May 9

BizTalk 360 – Integrated BAM Portal

BizTalk 360 comes with an integrated Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) portal, which gives the ability to query BAM views, perform activity searches, check user permission and check activities time window. If you have used BizTalk server BAM functionality for your applications BizTalk 360 will automatically pick up those configurations and display it. There is no … Continue reading BizTalk 360 – Integrated BAM Portal

By Saravana

May 6

BizTalk360 – Graphical Representation Of Send Port

Today lets take a look at how BizTalk360 represents the send ports in a graphical way. It’s needless to say a picture is worth more than 1000’s words. Inside the BizTalk application, users can navigate to the send port section and see all the send ports defined for that application. When the user double-click on … Continue reading BizTalk360 – Graphical Representation Of Send Port

By Saravana

May 3

Introduction To BizTalk360

BizTalk360 was announced for public technology preview yesterday, you can read more about it here https://www.biztalk360.com Why BizTalk360? There is one common problem across all the BizTalk customers. i.e there is no proper support tool for BizTalk. It’s a reality people are more passionate and interested in designing, architecting and developing the software and not … Continue reading Introduction To BizTalk360

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Feb 12

Monitoring BizTalk Server with HP OpenView

Every BizTalk solution should have some kind of monitoring in place. I remember the phrase having a BizTalk environment without monitoring in place is like driving a car without a dashboard. The best option will be to use SCOM (Microsoft System Centre operation manager) to monitor BizTalk server, since you will get out of the … Continue reading Monitoring BizTalk Server with HP OpenView

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Mar 4

SOA, where will BizTalk Server fit in the technology stack (from performance perspective)?

Introduction: NOTE: Opinions expressed in this article is from my own perspective. There are various definitions available for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), the basic idea is to avoid building new applications from scratch each time and also to avoid duplicating applications, and data and business logic in one part of the organisation that already exist … Continue reading SOA, where will BizTalk Server fit in the technology stack (from performance perspective)?

By Saravana

Aug 11

Print Screen on MacBook – BootCamp

I became a full time user of MacBook running Windows Vista using BootCamp (Version 2.0) for a while now. One of the issue I came across recently is trying to find out the equivalent of “print screen” Key, I don’t need to emphasis on the importance of this. According to the document, its just F11 … Continue reading Print Screen on MacBook – BootCamp

By Saravana

Jun 2

Determine whether the BizTalk assembly is Debug or Release build at runtime.

Recently someone raised this question in the newsgroup, they wanted to branch inside the orchestration based on the build of the assembly itself. Whenever an assembly is build with “Debug” mode, some System.Diagnostics.DebuggableAttributes are added to the assembly. One such attribute is “IsJITTrackingEnabled”, which will track information during code generation (MSIL) for the debugger. So, … Continue reading Determine whether the BizTalk assembly is Debug or Release build at runtime.

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

Jan 15

Web site updated

Since my current contract is comming to an end in 2 months time, I thought it’s a good Opportunity to update my web site as well my CV and with my current availability status.

By Saravana

Oct 5

Biztalk users and Groups

There is always a confusion in a real time production biztalk environment about the user rights. Most of the time when run ConfigFramework, btsdeploy, deployment wizard, accessing the admin tool. Do I need to be part of just “Biztalk Server Administrators” group, or do I need to be part of “SSO Administrators” as well to … Continue reading Biztalk users and Groups

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