Essential BizTalk Server



In this course, you will learn the best practices in BizTalk applications related to set up, configuration, development, deployment, tracking, and administration. You will also learn how orchestration, business rules, and business activity monitoring allow you to develop sophisticated, agile, and transparent business processes-all without writing any custom code. We'll be using the latest version of the product: BizTalk 2013.

Note: You are required to bring your own laptop.


  • Architects and developers with limited or no experience with BizTalk who want to broaden their understanding


  • Essential .NET

Learning Objectives

BizTalk best practices including:

  • Architecture
  • Orchestrations
  • XML and XML schemas in BizTalk
  • Using the Orchestration Designer
  • Writing XSLTs with BizTalk maps
  • Creating and managing ports
  • Adapters and pipelines
  • Custom adapters and pipelines
  • Using Web Services in BizTalk
  • Business rules engine
  • Correlation and convoys
  • Transactions
  • Debugging strategies
  • WCF adapters
  • Administration and deployment features
  • BAM
  • Deployment

1. Overview

2. Messaging Architecture

3. Schemas I-Defining Message Structure

4. Schemas II-Message Routing

5. Adapters I-Basic Adapters

6. Adapters II-Database and Line of Business Adapters

7. Pipelines I-Pre-Processing Inbound Messages

8. Pipelines II-Post-Processing Outbound Messages

9. Maps I-Basics

10. Maps II-Advanced Topics

11. Orchestrations I-Basics

12. Orchestrations II-Persistence

13. Orchestrations III - Scopes

14. Debugging BizTalk Solutions

15. Web Services I-Consuming Web Services

16. Web Services II-Exposing Web Services

17. Business Rules Engine

18. Business Activity Monitoring

19. BizTalk Deployment