SQL Server 2016: MAX DOP at database level.

Very recently, I discovered a new feature in SQL Server 2016.  It allows you to configure the Max Degree of Parallelism (MAXDOP) on a database level, instead of instance level.    This is very important to take into account for BizTalk installations.  The BizTalk MessageBox database performs at it best when MAXDOP is set to 1. … Continue reading SQL Server 2016: MAX DOP at database level.

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Run BizTalk extension objects in Logic Apps

This post was originally published here. Lately, I was working at a customer that heavily invested in BizTalk Server on premises during the last decade. They are considering to migrate parts of their existing integrations towards Logic Apps, to leverage the smooth integration with modern SaaS applications. A very important aspect is the ability to … Continue reading Run BizTalk extension objects in Logic Apps

BTS 2016 Feature Pack 1 – Continuous Deployment

This post was originally published here. Recently, the product team released a first feature pack for BizTalk Server 2016. Via this way, Microsoft aims to provide more agility into the release model of BizTalk Server. The feature pack contains a lot of new and interesting features, of which the automated deployment from VSTS is probably … Continue reading BTS 2016 Feature Pack 1 – Continuous Deployment

BTS 2016 Feature Pack 1 – Management & Operational API

This post was originally published here. Recently, the product team released a first feature pack for BizTalk Server 2016. Via this way, Microsoft aims to provide more agility into the release model of BizTalk Server. The feature pack contains a lot of interesting features, of which the brand new Management & Operational API is an … Continue reading BTS 2016 Feature Pack 1 – Management & Operational API

BTS 2016 Feature Pack 1 – Scheduling capabilties

This post was originally published here. Recently, the product team released a first feature pack for BizTalk Server 2016. Via this way, Microsoft aims to provide more agility into the release model of BizTalk Server. The feature pack contains a lot of new and interesting features, of which the new scheduling capabilities is an important … Continue reading BTS 2016 Feature Pack 1 – Scheduling capabilties

BTS 2016 Feature Pack 1 – Continuous deployment walkthrough

This post was originally publshed here. Recently, the product team released a first feature pack for BizTalk Server 2016. Via this way, Microsoft aims to provide more agility into the release model of BizTalk Server. The feature pack contains a lot of new and interesting features, of which the automated deployment from VSTS is probably … Continue reading BTS 2016 Feature Pack 1 – Continuous deployment walkthrough

Boost your BizTalk performance with redis cache

This post was originally published here. A real life example of how redis caching improved the performance of a large scale BizTalk messaging platform significantly. With some colleagues of Codit, we’re working on a huge messaging platform between organizations, which is built on top of Microsoft BizTalk Server. One of the key features we must … Continue reading Boost your BizTalk performance with redis cache

Troubleshooting SSL client certificate issue on IIS

This post was orignally published here. Some months ago, I was asked for an intervention regarding a SSL client certificate issue. There was a problem related to the setup of transport security (SSL) of a WCF service hosted in IIS 7.0, using client certificates that are mapped to a local account. Let’s have a look. … Continue reading Troubleshooting SSL client certificate issue on IIS

Problem while adding custom database to the BizTalk Backup Job

This post was originally published here. BizTalk provides out-of-the-box functionality to include your custom BizTalk database in the standard backup procedure.  You can find all details on MSDN.  Here’s a small synopsis: Execute these scripts against your custom database %BTSINTALLDIR%\Schema\Backup_Setup_All_Procs.dsl %BTSINTALLDIR%\Schema\Backup_Setup_All_Tables.dsl Add the SQL Agent account to the BTS_BACKUP_USERS role of your custom database Modify the adm_OtherBackupDatabases … Continue reading Problem while adding custom database to the BizTalk Backup Job

Adding dynamic behavior to static send ports: a caveat

This post was orignally published here. It's a good practice to make static send ports dynamic, by changing the OutboundTransportLocation property in the send pipeline. However, when using this mechanism on WCF send ports, there's a caveat. Let's have a look! In many scenarios, it could be required to have a send port with a … Continue reading Adding dynamic behavior to static send ports: a caveat