One of the oldest tricks you as a developer can pull is using the print statement in expression shapes in an orchestration at critical points. This can be done by using the .NET
System.Diagnostics.Trace and System.Diagnostics.Debug class libraries. You can use these libraries to write trace and debug information to one or more listeners like DebugView
for instance. With this tool you can monitor debug output on your local system or on any computer on the network that you can reach via TCP/IP.
Another way of debugging similar to System.Diagnostic is log4net. Log4net is a port of the log4j framework to the .NET runtime and part of the Apache Logging Services project. This project is intended to provide cross-language logging services for purposes
of application debugging and auditing. It is a tool that helps the programmer output log statements to a variety of output targets. It can enable to track orchestration events, without using the orchestration debugger and can be viewed as a substitute for
it. The following resources can be used to download the tool, find guidance in usage and background information:
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Another important place to find an extensive amount of BizTalk related articles is the TechNet Wiki itself. The best entry point is
BizTalk Server Resources on the TechNet Wiki.