Biztalk 2010 Cumulative update 6 and BizTalk Adapter Pack cumulative update 3

On July 16th, the new CU (cumulative update) package for BizTalk 2010 became available . This CU contains lot of kb (see the list below)
For BizTalk 2010, you can download here : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2855367/en-us
BizTalk Server EDI support

KB article number Description
2777584 FIX: The value for the « maxOccurs » attribute is invalid when you validate the BizTalk X12 EDI 835 schema in a BizTalk EDI application in BizTalk Server 2010
2778133 FIX: Message is suspended when you try to receive an encrypted AS2 message together with asynchronous MDN in BizTalk Server 2010
2858166 FIX: « Too many data elements » error when you receive an EDI X12 997 message in BizTalk Server 2010
BizTalk Server Adapters
KB article number Description
2811803 FIX: First submitted message takes longer to process than expected after periods of inactivity when you use a BizTalk Server 2010 WCF-Custom adapter
2855762 FIX: SQL connection leak when you use WCF-based SQL Adapter one-way send port to return a result set from a database in BizTalk Server 2010
2813294 FIX: 2-way WCF-BasicHttp receive port does not respond to a WCF client when the « failed message routing » feature is enabled in BizTalk Server 2010
2823757 FIX: The memory that a BizTalk host process consumes increases when there are no messages in the queue in BizTalk Server 2010
2804250 FIX: You cannot send files from an FTP server to BizTalk Server 2010 by using the FTP adapter when you specify a temporary folder as an absolute path
2742875 FIX: JDE and TibcoEMS adapter property assemblies contain no namespace and all properties are missing in BizTalk Server 2010

BizTalk Server Design Tools

KB article number Description
2818904 FIX: NullReferenceException exception when you use the « BizTalk WCF Service Publishing Wizard » to publish schemas as WCF services
BizTalk Server Message Runtime, Pipelines, and Tracking
KB article number Description
2792865 FIX: A send port that subscribes to an ErrorReport namespace context property cannot deliver an output message in BizTalk Server 2010
2802453 FIX: Pipeline on receive locations reverts to pass-through after you update the schema assembly in BizTalk Server 2010
2836801 FIX: « The transaction has already been implicitly or explicitly » error message when you deploy a large tracking profile in BizTalk Server 2010
2689953 FIX: XML declaration is removed at a receive location that uses BAM tracking and the PassThruReceive pipeline in BizTalk Server 2010

BizTalk Server Administration Tools and Management APIs

KB article number Description
2728652 FIX: The tracking settings of PassThruTransmit and PassThruReceive pipelines are unexpectedly discarded when you remove a BizTalk application in BizTalk Server 2010
2749592 FIX: Slow performance when System Center Operations Manager monitors a computer in BizTalk Server 2010

BizTalk Server Orchestration engine

KB article number Description
2835689 FIX: « The InnerText property is write only » error message when you use System.Xml.XmlDocument in BizTalk Server 2010

For BizTalk Adapter pack, you can download here : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2617150

VSTS bug number KB article number description
1249726 2845542 FIX: Package variables trigger operations fail when you use BizTalk Adapter for Oracle Database to connect to Oracle Database
1249588 2845538 FIX: « Column ‘PROVIDERTYPE’ does not belong to table SchemaTable » exception when you use BizTalk Adapter for Oracle Database to connect to an Oracle database
1266767 2845536 FIX: Messages become stuck in SM58 when you use a WCF-based SAP Adapter in BizTalk Server 2010
1243883 2836739 FIX: WCF-SAP adapter receive location freezes under heavy load when it works as a tRFC server
1158982 2800376 FIX: WCF-based SQL Adapter stops polling data when daylight saving time ends
1152657 2795080 FIX: SQL Server connections are not released when invalid messages are passed by the WCF-SQL adapter
1055658 2761439 FIX: Configured time-out value for adapter binding properties does not work when a WCF workflow application uses an adapter to connect an LOB Server instance
1031951 2746855 FIX: Database connection leak when you use Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for Oracle Database to receive messages from an Oracle database in BizTalk Server 2010

Performance issue in Development plateform : one solution clean your BizTalk DB

My dev machine works so slowly, so I decided to clean it. I found a guide to perform it.

But don’t do it on production plateform, it won’t be supported

Here are few steps to clean up BizTalk Message Box Database.

1. There is a Stored Proc bts_CleanupMsgbox in BizTalkMsgBoxDb Database. By default this stored proc does nothing. It’s Dummy. This is to prevent accidental execution in the Production Server.

2. Execute a script to recreate bts_CleanupMsgbox. Script can be found at <BizTalk Dir>\Schema\msgbox_cleanup_logic.sql. This script should be executed in BizTalkMsgBoxDb Database.

3. Stop BizTalk services from the Services (Start -> Run -> Services.msc).

4. Reset IIS server incase if you have any running isolated host instances

5. Execute stored procedure bts_CleanupMsgbox on your message box database

This SP will take an input parameter @fLeaveActSubs.
Values for this should be ’0′ or ’1′. ’1′ is the default incase if you dont supply a value.

Setting the value to ’0′ results in clearing the active subscriptions and you may have to redeploy the application. Think twice before doing this.

6. The above will not clear off all the subscription but will mark for deletion . Execute the stored procedure bts_PurgeSubscriptions on your message box database to purge them all.

7. Start BizTalk services

To clean up the Tracking data in BizTalkDTADb Database

1. Stop BizTalk services from the Services (Start -> Run -> Services.msc).

2. Execute stored procedure dtasp_CleanHMData on BizTalkDTADb database.

3. Start the BizTalk services

source (http://masteringbiztalkserver.wordpress.com/tag/dtasp_cleanhmdata/)

BAM’s guide

Another great skill in BizTalk, the BAM.

This tool is very powerfull but never really used, and often misunderstood.

For helping, Technet did a great job with these series of article about BAM. You can get general informations or very technical ones.

I’ve got just one remark, there is no explanation for when implementing BAM or about the potential, my coleague Hugues Moore wrote an article about the BAM capabilities. In a futur article, I’ll write about how to use it in real condition.

For the moment here is the link I talked about

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/5599.aspx

Articles from Technet wiki about BizTalk 2010

The TechNet Wiki is a library of information about Microsoft technologies written by the community for the community. It’s a big useful article library where we can find lot information about all BizTalk part

here is some articles  found for BizTalk Server 2010 :

Hopefully you find one of more article that are useful for you to learn about capabilities of BizTalk or new ways to integrate with BizTalk.

(source : http://soa-thoughts.blogspot.com/2011/10/biztalk-server-technet-wiki-articles.html)

Install and Configure BizTalk Adapter pack 2010

In BizTalk 2010, the adapter pack is not out of the box component, and you need to install them.

 

The BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010 provides connectivity to SAP, Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel and SQL and Oracle Databases. The BizTalk Adapter Pack can be installed in conjunction with, or separately from, BizTalk Server.

Lire la suite

BizTalk Poster

During Web surfing, I found an interesting page. Microsoft provide some BizTalk Poster for presentation.

Those are very usefull to present an architecture, or when I provide training, they permit to all trainee to locate which brick we’ve manipulate

Poster theme :

  • BizTalk Server 2010 ESB Toolkit Architecture Poster
  • BizTalk Server 2010 Capabilities Poster
  • BizTalk Server 2010 Run-Time Architecture Poster
  • BizTalk Server 2010 Scale-out Configurations Poster
  • BizTalk Server 2010 Database Infrastructure Poster
  • BizTalk Server 2010 BAM Poster
  • BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010 Poster

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/biztalk/dd807494.aspx

All poster are available for BizTalk 2009 too