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BizTalk Map Test Framework

Project Description
The Map Test Framework makes it easier for BizTalk developers to test their maps. You'll no longer have to maintain a whole bunch …


List of Service Packs and Cumulative Updates available for BizTalk Server

Current Revision posted to TechNet Articles by Ken Cenerelli on 8/21/2015 7:16:27 PM
This article lists all the available service packs and the …



Project Description

TransMock is a framework which enables automated integration testing of BizTalk integrations by employing the principles of …


BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices

Direct Translation Pattern

Simply move data to a different semantic representation without any manipulation or transformation.

Data Translation …

Difference Between BizTalk360 And BizTalk Health Monitor - BizTalk360 Blog

Microsoft released “BizTalk Health Monitor” (BHM) in Jan 2014 after the BizTalk Server 2013 R2 release. From time to time, we receive queries from …

Health Care Technology

How do you do analysis for a BizTalk map?

I found myself getting frustrated a while back with the analysis phases of integration projects and how ineffective projects are at communicating the …


Posted: July 14, 2015 in BizTalk Tags: Administration, Backups, BizTalk, BizTalk Server, Databases, ESB ToolKit, RosettaNet, Tips and Tricks, UDDI

Have you had the time to think about what is some features like RosettaNet, ESB or UDDI have in common?

Well, all of them have custom databases and …


Posted: July 28, 2015 in BizTalk Tags: BizTalk, BizTalk Server, Books

Finally a new BizTalk Server book it’s available and just in time for my vacations! No I will not work during my vacations but unlike the Caribbean …


BAM Deploy Error: OLE DB error: OLE DB or ODBC error: Login failed for user 'Domain\useraccount'.; 42000. Errors in the high-level relational engine. A connection could not be made to the data source with the DataSourceID of 'bam_MessageView', Name of 'bam_MessageView'

When trying to deploy BAM definition by:

Open a command prompt as follows: Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
• Navigate to the …


Posted: July 29, 2015 in BizTalk Tags: BAM Portal, BizTalk, BizTalk Server 2013 R2, Errors and Warnings Causes and Solutions

Sometimes websites don’t look like you expect them to. Images might not appear, menus might be out of place, and text could be jumbled together. This …


Posted: July 31, 2015 in BizTalk Tags: BAM Portal, BizTalk, browsers, Support

In my last post I wrote about BAM Portal running in Internet Explorer 11, the browser we normally have in the BizTalk Server machine. However BAM …

Internet Explorer

Scripting Functoid error in BizTalk 2013: Unable to write output instance to the following ‘’. Method '' of extension object '' cannot be called because it is not public.

I am not sure how many of you are particular about privacy and entitle every method you see and write with a “Private” access modifier. I reckon the …


BizTalk 2013 Orchestration fails with Error "The Stylesheet is too Complex"

I recently came across an issue in which, after doing an upgrade from BizTalk 2010 to BizTalk 2013, BizTalk mapper functionality broke and started to …


BizTalk Server 2013 R2 : “Add New Item” dialog box in BizTalk Project only shows JSON and Flat File Schema artifacts

We are all pretty excited about the release of BizTalk Server 2013 R2 here. While we are pleased with the stability and the wide array of …


Unable to view Groups in BizTalk Administrator Console

Recently, I came across an issue in which the customer was not able to see the BizTalk Groups that they have added to the BizTalk Administrator …

Programming Languages

The Messaging Engine failed to add a receive location "" with URL "sftp://" to the adapter "SFTP". Reason:"Microsoft.BizTalk.Adapter.SftpInvoker.SftpException: List remote directory error

The induction of an out-of-the-box SFTP adapter in BizTalk 2013 was a heartening change as customers had been leveraging on third party solutions all …


“Windows could not start the “Rule Engine Update Service” on Local Computer. Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion”

I came across a couple incidents on this error lately and thought I’d blog about it so that it saves time and effort for many. For starters, this is …

Microsoft Windows

BizTalk: The specified file could not be decrypted

We had a case in which the customer was getting the following error in the event log while executing an Orchestration.SSO AUDIT


Issue while performing BizTalk Log Shipping in Disaster Recovery process

Recently, we had a case in which our customer was performing a Disaster Recovery for his BizTalk Server environment. We were facing some issues while …


BizTalk 2013 R2 issues while Terminating and Resuming Instance using C# code

In BizTalk, we manage active Instances, resume and terminate suspended instances using BizTalk Admin console. However, we can also do the same using …


Sending messages with Pre-Authorized http header information in BizTalk Server

Recently one of my customer was getting the following error when trying to send messages to a service:A message sent to adapter "SOAP" on send port …

WorkFlow Manager Configuration fails with (400) Bad Request

Adding a node to your Workflow Manager Farm (Add-WFHost step) may fail with the following error seen in the configuration log- [Progress] [10.03.2015 …


Introducing Azure App Service

If you have been keeping up with cloud based platforms, I am sure that you have realized it has become a very competitive landscape. Some cloud …


nSoftware Powershell Adapter for BizTalk Server

In the past I have blogged about /n Software and their SFTP Adapter here and here. Hard to believe one of those posts goes back to 2007. One thing …

7 Months Of Integration User Group! The Journey So Far

Last week, we posted this statistic across our social media channels –It’s been a journey & an interesting path lies ahead. Thanks to all speakers & …

New Zealand

Logic Apps What’s New

I’m following the Logic Apps broadcasting video live, below a quick recap about the most important points.1) possibility to write java script and c# …


BizTalk Server 2013 R2 Integration with Cloud API

In previous post I described a way to consume a public Rest API using the BizTalk WCF-WebHttp adapter in combination with JSON-decoder, which is a …