BizTalk Blogshttp://www.kendalltechnologies.com/getrss-gurubiztalk.aspxAll BizTalk Blogsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39923http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2015/07/28/biztalk-enterprise-service-bus-esb-training-on-pluralsight.aspxPluralsightESBBizTalk Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Training on Pluralsight<p><font size="2">A little over a year ago I released a new Pluralsight training course called “<a href="http://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm?merchantID=53701&amp;userId=1132192&amp;productId=546413115">Intro to BizTalk Server 2013 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit</a>”.</font></p> <p><font size="2">This course is still getting a lot of views and the overall feedback has been positive.&#160; If you are new to working with the BizTalk ESB or you are looking for more information on what it can do, this is a great course for you.&#160; The whole course is just under 2 1/2 hours long.&#160; If you are short on time, you can watch it at 2x speed!</font></p> <p><font size="2">I setup a simple one page website that outlines this course, has a sample video, and details on how to get your free 7-day trial of Pluralsight to watch the whole course for free.</font></p> <p><font size="2"><strong>Check out: </strong><a href="http://www.BizTalkESBToolkit.com">http://www.BizTalkESBToolkit.com</a><strong> for all the details.</strong></font></p> <p><font size="2">Enjoy.</font></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39923" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:41:07 ZStephen W. Thomas0http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2015/07/28/biztalk-enterprise-service-bus-esb-training-on-pluralsight.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39914http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2015/07/22/biztalk-server-learning-path-for-pluralsight.aspxbiztalkPluralsightLearningBizTalk Server Learning Path for Pluralsight<p><span style="font-size:small;">I have been an author with Pluralsight for the past 3 years.&nbsp; Before I was an author I was always a huge fan and I found that for just $29 a month for unlimited access to all training courses is a deal!&nbsp; They now have over 3,700+ courses to pick from.&nbsp; What is even better you can get a free 7-day, 200 minute trial or for a limited time get your first month for only $9.95.&nbsp; See details below.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;">One of the best covered subjects in the Pluralsight library is Microsoft BizTalk Server!&nbsp; This is a little surprising because BizTalk is a relatively niche product.&nbsp; Never the less, they currently have 14 courses covering BizTalk.&nbsp; Below is a complete list of the BizTalk courses at Pluralsight.&nbsp; </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalk2006bpm">BizTalk 2006 Business Process Management</a> &nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalk2006fundamentals">BizTalk 2006 Fundamentals</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalk2006r2fundamentals">BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Fundamentals</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalk2009fundamentals">BizTalk 2009 Fundamentals</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/advancedbiztalk2009">Advanced BizTalk Server 2009</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalk2009bpm">BizTalk 2009 Business Process Management</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalk2009wcf">BizTalk 2009 and WCF</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/advancedbiztalk2010">Advanced BizTalk Server 2010</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalkbyexample">BizTalk Server by Example</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalkappfabric">Integrating BizTalk Server with Windows Azure AppFabric</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalknew2013">What Is New in BizTalk Server 2013</a> (<strong>one of my courses</strong>)&nbsp; </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalk2013mapper">Using Functoids in the BizTalk 2013 Mapper</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalkesb">Intro to BizTalk Server 2013 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit</a> (<strong>one of my courses</strong>) </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalkgroundup">BizTalk Server 2013 from Ground Up: An End to End Scenario</a> </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:small;">What I hear a lot is with so many courses and some of them being a little older, what is the best learning path for someone wanting to learn BizTalk?&nbsp; Lets take a look at my recommendations.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Brand New to BizTalk Server</span></strong></span></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-size:small;">Consider <a href="http://biztalk.guru/visualstudio2013">Mastering Visual Studio 2013</a> or <a href="http://biztalk.guru/csharp5">C# Fundamentals with C# 5.0</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalk2006fundamentals">BizTalk 2006 Fundamentals</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/advancedbiztalk2010">Advanced BizTalk Server 2010</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalkesb">Intro to BizTalk Server 2013 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalk2013mapper">Using Functoids in the BizTalk 2013 Mapper</a> (if you need to do lots of maps) </span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-size:small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Some Experience with BizTalk Server</span></strong></span></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/advancedbiztalk2010">Advanced BizTalk Server 2010</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalkesb">Intro to BizTalk Server 2013 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit</a> (if you need to use the ESB)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalkgroundup">BizTalk Server 2013 from Ground Up: An End to End Scenario</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalknew2013">What Is New in BizTalk Server 2013</a> </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://biztalk.guru/biztalk2013mapper">Using Functoids in the BizTalk 2013 Mapper</a> (if you need to do lots of maps) </span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-size:small;">Anyone can get a free 7-day, 200 minute trial of Pluralsight using the banner link below.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=652753&amp;u=1132192&amp;m=53701&amp;urllink=&amp;afftrack="><img src="http://static.shareasale.com/image/53701/pl_728x90.gif" alt="Pluralsight" border="0" /></a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;"><br />Pluralsight is currently running a <strong>special </strong>so for a limited time you can get your first month for $9.95!&nbsp; Then it&rsquo;s the normal price of $29 after that.&nbsp; This offer may end at anytime so act fast.&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=750333&amp;u=1132192&amp;m=53701&amp;urllink=&amp;afftrack="><img src="http://static.shareasale.com/image/53701/0162-15_LP_AffiliateProgram-320x50_v2_er.jpg" border="0" alt=" " /></a></span></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39914" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:41:00 ZStephen W. Thomas1http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2015/07/22/biztalk-server-learning-path-for-pluralsight.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39904http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2015/07/08/new-pluralsight-course-traveling-and-loyalty-programs-best-practices.aspxTrainingTravelNew Pluralsight Course: Traveling and Loyalty Programs Best Practices<p><font size="2">While my main passion in life is Integration with Microsoft Technologies, a close second is traveling.&#160; With traveling comes my “addiction” to earning airline miles, hotel points, and chasing status!</font></p> <p><font size="2">The way I see it is by using miles and points we can travel cheaper or even for free!&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">Have you ever wondered if it was really worth it though?&#160; Maybe you think you do not travel enough to benefit from miles and points?&#160; Or do not know the first thing about Loyalty programs?&#160; I cover this and more in my training course </font><font size="2">with Pluralsight titled “<a href="http://shrsl.com/?~96h0">Traveling and Loyalty Programs Best Practices</a>”.&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">It is broken down into 5 modules:</font></p> <ul> <ul> <li>Traveling Developer Best Practices </li> <li>Air Travel Deep Dive and Airline Best Practices </li> <li>Detailed Airline Loyalty Program Review </li> <li>Ins and Outs of Earning and Using Hotel Points </li> <li>Driving Off with Car Rental Credits </li> </ul> </ul> <p><font size="2"></font></p> <p><font size="2">Here are two demo videos outlining the basics of loyalty programs and why having status matters.</font></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2015/07/08/new-pluralsight-course-traveling-and-loyalty-programs-best-practices.aspx">(Please visit the site to view this video)</a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2015/07/08/new-pluralsight-course-traveling-and-loyalty-programs-best-practices.aspx">(Please visit the site to view this video)</a></p> <p><font size="2">If you already have a Pluralsight account you can watch the course now.&#160; If you do not have an account, you can get a free 10 day, 200 minute trial using the banner below.&#160; What is even better – my course is 193 minutes long so anyone can get a free trial and watch the whole course.</font></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=620901&amp;u=1132192&amp;m=53701&amp;urllink=&amp;afftrack="><img border="0" alt="Pluralsight Free Trial" src="http://static.shareasale.com/image/53701/PS_banner_728x90_v2-09.png" /></a></p> <p><font size="2">Looking forward to hearing feedback, comments, and suggestions!</font></p> <p><font size="2">&#160;</font></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39904" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:30:06 ZStephen W. Thomas0http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2015/07/08/new-pluralsight-course-traveling-and-loyalty-programs-best-practices.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39899http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2015/06/30/windows-azure-automation-error-user-realm-discovery-failed-solved.aspxAzureVirtual MachinesVMAzure AutomationWindows Azure Automation Error - user_realm_discovery_failed Solved<p><font size="2">I was working with Windows Azure Automation using a MSDN account to create a run book that will run nightly to turn off all my running virtual machines.&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">This is super easy and you area even provided a sample script that all you need to do is set your Active Directory (AD) User Name and your Subscription Name.&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">Once I completed this and created an Automation Asset of Type Credential for my newly created AD User I was all set to go.&#160; The AD User has been added as a co-administrator on the account to allow them access to the virtual machines.