Course Outline


Overview of BizTalk Server Features and Architecture

  • BizTalk components, tools and tasks

Installing and Configuring BizTalk Server

  • Basic vs custom configuration
  • Pre-installation tasks
  • Installing and configuring
  • Post-installation tasks

Getting Started

  • Navigating the UI
  • BizTalk Server Administration console
  • BTSTask command-line tool

Setting up and Managing Users

  • Securing user passwords using ESSO
  • Managing user credentials

Routing Messages

  • Configuring message routing
  • Sending and receiving messages (adaptors)
  • Setting up a business process workflow (orchestration)

Securing Messages

  • Installing and configuring certificates in Biztalk
  • Securing messages using pipelines
  • Encrypting and decrypting a message
  • Applying and verifying a digital signature

Creating, Running and Managing Business Rules

  • How business rules work
  • Implementing business rules using Business Rules Engine (BRE)
  • Managing Business Rules Engine (BRE)

Deploying a Biztalk Application

  • Deploying an assembly
  • Customizing binding files
  • Deploying the application as an MSI Package
  • Troubleshooting runtime exceptions

Automating a BizTalk Deployment

  • What to automate
  • Scripting using BTSTask
  • Scripting using PowerShell
  • Automating other administrative tasks

Integrating Applications across Organizational Boundaries

  • Case Study: Exchanging business documents
  • Determining where and how to send and receive messages
  • Understanding ports and bindings
  • Using parties, roles, and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Tracking and Monitoring Business Activity

  • Enabling and managing tracking settings
  • Enabling data analytics
  • Configuring Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
  • Tracking, viewing and analyzing data
  • Using third-party monitoring tools

Configuring Biztalk Server for Highly-Available

  • Managing hosts and host instances
  • Isolating hosts, services, etc.

Disaster Recovery in BizTalk

  • Planning a disaster recovery strategy
  • Recovering the BizTalk Server database
  • Recovering the BizTalk Server runtime
  • Recovering the Enterprise Single Sign-On (ESSO) system

Updating Biztalk

  • Installing Feature Packs
  • Installing BizTalk Server tools

Best Practices


Summary and Conclusion


  • Experience managing Windows-based network environments


  • System administrators
  • Systems engineers
 35 Hours

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