Troubleshooting "Internal Server Error" With BizTalk Web Services

There’s virtually no BizTalk-related error that’s more frustrating than exposing an orchestration as a web service, trying to call it, and getting the horrific “Internal Server Error” or “Internal SOAP Processing Failure”. To make it even more fun, you’ll frequently find absolutely nothing in the event log. 9 times out of 10, this is related…

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BizTalk 2006 Documenter Available

I hadn’t realized we released this publicly yet, but noticed this morning that the BizTalk Server 2006 Documenter is now available for you to download. See Paul’s blog for the link. I love this tool. To be able to generate a CHM file containing summaries of all your BizTalk artifacts (and relationships), plus business rules,…

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Useful New BizTalk BAM Documents Released

We just released two great resources for BizTalk BAM aficionados. The first, BAM Frequently Asked Questions covers great topics like BAM tracing, common errors, maintaining the BAM databases and more. Good stuff. I really like the second doc. Developing with BAM goes through the BAM API and explains (with code snippets) how to use the…

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Storing HTML in BizTalk Schema for Use In InfoPath

During the same recent BizTalk POC I mentioned previously, I had the occasion to try and store rich HTML in a BizTalk schema for use in a Microsoft InfoPath RichTextBox field. I had to work a little magic, and thought I’d share that here. The first thing I had to do was build a schema…

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New Whitepaper Comparing BizTalk Adapter Perf in 2004 vs. 2006

Just noticed a brand new paper on Microsoft.com called BizTalk Server 2006 Comparative Adapter Study. It’s a brief overview of performance of BizTalk 2004 adapters vs. BizTalk 2006 adapters. Highlighted here are the FILE adapter, MSMQ adapter, FTP, SMTP, HTTP, SOAP, MQSeries and more. Some very nice improvements in HTTP and SMTP processing, specifically. Technorati…

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Fun With BizTalk Batching and Promoted Properties

I recently had a bit of time to figure out answers to some questions about how BizTalk handles promoted values in batches. Specifically, do promoted values from the “envelope” transfer to the “body”, and what if you want to interact with those values from an orchestration? I’ll also show how to add the flat file…

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