&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">I set up the account like this:</font></p> <p><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/Azure_Automate.jpg" alt=" " /></p> <p><font size="2">With this configuration I received the following errors.</font></p> <p><font size="2">6/24/2015 8:27:46 PM, Error: Add-AzureAccount : user_realm_discovery_failed: User realm discovery failed: The remote server returned an error: (500) <br />Internal Server Error. <br />At Stop-AllAzureVM:35 char:35 <br />+ <br />&#160;&#160;&#160; + CategoryInfo&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; : CloseError: (:) [Add-AzureAccount], AadAuthenticationFailedException <br />&#160;&#160;&#160; + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Commands.Profile.AddAzureAccount <br />&#160; <br />6/24/2015 8:27:47 PM, Error: Select-AzureSubscription : The subscription name Azure Pass doesn&#39;t exist. <br />Parameter name: name <br />At Stop-AllAzureVM:39 char:39 <br />+ <br />&#160;&#160;&#160; + CategoryInfo&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; : CloseError: (:) [Select-AzureSubscription], ArgumentException <br />&#160;&#160;&#160; + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Commands.Profile.SelectAzureSubscriptionCommand <br />&#160; <br />6/24/2015 8:27:47 PM, Error: Get-AzureVM : No default subscription has been designated. Use Select-AzureSubscription -Default &lt;subscriptionName&gt; to <br />set the default subscription. <br />At Stop-AllAzureVM:44 char:44 <br />+ <br />&#160;&#160;&#160; + CategoryInfo&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; : CloseError: (:) [Get-AzureVM], ApplicationException <br />&#160;&#160;&#160; + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Commands.ServiceManagement.IaaS.GetAzureVMCommand</font></p> <p><font size="2">Lets loos closer at the User Name value setup in the Credential:</font></p> <p><font size="2"><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/Azure_Automate_Error.jpg" alt=" " /></font></p> <p><font size="2">That’s right… is has a space at the end of the name from doing a copy and paste of the user name.</font></p> <p><font size="2">If you run into this error you will want to check your user name setup under both the Asset Type of Credential and your user name entered in your script.&#160; </font></p> <p>Once I removed the space everything worked as expected..</p> <p>Best of luck!</p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39899" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Wed, 01 Jul 2015 03:25:56 ZStephen W. Thomas0http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2015/06/30/windows-azure-automation-error-user-realm-discovery-failed-solved.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39814http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2015/03/30/london-biztalk-summit-2015-see-you-there.aspxbiztalkBizTalk 360LondonLondon BizTalk Summit 2015 – See You There!<p><font size="2">I am excited to be attending and presenting at the 2015 London BizTalk Summit on April 12th and 13th.</font></p> <p><font size="2">Last year I talked about Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and walked through creating BizTalk environments on the fly using PowerShell.&#160; This year I am going back to the basics of core integration and talking about my 14 years of integration experience.&#160; I have been focused on integration with BizTalk Server since Tuesday February 27th, 2001.&#160; How do I remember that exact date?&#160; Simple – I was up in Seattle and just started a new project.&#160; The day after the project started Seattle had a 6.8 Earthquake!&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">My session details are below.</font></p> <p>Title: <strong>Top 14 Integration Challenges I’ve seen in the Past 14 Years</strong> </p> <p><font size="2">Abstract: I’ve been working with BizTalk Server and Integration using Microsoft products since Tuesday February 27th, 2001. Since then I have worked on over 21 different client projects all over the world. Clients range in size from small companies to large Fortune 500 powerhouses. This session will take a look at the top 14 client challenges I have run into in the past 14 years of working in the field and how to address them.</font></p> <p><font size="2">If you have not registered yet, tomorrow is the last day to receive a discount on the registration price.&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2"><strong>Register now</strong>: <a title="http://www.biztalk360.com/Events/BizTalk-Summit-2015-London/" href="http://www.biztalk360.com/Events/BizTalk-Summit-2015-London/">http://www.biztalk360.com/Events/BizTalk-Summit-2015-London/</a></font></p> <p><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/speakers-badges.jpg" alt=" " /><font size="2"></font></p> <p><font size="2">Hope to see you in London in two weeks!</font></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39814" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:09:42 ZStephen W. Thomas0http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2015/03/30/london-biztalk-summit-2015-see-you-there.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39804http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2015/03/18/working-with-cdata-elements-inside-a-biztalk-map.aspxbiztalkmapsBizTalk 2013 R2CDATAWorking with CDATA Elements inside a BizTalk Map<p><font size="2">For the past 14 years I have not done a lot with CDATA Elements.&#160; If you do not know much about them, they are tags you put around a blob of data to tell the XML parsing systems to skip over them.&#160; It will allow you to have &lt; and &amp; inside the data block without having to escape them.&#160; They can be useful if you need to place another XML messages inside another one without having to worry about escaping the inner XML tags.&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">The CDATA tags look like <strong>&lt;![CDATA[</strong> <em>…ANY DATA HERE…</em> <strong>]]&gt;</strong></font></p> <p><font size="2">Example:&#160;&#160;&#160; </font></p> <p>&lt;?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot; encoding=&quot;utf-8&quot;?&gt; <br />&lt;Order&gt; <br />&#160; &lt;Type&gt;Update&lt;/Type&gt; <br />&#160; &lt;OriginalOrder&gt;<strong>&lt;![CDATA[</strong>&lt;?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot; encoding=&quot;utf-8&quot;?&gt;&lt;Order&gt;...&lt;/Order&gt;<strong>]]&gt;</strong>&lt;/OriginalOrder&gt; <br />&lt;/Order&gt;</p> <p><font size="2">How does BizTalk handle CDATA?&#160; Well, BizTalk does what it should when it receives a node with a CDATA section.&#160; The XML Disassembler skips the parsing of the inner data.&#160; The maps are where you can run into issues because they will remove the CDATA tags when the data is being mapped.&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">Luckily they provided a way for you to add the CDATA sections back into the output message to ensure they are escaped correctly.&#160; You can do that by setting the property called <strong>CDATA section elements</strong>.&#160;&#160;&#160; </font></p> <p><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/cdata_properties.jpg" alt=" " /></p> <p><font size="2">This is accessible by clicking any open area on the map canvas.&#160; While this looks straight forward, it is a little tricky.&#160; This property needs to be a <strong>namespace prefixed space separated</strong> list of values that you want to be enclosed in CDATA.&#160; Lets look at the example below and assume a default namespace of ns0.</font></p> <p><font size="2"><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/cdata_map.jpg" alt=" " /></font></p> <p><font size="2">If you wanted all three nodes on the output to have CDATA tags you would set the CDATA section elements property to: <br />”ns0:AddressXML ns0:OrderXML ns0:HistoryXML”</font></p> <p><font size="2">Something else to point out is the mapper does runtime validation on the elements in the CDATA section elements property.&#160; If you entered ns4:Item and ns4 was not a defined namespace prefix you will get an exception when the map runs.</font></p> <p><font size="2">Hope you learned a little about how BizTalk Maps handles CDATA.&#160; Enjoy.</font></p> <p><font size="2">&#160;</font></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39804" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:46:43 ZStephen W. Thomas0http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2015/03/18/working-with-cdata-elements-inside-a-biztalk-map.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39525http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/12/18/biztalk-developers-needed-for-a-6-month-contract-50-remote.aspxbiztalkbiztalk resumebiztalk jobsBizTalk Developers Needed for a 6 Month Contract – 50%+ Remote<p><span style="font-size:x-small;"> <p><span style="font-size:small;">My current client is looking for a few additional BizTalk Developers to come work with us!&nbsp; They could start as soon as next week.</span></p> <p> <p><span style="font-size:small;">This would be a 6 month contract.&nbsp; The work is mostly remote (work from home) but travel to the client site up to 50% may be required.&nbsp; All travel expenses would be paid by the client.&nbsp; The rates are open and tend to be better than what I have seen in the past at some other clients.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;">This is a great opportunity for anyone to grow their BizTalk skills by working with a great team of veteran BizTalkers! </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;">If interested, please email me at <a href="mailto:resume@biztalkgurus.com">resume@biztalkgurus.com</a> with your resume, availability, and requested rate.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:small;">Look forward to working with you!</span></p> </span></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39525" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:18:00 ZStephen W. Thomas2http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/12/18/biztalk-developers-needed-for-a-6-month-contract-50-remote.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39218http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/07/28/here-is-to-10-years-of-blogging-on-biztalk-server.aspxbiztalkContestHere is to 10 Years of Blogging on BizTalk Server!<font size="2"> <p>I was just looking around some of my older blog posts and noticed today is my 10 year Anniversary of starting my blog!</p> <p>My first blog post was titled “<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2004/07/29/welcome-to-my-biztalk-blog.aspx">Welcome to My BizTalk Blog</a>”.&#160; </p> <p>Since then, I have made 235 blog posts and uploaded over 76 code samples &amp; videos!</p> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="800" border="1"><tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="400"> <p align="center"><img title="Stephen W Thomas BizTalk Guru in 2004" alt="Stephen W Thomas BizTalk Guru in 2004" src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/me_then.jpg" width="331" height="355" /> <br /> <br />Stephen W. Thomas in 2004</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="400"> <p align="center"><img title="Stephen W Thomas BizTalk Guru in 2014" alt="Stephen W Thomas BizTalk Guru in 2014" src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/me_now.jpg" width="467" height="307" /> <br /> <br />Stephen W. Thomas in 2014 <br />A few pounds heavier (ok, maybe 30 or so), same amount of hair, and +2 kids.