Category Archives: BizTalk

New ESB Toolkit Whitepaper Published

It is written by MVP Jon Flanders. It gives you a good overview of ESB Toolkit and also provides a tutorial.

You can get it here

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=05bcda1a-c942-4db3-99ac-8fb83e603595

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BizTalk Adapter Trace

If you are having trouble with your BizTalk environment and are about to call you Microsoft Customer Support there is good chance that you will be asked to provide BizTalk Adapter Trace. You can learn more about this utility here.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/835451

BizTalk 2009 Orchestration Designer Hotfix Released

There are times when the Orchestration design complains about an error in the project. There are times when this is not the case. This issue can be fixed by recompiling but it is still annoying.

Microsoft has released a hotfix to address this issue. You can get it here:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;979153

BizTalk Benchmark Wizard

Load testing BizTalk is not an easy task. BizTalk Benchmark Wizard is an open source tool that checks the performance of your BizTalk Server installation using pre-existing scenarios and validates it against some known results. This will help you in determining if you are getting the most out of your BizTalk Server. It is simple to install. It creates Hosts and Host Instances on the servers in your BizTalk Server group. It generates test data, runs the tests and publishes a report of the results.

You can learn more about it here

http://blogs.msdn.com/biztalk_server_team_blog/archive/2010/01/26/biztalk-server-performance-benchmark-wizard.aspx

HIPAA 5010 Support is RTM

You can get it here

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973415

This support is only available for BizTalk 2009

BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1 has been released

You can download it here

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1768f7a3-d843-4f5b-aba7-b3d72892c16f&displaylang=en

The overview section of the above link gives you a nice summary of improvements made in this service pack.

List of Hotfixes included in this service pack are in the KB 974563.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974563

New Issue of BizTalk HotRod Magazine

This is a community magazine written by experienced BizTalk folks from all over the world.

You can get it here

http://biztalkhotrod.com/Documents/Issue8_Q4_2009.pdf

If you want to write to this magazine or subscribe to it you should send an email to editor@biztalkhotrod.com