Category: BizTalk General

DanSharp XML Viewer now on GitHub

18 Apr 2018

OK, so it’s taken me almost a year, but I finally migrated DanSharp XmlViewer to GitHub, as CodePlex closed down last year. Find it here: Source Code has been updated to work with VS 2015, although you’ll need the Deployment Project update extension. At the moment, only v1.1 is...

Understanding the BizTalk Mapper – BizTalk 2013R2 Version

31 Mar 2016

Update: I’ve just realised the links in this article were wrong when I published it, so have updated them. I’ve decided to update my 2008 article on Understanding the BizTalk Mapper for BizTalk 2013R2. You can download the article here (in .docx and .pdf formats): Understanding the BizTalk Mapper...

BizTalk 2016 CTP released

30 Mar 2016

The 1st CTP (Community Technical Preview) for BizTalk 2016 has been released today. Whilst you have to sign up to Microsoft Connect to access the CTP, Microsoft have published the release notes for the CTP here: BizTalk 2016 Release Notes These release notes will be added to as the...

Cumulative Update 2 for BizTalk Server 2010

31 Aug 2011

I’ve been waiting for this for a while… contains all hotfixes released since CU1 was released… Get it here:

Improving the ESB Toolkit: Fixing the “endless loop” bug when creating Fault messages

5 May 2011

The ESB Toolkit is great. However, it’s not without its fair share of bugs. I’ve been meaning to blog about this since I first came across this bug a year or so ago, but it’s taken me a while. If you use the ExceptionManagementDb functionality, you’re probably familiar with...

BizTalk moving to the cloud… and to Windows Server AppFabric

28 Oct 2010

For those of you who may have missed Sriram’s blog post, there will be a CTP of the Integration as a Service version of BizTalk appearing in Azure sometime before July 2011 (interestingly, the blog entry was posted at 10am on October 28th, i.e. an hour after PDC10 started…!). Additionally,...

AppFabric’s AutoStart feature: great news for BizTalk

26 Oct 2010

Any of you who have been writing WCF front-ends for BizTalk services will know about one of ASP.NET’s failings: first request latency. A service (or application) hosted in IIS doesn’t start-up and JIT itself fully until the first request is received. And if low-latency is important to you, this isn’t...

BizTalk 2010 Released; Development edition now free

25 Sep 2010

Well the announcement came over a week after I thought it would arrive, but BTS2010 is now officially released. And the developer edition is now free. However, that doesn’t mean that you can do development for free: you still need to pay for SQL Server and Visual Studio. Although...

Installing the ESB Toolkit v2.0 on Windows 7 Error: Operation Not Completed

21 Aug 2010

Here’s an interesting one: I was installing the ESB Toolkit 2.0 on a Win 7 x86 machine the other day, and during install got an error from Visual Studio saying “The operation could not be completed.”: If you choose OK, the ESB Installer finishes with a success message, but...

XPath – the hidden language of BizTalk?

29 Nov 2007

For those of you who are unaware, XPath is a powerful query language for XML (ignoring XQuery for now). In my experience I’ve worked with a lot of BizTalk developers who have come from a C# (and usually VB before that) background, and so haven’t always had the background...

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