Tord Glad Nordahl
Adapter Pack Integration Capabilities (BizTalk)
The latest adapter pack that Microsoft includes with BizTalk contains WCF-based adapters (i.e. bindings) for Line-Of-Business systems (SAP, Siebel, Oracle eBusiness Suite), SQL and Oracle databases.
These adapters can be used within the BizTalk Runtime, separately in .NET projects, Windows Azure and with the latest addition of the Service Bus (Windows Azure Service Bus EDI/EAI CTP). In this talk the different aspects of using this adapter pack will be discussed combined with samples to demonstrate its versatile integration capabilities.
Steef-Jan is an IT architect/Consultant with over 13 years of experience as a technical lead developer and application architect, specializing in custom applications, enterprise application integration (BizTalk), Web services and Windows Azure. He has experience in architecting, designing, developing, and supporting sophisticated and innovative software using many different Microsoft technologies and products.
Steef-Jan is very active in the BizTalk community as a blogger, Wiki author/editor, forums moderator, writer and public speaker. He has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award (2010) for his contributions to the world-wide BizTalk Server community. He was re-awarded his MVP status in July 2011.
On his personal blog and company blog he shares his knowledge around SOA, Azure AppFabric (ServiceBus) and BizTalk.
His certifications are: MCSD, MCSD.NET, MCSA, MCDBA, MCAD, MCTS: BizTalk Server 2006, BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and BizTalk Server 2010. Steef-Jan is the author of the BizTalk Server 2010 Cookbook, published 31st of March 2012.
Introduction to the Azure Service Bus EAI/EDI features.
Historically, both EAI and EDI has been performed through BizTalk. With this preview we will give an early glimpse into how Microsoft envisions these types of integration scenarios being addressed in a Platform as a Service (PaaS) based environment.
In this session we’ll see EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) and EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) functionalities like: how to manage EDI message exchanges and trading partners with the Azure EDI Portal; how to support Flat files; edit Schemas and transformation maps.
Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a BizTalk consultant at DevScope (www.devscope.net). In the last few years he has been working implementing integration scenarios and Cloud Provisioning at a major telecommunications service provider in Portugal.
His main focus is on Integration Technologies where he has been using .NET, BizTalk and SOAP/XML/XSLT since 2002.
He is an active member and moderator on the MSDN BizTalk Server Forums, Code Gallery contributor and was awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for BizTalk Server by Microsoft in 2011. He is also the, author of the Blog: http://sandroaspbiztalkblog.wordpress.com/, member of the BizTalk Brazil community: http://www.biztalkbrasil.com.br/ and member of BizTalk Administrators community: http://www.biztalkadminsblogging.com.
BizTalk assessment and architecture review
Making a good BizTalk assessment and architecture review is a not a simple thing. BizTalk Server needs many different technologies in order to run.
There are many aspects to be considered and many things to inspect in order to make a complete BizTalk architecture review.
The objectives are many for example:
- how to make good performance tests
- provide the best practices around possible issues
- pinpoint possible bottlenecks to improve the quality of software,
- code review
- provide best practices for maintaining a BizTalk environment to obtain stability and availability of the platform that will host BizTalk applications.
During this session we examine the best way to make a BizTalk assessment and architecture review. This includes how to organize good documentation (for all BizTalk aspects, as message flow, channels, transformation, technologies stack, infrastructure, network, adapters, disks, connections, configurations and databases) as well as the correct indicators for the whole BizTalk environment.
Nino Crudele has been an BizTalk MVP for 5 years, currently Nino is the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) at Raise S.r.l, a consultancy company in Italy.
Besides that he is also a Virtual Technology Specialist for BizTalk Server, a role in which he works closely with Microsoft Italy. He enjoys this role as it enables him to work with many different clients seeing BizTalk in different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality.
