BizTalk 2013 Developer Deep Dive

Take your skills to the next level with this advanced class for experienced BizTalk Server developers.

Are you a BizTalk Developer who knows what to do, but you are unsure why you do it? If so, you need to BizTalk Server Developer Deep Dive. This class focuses on best-practices & pattern-based design while pulling back the curtain on some of BizTalk Server's eccentricities. This class guarantees to challenge the way you think about BizTalk Server application design.

This course is intended for experienced BizTalk Server developers who have at least one year of hands-on experience developing BizTalk Server applications

BizTalk Server Deep Dive training content includes instructor-led presentation materials, classroom demonstrations, challenging hands-on labs, and an electronic workbook that contains notes and links to additional online resources.

At course completion, students will be able to:
•Create & implement custom simple & complex types in schemas
•Call external assemblies using the Scripting functoid
•Create custom functoids
•Design maps that execute custom XSLT
•Create EDI-based solutions to receive, send, & batch messages
•Create messaging solutions that de-batch flat-file & XML interchanges
•Build processes that subscribe to failed messages
•Create custom pipeline components
•Integrate with SQL Server databases using the WCF-SQL adapter
•Create loosely-coupled orchestrations using direct-bound ports
•Properly utilize the Call Orchestration & Start Orchestration shapes
•Develop applications that use dynamic send ports
•Implement complex orchestration patterns including: external code invocation, convoys, transactions & compensation, & exception handling
•Aggregate message instances using an orchestration & send pipeline
•Create a role & party-based integration solution
•Create business-rule vocabularies & polices
•Create custom tracking solutions using Business Activity Monitoring
•Extend visibility to custom .NET application using the BAM API

Course Outline

Module 1: Review of BizTalk Server Fundamentals
• BizTalk Server Architecture
• Creating a BizTalk Solution

Module 2: The BizTalk Messaging Engine
• Lesson 1: Messaging Engine Deep Dive
• Lesson 2: Schema Design
• Lab: Creating Reusable Types in a Schema
• Lesson 3: Data Transformation
• Lab: Creating Custom Functoids
• Lesson 4: Transforming Data using Custom XSLT
• Lab: Transforming Messages using Custom XSLT
• Lesson 5: De-Batching Message Interchanges
• Lab: Processing Flat-File Interchanges
• Lab: Processing XML Interchanges
• Lesson 6: Creating Custom Pipeline Components
• Lab: Creating Custom Pipeline Components

Module 3: Integrating with External Services
• Lesson 1: Role of Adapters in BizTalk
• Lesson 2: Connecting to External Services
• Lab: Building a Service Aggregator Orchestration
• Lab: Exposing BizTalk Processes as Services
• Lab: Integrating with SQL Databases
• Lab: Integrating with SharePoint
• Lab: Integrating using the FTP Adapter
• Lab: Integrating with Mainframe Applications

Module 4: The BizTalk Orchestration Engine
• Lesson 1: Orchestration Engine Deep Dive
• Lab: Configuring Exception Handling
• Lesson 2: Orchestration Communication Patterns
• Lab: Advanced Orchestration Communication
• Lesson 3: Advanced Orchestration Patterns
• Lab: Creating Convoys
• Lesson 4: Transactional Scopes and Compensation
• Lab: Creating Transactions and Compensation

Module 5: Integrating using Parties and EDI
• Lesson 1: Introduction to Trading Partner Integration
• Lesson 2: Introduction to EDI
• Lesson 3: Creating EDI and AS2 Solutions
• Lesson 4: The Pieces of a TPM Solution
• Lab: Implementing an EDI Messaging Solution

Module 6: Integrating with Business Rule Policies
• Lesson 1: Introduction to Business Rules
• Lesson 2: Integrating Business Rules
• Lab: Integrating Business Rules

Module 7: Enabling Business Activity Monitoring
• Lesson 1: Intro to Business Activity Monitoring
• Lesson 2: Enabling Business Activity Monitoring
• Lesson 3: Extending BAM Beyond BizTalk
• Lab: Creating a Simple BAM Solution
• Lab: Gathering Data Using the BAM API


This course is intended for:

  • Experienced BizTalk Server Developers – who have at least 0ne year of hands-on expereince developing BizTalk Server applications