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody></table> <p>In honor of my 10 year Anniversary I am giving away some prizes!&#160; Just be one of the first people to email me at <a href="mailto:contest@biztalkgurus.com">contest@biztalkgurus.com</a> </p> <p>I have the following items to give away:</p> <p><strong>A few 30-day Pluralsight Subscriptions – $30 value.</strong> <br />You could use your subscription to watch my courses on “<a href="http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/biztalk-server2013-whats-new">What’s New in BizTalk Server 2013</a>” or my new course “<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/r.ashx?M">Into to BizTalk Server 2013 ESB Toolkit</a>”.</p> <p><a href="http://www.pluralsight.com/"><img alt=" " src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/logo/pluralsightlogo.jpg" /></a></p> <p><strong>A few </strong><strong>“Getting Started with BizTalk Services 2013” eBooks – $15 value. <br /></strong> <br />If you do not win the book, you can buy it at <a href="http://www.packtpub.com/getting-started-with-biztalk-services/book?mm/gettingstartedbiztalk-abr1/0314?utm_source=mm_gettingstartedbiztalk_abr1_0314&amp;utm_medium=content&amp;utm_campaign=mihir">Packt</a> or at <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/178217740X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=178217740X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=lightningcomcoll&amp;linkId=EWWTFWIQXIFEYIHE">Amazon</a>. <br />This is one of those books that every BizTalk Developer should own. <br /><a href="http://www.packtpub.com/"><img alt=" " src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/logo/packtlogo.jpg" /></a></p> <p><strong><font size="3"><em>Here is to another 10 years of blogging on BizTalk!</em></font></strong></p> </font><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39218" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:07 ZStephen W. Thomas1http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/07/28/here-is-to-10-years-of-blogging-on-biztalk-server.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39150http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/07/07/new-pluralsight-course-on-intro-to-biztalk-server-2013-enterprise-service-bus-esb-toolkit-is-live.aspxBizTalk 2013PluralsightTrainingESB ToolkitNew Pluralsight Course on Intro to BizTalk Server 2013 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit is Live!<p><span style="font-size:small;">I am excited to announce the release of my 2nd course with Pluralsight!&nbsp; This course is called &ldquo;Intro to BizTalk Server 2013 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit&rdquo;.&nbsp; This course is designed for an existing BizTalk Developer who has little to no exposure to the ESB Toolkit.&nbsp; This course walks you through the basics from architecture, to installation, to building your first solution, to how to use the Exception Management Framework!</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;">Here is a 3 minute sample video of the High Level Architecture and Message Flow of the BizTalk ESB Toolkit.&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/07/07/new-pluralsight-course-on-intro-to-biztalk-server-2013-enterprise-service-bus-esb-toolkit-is-live.aspx">(Please visit the site to view this video)</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;">Watch this video directly on YouTube - <a href="http://youtu.be/oINu1nt_PQI">http://youtu.be/oINu1nt_PQI</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;">This course contains the following modules:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:small;">Overview of the ESB Toolkit for BizTalk Server</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;">Inside the ESB Toolkit Components</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;">Deep Dive into an ESB Solution</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;">Using the ESB Exception Framework</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:small;">Current Pluralsight subscription holders can watch the course <a href="http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/biztalk-server2013-enterprise-service-bus-toolkit">here</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;">New users can get a free 10 day 200 minute evaluation <a href="https://pluralsight.com/training/Subscribe/Step1?isTrial=True&amp;failedCaptcha=False">here</a>.&nbsp; This is enough time to watch the whole course for free!!!</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;">Enjoy!</span></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39150" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:53:00 ZStephen W. Thomas0http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/07/07/new-pluralsight-course-on-intro-to-biztalk-server-2013-enterprise-service-bus-esb-toolkit-is-live.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39104http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/06/24/tweet-comment-or-post-your-way-to-one-of-12-great-prizes.aspxContestAzureBizTalk 2013IaaSBizTalk 360Tweet, Comment, or Post Your Way to One of 12 Great Prizes!<p><font size="2">Time is running out to enter my contest to win one of 12 great prizes!</font></p> <p><font size="2">To enter, simply take a look at my new PowerShell scripts located here:</font></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/microsoft_azure/m/windows_azure/39041.aspx">Single Server Microsoft Azure BizTalk 2013 Developer Edition Setup Scripts</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/microsoft_azure/m/windows_azure/39069.aspx">Domain Microsoft Azure BizTalk 2013 Enterprise Setup Scripts</a></li> </ul> <p>Then <font size="2">Tweet, Comment, or Post your way to a prize!&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2"><strong>You do not need to run the scripts or do anything to enter!&#160; Just leave a comment, tweet, or post to Facebook. </strong></font></p> <p>You can enter through each method below but only one prize per winner.&#160; The $100 prize if for the best review of the PowerShell Scripts but the other 11 prizes will be selected at random.</p> <p><strong>1. Enter via Twitter</strong> – Tweet your comments / entry.&#160; Ensure to include @StephenWThomas and the hash tag #msbts.&#160; It’s that easy.&#160; </p> <p><strong>2. Enter via Facebook</strong> – Like BizTalkGurus on Facebook if you don’t always.&#160; Post a comment to our wall.&#160; </p> <p><strong>3. Enter via a Comment on either Single Server or Domain PowerShell download pages above</strong>.&#160; If you comment on both, only one will count.&#160; Just post a comment to one of the links above. </p> <p><font size="2">The contest ends on June 30th at 11:59 PM CST.</font></p> <p><strong><u><font size="3"></font></u></strong></p> <p><strong><u><font size="3">Prizes</font></u></strong></p> <p><strong><font size="2">$100 cash brought to you by BizTalk360</font></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.biztalk360.com/"><font size="2"><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/logo/biztalk360logo.jpg" alt=" " /></font></a></p> <p><font size="2"><strong>5 30-day Pluralsight Subscriptions – $30 value.</strong> <br />You could use your subscription to watch my courses on “</font><a href="http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/biztalk-server2013-whats-new"><font size="2">What’s New in BizTalk Server 2013</font></a><font size="2">” or my new course “</font><a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/r.ashx?M"><font size="2">Into to BizTalk Server 2013 ESB Toolkit</font></a><font size="2">” that will be available soon.</font></p> <p><a href="http://www.pluralsight.com/"><font size="2"><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/logo/pluralsightlogo.jpg" alt=" " /></font></a></p> <p><font size="2"><strong>6 “Getting Started with BizTalk Services 2013” eBooks – $15 value. <br /></strong> <br />If you do not win the book, you can buy it at </font><a href="http://www.packtpub.com/getting-started-with-biztalk-services/book?mm/gettingstartedbiztalk-abr1/0314?utm_source=mm_gettingstartedbiztalk_abr1_0314&amp;utm_medium=content&amp;utm_campaign=mihir"><font size="2">Packt</font></a><font size="2"> or at </font><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/178217740X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=178217740X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=lightningcomcoll&amp;linkId=EWWTFWIQXIFEYIHE"><font size="2">Amazon</font></a><font size="2">. <br />This is one of those books that every BizTalk Developer should own. <br /></font><a href="http://www.packtpub.com/"><font size="2"><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/logo/packtlogo.jpg" alt=" " /></font></a></p> <p><font size="2">Good luck.</font></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39104" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:27:03 ZStephen W. Thomas0http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/06/24/tweet-comment-or-post-your-way-to-one-of-12-great-prizes.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39082http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/06/12/build-an-azure-iaas-biztalk-single-server-or-domain-win-100-or-other-great-prizes.aspxAzureBizTalk 2013IaaSBizTalk 360PluralsightPacktBuild an Azure IaaS BizTalk Single Server or Domain – Win $100 or other Great Prizes<p><span style="font-size:small;">This is the biggest contest I have had in the 10+ years I have been blogging!&nbsp; In all12 prizes to give away!</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;">The top prize of $100 will be awarded to the person with the best feedback!&nbsp; This could be good, bad, doesn&rsquo;t matter just provide an honest review and assessment of the single server or domain setup scripts (forgive my poor PowerShell skills and spelling mistakes), BizTalk on IaaS, how you might use the scripts, or your Azure Virtual Machine experience in general.&nbsp; A panel will review the comments and select the winner.&nbsp; All decisions are final.&nbsp; The other 11 prizes will be awarded at random.&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;"><strong>Call to Action - Get the Scripts:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/microsoft_azure/m/windows_azure/39041.aspx">Single Server Microsoft Azure BizTalk 2013 Developer Edition Setup Scripts</a> <br /></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:small;"><a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/microsoft_azure/m/windows_azure/39069.aspx">Domain Microsoft Azure BizTalk 2013 Enterprise Setup Scripts</a> <br /></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:small;"><strong>Lets talk about what is at stake in this contest.</strong>&nbsp; Top prize is $100 cash paid via PayPal in US funds sponsored by BizTalk 360.&nbsp; If you live in a country that does not accept PayPal you can select another prize if you win.&nbsp; Other prizes include 5 30-day unlimited memberships to Pluralsight and 6 eBooks of the new book &ldquo;Getting Started with BizTalk Services 2013&rdquo; sponsored by Packt Publishing.