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BizTalk 2016 feature pack 2 released!

Yesterday, the BizTalk product team has released the feature pack 2 that contains very exciting new features: Deployment and Administration Application Lifecycle Management with VSTS Using Visual Studio Team Services, you can define multi-server deployments of BizTalk Server 2016, and then maintain those systems throughout the application lifecycle. Backup to Azure Blob Storage When deploying… Read more

Cannot validate argument on parameter (BizTalk 2016 deployment, feature pack 1)

When working with the new feature pack feature related to auto build and deployment, you can get the following error in the deployment phase: Error: 2017-11-02T08:25:50.9704669Z ##[error]Cannot validate argument on parameter ‘PackagePath’. The ” Test-Path -Path $_ -PathType ‘Leaf’ ” validation script for the argument with value “your path” did not return a result of… Read more

Error configuring SSO service BizTalk 2016 in a SQL Server availability group

I got this error while configuring SSO using the BizTalk Server Configuration tool:   [DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (SECCreateCredentials()).]SSL Security Error error(ConfigHelper)   and this is the configuration log specific information:  11:20:49 AM Info SSOServerCfg] (ssoconfigobj2.cpp:5164) Returning error description: <Exception Message=”There was an error in the SSO configuration module. See the configuration log for further details.” Source=”SSO” HelpID=””><Exception… Read more

BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Cumulative Update 7

The BizTalk Product group has released the latest update for BizTalk Server 2013 R2. You can download it from the following location:   The CU7 package includes the following: All hotfixes previously released for BTS 2013 R2 A selected set of hotfixes ported forward from BTS 2010 and BTS 2013 Other fixes for issues… Read more

BizTalk Server 2016 notes. Advanced development techniques

I wrote the BizTalk Server Notes series based on information I gathered from my blog itself  and, what I think is more important also, from the field experience. The series will gain in complexity so, read the introduction section before getting into it. The latest one published is called Advanced techniques. It is not an… Read more

BizTalk: PowerShell script to provide high availability for single host instances (FTP,POP3…)

One of the most common BizTalk architectures I have seen across customers is as follows: With this configuration, BizTalk server is deployed using a high availability configuration that will work for most of cases in which the environment is receiving information using, for instance, the WCF http binding adapter only. The NLB (hardware or software)… Read more

BizTalk Server 2016 The Message Engine

Hi all, I have published a book explaining the BizTalk message Engine! You can have a look at it at Amazon here:    … Read more

BizTalk 2013R2 CU2 available for download

  BizTalk 2013 R2 CU2 is now available for installation. You can find it here: UPDATE 21/1/2016 The following described warning has been fixed and now the CU updates the BizTalk  binaries with out any known issues: Warning: There was an undocumented issue with this CU. After installing it you might get the following… Read more

BizTalk 2016 coming in Q4 2016!

New BizTalk 2016 books available on Amazon: Advanced development techniques: The Message Engine: BizTalk 2016 Schemas: As of 11/1/2016, Microsoft has published the Integration roadmap. You can download the PDF file from here: As it is stated in this document, BizTalk server Beta will come at some point in Q3. Later in Q4,… Read more