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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

Event ID: 10536 ENTSSO Bad Data issue

  This is a known issue in Enterprise single sign on service that may occur under any of the following circumstances: When you’re setting up an Enterprise SSO cluster During enterprise SSO disaster recovery When you’re promoting an Enterprise SSO server to the Master Secret Server (MSS) During migration from an earlier version of Enterprise… Read more

SQL Server Azure virtual machines do not support Failover Cluster Instances

  As of 29/10/2015 BizTalk Server 2013 is not supported with Failover Cluster instances in Windows Azure as it is reflected here: If your solution requires high availability using SQL Server FCI, the BizTalk Server 2013 Azure virtual machines should not be used. If your solution does not require high availability by using SQL… Read more