My latest MSDN/TechNet Activities

Posted: November 12, 2012  |  Categories: BizTalk

The last couple of months I have written and edited a number of wiki articles for TechNet Wiki. The TechNet Wiki is a place, where content is generated by the community (like myself, Tord Glad Nordahl, Steef-Jan Wiggers, Howard S. Edidin, Saravana Kumar, Michael Stephenson, Dan Rosanova, Lex Hegt and much more) and Microsoft employees about Microsoft technologies and products for the community. Below you will find a list of my most recent wiki articles on BizTalk:

Contributions in English:

  • BizTalk Server: List of Custom Adapters: There are a number of open source adapters that can aid you as BizTalk developer. These adapters are not the out of the box offered by BizTalk Server: BizTalk Server Adapter pack (that provides connectivity to SAP, Siebel, SQL and much more). This article is intended to be a knowledge base of all BizTalk open sources adapters that are available.
  • BizTalk Server: List of Third-Party Adapters: Adapters for a BizTalk server represent the fundamental foundation by which interoperability between different IT systems is possible – they’re responsible for sending and receiving messages to and from the BizTalk server and different applications. There is a great post from Stephen W. Thomas that addresses this question: BizTalk Adapters: Buy, Build, or CodePlex. This article is intended to be a knowledge base of all Third-Party BizTalk adapters that are available.
  • BizTalk Server: Transform text files (Flat Files) into XML: Transformations are one of the most common components in the integration processes. They act as essential translators in the decoupling between the different systems to connect. This article aims to help you understand the process of transforming a text file (also called Flat Files) into an XML document using BizTalk Server Flat File Schemas. This article intends to be an introductory note for who is taking the first steps in this technology.
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server seen by the programmer’s eyes: Much has been said already about the BizTalk Server platform, what it is, and the advantages offered to the organizations. For the more distracted ones, BizTalk Server is the Microsoft platform of excellence for the integration of systems and business processes. But what are the benefits that this platform offers to programmers (or developers)?
  • BizTalk Server: BizTalk Mapper Patterns: This article will provide you with common mapper problems and solutions, i.e., some BizTalk Mapper Patterns specifying best practices and some of the best ways to address some of your needs within the context of message transformation and also to enhance your skills when using the BizTalk Server Mapper.
  • Installing and configuring BizTalk Server 2010 in a Standalone machine: This guide describes the process for installing and configuring Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 on a single computer (standalone machine) running Windows Server 2008 R2. This information will help you plan the installation and configuration of BizTalk Server 2010, applications and components on which it depends.

Contributions in Portuguese:

  • BizTalk Server – Transformar arquivos de texto (Flat Files) em XML: Normalmente associamos as transformações de documentos aos mapas de BizTalk, mas a realidade é que existem dois tipos de transformações: as de estrutura (semântica) e as de representação (sintaxe). Estas últimas tipicamente ocorrem à entrada ou saída do BizTalk Server. Este artigo tem como objectivo ajudá-lo a compreender o processo de transformação de arquivos de texto (também chamados de Flat Files) num documento XML, bem como na validação da informação neles contida.

Feel free to edit, change and add content! And I hope you will find these articles useful.

MSDN Code Gallery (now Developer Code Samples) is your destination for downloading sample applications and code snippets, as well as sharing your own resources. Below you will find a list of my most recent Code Gallery project on BizTalk and Windows Azure Service Bus EAI & EDI:

TechNet Gallery is your destination for finding resources written in VB Script, PowerShell, SQL, JavaScript, or other script languages, or other kinds of resources (docs, Visio file and so on). Below you will find a list of my most recent contributions on BizTalk:

I hope you will find these contributions useful.

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.

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