Visual Studio 2008 fails to Create new BizTalk projects

We recently encountered a issue during our internal tests.  Visual Studio 2008 failed to create any Biztalk 2009 projects.  We had not made any changes to the dev server and were not sure what caused this problem.  Initial investigations showed some automatic updates had been applied on the server.  When you try to create a…


EDI Leap Year hotfix: BizTalk 2009 and BizTalk 2006 R2

Hi, Please treat this as an Important Fix (on the line of Security updates) for all 2006_R2 and 2009 BizTalk servers.  This fix need to be applied ASAP (before next week) as we will be hitting the leap year date 2/29/2012 in just about a week  The fix has been available for quite some time…


Random Compiler errors "The expression that you have entered is not valid."

This was a very interesting bug that came up during the holidays; yeap we were busy troubleshooting over Christmas :). The issue was very intermittant and hard to repro (as always) and we had to resort to multiple iterations with the customer and support team just to get a complete understanding of the problem.  The OD…


Announcing Cumulative Update 2 for Biztalk Server 2006 R2 SP1

Keep your BizTalk Server up to date with the most recent cumulative update package for Biztalk Server 2006 R2 SP1. This package contains all of the Biztalk Server 2006 R2 hotfixes that have been released since the initial release of SP1. CU#2 KB Article: Biztalk Server Solution Center Previous CU KB Articles: CU#1 KB Article:


BizTalk Server 2013 updates are now available on Microsoft Update

  We have now released the first Cumulative Update for BizTalk Server 2013.  For the first time, we are delivering CU for BizTalk Server using Microsoft Update and this would be available through the hotfix download as well.  Fixes that are part of this update FIX:     User cannot perform certain database-related operations in BizTalk Server…


Biztalk and .NET 4.0

We recently discovered that Enterprise SSO service fails to start if you install .NET 4.0 Beta bits.  This causes a downstream failure on Biztalk services failing to start as the dependant ESSO fails.  We are still investigating the possible fix and I will update this post once we have a resolution.  Please do no install…


Announcing BizTalk 2010 CU1

Hi, It is a pleasure to announce the release of first Cumulative Update for BizTalk Server 2010 on behalf of BPD Sustained Engineering group.  This CU is a comprehensive package of ported fixes from Adaptor pack 2.0 and BizTalk Server 2009.  It has been a very deliberate effort to ensure that BizTalk 2010 customers have…


SSO/Biztalk Service fails to start after applying .NET 4.0

Recently we noticed an issue with ESSO with .NET 4.0 that could potentially affect Biztalk and HIS customers.  We have released an update for ESSO on DLC along with a KB explaining the issue.  The fix is also scheduled to go on the upcoming Microsoft Update.  SSO service fails to start after applying .NET 4.0. This…


Announcing CU2 for Biztalk Server 2010 and CU2 for BAP 2010

Hi, It is a pleasure to announce the release of CU2 for BizTalk Server 2010 on behalf of the BPDSustained Engineering group.   With this CU, we have addressed all known customer issues from all branches of BizTalk (i.e. applicable to BizTalk 2010) and also available in multiple locales. I am proud to mention that we…


What do I do if I did not get the Leap Year Fix installed in time?

Although the fix has been avaialble for quite some time and also pushed through Microsoft Upodate, there could still be many customers who are unpatched and already experiencing the problem.  BizTalk support and product teams have investigated into the possible impact of the issue and remedial measures.  The escalation engineering team has put together an…