Summary of my contributions on MSDN Code Gallery and TechNet Gallery in the last half of 2013

Posted: December 16, 2013  |  Categories: BizTalk

We are getting close to the end of another year and this is the right time to do a personal end-of-year review and make some work/life balance. To do some of your own personal planning for the year ahead. What personal goals do you want to achieve over the next 12 months? But also to look back and reflect on what you achieved in this last year. So in the following of one of my previous posts, this is the list of my contributions in the last six months on MSDN Code Gallery and TechNet Gallery.

MSDN Code Gallery is your destination for downloading sample applications and code snippets, as well as sharing your own resources.

List of contributions on MSDN Code Gallery:

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).

List of contributions on TechNet Gallery:

  • BizTalk Infrastructure and Solution Overview Samples: Creating documentation is boring and it can be a challenging task. However, documentation is an important part of every BizTalk Integration projects or for infrastructures operations management and administration. They will help you in many critical situations and will reduce the time needed to carry out different procedures like finding where the machines are hosted, how many machines your environment have, what are the actors (systems, protocols) in a given solution and so on. This contribution is a list of diagrams samples that you can use in your documentation describing Infrastructure, Solution and Technical overview of your BizTalk Solution/Environment.
  • Monitoring Windows Updates and Pending Restarts on the servers using PowerShell: The script will monitor all the servers with Windows Updates ready to be installed, Windows Updates configured to be checked manually or servers that required a reboot. Servers that do not fall under these conditions will not be listed.
  • PowerShell to Configure BizTalk Server Host and Host Instances: One of the tasks that we need to do in all our new BizTalk environment over and over again is creating and configuring the Host, Host Instances and of course the adapter handlers. This PowerShell script will help you to automate this process according to some of the Best Practices.
  • Collection of Visio 2013 Stencil for BizTalk Server: New version of Visio 2013 Stencil for BizTalk Server with several modern flat Visio 2013 shapes for representing BizTalk Server physical architectures, Integration architectures or solutions diagrams in Visio 2013.
  • Collection of Visio 2010 Stencil for BizTalk Server: New version of Visio 2010 Stencil for BizTalk Server with several modern flat Visio shapes for representing BizTalk Server physical architectures, Integration architectures or solutions diagrams in Visio 2010.
  • Enable all the required IIS features for BizTalk Server with PowerShell: Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) provides a Web application infrastructure for many BizTalk Server features. BizTalk Server requires IIS for the following features: HTTP adapter, SOAP adapter, Windows SharePoint Services adapter, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption and BAM Portal. This PowerShell script to help you automate the process of configuring IIS with all the required features for BizTalk Server.
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.

2 thoughts on “Summary of my contributions on MSDN Code Gallery and TechNet Gallery in the last half of 2013”

  1. Parabéns Sandro, sigo o teu blog em detalhe! Os teus contributos são de facto uma mais valia para toda a comunidade. Obrigado.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

BizTalk360
BizTalk Server

Over 500+ customers across
30+ countries depend on BizTalk360

Learn More
Serverless360
Azure

Manage and monitor serverless
components effortlessly

Learn More
Atomicscope
Business Users

Monitor your Business Activity in iPaaS
or Hybrid integration solutions

Learn More

Back to Top