&nbsp; </span></p> <table border="1" align="center" width="662" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="458" valign="top"> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><strong>Prize</strong></p> </td> <td width="202" valign="top"><strong>Sponsor</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="458" valign="top"><strong>$100 cash</strong></td> <td width="202" valign="top"> <p><a href="http://www.biztalk360.com" title="BizTalk 360"><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/logo/biztalk360logo.jpg" alt=" " /></a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="458" valign="top"><strong>5 30-day Pluralsight Subscriptions &ndash; $30 value.</strong> <br /><br />You could use your subscription to watch my courses on &ldquo;<a href="http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/biztalk-server2013-whats-new">What&rsquo;s New in BizTalk Server 2013</a>&rdquo; or my new course &ldquo;<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/r.ashx?M">Into to BizTalk Server 2013 ESB Toolkit</a>&rdquo; that will be available soon.</td> <td width="202" valign="top"> <p align="center"><br /><a href="http://www.pluralsight.com" title="Pluralsight"><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/logo/pluralsightlogo.jpg" alt=" " /></a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="458" valign="top"><strong>6 &ldquo;Getting Started with BizTalk Services 2013&rdquo; eBooks &ndash; $15 value. <br /></strong><br />If you do not win the book, you can buy it at <a href="http://www.packtpub.com/getting-started-with-biztalk-services/book?mm/gettingstartedbiztalk-abr1/0314?utm_source=mm_gettingstartedbiztalk_abr1_0314&amp;utm_medium=content&amp;utm_campaign=mihir">Packt</a> or at <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/178217740X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=178217740X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=lightningcomcoll&amp;linkId=EWWTFWIQXIFEYIHE">Amazon</a>. <br />This is one of those books that every BizTalk Developer should own.</td> <td width="202" valign="top"><br /><a href="http://www.packtpub.com"><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/logo/packtlogo.jpg" alt=" " /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-size:small;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;"><strong><br />Three ways to enter, enter all three ways to triple your changes to win one of the 11 random prizes!</strong>&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;">Only one prize per winner.&nbsp; In each case please comment on the new PowerShell scripts, BizTalk on IaaS, or Microsoft IaaS in general.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />The good, bad, did they work for you, did you look at then &ndash; if not why?&nbsp; You do not even need to run the scripts or even download them if you do not want to.&nbsp; Any comment is welcome but constructive feedback is appreciated over just a simple &ldquo;they suck&rdquo;.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;"><strong>1. Enter via Twitter</strong> &ndash; Tweet your comments about the PowerShell scripts, Ensure to include @StephenWThomas and the hash tag #msbts.&nbsp; If you have too much to say, you can link to a post of your comment / review you have on a blog or on this site.&nbsp; Or link to either the Single Server or Domain PowerShell scripts.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s that easy.&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;"><strong>2. Enter via Facebook</strong> &ndash; Like BizTalkGurus on Facebook if you don&rsquo;t always.&nbsp; Post to our wall about your experience with the PowerShell scripts.&nbsp;&nbsp; Link to one of the download pages or to your own review / comments / blog.&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;"><strong>3. Enter via a Comment on either Single Server or Domain PowerShell download pages above</strong>.&nbsp; If you comment on both, only one will count.&nbsp; If you post a comment without being logged in, ensure we have a way to contact you if you win. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;">The contest is open now through Monday June 30st at 11:59 PM CST.&nbsp; Winners will be announced around Thursday July 3rd.&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:small;">Good luck!</span></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39082" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:46:00 ZStephen W. Thomas0http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/06/12/build-an-azure-iaas-biztalk-single-server-or-domain-win-100-or-other-great-prizes.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39070http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/06/09/end-to-end-biztalk-domain-setup-in-windows-azure-iaas-scripts.aspxPowerShellBizTalk 2013Window AzureIaaSEnd to End BizTalk Domain Setup in Windows Azure IaaS Scripts<p><font size="2">Got a little over an hour?&#160; Get a full featured multi-server BizTalk 2013 domain running in Windows Azure IaaS!&#160; It is fully configured with Send, Receive, Processing, and Tracking hosts all ready to go.&#160; </font><font size="2">Since it is scripted, it is repeatable so you can tear it down when you are done and create a brand new fresh environment the next time!&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2"><strong>Cost</strong>: For a MSDN user the cost is around $0.55 per hour for the compute time with Medium VMs!&#160; Monthly charges may be incurred for storage, bandwidth, and transaction but in my experience these have be next to nothing.&#160; The costs for non-MSDN users will be significantly higher as these are premium images in Azure.</font></p> <p><font size="2">As promised at the BizTalk Summit in London in March, here are the Windows Azure IaaS Full BizTalk Domain Setup scripts.&#160; Of course these scripts can be used to create any type of domain, not just for BizTalk. And better yet, you only need to update <em>as little as 2 variables</em> file to be able to run them!</font></p> <p><font size="3">Download scripts: <a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/microsoft_azure/m/windows_azure/39069.aspx">Microsoft Azure IaaS BizTalk Domain Setup PowerShell Scripts</a></font></p> <p><font size="2"><u><font size="3">I</font>mportant Points to Note</u></font></p> <blockquote> <p><font size="2">1. These scripts use Premium IaaS Images.&#160; <strong>If you are not using a subscription tied to a MSDN account you will occur significant changes.</strong></font></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><font size="2">2. Due to legal issues related to the Microsoft provided BizTalk Provisioning Tool, I am unable to allow people to download it.&#160; The BizTalk 2013 Images on IaaS contain an older, none working version.&#160; Because of this some additional manual steps are required to complete the auto BizTalk configuration.&#160; I have made the auto configuration an optional step that is enabled by a Flag in the variables file.&#160; The default is false.&#160; I suggest everyone spend 20 minutes to get the files from a developer image using the instructions below until we have an updated IaaS image that includes the files or until we are able to download them from Microsoft.&#160; See below information on “<font size="2">To enable full end to end auto configuration do the following (Note – must be a MSDN users)”</font></font></p> </blockquote> <p><strong><font size="2">This is what the scripts do:</font></strong></p> <ul> <li><font size="2">Creates a Virtual Network, Affinity Group, and Azure Storage account </font></li> <li><font size="2">Create a Domain Controller with the BizTalk Groups and Users created</font> </li> <li><font size="2">Creates a SQL Server and assigns the correct permissions for the BizTalk users </font></li> <li><font size="2">Creates two BizTalk Servers </font></li> <li><font size="2">Optional - Downloads a bunch of helper files to configure the BizTalk Group </font></li> <li><font size="2">Optional - Installs Classic Shell (yes, I can not live without a Start button) </font></li> <li><font size="2">Optional - Installs BizTalk 2013 CU2 </font></li> <li><font size="2">Downloads Remote Desktop connections to the newly created VMs </font></li> </ul> <p><font size="2"><strong>To run the scripts:</strong></font></p> <ul> <li><font size="2">Review the prerequisites below.</font> </li> <li><font size="2">Open variables.ps1 and review the variables.&#160; Only the top 8 should need to be looked at or updated.&#160; Of these, <strong>only 2 values</strong> must be changed.</font> <ul> <li><font size="2"><strong>$baseVMName</strong> = &#39;&lt;abcd1234&gt;&#39;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; # UPDATE - Must be Globally Unique and 8 characters or less.</font> </li> <li><font size="2"><strong>$subscriptionName</strong> = &#39;&lt;subscription name&gt;&#39;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; # UPDATE – This is the name of your subscription from the publishing file</font> </li> <li><font size="2">$setupDir = &quot;C:\BizTalkGurus&quot;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; # OPTIONAL UPDATE - Used for files on the remote and local servers</font> </li> <li><font size="2">$basePathToScripts = &#39;&lt;path to scripts&gt;&#39;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; # OPTIONAL UPDATE - This is used if you run the scripts through an IDE </font></li> <li><font size="2">$workStorgeAccount = ‘&lt;update for auto configure&gt;’&#160;&#160;&#160; # OPTIONAL UPDATE - Update with the storage location of the helper files for auto configuration</font> </li> <li><font size="2">$installCU2 = &#39;false&#39;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; #OPTIONAL UPDATE - Must upload BizTalk CU2 exe to the root of the Storage Account above</font> </li> <li><font size="2">$installClassicShell = &#39;false&#39;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; #OPTIONAL UPDATE - Must upload classic shell version 4.1 exe to the root of the Storage Account above</font> </li> <li><font size="2">$installBizTalkProv = &#39;false&#39;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; #OPTIONAL UPDATE - Must upload 5 files from BizTalk 2013 Dev box to the root of the Storage Account above</font> </li> </ul> </li> <li><font size="2">Run Master.ps1 in an elevated PowerShell window.&#160; If running in an IDE it is best to run the script from the command windows rather than hitting Run.&#160; </font></li> </ul> <p><font size="2">The end result will look something like this: <br /></font><font size="2"><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/endtoendscriptdone.jpg" alt=" " /></font></p> <p><font size="2"><strong><u>What is included</u></strong></font></p> <p><font size="2"><strong>Prerequisites</strong></font></p> <ul> <li><font size="2">Tested with PowerShell late- May release.&#160; PowerShell versions before March (sorry can’t keep the versions straight) will fail in the VM creation because static IP Addresses are assigned to the VM’s in the network.&#160; </font></li> <li><font size="2">Ensure you have a working PowerShell installation before running.&#160; This can be tested by running Get-AzureLocation to ensure it returns values.&#160; Details on how to set this up can be found <a href="http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/install-configure-powershell/">here</a>.</font> </li> <li><font size="2">Scripts must be ran elevated.