Introduction

Got a whitepaper that involves BizTalk Server 2010 and later? Please add it with a one-sentence description.

Quick Notes

  • These whitepapers are written by Microsoft and by the BizTalk Server community. Some links are external to microsoft.com.
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  • Some whitepapers can apply to multiple BizTalk Server versions, especially those discussing Performance and Operations.

Cloud Integration

Using Windows Azure BizTalk Services for Supply Chain Orders Describes how the Microsoft Supply Chain group used Windows Azure BizTalk Services and BizTalk Server 2013 to handle transactions during high message load. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2013
  • Windows Azure BizTalk Services
Expose LOB Services on the Cloud Using AppFabric Connect for Services  Explains how to extend the reach of your on-premise LOB systems with Windows Azure Service Bus. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
  • BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010
  • AppFabric Connect
How to integrate BizTalk Server 2013 with Windows Azure Service Bus Explains how to leverage the new SB-Messaging adapter in BizTalk Server 2013 to integrate a BizTalk application with queues, topics and subscriptions in a Windows Azure Service Bus namespace. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2013
  • Windows Azure Service Bus
WhitePaper on Microsoft Integration Architecture: Now and the Future Discusses Microsoft integration products and provides high level guidance on designing future-proof integration solutions with BizTalk Server and Windows Azure Service Bus. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
  • Windows Azure Service Bus

 

Performance

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 Performance Optimization Guide Provides in-depth information for optimizing the performance of a BizTalk Server solution. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2013
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Performance Optimization Guide Provides in-depth information for optimizing the performance of a BizTalk Server solution. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
  • BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010
Instrumentation Best Practices for High Performance BizTalk Solutions Best practices to help BizTalk developers enrich their solutions with the high-performance instrumentation internally adopted by many Microsoft products. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
BizTalk Server: Performance Tuning & Optimization Provides IT Professionals and Developers with advanced information for installing and deploying BizTalk Server. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010

 

Operations

MSIT: Real World Migration Story from Gentran 5.1 to BizTalk 2010 Describes how MSIT migrated from Gentran to BizTalk Server 2010, including the migration strategy, map development, and testing. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Operations Guide Operations guidance based on real-world experience. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
Recommendations for Installing, Sizing, Deploying, and Maintaining a BizTalk Server Solution Recommendations for IT Professionals and Developers, including installing, sizing, deploying, maintaining, and scaling of a BizTalk Server environment, choosing the BizTalk and SQL Server editions, and developing, testing, and deploying a solution into production. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
BizTalk Monitoring Tools Discusses products and tools available that can fulfill the monitoring requirement for an enterprise/organization.  Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
White Paper: Supportability and operations of Microsoft BizTalk Server Discusses supportability of BizTalk Server. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
BizTalk Monitoring – Top 15 Best Practices Lists BizTalk server monitoring best practices. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
Real World Migration Story from BizTalk 2006/2006R2 to BizTalk 2010 Discusses the steps taken by Microsoft IT to migrate from BizTalk Server 2006/BizTalk Server 2006 R2 to BizTalk Server 2010 Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
  • BizTalk Server 2006 R2
  • BizTalk Server 2006
BizTalk Server Assessment and Architecture Review This white paper examines the best practices to make a BizTalk assessment and architecture review. This includes how to organize good documentation (for all BizTalk aspects, message flows, transformation, technologies stack, infrastructure, network, adapters, disks, connections, configurations and databases) as well as the correct indicators for the whole BizTalk environment. Applies to:
  • All BizTalk Server versions
BizTalk Server Monitoring Solutions (SCOM vs BizTalk360)

Monitoring a BizTalk environment was something that was often overlooked during BizTalk’s early years. As more organizations have invested in the platform, managing and monitoring BizTalk environments have become more and more important.

The purpose of this White Paper is to compare and contrast some of the capabilities that exist within the top two popular monitoring solutions (Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager - SCOM and BizTalk360) and provide an independent view of the strengths and weaknesses of both the products for BizTalk Server Monitoring.

Applies to:
  • All BizTalk Server versions
How to Properly Administer and Operate a BizTalk Server Infrastructure This white paper is intended to help ICT project managers, ICT managers / team leads and senior system administrators among others to understand the needs and requirements that  are necessary to administer and operate a BizTalk infrastructure. It is not only intended for organizations that are new to BizTalk Server, but also for organizations that have been using BizTalk Server for some time and want to gain a better insight.  Applies to:
  • All BizTalk Server versions
 Proactivity in BizTalk Server  The white paper applies from BizTalk Server 2004 to BizTalk Server 2013 environments. The goal is to provide some insight of how to be proactive and resolve, or avoid, potential problems before they occur. It applies to all types of BizTalk users, including architects, developers, and administrators. Not all scenarios described may occur in your environment and some scenarios not mentioned in this white paper can occur.

Due to the nature and importance of BizTalk Server, settings and best practices can vary by environment; including network settings, architecture design, versions, message flow, and resources. This white paper discussed the common setup and recommended values.

 Applies to:
  • All BizTalk Server versions

 

Adapters and Accelerators

Installing BizTalk Server 2010 Accelerator for SWIFT A single compiled document that elaborates the installation/configuration steps; including common issues encountered during installation and configuration. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
  • BizTalk Server 2010 Accelerator for SWIFT
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 White Paper: Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 to Exchange Documents with Microsoft Dynamics AX Discusses how to integrate BizTalk Server with Microsoft Dynamics AX to exchange service documents. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
BizTalk + WF/WCF, Better Together Provides .NET/WorkFlow developers with techniques for utilizing AppFabric and BizTalk Server 2010 together to develop low latency connectivity solutions to LOB systems. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
  • BizTalk Server Adapter Pack 2010
  • AppFabric Connect
  • WCF Workflow
Install BizTalk Server 2010 and BAM in a Multi-Computer Environment Describes some of the considerations that apply to different parts of a BizTalk Server and Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) installation in a multi-computer, distributed deployment. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
  • BAM

 

ESB Toolkit

BizTalk ESB Toolkit: Core Components and Examples Describes the architecture and core components of the ESB Toolkit, with some examples. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2009
  • BizTalk Server 2010
  • BizTalk Server 2013
BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.1 and Real World Best Practices Describes a list of best practices with ESB Toolkit 2.1, including benefits and limitations. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
BizTalk ESB Toolkit Architectural Notes  Describes the evolution of ESB and its implementation with BizTalk Server. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010

 

Learn

Choosing the right Integration Platform Includes all the required technical details and a checklist approach that helps decision makers within an organization. Applies to:
  • All Versions
The business value of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 Explains how Microsoft’s integration middleware can improve your business.. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2013
Training Resources for BizTalk Developer  Describes a list of essential resources to start learning BizTalk Server. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010
Training Resources for BizTalk Administrators Describes a list of essential resources to start learning how to be a BizTalk Server Administrator. Applies to:
  • BizTalk Server 2010

 

See Also

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Another important place to find a huge amount of BizTalk related articles is the TechNet Wiki itself. The best entry point is BizTalk Server Resources on the TechNet Wiki.