Using an IIS hosted MEX endpoint with an in-process WCF receive location in BizTalk Server

Introduction Receiving messages and requests using WCF endpoints and receive locations is a very well-known practice that is used in many BizTalk integration projects. These WCF services can be either a published orchestration or using specific input and output schemas. In any of these there are two known messaging patterns that can be used either…

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Integrating Apache ActiveMQ with BizTalk Server 2013 using WCF-WebHTTP adapter and REST API

Introduction In this blog post I will present a very simple solution to integrate with Apache ActiveMQ platform. Actually I got this question from a friend I could not believe how easy it is to integrate with this platform using the new BizTalk 2013 WCF-WebHTTP adapter. The adapter provides many features out of the box…

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Creating an Active/Active SQL Cluster using Hyper-V: Part4 Configuration Revisited

In part 1of this series I showed you how to configure the virtual storage required for the cluster. In part 2 of this series I showed you how to configure two SQL instances on the created windows cluster. In part 3 I showed you how to configure these two SQL instances into an Active/Active configuration….

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Solved: Nested and conditional parent and child Table Looping Functoid in BizTalk mapping

Introduction BizTalk mapping tool is a very powerful tool once you get the hang of it. Sometimes you would need to produce some structure in the output schema that did not exist in the source schema, the Table Looping functoid is built for this specific task. In some other cases you would need to generate…

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BizTalk Cop installation and configuration for VS 2012

I faced a requirement today that I need to enable some BizTalk best practices and create a custom check-in policy for these practices while the developers are checking in code. While searching the internet I found the BizTalk Cop (which is a great tool) that does exactly that, but unfortunately this tool supports only Visual…

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SQL 2012 Unattended installation & Configuration file creation

Introduction In many cases you might be faced with a requirement to perform an unattended SQL Server 2012 installation. To perform SQL Server 2012 installation you need to perform many choices and steps to configure your installation so the question is how to provide all these details during an unattended installation? Solution There are many…

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Fixed: BizTalk 2013 BAM Portal configuration problem

The Problem When configuring BizTalk Server 2013 RTM on a multi-computer environment you might face multiple issues that are new and did not exist in previous versions of BizTalk server. One of these issues that I faced was when you try to configure the BAM portal after you have configured the BAM Alerts service. Of…

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Fixed: BizTalk 2013 BAM tools configuration problem

The Problem When configuring BizTalk Server 2013 RTM on a multi-computer environment you might face multiple issues that are new and did not exist in previous versions of BizTalk server. One of these issues that I faced was when the BizTalk Server and the database server are two separate servers. I was trying to configure…

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SharePoint Group Calendar, Adding default users

The Problem One feature of SharePoint is to create a calendar and make it a group calendar. This allows the user to see the schedule of list of people at the same time on the same view as per the image below. To configure the Calendar as a group Calendar you need to edit the…

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