&#160; </font></li> </ul> <p><font size="2"><strong>Main PowerShell Scripts</strong></font> </p> <ul> <li><font size="2"><strong>Master.ps1</strong></font> – This is the only file you need to run.&#160; Ensure you run from an elevated PowerShell window.&#160; Takes a bit over an hour for full configuration. </li> <li><font size="2"><strong>variables.ps1</strong></font>&#160; - This is the only file you need to update.&#160; You should only need to look at the first 8 parameters.&#160; </li> <li>00_Create_Network.ps1 – This script creates the affinity group, storage account, and virtual network. </li> <li>01_Create_PDC.ps1 – This script create the domain controller by promoting a windows server using remote PowerShell. It also creates all the groups and uses needed for the BizTalk configuration. </li> <li>02_Create_Servers.ps1 - This script creates the SQL and BizTalk Servers using the Enterprise Edition of the Microsoft provided images.&#160; </li> <li>03_Configure_Servers_RemoteProp.ps1 – This script uses remote PowerShell to complete additional configuration on the SQL and BizTalk Servers.&#160; If flags are set, files will be downloaded to the servers to complete configuration. </li> <li>04_Configure_Servers_LaunchRDP.ps1 – This script will launch the Remote Desktop sessions needed to complete the auto configuration. </li> <li>05_RemoteDesktop – Downloads the remote desktop connect for each server.&#160; This is stored inside a new folder called RemoteDesktop in the scripts folder. </li> <li>99_RemoveVM.ps1 – End-to-end clean up script.&#160; Removes all items created based on the variables file.&#160; Note – due to limitations in Virtual Networks only run this if you have no other virtual networks on your subscriptions.&#160;&#160; If you do, you should comment out the virtual network section of this script. </li> <li>SaveMoney_StopAll.ps1 – Scripts to stop and deallocate all the Azure Virtual Machines based on the values in your variables file. </li> <li>SpendMoney_StartAll.ps1 – Scripts to start all the Azure Virtual Machines based on the values in your variables file. </li> <li>Configs folder - NetworkConfig.xml – This is the XML Configuration used to create the virtual network in Azure. </li> </ul> <ul> <li><font size="2"><strong>Helper Files</strong></font> – Helper files are only needed if you plan to auto-configure BizTalk, auto install CU2, or auto install Classic Shell <ul> <li>multinodeconfigDemo_DomainHosts.xml – XML file used by the BizTalk Provisioning tool to auto configure the BizTalk group.&#160; No changes are needed to this file. </li> <li>rdp.exe – Use to auto launch a Remote Desktop session to complete the BizTalk configuration.&#160; </li> <li>RunBizTalkTask_Domain.xml – File used to create a Windows Scheduled Task. </li> <li>RunLocalClient.ps1 – PowerShell script to be ran locally on the First BizTalk Server in the group.&#160; </li> <li>RunLocalClientServer2.ps1 – PowerShell script to be ran locally on all Other BizTalk Server in the group.&#160; </li> <li>StartPowershell.exe – Helper exe to enable Windows Scheduled Task to easily run a PowerShell script in elevated mode. </li> <li>Optional - ClassicShellSetup_4_1.exe – You need to be download from <a title="http://www.classicshell.net/" href="http://www.classicshell.net/">http://www.classicshell.net/</a> and uploaded to your container.&#160;&#160; Ensure the version names match what is in the 03_Configure_Servers_RemoteProp.ps1 file. </li> <li>Optional - BizTalk 2013 CU2 – This needs to be downloaded yourself and uploaded to your own public Azure container. </li> <li>Optional - BizTalk.Provisioning.files– This needs to do downloaded yourself and uploaded to your own public Azure container. </li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><font size="2"><strong>To enable full end to end auto configuration do the following (Note – must be a MSDN users):</strong></font></p> <ul> <li><font size="2">Put all helper files on your own public Azure storage account container</font> </li> <li><font size="2">Update $workStorgeAccount in the variables file to the full address of your storage container</font> </li> <li><font size="2">To enable auto install BizTalk 2013 CU2</font> <ul> <li><font size="2">Download BizTalk 2013 CU2 exe and upload it the root of your storage account</font> </li> <li>Update $installCU2 in the variables file to “true” </li> </ul> </li> <li><font size="2">To enable auto BizTalk configuration</font> <ul> <li><font size="2">Create a BizTalk 2013 Development Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure (<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/windows_azure/m/windows_azure/39041.aspx">script here</a>) </font></li> <li><font size="2">Copy the 5 files in the C:\BizTalk_Provisiong folder</font> </li> <li><font size="2">Upload the 5 files to the root of your storage account</font> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>If you do the auto configuration (witch is highly recommended for anyone who plans to run the scripts more than once) your end result will look like this.</p> <p><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/endtoendfinalresult.jpg" width="829" height="422" alt=" " /></p> <p><font size="2"><strong></strong></font></p> <p><font size="2"><strong>Known Issues and Limitations:</strong></font></p> <ul> <li><font size="2">At present the auto configuration is only possible if you download and host the BizTalk Provisioning files yourself.&#160; This will change in the future and I will release a new set of scripts once the process is cleaner.</font> </li> <li><font size="2">Every once in a while Azure is really slow.&#160; I have added some speed breaks in the scripts to better account for this.</font> </li> <li><font size="2">Every once in a while the auto configuration fails.&#160; The servers get joined to the group by no hosts are created.&#160; At that point, they should just be created manually or remove and restart all the scripts from scratch.</font> </li> <li><font size="2">If you have an existing virtual network associated with your subscription the 99_RemoveVM script will delete it or fail trying.</font>&#160; This is a limitation in PowerShell.&#160; </li> </ul> <p><font size="2"></font></p> <p><font size="2">These scripts are over a year in the making!&#160; Ok, ok, do not laugh.&#160; I did not spend a year straight on them but I have spent over 300 hours trying to get them fully working end to end.&#160; I have create no less than 100 domains while testing.&#160; I never have an issue with the IasS side of things until the most recent release of PowerShell so things seem to be a little unstable at the moment,&#160; All the issue I have ran into have been related to setting up the auto configuration. </font></p> <p><font size="2">Enjoy and I look forward to community feedback! </font></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39070" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:36:33 ZStephen W. Thomas3http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/06/09/end-to-end-biztalk-domain-setup-in-windows-azure-iaas-scripts.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39042http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/05/29/updated-biztalk-2013-development-azure-vm-creation-scripts.aspxAzureVirtual MachineBizTalk 2013Updated BizTalk 2013 Development Azure VM Creation Scripts<p><font size="2">I have made some updated to the PowerShell scripts I have for creating a new BizTalk Server 2013 Development Virtual Machine inside Microsoft Azure.&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">Download the files here: </font><a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/windows_azure/m/windows_azure/39041.aspx"><font size="2">BizTalk Development Azure VM Creation Scripts</font></a></p> <p><font size="2">Important points to note:</font></p> <ul> <li><font size="2">This will only work for an Azure subscription linked to an MSDN account.</font></li> <li><font size="2">You are charged money (against your MSDN allowance) when the VM is running and stopped.&#160; It needs to be Stopped – Deallocated in order to stop the billing.&#160; To do this, use the portal to shut down the VM or use StopVM PowerShell script to turn it off.&#160; </font></li> <li><font size="2">Tested with the May 2014 release of Azure PowerShell Commands (older versions might not work)</font></li> </ul> <p><font size="2">The scripts do the following:</font></p> <ol> <li><font size="2">Creates a Virtual Machine in Azure using the datacenter and size you specify.</font></li> <li><font size="2">Auto configures your BizTalk development server to create a Receive, Send, Processing, and Tracking host.</font></li> <li><font size="2">Downloads the remote desktop connection for you so all you need to do is click.</font></li> <li><font size="2">Includes RemoveVM, StopVM, and StartVM scripts for easy admin.</font></li> </ol> <p><font size="2">To run the script only 2 values need to be updated.&#160; In all four scripts (MakeVM, RemoveVM, StopVM, StartVM) update the following at the top of the file:</font></p> <p><font size="2">$baseVMName =&#160; &#39;any123&#39;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; # UPDATE 1 - this needs to be globally unique, like initials and 4 random numbers <br />$subscriptionName =&#160; &#39;MSDN Subscription&#39;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; # UPDATE 2 - this is your subscription name </font></p> <p><font size="2">Make sure you review the other variables and make any changes as needed.&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">I’m currently hosting some supporting files on a public azure file store.&#160; At some point I might take that down.&#160; If so, you will need to upload the files to your own queue and update the MakeVM script.&#160; I have included the 5 helper files in the Helper folder.</font></p> <p><font size="2">Full BizTalk Domain scripts are coming in a few days.</font></p> <p><font size="2">Enjoy and let me know your experience with the scripts!</font></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39042" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Fri, 30 May 2014 04:01:14 ZStephen W. Thomas0http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/05/29/updated-biztalk-2013-development-azure-vm-creation-scripts.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:38960http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/05/15/biztalk-2013-development-edition-on-image-gallery-for-msdn-users.aspxAzureVirtual MachinesBizTalk 2013BizTalk 2013 Development Edition on Image Gallery for MSDN Users<font size="2"> <p>Great news for people working on Virtual Machines with BizTalk 2013 on Microsoft Azure.</p> <p>BizTalk Server 2013 Development Edition is now available as a pre-built image you can select inside the Image Gallery.</p> <p>I believe this image is only available to uses how have Azure through MSDN.&#160; I tried to access it through another Azure account I had and was not able to see the image.&#160; </p> <p><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/pics/BizTalk2013Dev.png" width="768" height="464" alt=" " /></p> <p>I will be testing out the Image over the weekend to see how it looks.</p> <p>Enjoy.</p> </font><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=38960" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Thu, 15 May 2014 16:09:52 ZStephen W. Thomas0http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/05/15/biztalk-2013-development-edition-on-image-gallery-for-msdn-users.