BizTalk Server 2013 Developer Deep Dive
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COURSE COST: $3595.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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This five­day class focuses on best­practices & pattern­based 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.
BizTalk Server Deep Dive training content includes instructor­led presentation materials, classroom demonstrations, challenging hands­on labs, and an electronic workbook that contains notes and links to additional online resources.


This course is intended for previous attendees of our Developer Immersion class who have at least one year of hands­on experience developing BizTalk Server application solutions and wish to deepen their existing skill and knowledge.

This course is intended for experienced BizTalk Server developers who have at least one year of handson experience developing BizTalk Server applications.


*Course cost does not include the cost of courseware (required) or lunch (optional). Please contact us at or 207-775-0244 for additional pricing information, or if you have any questions.

Course subject to minimum enrollment. Course may run as a Live Distance Learning (LDL) session if minimum enrollment is not met.


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 EDI­based solutions to receive, send, & batch messages
Create messaging solutions that de­batch flat­file & XML interchanges
Build processes that subscribe to failed messages
Create custom pipeline components
Integrate with SQL Server databases using the WCF­SQL adapter
Create loosely­coupled orchestrations using direct­bound 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,
Aggregate message instances using an orchestration & send pipeline
Create a role & party­based integration solution
Create business­rule vocabularies & polices
Create custom tracking solutions using Business Activity Monitoring
Extend visibility to custom .NET application using the BAM AP

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

Module 2: Inner Workings of the Messaging Engine
Lesson 1: Messaging Engine Deep Dive
Lesson 2: Two­way Messaging Without Orchestrations

Module 3: Designing and Testing Schemas
Lesson 1: Schema Design
Lesson 2: Enabling Unit Testing for BizTalk Projects
Lab: Creating Reusable Types in a Schema

Module 4: Data Translation and Transformation
Lesson 1: Custom Data Transformation
Lab: Creating Custom Functoids
Lab: Transforming Messages using Custom XSLT
Lesson 2: Creating Custom Pipeline Components
Lab: Creating Custom Pipeline Components

Module 5: Working with Message Interchanges
Lesson 1: De­Batching Message Interchanges
Lab: Processing Flat­File Interchanges
Lab: Processing XML Interchanges

Module 6: Advanced Concepts of WCF Adapters
Lesson 1: Connecting to External Systems
Lesson 2: Using WCF LOB Adapters in BizTalk Server
Lab: Executing Composite Operations Using the WCF­SQL Adapter

Module 7: Publishing and Consuming WCF and RESTful Services
Lesson 1: Overview of Service Integration Using WCF
Lesson 2: Implementing WCF Services
Lab: Building a Service Aggregator Orchestration
Lab: Exposing BizTalk Processes as Services

Module 8: Advanced Orchestration Communication Patterns
Lesson 1: Orchestration Engine Deep Dive
Lesson 2: Splitting and Aggregating Messages using Orchestrations
Lesson 3: Orchestration Communication
Lab: Orchestration Communication Patterns

Module 9: Bridging the Synchronous/Asynchronous Gap Across Multiple Channels
Lesson 1: Correlating Messages in Orchestration Instances
Lesson 2: Building Convoy Orchestrations
Lab: Creating Convoys

Module 10: Handling Orchestration Faults and Exceptions
Lesson 1: Exception Handling in Orchestrations
Lab: Configuring Exception Handling

Module 11: Implementing Transactions and Compensation
Lesson 1: Creating Transactional Processes
Lab: Implementing Transactions and Compensation

Module 12: Designing Custom Tracking Models for BizTalk Applications
Lesson 1: Introduction 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

Module 13: Building Declarative Logic Using the Business Rules Engine
Lesson 1: Concepts of Declarative Logic
Lesson 2: Fundamentals of BizTalk BRE
Lesson 3: Integrating Policies with BizTalk
Lab: Building and Using Declarative Logic in a BizTalk Application

Module 14: Advanced Concepts of the Business Rules Engine
Lesson 1: Advanced Business Rule Concepts
Lesson 2: Working with Advanced Facts

Module 15: Integrating Across Business Boundaries Using Parties, Roles, and EDI
Lesson 1: Port Binding Option Review
Lesson 2: Role­Based Integration
Lesson 3: What is EDI?
Lesson 4: Enabling EDI­Based Messaging
Lab: Create a Role and Party­Based Integration Solution