Technical Articles

BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 Management Pack Guide. This document describes how to deploy and configure the sample HL7 Management Pack (MOM Pack). It also describes the integration of Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for HL7 (BTAHL7) 1.0 Windows Performance Counters and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) events with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM).

BizTalk Server 2004: A Messaging Engine Overview. This document describes the architecture and internal workings of BizTalk Server 2004 as a messaging engine.

BizTalk Server 2004: A Review of the Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) Features. This document introduces the BAM features in BizTalk Server 2004. The first two sections of this paper describe BAM and its uses; the last two sections provide more technical detail.

BizTalk Server 2004 and Web Services. This paper discusses how BizTalk Server 2004 supports the use of Web services in building solutions.

BizTalk Server 2004 Convoy Deep Dive. This paper discusses examples of business scenarios that require convoy message processing, explains convoy theory and messaging, and reviews each included sample.

BizTalk Server 2004 Database Sizing Guidelines. This document describes sizing considerations for the Tracking (DTA) database in BizTalk Server 2004. It explains how to use equations and message variables to determine how large the DTA database will become over a given period of time.

BizTalk Server 2004 Deployment Guide for Security. This document provides guidelines to help you assess the potential threats to your BizTalk Server implementation, a sample architecture for small and medium-size companies, and a sample Point of Sale solution.

BizTalk Server 2004: Monitoring and Troubleshooting. This document describes tools and techniques for monitoring a Microsoft BizTalk Server system on a recurring basis. It also provides general troubleshooting techniques for when you find an anomaly, error, or other destructive behavior in the system.

BizTalk Server 2004 Performance Characteristics. This document provides information about the performance characteristics of key BizTalk Server 2004 configurations and components, such as messaging, pipeline, and orchestration.

BizTalk Server 2004: Performance Tuning for Low Latency Messaging. This document describes performance tuning for low latency messaging. It explains how to achieve the lowest latency possible for a messaging-only scenario using the HTTP adapter for sending and receiving. It provides details about the software and hardware configurations.

BizTalk Server 2004 Technical Guide for Certificate Management. This paper provides detailed information about how to configure your BizTalk Server environment to use certificates for encryption, signing, and party resolution.

BizTalk Server 2004 Technical Guide for High Availability. This document contains information to help you understand, plan, and implement a highly available BizTalk Server 2004 environment.

Build Better Business Processes with Web Services in BizTalk Server 2004. This article focuses on one Web services specification that is critical, yet has been largely overlooked: the Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS, or BPEL).

Connecting to the Elemica Network with BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet. This document describes how to enable Microsoft BizTalk Accelerator for RosettaNet (BTARN) to connect to the Elemica Exchange Server Provider (ESP).

Developing Integration Solutions with BizTalk Server 2004. This document provides developers with techniques for designing, developing, and deploying solutions within BizTalk Server 2004.

How to Trigger a BizTalk Orchestration from SAP. This document describes the various processes, technologies, and tools involved in exchanging data between SAP and multiple applications. Detailed configuration scenarios are also provided.

Implementing Service Contracts with BizTalk Server 2004. This document discusses some of the issues surrounding BizTalk Server's support for Web services, while providing helpful guidance and some practical techniques for implementing existing WSDL contracts in your BizTalk orchestrations.

Implementing UAN on BizTalk Server 2004 to Integrate Siebel and SAP. This document presents the concepts behind Siebel UAN and discusses the details of how BizTalk Server 2004 orchestrates the integration between the Siebel CRM application and SAP R/3 to create an order by using the CME_ProcessOrder business process.

Microsoft on the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). This document provides a brief overview of the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) category and clarifies Microsoft's position. BizTalk Server 2004 and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) are introduced as a solution for both large and small customers.

Risk Scoring with BizTalk Server 2004 and the Business Rules Framework. This document presents an example BizTalk solution in which an insurance company uses the Business Rules Framework to create a risk profile for qualifying applicants.

RosettaNet and SAP Integration. This document presents a sample that shows how to integrate a RosettaNet PIP with an SAP system using a BizTalk Server 2004 solution. In particular, this document shows how the 3A4 Purchase Order Request integrates with the SAP ORDERS05 IDoc.

Transactions Across BizTalk Server 2004. This document details transactional characteristics of BizTalk Server 2004 and how they apply across components, such as messaging, pipeline, and orchestration. It also describes how to construct business processes to guarantee message delivery.

Understanding BizTalk Server 2004. BizTalk Server 2004, an integration server, lets you to develop, deploy, and manage integrated business processes and XML-based Web services. This version of BizTalk Server provides integration between messaging and orchestration, and enhanced security and support for industry standards.

Understanding Microsoft Integration Technologies - A Guide to Choosing a Solution. This document provides scenarios for Microsoft integration solutions. With an understanding of the options available, you can simplify the process of choosing the best Microsoft technologies for your company.

Using XML Schemas in BizTalk Server 2004. This document covers the basic concepts needed to create XML schemas and explains how they are used in BizTalk Server 2004.

Working With BizTalk Adapter for SQL Server. This document provides general knowledge about the BizTalk Adapter for SQL Server. It gives suggestions about when to use the SQL transport and how to retrieve, insert, update, and delete data. It also includes code samples.

Writing Effective BizTalk Server Adapters. This document is intended for readers who are familiar with BizTalk Server and have already read the existing adapter documentation included with BizTalk Server 2004.

Service Station: An XML Guru's Guide to BizTalk Server 2004, Part I.

Service Station: An XML Guru's Guide to BizTalk Server 2004, Part II. This article describes BizTalk Server's improved tools and automated support for some of the most common XML integration tasks. BizTalk Server provides a message-oriented approach to connecting systems.