BizTalk for Administrators

This 3 days course teaches advanced management topics that are not covered in any other publicly available courses. Attendees will learn how to install, configure, deploy, monitor, and manage a BizTalk Server environment. This course also covers advanced topics with hands-on labs for multi-server installations, trading partner integration, and disaster recovery. The course is delivered in cooperation with iBiz Solutions.


This class is designed for:

  • IT Professionals who are responsible for planning, deploying, and managing on-site BizTalk Server environments.
  • Systems Administrators who deploy and manage a multi-server BizTalk Server environment
  • Systems Engineers who design and manage a BizTalk enterprise infrastructure


In order to take maximum advantage of this BizTalk server training course, learners need to be well versed with installing, configuring and managing Windows and SQL Server environments in the enterprise. if you lack any of these skills, our trained experts can help you get a fast-track that gets you started on a BizTalk server training immediately.

Course outline:

BizTalk fundamentals

  • Learn and understand fundamental BizTalk Server concepts, basic architecture and using functions of Enterprise Application Integration, Business Process Automation with support for transactions, business to business communication, message broker and business activity monitoring

BizTalk Server Message Processing engine

  • Introduces the BizTalk message processing engine, learn about the store and forward mechanism. Understand the publish/subscribe engine. Walkthrough of all BizTalk Server databases.

BizTalk administration tools and tasks

  • Learn how to use the BizTalk Configuration tool, the BizTalk administration console including the group hub, reports and tracking of events and failed messages.

Install and Configure a BizTalk server environment

  • Using best practices you will learn how to properly design, install and configure a basic BizTalk Server environment.

Configure BizTalk for a multiple server environment

  • Using best practices you will learn how to properly design, install and configure a distributed BizTalk Server environment and learn about available options.

Deploy applications, basics

  • Learn how the BizTalk installation process works, both configuration and installation.
  • Learn how to deploy BizTalk applications using Visual Studio and MSI packages

Deploy applications, scripts

  • Automate application deployment using basic scripts
  • The advanced series courses will add even more deployment options

Configure hosts and host instances

  • Learn about the role of hosts
  • Learn about host options, 32/64 bit, trusted etc.
  • Learn about how to partition, configure and tune your environment by using adding customized hosts to your BizTalk Server
  • Learn how to configure host instances
  • Introduction to KPI using BizTalk Performance Counters

Configure and isolating services

  • Learn how to properly setup your IIS environment for BizTalk Server usage

Deploy, manage, and monitor business rules

  • Introduces Business rules
  • Learn about deployment options

Configure trading partner integration

  • Introduces EDI party management and shows available configuration options
  • Learn about deployment options

Configure BizTalk to processing EDI messages

  • Introduces EDI support in BizTalk Server
  • Learn how to install and configure BizTalk for EDI processing
  • Learn about the EDI reports available
  • Shows you the usage of the AS/2 adapter

Track and debug

  • Learn about BizTalk tracking options like global tracking, port and orchestration tracking properties.
  • Learn how to track and debug services using Health and Activity Tracking

Troubleshooting services using the Group Hub page

  • Learn how to manage suspended messages using best practices and also about the termination of messages

Evaluate system performance using Performance Monitor

  • Shows you how to use BizTalk Performance Counters
  • Introduction to the PAL tool

Determine the performance of a BizTalk environment

  • Learn about available tuning options and tools

Monitor BizTalk operations using SCOM

  • Biztalk Server management pack for Operations Manager.
  • Introduction to external monitoring of the BizTalk Server environment using SCOM.

Backup and restore BizTalk databases

  • Learn how to properly perform a supported BizTalk Backup
  • Learn about the restore process
  • Learn how to avoid common mistakes

Configure multiple MessageBox databases

  • Shows you about available options for scaling out the BizTalk Server messagebox database

Develop a disaster recovery solution for a BizTalk environment

  • Planning for disaster
  • Design the BizTalk environment for ease of recovery
  • Learn what to backup
  • Learn about the restore process
  • Learn about available options

Implement Enterprise Single Sign-On

  • Learn the SSO service
  • Learn how to install and configure the SSO service for high availabilty

Enable Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)

  • Introduces BAM
  • Learn about deployment options for BAM enabled services
  • Learn about the databases involved in BAM
  • Introduction to the SSIS packages

Examine BizTalk deployment best practices

  • Presentation of BizTalk deployment best practices

About the instructor: Richard Hallgren 

Richard Hallgren, partner and solutions architect at iBiz Solutions in Sweden, is a very experienced and competent consultant who is heavily specialized in Microsoft-based architecture and development. He has a high expertise in Microsoft products and platforms such as BizTalk, .NET, SQL Server, and also high level of expertise and experience in application and enterprise architecture and related architectures such as SOA, Governance and security. For the past six years he has been working exclusively with large-scale integration solutions based on Microsoft technologies like BizTalk and WCF.

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