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…


Windows Azure BizTalk Services – Preview

Yes!! It’s here. Yesterday, Windows Azure BizTalk Services Preview lit up on the Azure Portal. Windows Azure BizTalk Services provides simple, powerful and extensible cloud-based integration service that provides Business-to-Business (B2B) and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) capabilities for delivering cloud and hybrid integration solutions. The service runs on a secure, dedicated per tenant environment that…


Now Live!–Tutorial on Integrating BizTalk Server 2013 with Salesforce

[ This blog post follows up from my other blog post Coming Soon!–Tutorial on Integrating BizTalk Server 2013 with Salesforce. ] We have now released an update to the BizTalk Server 2013 Help to include a new tutorial that demonstrates how to integrate BizTalk Server 2013 with Salesforce using the new adapters released with the…


BizTalk Server 2013 now available on Windows Azure IaaS

This week, Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) was made generally available to the customers. You can look at some blog posts related to this announcement here and here. As part of this, BizTalk Server 2013 (RTM) VM images were also pushed live and it becomes all the more easy to set up a BizTalk Server…


BizTalk Server 2013 – New Features Blog Series – WCF-BasicHttpRelay Adapter

BizTalk Server 2013 introduces few new adapters that enable out-of-the-box connectivity with endpoints on Azure. One such adapter is WCF-BasicHttpRelay adapter, which can be used to send and receive messages from a Service Bus relay endpoint. This adapter is similar to the existing WCF-BasicHttp adapter in BizTalk. While the WCF-BasicHttp adapter used the BasicHttpBinding, WCF-BasicHttpRelay…