Good as Gold! New WCF Adapter FAQ Whitepaper!

 I just published this extensive FAQ with the help of the BizTalk Server product team at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=144765.  These FAQs about the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) adapters consists of the following themes.   Pass it on and enjoy! ·         General Conceptual: FAQs surrounding general conceptual WCF adapter topics.  ·         Message Flow and Mapping: FAQs about how a…


"BizTalk Server and WCF Support in Visual Studio 2008" whitepaper just published!

Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 provides robust support for solutions that use the Windows® Communication Foundation (WCF) and Microsoft BizTalk® Server 2009. While some of the functionality is clearly visible, some of it may not be evident to a BizTalk application developer how to take full advantage of these options. The purpose of this whitepaper is…


"Using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Adapters in BizTalk Server" Whitepaper

Written by Aaron Skonnard, this was originally named “Integrating Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 with the Windows Communication Foundation”. It has been renamed to “Using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Adapters in Biztalk Server”. It can be found  on MSDN at  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb967002.aspx, or directly from the download center at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a976dc7d-2296-4f88-be4d-0d314fca9e59&displaylang=en&tm. Here are the first few…


"Consuming and Hosting WCF Services with Custom Bindings in BizTalk Server" Whitepaper

“Consuming and Hosting WCF Services with Custom Bindings in BizTalk Server is a new WCF whitepaper.  You can find the download page from MSDN at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd203050.aspx, or download it directly from the download center at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=70badd79-ce7e-4ccb-be5c-3ff74ca3a8c4&displaylang=en.  Here are the first few paragraphs from the paper giving a brief introduction of it’s content. With the realization of the…


Another new whitepaper posted! "Using Custom Behaviors with the BizTalk WCF Adapters, Part 1"

  The first of two whitepapers entitled “Using Custom Behaviors with the BizTalk WCF Adapters, Part 1″” is now available for download.  You can get the Word version of the whitepaper at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=129615.  Alternatively, it’s location in the MSDN library can be located at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc952299.aspx .  Here is a summary of its content. Enjoy! Customization of message processing in Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2006…

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New whitepaper posted! "Modifying Messages with the WCF Adapters"

A new WCF adapter whitepaper entitled “Modifying Messages with the WCF Adapters” is now available for download.  You can get the Word version of the whitepaper at http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/f/b/cfbcd6ad-5454-4c23-85d2-0cc3d7627015/WCFModifyingMessages.doc.  Alternatively, it’s location in the MSDN library can be located at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc950532.aspx.  Here is a summary of its content. Enjoy! The Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) adapters enable you to modify both incoming BizTalk®…


Adapter Pack Poster from Microsoft

Announcing the Biztalk Adapter Pack Poster   We are happy to announce the availability of the new BizTalk Adapter Pack Poster. This poster covers interoperability with Line-of-Business Applications using the BizTalk Adapter Pack and the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) LOB Adapter SDK. This poster depicts the functionality, components, architecture, and usage/hosting scenarios of BizTalk Adapter…


Three New WCF Adapter Samples

I have recently posted three WCF Adapter samples off the BizTalk Server Developer Center at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/biztalk/bb608378.aspx, Two samples were released today. The first one is of a WCF message intemediary where an incoming WCF message to BizTalk is dynamically channeled to the correct version of the the WCF service. The second one is shows custom message interception during BizTalk…

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Why does the Adapter say ‘Action is not understood’ even though I am using the binding file generated by the ‘Consume Adapter Service’ wizard?

Believe me, the adapter is telling the truth! It really doesn’t understand the action it got! To understand what’s going on, read on… When you use the ‘Consume Adapter Service’ wizard to generate LOB schemas in a BizTalk project, you also get a binding file which you can import (using the BizTalk Administration Console) to…


Using WCF Adapters with SQL Server Integration Services(SSIS)

There are two ways the adapters belonging to Adapter Pack can be used by SQL Service Integration Services: 1. Using ADO layer built on top of base adapters. This option is available with SAP and Siebel adapters. 2. Writing custom SSIS task which directly invokes adapter to communicate with LOB system. Option 1 covers all…