DUNS #: 07-985-4198 | Cage Code: 7F5V0 | NAICS Codes: 611310, 611420

BizTalk Server 2013 Developer Deep Dive

5 Days

Price: $3995

Course Schedule


This five-day 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.

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


This course is intended for previous attendees of our Developer Immersion class who have at least one year of hands-on 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 hands-on experience developing BizTalk Server applications.


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: Two-way 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: De-Batching Message Interchanges
  • Lab: Processing Flat-File 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 WCF-SQL 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: Role-Based Integration
  • Lesson 3: What is EDI?
  • Lesson 4: Enabling EDI-Based Messaging
  • Lab: Create a Role and Party-Based Integration Solution