What’s New in Windows Azure BizTalk Services Feb 2014 Refresh

In the month of February, Windows Azure BizTalk Services was updated to add a bunch of new features that enable a variety of business scenarios. This blog post aims at summarizing the updates that were done to Azure BizTalk Services. We can categorize the feature updates into three buckets: EDI Updates Support for EDIFACT –…


Hello World BizTalk Service Sample

If you want to understand pure basics of how to use a BizTalk Service sample, here’s a plain vanilla hello world sample aimed at getting you started with a BizTalk Services project. The sample can be downloaded from http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Hello-World-BizTalk-4ba089fc. The sample touches upon the following: Configuring a bridge Configure multiple destinations for a bridge Routing…


Using BizTalk Services from a Windows 8 Application

We now have a tutorial and sample on how to send messages from a Windows 8 application to BizTalk Service. The tutorial and sample are built around an end-to-end business scenario. The business scenario covers most of the facets of a real-life situation. The tutorial is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/dn617107.aspx. The entire solution is set up…


Tutorial and sample on Inserting Flat-file messages into On-Premise SQL Server Using BizTalk Bridges

We now have a new sample and tutorial that demonstrates how to insert a flat-file message into an on-premises SQL Server using BizTalk Services bridges deployed in Windows Azure. The tutorial and sample are created around a business scenario Business Scenario Fabrikam and Contoso are two business partners. Fabrikam (the retailer) sends sales order messages…


Migrating BizTalk Server Agreements to BizTalk Services

Trading Partner Management is one of the most important features offered by all versions of BizTalk Server. Organizations have been using the BizTalk Server Trading Partner Management module to manage their trading partners, and the agreements they have with those trading partners. With large enterprises using BizTalk Server, it’s more than likely they have hundreds…


Migrating BizTalk Server Maps to BizTalk Services Transforms

BizTalk Server maps have a .btm extension. BizTalk Services maps (called “Transforms”) have a .trfm extension. Apart from different file name extensions, there are some other changes between BizTalk Server maps and BizTalk Services transforms. As organizations look to move some part of their integration application workloads to Windows Azure using the recently GA’ed Windows…


Tutorial and Sample on Integrating BizTalk Services with SAP

One of the key value propositions of BizTalk Services is to expose operation on on-premises LOB applications as endpoints on the cloud. This tutorial demonstrates how this can be done for an on-premises SAP Server. The tutorial is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/hh859742(v=vs.103).aspx The sample is available at http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Integrating-Windows-Azure-eaf7bb9d   Here’s a quick description of the scenario…


Sending Messages from BizTalk Services EDI Bridge to BizTalk Services EAI Bridge

Using BizTalk Services Preview, you can configure and deploy EAI and EDI Bridges on Windows Azure.   EAI Bridges are configured and deployed using Visual Studio and can be used for: Processing flat-file or XML messages against specified schemas Transforming messages from one scheme to another Routing messages to backend LOB applications like SQL Server,…


Use BizTalk Service Bridges to Exchange Messages with Service Bus Relay Services

I have recently published a tutorial and a sample on how to use Bridges, provided with Windows Azure BizTalk Services – June Preview, to send and receive messages from Service Bus Relay services. Here are the links to the tutorial and the sample:   Tutorial – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/jj158971.aspx Sample – http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Use-BizTalk-Service-to-ac990346 Feedback on these is welcome….


Samples on Creating X12 and AS2 Agreements in BizTalk Services Using .NET

Windows Azure BizTalk Services provides a OData-based Trading Partner Management Object Model (TPM OM) that can be used to create X12 and AS2 agreements, which can be deployed on Windows Azure BizTalk Services. Using the TPM OM, I have created a couple of samples that demonstrate how to use the OM with C#. You can…