BizTalk Server Tip #21: Plan your Backup and DR strategy

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Configure and activate the BizTalk Backup Job to generate the only supported BizTalk backup files and ensure you are able to restore them by planning and testing a disaster recovery plan. The success criteria for a Disaster Continue Reading...

BizTalk Server Tip #20: Use SSO as the application configuration store

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For BizTalk Application settings use SSO for secure, scalable and highly available store. This is more secure than the usually used BizTalk configuration file and is more maintainable since you will have a single place to update Continue Reading...

BizTalk Server Tip #19: Purge BAM Data

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Use the out of the box SSIS packages for purging old data from BAM ensuring only relevant information is available and that the Performance of the BAMPrimaryImport is the best. You can create SQL Jobs to run this packages which Continue Reading...

BizTalk Server Tip #18: Cluster the Master Secret Server

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Cluster SSO Master Secret Server using Windows Clustering to guarantee this component is also highly available, you have to do this to achieve full HA. The best candidate servers on which you can cluster the Master Secret Server Continue Reading...

BizTalk Server Tip #17: Use fast disks for your BizTalk Database subsystem

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SQL Server is vital for any BizTalk environment, ensure maximum performance for the most demanding databases with a fast disk subsystem, consider using RAID 1+0 and SSDs for a high performance environment. In the majority of the Continue Reading...

BizTalk Summit 2014, London – Statistics

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We are pretty much close to the BizTalk Summit 2014, London event now, couple more weekends left. I thought of sharing some statistics about the event, attendees and speakers. Arguably this is the biggest ever BizTalk/Integration Continue Reading...

BizTalk Server Tip #16: Use Visual Studio for functional and load testing

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Use Visual Studio test capabilities for functional testing and load testing, you can simulate real load of your environment while at the same time monitoring performance and behavior of your environment during the test in real Continue Reading...

BizTalk Server Tip #15: Split big messages in the receive pipeline

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If you have a big message consider using envelop schemas and the default pipelines to split the message at the entrance point in BizTalk for best performance and high resource utilization. Using this method also doesn’t require Continue Reading...

BizTalk Server Tip #14: Use the Business Rule Engine to implement Business Logic

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Use Business Rule Engine to implement business logic that is modular, reusable and simple. It will allow you to operate on information contained in .NET objects, database tables and XML Documents. BRE also enables developers to Continue Reading...

BizTalk Server Tip #13: Cluster host instances with adapter like FTP or POP3

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Use Microsoft Clustering for adapters that required a single host instance running at a time like FTP or POP3 to avoid duplicate messages while providing high availability. Failure to implement this will result in either having to Continue Reading...