Nino has worked with most of the BizTalk accelerators, Rosettanet, HL7, SWIFT and has done some big projects on EDI and RFID. In the past he also had the opportunity to be part of a big integration project with a major Italian enterprise organization that integrates many technologies like SAP, AS400, TIBCO and others using BizTalk.
Administer, Operate, Support and Monitor your BizTalk environment efficiently using BizTalk360
BizTalk360 addresses some of the common problems organizations face today while managing a BizTalk infrastructure for day-to-day operations. In this session we’ll cover some of the key capabilities of BizTalk360 (as listed below) and see how Microsoft BizTalk Server customers can take advantage of the investments we have made in BizTalk360.
1. Ability to provide read-only access to the environment to certain people, ex: Offshore/First line support teams
2. Governance/Auditing capabilities, knowing who did what in the environment
3. Graphical message flow viewer to analyze the end to end transaction flows
4. Throttling analyzer designed specifically to easily understand BizTalk throttling behavior
5. Various dashboards to assist support people in their day-to-day activities
6. Specially designed Advanced Event Viewer to cater for BizTalk requirements
7. Sophisticated monitoring solution to actively monitor resources like BizTalk Applications, disks, event logs, SQL jobs etc. alerts via email and SMS
8. Dynamic network topology view of BizTalk environments
9. Ability to manage multiple BizTalk environments from a single location using your favorite web browser
10. Ability to share your expensive BizTalk infrastructure between Business units/departments safely and many more.
Saravana Kumar is the founder and CTO of BizTalk360. He has been a Microsoft MVP for BizTalk Server since 2007, blogger (http://digitaldeposit.net/saravana), and international speaker.
He has experienced nearly a decade of real-world use of Microsoft BizTalk Server at both large and small companies. He has written white papers and articles for various publications including MSDN and Wrox.
In 2005 he won the Connected Systems Developer competition for designing and building SQL Service Broker Management Studio. He is also the founder of the 2 famous BizTalk community sites http://www.biztalk247.com and http://blogdoc.biztalk247.com.
Message Flow Monitoring BizTalk 360
In this presentation the added value of Message Flow Monitoring in comparison to Endpoint Monitoring is described. Message Flow Monitoring gives near real-time insight of the messages flow through your BizTalk environment. There will also be a presentation of how BizTalk360 supports Message Flow Monitoring.
Lex Hegt currently works as a BizTalk architect and administrator at Ordina. He has over 25 years of experience within Information Technology and, he has worked with BizTalk since BizTalk 2004.
His first BizTalk assignments were as a developer, but he changed fields and is now working as a BizTalk administrator. He has blogged for many years at the BIA blog (http://biztalkia.blogspot.com) and started this year to blog at the BizTalkAdminBlogging (http://www.biztalkadminsblogging.com). Lex has certifications for BizTalk Server 2006, BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and BizTalk Server 2010.
He is the founder of ReLex IT which mainly focuses on software consulting and a product called BizTalk Processing Monitor (or BPM). This software enables message flow monitoring through BizTalk and will be integrated into BizTalk360.
Tord Glad Nordahl
Throttling and thresholds, Wrap up – Roadmap BizTalk Next
There is a lot of different information about how thresholds and automatic throttling affects BizTalk. How does it really work and what does the different setting really mean. This presentation will talk about the different host settings and the different throttling states, what it means and how this can help your environment. The session includes pointers on how to resolve throttling states, how to tune up and down your applications to increase or decrease processing of messages.
Tord Glad Nordahl is a BizTalk Administrator expert at Bouvet ASA (http://www.bouvet.no). He works as an advisor and performs training, health checking, and other administrator tasks at different companies in Norway. He is also a public speaker at different events over the world.
Tord has over 4 years of BizTalk experience and is one of the few with an in-depth knowledge of how BizTalk works, and how to improve it by using the best practices.
Tord is also a contributor of the biztalkadmin.com blog (http://biztalkadmin.com) and at the Microsoft forums. Tord is also working as a co-author on the first BizTalk Administration book.