BizTalk General Updates and Updated Resource List

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BizTalk 2009 and Adapter Pack 2.0 as recently had some rollup updates

Cumulative Update Package 1 for BizTalk Server 2009 (KB 2429050) contains 60 fixes get it here

Cumulative Update Package 1 for BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0  (KB 2444952) contains 11 fixes get it here.

More great news, There is now a poster available for the ESB Toolkit. You can get it here.

for people looking to draw up BizTalk for architecture diagrams, Sandro Pereira has produced a Visio 2010 stencil for BizTalk 2010 get it here

General Resources

Toolkits

BizTalk 2010 ESB toolkit:    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11847

Useful Code/Supplementary applications

I recommend highly you look at

BizUnit , a BizTalk testing framework http://bizunit.codeplex.com/

BizTalk Loadgen http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c8af583f-7044-48db-b7b9-969072df1689&displaylang=en

BizTalk Benchmark Wizard http://bbw.codeplex.com/

BizTalk Mapper Extensions http://btsmapextutilitypack.codeplex.com/

a set of functoids for date time/password generation/guid generation and base64 encode/decode

Thanks to Derek @ Storm for the following links

i)a useful wizard I use for creating BizUnit test steps. http://bud.codeplex.com/

ii) a BizTalk custom pipeline component wizard: http://btsplcw.codeplex.com/

Guides

BizTalk Performance Optimization Guide http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee377064%28BTS.10%29.aspx

BizTalk Hyper-v Guide http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/dd722825%28v=BTS.10%29.aspx

ESB Toolkit core components http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ff189324%28v=BTS.10%29.aspx

BizTalk Operations Guide http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ee308947%28v=BTS.10%29.aspx

Mikes guide to testing http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/BTSTestGuide/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=3786

Training

BizTalk Training Kit http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17956

the training kit has a section on Operations Management

ESB introduction videos http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/biztalk/dd876606.aspx

Posters

BizTalk 2010 ESB Architecture Poster http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11976

BizTalk 2010 BAM Poster http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=380

BizTalk 2010 Poster http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7142

BizTalk 2010 Runtime Poster http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=22226

BizTalk 2010 Scale out poster http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=15223

BizTalk 2010 DB Infrastructure Poster http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=443

 

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