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Bill 'BizTalkBill' Chesnut



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Last Build Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:48:00 +0000

 



BizTalk Server 2016 goes GA

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:41:13 +0000

Today marks several milestones on the history of BizTalk, it was released originally around this time in 2000 and the latest version has gone into General Availability.

There is a long list of what is new in BizTalk Server 2016, the complete list can be found here, I will highlight the one that will be [...]




OLE DB or ODBC error: Login failed for user–Deploying BAM Activities

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:58:04 +0000

After you have setup a new BizTalk server and start deploying BAM Activities, in this case Microsoft.BizTalk.ESB.BAM.Exceptions.xml which has a Cube that needs to be deployed into the BAM OLAP Database, you can get this error:

To fix this error, you need to find the logon that was trying to access the BAMStarSchema database, [...]




Presenting API Management and Hybrid Integration at the Brisbane Azure Meetup Group on August 10th, 2016

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:30:28 +0000

*** Notice The Date has changed to August 9th, 2016 ***

I will be presenting a talk on API Management and Hybrid Integration at the Brisbane Azure Meetup Group on August 10th, 2016. Come along to learn about Azure API Management and how it can help with your Hybrid Integration projects.




Migrated Website from DNN to WordPress

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 03:02:25 +0000

As some of you might have noticed my website is now running on WordPress, on an Azure Website.

I had debated on what software to got to for my website, but I wanted to maintain all of the previous links so, WordPress has all the plugins that could make that happen.

This has not been [...]




BizTalk Continuous Integration with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:21:56 +0000

Published By: Bill Chesnut

This blog post is to go along with my Integration Monday talk: http://www.integrationusergroup.com/biztalk-continuous-integration-continuous-deployment

Prerequisites

Your BizTalk Solution needs to be using BTDF (https://biztalkdeployment.codeplex.com/)

You need a Visual Studio Team Services Account (https://www.visualstudio.com/)

You need a BizTalk Build Server (BizTalk Developer 2013 R2 machine with BTDF installed)

PowerShell Scripts using in VSTS [...]




BizTalk Continuous Deployment with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:39:53 +0000

This blog post is to go along with my Integration Monday talk: http://www.integrationusergroup.com/biztalk-continuous-integration-continuous-deployment

Prerequisites

Your BizTalk Solution needs to be using BTDF (https://biztalkdeployment.codeplex.com/)

You need a Visual Studio Team Services Account (https://www.visualstudio.com/)

You need the drop folder from a BizTalk Build (BizTalk Continuous Integration with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) or BizTalk Continuous Integration [...]




BizTalk Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:55:53 +0000

Published by: Bill Chesnut

This blog post is to go along with my Integration Monday talk: http://www.integrationusergroup.com/biztalk-continuous-integration-continuous-deployment/ and is designed to start people thinking about Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment for their BizTalk Solutions, later post will cover the methods and tools.

What is Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment

CI & CD mean a number [...]




Send an Un-Serialized String to Azure Service Bus Queue or Topic

Mon, 07 Sep 2015 12:24:53 +0000

When I was doing some recent work with Azure Services Bus and the preview API App / Logic App, I ran into an issue with serialization of message content with the standard brokered message.

When you send a message will the brokered message client like below you end up with a serialized message in [...]




Recap of Microsoft Ignite Conference

Wed, 27 May 2015 23:26:53 +0000

It has been a couple of weeks since I returned from attending the 1st ever Microsoft Ignite conference, it was held in Chicago and had around 23,000 attendees and heaps of really good sessions.

I think probably one of the biggest issue with IT currently is keeping up with the rate of change, this [...]




SSIS Packages to Help Management BizTalk Server Environments

Tue, 26 May 2015 02:38:53 +0000

Over the years working with BizTalk Server I have discovered a couple of things that have been left out of the base BizTalk Server Product, the 1st and foremost is that the Backup BizTalk Server SQL Agent job does not delete the backup files, it has a step to delete the backup history from [...]