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:38662http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/02/18/learn-about-windows-azure-biztalk-services-and-iaas-at-the-london-biztalk-summit.aspxBizTalk 2013WABSLearn About Windows Azure BizTalk Services and IaaS at the London BizTalk Summit<p><font size="2">Time is running out to get your ticket to attend the 2014 BizTalk Summit in London March 3rd and 4th.&#160; With over 10 international speakers plus the BizTalk product group speaking this is going to be a great event!</font></p> <p><font size="2">I’m really looking forward to learning the latest on Windows Azure BizTalk Services, something I just have not had a lot of time to play around with yet.</font></p> <p><font size="2">I’ll will be presenting at the summit on BizTalk 2013 and Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service.&#160; I have been working on some updated single server and full domain setup scripts that I will be show casing and making available for download.</font></p> <p><font size="2">You can get more information on the summit at:<a href="http://www.biztalk360.com/BizTalk-Summit-2014/">http://www.biztalk360.com/BizTalk-Summit-2014/</a></font></p> <p><font size="2">Hope to see you there!</font></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=38662" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:25:53 ZStephen W. Thomas0http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/02/18/learn-about-windows-azure-biztalk-services-and-iaas-at-the-london-biztalk-summit.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:38480http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/01/01/don-t-miss-early-bird-registration-for-the-biztalk-summit-in-london.aspxbiztalkBizTalk 360Don’t Miss Early Bird Registration for the BizTalk Summit in London<p><font size="2">Time is running out on the early bird registration for the BizTalk Summit in London.&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">For those of you who have not heard about it, the BizTalk Summit 2014 in London will be held March 3rd and 4th.&#160; It will feature 2 days of expert content for speakers all over the world.</font></p> <p><font size="2">The early bird registration deadline is January 3rd.&#160; If you register before then, the registration fee is only 199 pounds (about $330 US).</font></p> <p><font size="2">You can register at: <a title="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biztalk-summit-2014-london-tickets-9688246807" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biztalk-summit-2014-london-tickets-9688246807">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biztalk-summit-2014-london-tickets-9688246807</a></font></p> <p><font size="2">I went to the BizTalk Summit in London last year and it was an excellent event.&#160; This event should not be missed!</font></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=38480" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Thu, 02 Jan 2014 05:00:53 ZStephen W. Thomas0http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2014/01/01/don-t-miss-early-bird-registration-for-the-biztalk-summit-in-london.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:38219http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2013/11/21/watch-my-pluralsight-course-on-biztalk-2013-free-for-7-days.aspxBizTalk 2013PluralsightWatch my Pluralsight Course on BizTalk 2013 free for 7 days!<p><font size="2">This week has been a big week in the BizTalk world!&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">The two main highlights from the week include the l</font><font size="2">aunch of BizTalk 360 7.0 with a new HTML 5 interface and the announcement that Windows Azure BizTalk Services has reached GA.&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">To help celebrate these accomplishments, Pluralsight is offering my course, <a href="http://pluralsight.com/training/courses/TableOfContents?courseName=biztalk-server2013-whats-new">What’s New in BizTalk Server 2013</a>, free to anyone for the next 7 days.</font></p> <p><font size="2">Full details are <a href="http://blog.pluralsight.com/check-out-whats-new-in-microsoft-biztalk-server-2013">available here</a>.</font></p> <p><font size="2">In summary, go to <a href="https://pluralsight.com/training/offers/?cc=redeem">this</a> registration page and enter code <strong>299-1-H572-SHGQ.</strong>&#160; </font>&#160;</p> <p><font size="2">My course if just over 3 hours long and covers the new features of BizTalk 2013 including REST Adapter, Azure Service Bus Queues and Topics, Relays, and a look inside BizTalk 360!</font></p> <p><font size="2">The first module is a high level overview of all the features in just 30 minutes.&#160; You can even watch it at 1.5 speed if you are really short on time.</font></p> <p>&#160;<font size="2">Hope you enjoy the course!</font></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=38219" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:15:43 ZStephen W. Thomas1http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2013/11/21/watch-my-pluralsight-course-on-biztalk-2013-free-for-7-days.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:38198http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2013/11/11/2nd-annual-international-check-your-enterprise-single-sign-on-master-secret-key-day.aspxbiztalkSSO2nd Annual International Check Your Enterprise Single Sign-On Master Secret Key Day<p><font size="2">Today is November 11th and like I did </font><a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2012/11/11/november-11th-international-check-your-enterprise-single-sign-on-master-secrete-key-day.aspx#sthash.UDueSB6O.dpbs"><font size="2">last year</font></a><font size="2">, today is a great day to ensure you know how to recover your BizTalk Environment in the event of a disaster.&#160; One key part of recovery is knowing how to restore the SSO Master Secret.</font></p> <p><font size="2">Need help exporting the Master Secret?&#160; Follow these steps:</font></p> <p><font size="2">Exporting out the Master Secret is as simple as 1, 2, 3 (</font><a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa559192(v=bts.10).aspx"><font size="2">http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa559192(v=bts.10).aspx</font></a><font size="2">)</font></p> <blockquote> <p><font size="2">1.&#160; On the <strong>Start</strong> menu, click <strong>All Programs</strong>, click <strong>Microsoft Enterprise Single Sign-On</strong>, and then click <strong>SSO Administration</strong>.</font></p> <p><font size="2">2.&#160; In the scope pane of the ENTSSO MMC Snap-In, expand the <strong>Enterprise Single Sign-On</strong> node</font></p> <p><font size="2">3.&#160; Right-click <strong>System</strong>, and then click <strong>Back up Master Secret</strong>. </font></p> </blockquote> <p><font size="2"><strong>Happy International Check Your Enterprise Single Sign-On Master Secret Key Day!</strong></font></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=38198" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:34:56 ZStephen W. Thomas1http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2013/11/11/2nd-annual-international-check-your-enterprise-single-sign-on-master-secret-key-day.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:38101http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2013/10/14/biztalk-enterprise-service-bus-esb-toolkit-book-give-away.aspxBizTalk 2013ESBBizTalk Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit Book Give Away<p><font size="2">PACKT Publishing is at it again with another great addition for your BizTalk library.&#160; This time, it comes to us in part from Howard Edidin who also helped write the free e-book on <a href="http://www.biztalkadminsblogging.com/index.php/blog-archive/item/102-free-e-book-microsoft-biztalk-2010-administration-essentials">BizTalk 2010 Administration</a>.</font></p> <p><font size="2">The new addition is called Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.1.&#160; It is available for around $25 paperback and $12 e-book from <a href="http://www.packtpub.com/microsoft-biztalk-esb-toolkit-2-1/book">PACKT</a>.&#160; The Kindle edition from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1849688648/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1849688648&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=lightningcomcoll">Amazon</a> is a</font><font size="2"> true barging currently less than $10.&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">This book gives a great walk-through of the ESB and how to use it.&#160; What is the ESB for BizTalk you might ask?&#160; The book gives this comparison: The ESB Toolkit is to BizTalk like Enterprise Library is to .NET development.&#160;&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">To help celebrate the launch of this new book I have three paperback copies to give away!&#160; To enter, just send an email to <a href="mailto:contest@biztalkgurus.com">contest@biztalkgurus.com</a> before end of day Friday October 18th 2013.&#160; I’ll pick three people at random and send them a copy of the book.&#160; As always, I’ll cover all shipping charges.&#160; Winners will be notified on Sunday October 20th.&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">Good luck!</font></p> <p><font size="2">&#160;</font></p><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=38101" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:12:34 ZStephen W. Thomas0http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2013/10/14/biztalk-enterprise-service-bus-esb-toolkit-book-give-away.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:37890http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2013/07/31/training-on-what-s-new-in-biztalk-2013-from-pluralsight.aspxBizTalk 2013PluralsightTraining on What’s New in BizTalk 2013 from Pluralsight<p><font size="2">I am excited to add a new addition to my resume – that of the title of <a href="http://pluralsight.com/training/Authors/Details/stephen-thomas">Pluralsight Author</a>!</font></p> <p><font size="2">My course on “What is New in BizTalk 2013” is now live and ready to view on Pluralsight’s website.</font></p> <p><font size="3">View the training course on </font><a href="http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/biztalk-server2013-whats-new"><font size="3">What’s New in BizTalk 2013</font></a></p> <p><font size="2">If you already have a Pluralsight subscription you can view the course right away.&#160; If you do not, they offer a </font><a href="https://pluralsight.com/training/Subscribe/Step1?isTrial=True"><font size="2">10-day free trial</font></a><font size="2">.&#160; The trial is limited to 200 minutes but that would be enough time to watch the full course.&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2"><strong><em>That is right – you can watch my full training course on What’s New in BizTalk 2013 for free with the free 10-day trial!!!</em></strong>&#160;&#160; </font></p> <p><font size="2">In this BizTalk training course I cover the following topics:</font></p> <ul> <li><font size="2">BizTalk Server 2013 Overview</font></li> <li><font size="2">Using Windows Azure Service Bus with BizTalk 2013</font></li> <li><font size="2">REST Adapter Deep Dive</font></li> <li><font size="2">SharePoint Adapter Enhancements</font></li> <li><font size="2">Using BizTalk 360 with BizTalk 2013</font></li> <li><font size="2">Setting up BizTalk 2013 in Windows Azure IaaS</font></li> </ul> <p><font size="2">The whole course is just over three hours.