A Crazy BizTalk confession….

Introduction This blog post was co-written by Pieter Vandenheede & Glenn Colpaert, both colleague at Codit. We finally admit it... we both were the brains behind the CrazyBizTalk account. There... it's in the open. After Integrate 2017, day 3, we were no longer able to keep it a secret, so there is no use of …

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Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016 is RTM!

BizTalk Server 2016 comes with lots of new exciting features, with focus on HA improvements and addressing customer asks and pain points, BizTalk Server 2016 tries to bridge the gap between on premise and cloud and take your business on a successful hybrid integration journey. The goal of this blogpost is to give you an …

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Potential issue in BizTalk 2013 R2 CU2

STATUS The Microsoft Product Group has released a new package to overcome this issue, you can download it from following location: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3119352 DETAILS It is advised to not install BizTalk Server 2013 R2 CU2, which was released a few weeks ago, as it contains a potential issue for all mappings due to the change introduced by …

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Microsoft adds support for SAP .NET Connector in BizTalk Server 2013 R2

With the release of cumulative update 2 for BizTalk 2013 R2 Microsoft adds support for the .NET Connector in BizTalk Server 2013 R2. WHY THIS CHANGE? In August 2012 the SAP Integration and Certification Center informed SAP partners and ISVs that the classic RFC Library will no longer be supported after March 31, 2016. Businesses …

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Expose SAP functionality to the cloud with Azure App Services

In March of this year Microsoft announced the new Azure App Services, which brings together the functionality of Azure Websites, Azure Mobile Services and Azure BizTalk Services into a single development experience. App Service has everything you need to build apps that target both web and mobile clients from a single app back-end. Using API Apps, you …

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How to use the Azure Scheduler in a BizTalk Scenario

Introduction As Integration developers we sometimes need to implement interfaces that need to trigger specific processes or resources at certain times or schedules. As you all know, the problem with BizTalk is that there is no out of the box solution to develop these kind of trigger/scheduling scenarios. There are already couple of good blog …

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Object promotion in a BizTalk send/receive pipeline

This blogpost will describe some weird behavior we’ve recently encountered. One of the requirement during our project was that we would promote some values to the context and during development of the pipeline component we discovered the behavior as described below. The Setup To promote properties to the context you off course need a property …

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