Resurrecting BizTalk’s Wisdom: Rediscovering Forgotten BizTalk Whitepapers

Posted: September 20, 2023  |  Categories: BizTalk Uncategorized

Lately, I’ve been engaged in the process of cleaning and reorganizing my hard drives. The sheer volume of resources I’ve accumulated over the years is quite substantial. However, there are occasions when I find myself a bit frustrated in my quest to locate them. Additionally, I’ve been revisiting a few of my online profiles and initiating the process of consolidating my resources on GitHub.

As I embarked on this quest, I stumbled upon some of my vintage articles originally crafted for Microsoft TechNet Wiki. Astonishingly, I recognized that a handful of these articles had laid the foundation for my first book: BizTalk Mapping Patterns and Best Practices.

Considering the product’s inherent characteristics, they all remain exceptionally current and relevant, so I decided to add them to my GitHub repo.

BizTalk Server: Basic Principles of Maps

Maps or transformations are among the most common components in the integration processes. They act as essential translators in the decoupling between the different systems to connect. In this article, as we explore the BizTalk Mapper Designer, we will explain its main concepts, covering slight themes such as
product architecture, BizTalk Schemas, and some of the mo st widely used standards in the translation of

This whitepaper aims to serve as an introductory guide for individuals embarking on their initial journey with this technology.

For Portuguese speakers, the same whitepaper can be found here as well: BizTalk Server: Princípios básicos dos Mapas.

BizTalk Server: How Maps Work

Maps or transformations are a cornerstone of integration processes, functioning as essential translators that facilitate the seamless exchange of information among different systems. This whitepaper is aimed at demystifying how maps are processed internally by the engine of the product as we explore the map editor BizTalk Server.

For Portuguese speakers, the same whitepaper can also be found here: BizTalk Server: Como funcionam os mapas.

Microsoft BizTalk Server seen by the programmer’s eyes

Originally featured in the Portuguese magazine ‘Programar’, this whitepaper has since been translated into English. Its primary objective is to explore the advantages that the BizTalk Server platform offers to developers.

The same whitepaper for Portuguese speakers can also be found here: BizTalk Server aos olhos dos programadores.

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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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