&#160; If you are short on time, I think the module on Windows Azure Service Bus and REST Adapter are the two must watch modules.</font></p> <p><font size="2">Watch for more to come from me at Pluralsight in the near future.&#160; Enjoy!</font></p> <span class="st_fblike_vcount" displaytext="Facebook Like"></span> <span class="st_facebook_vcount" displaytext="Facebook"></span> <span class="st_linkedin_vcount" displaytext="LinkedIn"></span> <span class="st_twitter_vcount" displaytext="Tweet"></span> <span class="st_googleplus_vcount" displaytext="Google +"></span> <span class="st_sharethis_vcount" displaytext="ShareThis"></span> <span class="st_email_vcount" displaytext="Email"></span><div style="clear:both;"></div><img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=37890" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Stephen W. Thomas</dc:creator>Thu, 01 Aug 2013 05:53:06 ZStephen W. Thomas1http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalk/archive/2013/07/31/training-on-what-s-new-in-biztalk-2013-from-pluralsight.aspx#commentsc4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39944http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/08/27/returning-to-integration-monday-with-a-new-session-real-case-scenarios-where-biztalk-nos-ultimate-can-improve-our-efficiency-august-31-2015.aspxBizTalkEventstoolsSpeakerBizTalk NoS UltimateReturning to Integration Monday with a new session: “Real Case Scenarios Where BizTalk NoS Ultimate Can Improve Our Efficiency” | August 31, 2015I&#8217;m glad to be back, once again, to Integration Monday Events! The first time I presented a session about “BizTalk Server Tips &#38; Tricks for Developers and Admins (Deep Dive)” (June 22, 2015), a similar session that I also presented in BizTalk Summit 215 London, that you can found and watch online here. This time [&#8230;] Blog Post by: Sandro Pereira...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/08/27/returning-to-integration-monday-with-a-new-session-real-case-scenarios-where-biztalk-nos-ultimate-can-improve-our-efficiency-august-31-2015.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39944" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:18:28 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39933http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/08/05/biztalk-just-keeps-retrying-and-never-stops-doing-so.aspxUncategorizedBizTalk just keeps retrying and never stops doing soYesterday we had some problems with a connection to an endpoint and it became clear the endpoint was less reliable as promised. When using a static sendport you would set RetryCount and RetryInterval for that port. But in this case it was a Dynamic send port. Fortunately we had a PipelineComponent that could add context [&#8230;] Blog Post by: patrickwellink...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/08/05/biztalk-just-keeps-retrying-and-never-stops-doing-so.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39933" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:42:32 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39931http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/08/03/comparing-clouds-api-capabilities.aspxCloudAWSMicrosoft AzuredevOpsCenturyLink CloudComparing Clouds: API CapabilitiesAPI access is quickly becoming the most important aspect of any cloud platform. How easily can you automate activities using programmatic interfaces? What hooks do you have to connect on-premises apps to cloud environments? So far in this long-running blog... Read More &#8250; Blog Post by: Richard Seroter...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/08/03/comparing-clouds-api-capabilities.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39931" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:44:39 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39930http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/07/31/user-experience-running-bam-portal-in-different-browsers.aspxBizTalksupportBrowsersBAM PortalUser experience running BAM Portal in different browsersIn my last post I wrote about BAM Portal running in Internet Explorer 11, the browser we normally have in the BizTalk Server machine. However BAM Portal can and should be remotely accessed by the users and not directly from the server. But this can leads us to other problems. Each user has his own [&#8230;] Blog Post by: Sandro Pereira...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/07/31/user-experience-running-bam-portal-in-different-browsers.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39930" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:34:13 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39929http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/07/29/running-bam-portal-in-internet-explorer-11-enable-compatibility-view.aspxBizTalkErrors and Warnings Causes and SolutionsBAM PortalBizTalk Server 2013 R2Running BAM Portal in Internet Explorer 11: Enable Compatibility viewSometimes websites don&#8217;t look like you expect them to. Images might not appear, menus might be out of place, and text could be jumbled together. This might be caused by a compatibility problem between Internet Explorer and the site you&#8217;re on and most of the times this behavior can be fixed by adding the site [&#8230;] Blog Post by: Sandro Pereira...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/07/29/running-bam-portal-in-internet-explorer-11-enable-compatibility-view.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39929" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:15:32 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39921http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/07/28/soa-patterns-with-biztalk-server-2013-and-microsoft-azure-second-edition-book.aspxBizTalkBizTalk ServerbooksSOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2013 and Microsoft Azure (Second Edition) bookFinally a new BizTalk Server book it’s available and just in time for my vacations! No I will not work during my vacations but unlike the Caribbean where we can eat and then jump right away into the water, or eat in the water, here in Europe we have to wait approximately 3 hours, depending [&#8230;] Blog Post by: Sandro Pereira...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/07/28/soa-patterns-with-biztalk-server-2013-and-microsoft-azure-second-edition-book.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39921" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:26:02 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39919http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/07/27/6-reasons-why-working-at-the-office-is-much-better-than-working-remote.aspxGeneral6 Reasons Why Working at the Office Is Much Better Than Working RemoteConventional wisdom says that remote work is awesome and we should pity the poor slobs who drag themselves to an office every day. However, I’ve now switched from remote work to office work, and couldn’t be happier about it. I’ve... Read More &#8250; Blog Post by: Richard Seroter...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/07/27/6-reasons-why-working-at-the-office-is-much-better-than-working-remote.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39919" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:56:25 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39908http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/07/14/biztalk-server-tips-and-tricks-for-administrators-how-to-back-up-rosettanet-esb-or-uddi-databases.aspxBizTalkBizTalk ServerAdministrationDatabasesTips and TricksRosettaNetESB ToolkitBackupsUDDIBizTalk Server tips and tricks for Administrators: How to back up RosettaNet, ESB or UDDI databasesHave you had the time to think about what is some features like RosettaNet, ESB or UDDI have in common? Well, all of them have custom databases and all of them are optional features. But the most important question here, because they have custom databases, is: Do you think that these databases are being backedup? [&#8230;] Blog Post by: Sandro Pereira...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/07/14/biztalk-server-tips-and-tricks-for-administrators-how-to-back-up-rosettanet-esb-or-uddi-databases.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39908" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:10:01 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39898http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/06/24/new-pluralsight-course-amazon-web-services-databases-in-depth-now-live.aspxCloudAWSNew Pluralsight Course – Amazon Web Services Databases in Depth – Now Live!Today, Pluralsight released my 12th course. I’ve spent the last few months putting together a fun deep dive into three major database technologies from AWS: Amazon RDS (relational database), DynamoDB (NoSQL database), and Redshift (data warehouse). This 5+ hour course... Read More &#8250; Blog Post by: Richard Seroter...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/06/24/new-pluralsight-course-amazon-web-services-databases-in-depth-now-live.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39898" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:18:11 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39885http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/06/15/bam-deploy-error-ole-db-error-ole-db-or-odbc-error-login-failed-for-user-domain-useraccount-42000-errors-in-the-high-level-relational-engine-a-connection-could-not-be-made-to-the-data-source-with-the-datasourceid-of-bam-messa.aspxBizTalkBizTalk ServerBAMErrors and Warnings Causes and SolutionsDeployBAM Deploy Error: OLE DB error: OLE DB or ODBC error: Login failed for user ‘Domain\useraccount’.; 42000. Errors in the high-level relational engine. A connection could not be made to the data source with the DataSourceID of ‘bam_MessageView’, Name of ‘bamWhen trying to deploy BAM definition by: Open a command prompt as follows: Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK. Navigate to the tracking folder by typing “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft BizTalk Server &#60;version&#62;\Tracking” at the command prompt. Press ENTER. Type “bm deploy-all -DefinitionFile:&#60;BAM definition file&#62;” Press ENTER. I got the following error: [&#8230;] Blog Post by: Sandro Pereira...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/06/15/bam-deploy-error-ole-db-error-ole-db-or-odbc-error-login-failed-for-user-domain-useraccount-42000-errors-in-the-high-level-relational-engine-a-connection-could-not-be-made-to-the-data-source-with-the-datasourceid-of-bam-messa.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39885" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:13:53 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39875http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/06/02/how-to-install-and-configure-microsoft-biztalk-2013-r2-accelerator-for-rosettanet-troubleshooting-your-installation-part-5.aspxBizTalkinstallationRosettaNetBTARNConfigurationsBizTalk Server 2013 R2Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNetHow to Install and Configure Microsoft BizTalk 2013 R2 Accelerator for RosettaNet: Troubleshooting Your Installation (Part 5)This section provides information about troubleshooting your BizTalk 2013 R2 Accelerator for RosettaNet (BTARN) installation. Do not install SQL Server on the domain controller computer If you install SQL Server on the same computer as your domain controller computer, it returns the following error message when it is trying to create the SQL send ports: [&#8230;] Blog Post by: Sandro Pereira...