This page is accessing information that is not under its control. This poses a security risk. Do you want … Continue reading BizTalk 2006, WCF (basicHttpBinding), Adding Web Reference will go in end less loop.

By Saravana

Apr 24

BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Support Forum, How to get hold of WCF LOB Adapter SDK.

I haven’t seen people highlighting about the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 forum in the blogs. If in case you haven’t come across, there is a separate forum to post questions related to BizTalk Server 2006 R2.  The forum is categorized into following sections: BizTalk R2 General (General BizTalk R2 discussions.) BizTalk R2 Adapters and Adapter … Continue reading BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Support Forum, How to get hold of WCF LOB Adapter SDK.

By Saravana

Feb 12

Biztalk 2006 SQL Adapter polling bug. Potentially you can bring Biztalk Server to halt within few minutes.

Scenario: We send product catalogue to our partner on regular basis via SFTP. There are 3 different types of catalogue message FULL CATALOGUE, PRICE DELTA, and AVAILABILITY DELTA. Price Delta and Availability Delta messages are send every hour, whereas FULL CATALOGUE will be send only once in a month (message size is roughly around 10MB). Architecture: … Continue reading Biztalk 2006 SQL Adapter polling bug. Potentially you can bring Biztalk Server to halt within few minutes.

By Saravana

Jan 31

Calling Web Service from BizTalk 2006 in a Messaging only Scenario (aka Content based Routing)

In this article I’ll explain how you can call a Web Service which requires multiple arguments using a Custom pipeline and a custom pipeline component in a messaging-only scenario without using any Orchestration.   Normally, when there is a requirement to call a web service from BizTalk, people tend to take the easy route of … Continue reading Calling Web Service from BizTalk 2006 in a Messaging only Scenario (aka Content based Routing)

By Saravana

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