BizTalk Training Resources: Virtual Labs, Tutorials, Virtual Machine and more…

Posted: July 13, 2011  |  Categories: BizTalk

Sometimes people ask me how to quick-start learning BizTalk or I see a lot of people asking that in forums, which leads me to always be looking for these pieces of information. (here a great post by Steef-Jan Wiggers)

So, here’s a list of essential resources.

BizTalk Server Virtual Labs

Microsoft Virtual Labs take you through a series of guided, hands-on labs. Each lab is estimated to be of duration 90 minutes.

BizTalk Server 2010 Virtual Labs

  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Examining a BizTalk Application
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Creating a BizTalk Orchestration
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Creating Transactional Business Processes
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Monitoring Business Activity
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Automating Business Processes
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Calling a Web Service from an Orchestration
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Creating a BizTalk Map
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Creating and Configuring BizTalk Schemas
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Creating Pipelines
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Deploying and Managing BizTalk Applications
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Integrating with Adapters
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Routing BizTalk Messages

BizTalk Server 2010 builds on the technologies found in previous so many of the labs below will help you learn skills that apply to BizTalk Server 2010.

Unfortunately, all these resources were deprecated by Microsoft.

BizTalk Server 2009 Virtual Labs

  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2009: Using the WCF Adapters in BizTalk Server 2009
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2009: What Is New In BizTalk Server 2009
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2009: Sending EDI Messages with BizTalk Server 2009
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2009: Processing EDI messages with BizTalk Server 2009
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2009: Integration with POP3 and SharePoint and Routing Failed Messages
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2009: Building an RFID application with BizTalk Server 2009
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2009: Building a WCF Adapter using the WCF LOB Adapter SDK
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2009: Working with Pipelines
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2009: Integrating Business Rules
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2009: Deployment and Management
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2009: Creating BizTalk Server Orchestrations
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2009: Working with Schemas
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2009: Working with Maps
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2009: Processing Flat Files
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2009: Building your first BizTalk Solution

Unfortunately, all these resources were deprecated by Microsoft.

BizTalk Server 2006 and 2006 R2 Virtual labs

  • MSDN Virtual Lab Express: What’s New in BizTalk Server 2006
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Working with Schemas
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Working with Maps
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: Working with Pipelines
  • TechNet Virtual Lab: New Features for Working with Flat Files in BizTalk 2006
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: Creating an Orchestration
  • MSDN Virtual Lab: Integrating Business Rules in Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006

Unfortunately, all these resources were deprecated by Microsoft.

BizTalk Server 2010 VHD Virtual Machine

Download this fully configured virtual machine of the latest release of BizTalk Server. Evaluate the new capabilities of BizTalk Server 2010 by completing the BizTalk Server 2010 Training Kit which is preinstalled on this VHD. The BizTalk Server 2010 training kit includes labs and training videos to help you learn about the new features of BizTalk Server 2010.

System requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V is required to use this virtual machine
  • In addition to the system requirements for Windows Server 2008 as described in the release notes, a 64-bit system with hardware-assisted virtualization enabled and data execution prevention (DEP) is required.

BizTalk Server Code Samples and Training Kits

BizTalk Server 2010 Training Kit

BizTalk Server 2010 training kit includes labs and training videos to help you learn about the new features of BizTalk Server 2010.

Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010 Samples

BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010 is a set of adapters built on top of the Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Line of Business (LOB) Adapter SDK. These adapters enable service-oriented programmatic access in order to interact with an external system. The samples on this page demonstrate some of the features of these adapters.

BizTalk Server 2009 Samples

Download the entire collection of BizTalk Server 2009 samples in one download. Alternatively, to browse and download individual samples, go to BizTalk Server 2009 Samples. (Posted on 4/24/2009)

Unfortunately, all these resources were deprecated by Microsoft.

BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Samples

Download the entire collection of BizTalk Server 2006 R2 samples in one download. Alternatively, to browse and download individual samples, go to BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Code Samples. (Updated on 5/2/2008)

Unfortunately, all these resources were deprecated by Microsoft.

BizTalk Server 2006 Samples

Download the entire collection of samples published for BizTalk Server 2006 in one download. Alternatively, to browse and download individual samples, go to BizTalk Server 2006 Code Samples.

Unfortunately, all these resources were deprecated by Microsoft.

Other sources

BizTalk Server Tutorials

The BizTalk Server tutorials contain detailed steps for implementing simple scenarios. These tutorials give new users an experience of using a variety of BizTalk tools while creating compiled, testable solutions.

BizTalk Server RFID 2009 Tutorials

Other Tutorials

BizTalk Webcasts and Video Tutorials

The BizTalk Server tutorials contain detailed steps for implementing simple scenarios. These tutorials give new users an experience of using a variety of BizTalk tools while creating

BizTalk Server Community Webcasts

Books

BizTalk Server 2010

BizTalk Server 2009

BizTalk Server 2006 and 2006 R2

Others

Forums and Blogs

BizTalk Blogs and Groups

  • BizTalk Server Team Blog – BizTalk product team’s
  • BizTalk Gurus – Community Site focused on Microsoft BizTalk Server, Server, and Platform AppFabric and Windows Workflow Foundation

Forums

Microsoft TechNet Wiki

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

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

9 thoughts on “BizTalk Training Resources: Virtual Labs, Tutorials, Virtual Machine and more…”

  1. Hi,

    The link to this virtual lab goes to the wrong lab

    MSDN Virtual Lab: BizTalk Server 2010: Calling a Web Service from an Orchestration

  2. The fine man over at msdn fixed the “Calling a Web Service from an Orchestration” problem at their end 🙂

  3. it worked for me. I didn’t use this training facilities for some time and almost forgot how good and usefull they can be. Enjoyed.

  4. Good day, where may I found these training LABS for BizTalk. Most of these links and VHD labs are no longer available. We are using BizTalk 2013 but even older versions would still be fine. Thanks

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