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/06/02/how-to-install-and-configure-microsoft-biztalk-2013-r2-accelerator-for-rosettanet-troubleshooting-your-installation-part-5.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39875" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Tue, 02 Jun 2015 22:00:00 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39873http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/06/01/how-to-install-and-configure-microsoft-biztalk-2013-r2-accelerator-for-rosettanet-additional-configurations-of-biztalk-2013-r2-accelerator-for-rosettanet-part-4.aspxBizTalkinstallationRosettaNetBTARNConfigurationsBizTalk Server 2013 R2Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNetHow to Install and Configure Microsoft BizTalk 2013 R2 Accelerator for RosettaNet: Additional Configurations of BizTalk 2013 R2 Accelerator for RosettaNet (Part 4)This section provides detailed information about additional configurations of BizTalk 2013 R2 Accelerator for RosettaNet (BTARN) that you need to do before you start using it: Start BTARN orchestrations, send ports, and receive locations, manually. These do not start automatically when you install and configure BTARN. Note: You need to start the “PrivateInitiator_To_LOB” and “PrivateResponder_To_LOB” [&#8230;] Blog Post by: Sandro Pereira...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/06/01/how-to-install-and-configure-microsoft-biztalk-2013-r2-accelerator-for-rosettanet-additional-configurations-of-biztalk-2013-r2-accelerator-for-rosettanet-part-4.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39873" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Mon, 01 Jun 2015 22:00:00 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39871http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/31/how-to-install-and-configure-microsoft-biztalk-2013-r2-accelerator-for-rosettanet-install-and-configure-microsoft-biztalk-2013-r2-accelerator-for-rosettanet-btarn-part-3.aspxBizTalkinstallationRosettaNetBTARNConfigurationsBizTalk Server 2013 R2Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNetHow to Install and Configure Microsoft BizTalk 2013 R2 Accelerator for RosettaNet: Install and configure Microsoft BizTalk 2013 R2 Accelerator for RosettaNet (BTARN) (Part 3)This part will focus on installing and configuring Microsoft BizTalk 2013 R2 Accelerator for RosettaNet. Make sure that you have installed all the prerequisites and prepared you environment for the RosettaNet accelerator. Install Microsoft BizTalk 2013 R2 Accelerator for RosettaNet BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet is available in the BizTalk Server installation disk (ISO) under: “BizTalk [&#8230;] Blog Post by: Sandro Pereira...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/31/how-to-install-and-configure-microsoft-biztalk-2013-r2-accelerator-for-rosettanet-install-and-configure-microsoft-biztalk-2013-r2-accelerator-for-rosettanet-btarn-part-3.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39871" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Sun, 31 May 2015 22:00:00 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39870http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/29/how-to-install-and-configure-microsoft-biztalk-2013-r2-accelerator-for-rosettanet-preparing-your-biztalk-server-2013-r2-environment-for-btarn-part-2.aspxBizTalkinstallationRosettaNetBTARNConfigurationsBizTalk Server 2013 R2Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNetHow to Install and Configure Microsoft BizTalk 2013 R2 Accelerator for RosettaNet: Preparing your BizTalk Server 2013 R2 environment for BTARN (Part 2)This may be the most important section in order for you to accomplish a successfully BTARN installation and configuration and at the same time preventing further additional problems. Again, the installation and configuration process is very simple, however be able to correctly configure the accelerator in order to work properly can be difficult if you [&#8230;] Blog Post by: Sandro Pereira...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/29/how-to-install-and-configure-microsoft-biztalk-2013-r2-accelerator-for-rosettanet-preparing-your-biztalk-server-2013-r2-environment-for-btarn-part-2.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39870" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Fri, 29 May 2015 08:00:00 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39869http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/28/how-to-install-and-configure-microsoft-biztalk-2013-r2-accelerator-for-rosettanet-important-considerations-before-you-install-btarn-part-1.aspxBizTalkinstallationRosettaNetBTARNConfigurationsBizTalk Server 2013 R2Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNetHow to Install and Configure Microsoft BizTalk 2013 R2 Accelerator for RosettaNet: Important considerations before you install BTARN (Part 1)This series of post will explain in detail – a step-by-step guide &#8211; how to install and configure Microsoft BizTalk 2013 R2 Accelerator for RosettaNet (BTARN) on a standalone environment running Windows Server 2012 R2 and BizTalk Server 2013 R2. RosettaNet is a business protocol that enables enterprises to conduct business over the Internet. The [&#8230;] Blog Post by: Sandro Pereira...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/28/how-to-install-and-configure-microsoft-biztalk-2013-r2-accelerator-for-rosettanet-important-considerations-before-you-install-btarn-part-1.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39869" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Thu, 28 May 2015 10:13:38 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39867http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/27/recap-of-microsoft-ignite-conference.aspxRecap of Microsoft Ignite ConferencePublished By: Bill Chesnut It has been a couple of weeks since I returned from attending the 1st ever Microsoft Ignite conference, it was held in Chicago and had around 23,000 attendees and heaps of really good sessions. I think probably one of the biggest issue with IT currently is keeping up with the rate of change, this is one reason I really enjoyed attending Ignite, it gives people the ability to catch up on lots of different technologies in a short period of time, even though your brain feels...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/27/recap-of-microsoft-ignite-conference.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39867" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Wed, 27 May 2015 23:26:37 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39866http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/27/recent-presentations-with-video-transitioning-to-paas-and-devops.aspxGeneral ArchitectureCloudCloud FoundrydevOpsCenturyLink CloudRecent Presentations (With Video!): Transitioning to PaaS and DevOpsI just finished up speaking at a run of conferences (Cloud Foundry Summit, ALM Forum, and the OpenStack Summit) and the recorded presentations are all online. The Cloud Foundry Summit was excellent and you can find all the conference videos... Read More &#8250; Blog Post by: Richard Seroter...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/27/recent-presentations-with-video-transitioning-to-paas-and-devops.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39866" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Wed, 27 May 2015 15:26:21 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39865http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/25/ssis-packages-to-help-management-biztalk-server-environments.aspxSSIS Packages to Help Management BizTalk Server EnvironmentsPublished By: Bill Chesnut Over the years working with BizTalk Server I have discovered a couple of things that have been left out of the base BizTalk Server Product, the 1st and foremost is that the Backup BizTalk Server SQL Agent job does not delete the backup files, it has a step to delete the backup history from the database, but not the files from the file system. The other 2 things that can cause issues are related to BAM, when a BAM activity is deployed into BizTalk, it creates a SSIS package...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/25/ssis-packages-to-help-management-biztalk-server-environments.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39865" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Tue, 26 May 2015 02:38:53 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39862http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/18/collection-of-microsoft-integration-stencils-for-visio-2013-updated-with-new-stencils.aspxBizTalkBizTalk ServerIntegrationBizTalk ServicesAzureMicrosoft AzureShapeVisioinfrastructureMicrosoft IntegrationAzure App ServiceVisio StencilPowerBIIconsCollection of Microsoft Integration Stencils for Visio 2013 updated with new stencilsI realized that I forgot to add some shapes, or I hadn’t addressed certain features/functionalities, so I decided to make an upgrade to my Microsoft Integration Stencils for Visio 2013 resource, that I published 10 days ago, adding this time 43 new shapes – in a total of 301 symbols/icons that will help you to [&#8230;] Blog Post by: Sandro Pereira...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/18/collection-of-microsoft-integration-stencils-for-visio-2013-updated-with-new-stencils.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39862" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Mon, 18 May 2015 15:35:12 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0c4dd2918-4541-4a95-8338-be99430f076e:39853http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/15/biztalk-devops-monitor-your-biztalk-environment-using-powershell-manage-messages-being-archived-locally-into-the-hard-drive.aspxBizTalkBizTalk ServerPowershellarchivingMonitoringBizTalk AdministrationCleaning ProcessBizTalk DevOps: Monitor your BizTalk environment using PowerShell – Manage messages being archived locally into the hard driveIs very common in integration scenarios to see messages being archived locally into the hard drive &#8211; either by using a pipeline component like BizTalk Archiving &#8211; SQL and File or by simple using the default functionalities in BizTalk like filters: Create a Send Port with a filter expression equal to the name of Receive [&#8230;] Blog Post by: Sandro Pereira...(<a href="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/biztalk_server/biztalk_blogs/b/biztalksyn/archive/2015/05/15/biztalk-devops-monitor-your-biztalk-environment-using-powershell-manage-messages-being-archived-locally-into-the-hard-drive.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://www.biztalkgurus.com/aggbug.aspx?PostID=39853" width="1" height="1"><br> Blog Post by: <dc:creator xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/">Syndicated BizTalk Author</dc:creator>Fri, 15 May 2015 16:04:08 ZSyndicated BizTalk Author0