Top 30 tips for BizTalk Server Users

|  Posted: January 9, 2015  |  Categories: revisit

Last year, we ran a series of BizTalk server tips that were curated out of our own experience and from our friends from the Integration MVP Community. The tips were created as individual blogs posts by Ricardo Torre over a period of 30 days. This blog post will serve as a table of contents to access each blog post. We have also made these tips available as an eBook (Available here) that can come in handy when required.

Table of Contents

Tip #1: Take advantage of Multi MessageBox Configuration

Tip #2: Efficient Host Separation

Tip #3: BAM lightweight tracking

Tip #4: Minimize persistence points

Tip #5: Health Check with Message Box Viewer

Tip #6: Choose robust adapters

Tip #7: Performance Testing is key

Tip #8: Package all your resources into MSI

Tip #9: Monitor performance SLAs with BAM

Tip #10: Build your custom pipelines with components using default properties

Tip #11: Create security boundaries

Tip #12: Review the performance of your environment regularly

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

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

Tip #15: Split big messages in the receive pipeline

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

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

Tip #18: Cluster the Master Secret Server

Tip #19: Purge BAM Data

Tip #20: Use SSO as the application configuration store

Tip #21: Plan your Backup and DR strategy

Tip #22: Use Webgarden for IIS scalability

Tip #23: Configure and activate the DTA Purge and Archive Job

Tip #24: Maintain you Message Box efficiently

Tip #25: Consider to prefer XSLT in maps

Tip #26: Test 100% of your code

Tip #27: Implement a Enterprise Service Bus using the ESB Toolkit

Tip #28: Avoid Orchestrations when possible

Tip #29: Develop adapter using WCF

Tip #30: Use ETW for high performance tracking

Author: Sriram Hariharan

Sriram Hariharan is the Senior Technical and Content Writer at BizTalk360. He has over 9 years of experience working as documentation specialist for different products and domains. Writing is his passion and he believes in the following quote - “As wings are for an aircraft, a technical document is for a product — be it a product document, user guide, or release notes”.

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