BizTalk Server 2004 Technical Guide for Certificate Management Now Live!

The BizTalk Server 2004 Technical Guide for Certificate Management provides detailed information about how to configure your BizTalk Server environment to use certificates for encryption, signing, and party resolution. It also provides a sample application to help you automate the installation of certificates in the certificate stores that BizTalk Server uses when processing messages. Available…


BPI UE Team Blog – Writers for BizTalk, HIS, and Commerce Server

Brought to you by the badasses (did I say that?) who document Microsoft BizTalk Server, Microsoft Host Integration Server, and Microsoft Commerce Server! We plan to use this site as a place to put some of the best writing our team is doing between now and the time we publish it in our formal product…


The QuickStart Guide to Building Your First BizTalk Server 2004 Application

This guide walks you through the creation and deployment of a BizTalk Server 2004 application that copies a file from one folder and places it in another using the File Adapter. You will create an empty BizTalk Server project and then work with schemas, maps, functoids, and the built in File adapter. This should take…


New to BizTalk Server (Links & Resources)

  BizTalk Server 2004 Demo * Good 15min overview demonstration of BizTalk Server 2004 features using Macromedia Flash Understanding BizTalk Server 2004 by David Chappell (October 2003) * Great 30 pg whitepaper giving a technical overview of the features of the product New BizTalk Server 2004 MSDN Developer Webcasts:


BizTalk Server 2004 Webcasts

  MSDN Webcast: Getting up to speed with BizTalk Server 2004 for the Visual Studio .NET DeveloperBizTalk® Server 2004 is loaded with new and updated functionality exclusively for developers. This survey Webcast introduces the BizTalk designers for Visual Studio® .NET 2003 and demonstrations that prepare developers for follow on Webcasts in this series.  MSDN Webcast:…


Troubleshooting Common Problems in a BizTalk Server 2004 Platform Installation

Installing BizTalk Server 2004 itself is not terribly difficult. In fact it’s pretty fast and straightforward. The setup process takes roughly 25 minutes. What can be difficult is building the platform necessary to execute the BizTalk Server runtime. Check out this article which discusses the intricacies of integrating the software required to run BizTalk Server 2004…


Troubleshooting Common Problems in a BizTalk Server 2004 Platform Installation

The Great Pyramid of Khufu, at Giza, Egypt consists of approximately 2.3 million blocks of stone, is 775 feet long on each side and more than 451 feet high, and took nearly thirty years for a force of 100,000 slaves to construct. Sometimes getting an instance of BizTalk Server up and running can feel just…


The Bloggers Guide to BizTalk

What a great idea! Alan has put together a wonderful collection of BizTalk Server posts and wrapped it in a nice.chm file. It’s promised to have a monthly refresh and I can’t wait to see the November edition! Check it out!


Troubleshooting Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) Issues in a BizTalk Server 2004 Platform Build

Later this month (around 10/15) we will be posting a short article to the Business Process & Integration (BPI) Developers Center that discusses how to troubleshoot common issues in building the platform for BizTalk Server 2004. I thought I would share a portion of that article which addresses some of the common issues with Windows SharePoint Services…