check out the latest and greatest documentation material for BizTalk Server 2006 including an updated .chm file, updated config/install guides, new code samples and links to the BizTalk Dev/Tech Center and to other interesting related content.



Core Documentation |  Download

For this release, we are publishing a .chm file for download. Among the many things you will find:


  • Complete documentation for all BizTalk Server Line of Business Adapters, including new tutorials, one for each adapter. See the section "Using Adapters."
  • Troubleshooting guidance for each of the native BizTalk adapters. See the section "Troubleshooting Adapters."
  • Troubleshooting Instructions for how to capture a memory dump. See the section "How to Capture a Memory Dump of a BizTalk Process."
  • Disaster recovery instructions for backing up and restoring your BizTalk Server and databases. See the section "Backing Up and Restoring BizTalk Server"
  • Updated Tutorials. See the section, "BizTalk Server 2006 Tutorials"
  • Information for improving fault tolerance. See the section "Planning and Architecture"
  • Updated Developer's Reference that now includes the BAM namespaces that were not included in the RTM documentation. See the section "Developer's Reference"


Updated Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade Guides |  Download

The installation instructions explain how to install BizTalk Server 2006 on Windows XP, Windows 2000 Server, or Windows Server 2003 in a single server or multiserver environment.


New BizTalk Server 2006 Code Samples |  Download

We have posted 31 new code samples to the BizTalk Server Developer Center since RTM.


  • Publishing and Consuming Web Services with SOAP Headers
  • BAM and HAT Correlation
  • Consuming Web Services with Array Parameters
  • Extending the BizTalk Server Administration Console
  • Viewing Failed Tracking Data
  • Inserting XML Nodes from Business Rules
  • Using the Mass Copy Functoid
  • Using Role Links
  • Split File Pipeline
  • Using Enterprise Library 2.0 with BizTalk Server
  • Consuming Web Services
  • Console Adapter
  • Delivery Notification
  • Using Long-Running Transactions in Orchestrations
  • Using the Looping Functoid
  • Mapping to a Repeating Structure
  • Parallel Convoy
  • Policy Chaining
  • Recoverable Interchange Processing Using Pipelines
  • Using the Table Looping Functoid
  • Using the Value Mapping and Value Mapping (Flattening) Functoids
  • Direct Binding to an Orchestration
  • Direct Binding to the MessageBox Database in Orchestrations
  • Using a Custom .NET Type for a Message in Orchestrations
  • Writing Orchestration Information as XML Using the ExplorerOM API
  • Correlating Messages with Orchestration Instances
  • SSO as Configuration Store
  • Atomic Transactions with COM+ Serviced Components in Orchestrations
  • Exception Handling in Orchestrations
  • Implementing Scatter and Gather Pattern
  • Using the SQL Adapter with Atomic Transactions in Orchestrations



BizTalk Server 2006 Developer Center and TechCenter

On, May 1st, we launched the BizTalk Server 2006 Developer Center. This project constituted a complete rebuild of the previous BizTalk Server 2004 Developer Center. For May and June we featured orchestrations. This included new code samples, an FAQ paper on orchestrations, and in-depth content surfaced from the core documentation. With the re-design of the site it’s easier than ever to learn to develop, deploy, administer, and use BizTalk Server 2006. For July we will be focusing on Adapters!


In addition to the Developer Center, we also launched the BizTalk Server 2006 TechCenter. The TechCenter provides easy access to BizTalk Server 2006 technical documentation, downloads, and community, as well as to IT Pro favorites such as the Events & Errors Message Center. Each navigation page within the technical library includes quick access to search BizTalk Server newsgroups and knowledge-base articles as seen, for example, on the Getting Started page. Among many things, the site contains:


  • Virtual labs
  • The end-to-end tutorial as downloadable Word docs
  • New content on Clustering BizTalk Server
  • Links to the Installation Instructions
  • Links to the Production Documentation published on MSDN


Other Content

In addition to the fixes introduced, we have also been busy over the past few months producing, updating, and publishing other valuable content. This includes: