BizTalk & Development Thoughts

This is a blog about my experience with development specially for BizTalk ...

TCP CICS transactions integration and automated rollback

Introduction Integrating BizTalk applications with Mainframe programs can be done using many...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 01/12/2015

Writing a custom HostApps ESB adapter provider to integrate ESB toolkit with a Mainframe

Adapter provider framework is how the ESB toolkit configures the off-ramps to send requests using...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 01/10/2015

Using Host Integration Server COBOL Import Wizard

Introduction Host Integration Server allows application integration with the Mainframe system using...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 06/07/2014

Host Integration Server 2013 TI Assembly GAC deployment Walkthrough

Introduction Host Integration Server (HIS) is used to integrate with Legacy Host technology. One of...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 05/27/2014

SharePoint Provider Hosted App Walkthrough: Part 2 Dig deep

Introduction In the previous post here I showed how to write a new provider hosted App using a step...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 03/31/2014

Small tip: Where is the XSD Definition Tab in Visual Studio 2012 with Host Integration Server 2013

Today I faced an issue that took me some time to figure out with Host Integration Server 2013....

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 01/07/2014

Using an IIS hosted MEX endpoint with an in-process WCF receive location in BizTalk Server

Introduction Receiving messages and requests using WCF endpoints and receive locations is a very...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 12/28/2013

Integrating Apache ActiveMQ with BizTalk Server 2013 using WCF-WebHTTP adapter and REST API

Introduction In this blog post I will present a very simple solution to integrate with Apache...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 12/11/2013

Creating an Active/Active SQL Cluster using Hyper-V: Part4 Configuration Revisited

In part 1of this series I showed you how to configure the virtual storage required for the cluster....

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 12/04/2013

Solved: Nested and conditional parent and child Table Looping Functoid in BizTalk mapping

Introduction BizTalk mapping tool is a very powerful tool once you get the hang of it. Sometimes you...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 08/31/2013

BizTalk Cop installation and configuration for VS 2012

I faced a requirement today that I need to enable some BizTalk best practices and create a custom...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 08/17/2013

SQL 2012 Unattended installation & Configuration file creation

Introduction In many cases you might be faced with a requirement to perform an unattended SQL Server...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 07/30/2013

Fixed: BizTalk 2013 BAM Portal configuration problem

The Problem When configuring BizTalk Server 2013 RTM on a multi-computer environment you might face...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 07/28/2013

Fixed: BizTalk 2013 BAM tools configuration problem

The Problem When configuring BizTalk Server 2013 RTM on a multi-computer environment you might face...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 07/26/2013

Securing Dynamic Data ASP.NET SQL Azure Published Web Site with ACS and Facebook as an Identity Provider

The Scenario I wanted to implement an Azure web site that is using the Azure Access Control Service...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 04/27/2013

SharePoint Group Calendar, Adding default users

The Problem One feature of SharePoint is to create a calendar and make it a group calendar. This...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 04/09/2013

A Small trick: How to extract a BizTalk BAM definition from an Excel sheet without installing Excel client

This is a small trick that I have been doing for sometime now and wanted to share. The scenario is...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 02/25/2013

How to configure SQL Database mail so send emails using Office 365 (Exchange Online): A walkthrough

Introduction SQL Server has a feature called database mail. This feature allows the database server...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 02/25/2013

SharePoint Provider Hosted App Walkthrough: Part 1 Preparation

SharePoint and office development model is changing to a new App model. This is the new development...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 02/24/2013

Create a password dialog for Visual Studio deployment project

    Introduction Most of us have worked with Visual Studio deployment projects to create...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 09/19/2012

Hyper-V Physical to virtual: Moving a natively booted VHD to be a real virtual machine

Introduction I had a requirement to migrate an existing native boot Windows Server 2008 R2 machine...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 08/07/2012

ADFS 2.0 Client Certificate Authentication using test certificates

Introduction I was developing a WCF based solution that required services to be authenticated using...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 08/03/2012

HIS hidden gem: Disable BiDi reversal

Recently I was working on a very complex integration project using BizTalk Server 2010 stack. This...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 05/26/2012

Solved: Moving SharePoint 2010 Designer Workflows between Sites

In man occasions you would be faced by the need to move workflows you developed using SharePoint...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 04/22/2012

Creating an Active/Active SQL Cluster using Hyper-V: Part3 the Active/Active Configuration

In part 1 of this series I showed you how to configure the virtual storage required for the cluster....

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 04/18/2012

Creating an Active/Active SQL Cluster using Hyper-V: Part2 the Clustered Instances

In part 1 of this series I showed you how to configure the virtual storage required for the cluster....

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 04/10/2012

Creating an Active/Active SQL Cluster using Hyper-V: Part1 Virtualized Storage

Introduction In this series of posts I will walk you through the processes of creating an...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 04/10/2012

Solved: How to move a Hyper-V virtual machine without Exporting it first

So you have created many virtual machines in Hyper-V manager and suddenly you want to move one of...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 03/14/2012

My Hello Azure Service Bus WCF Service–Step by step guide

This is the first post in a series to take you through my learning experience to using the Windows...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 12/23/2011

Implementing a message pass-through WCF Behaviour (Router WCF service)

I recently came across a requirement to implement a Windows Communication Service that acts as a...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 12/20/2011

Streamed XPath Extraction using hidden BizTalk class XPathReader

Usually when writing custom BizTalk pipeline components you find yourself wanting to extract...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 12/20/2011

BizTalk ESB: Step by Step Walkthrough Creating a Custom Orchestration Service

Introduction The BizTalk ESB toolkit is an implementation of an enterprise service bus messaging...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 11/16/2011

Extracting BizTalk Messages Content using XPath in Custom Pipeline Components

Introduction You find yourself writing custom pipeline components in nearly all BizTalk related...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 11/16/2011

BAM portal customization (Websites customization)

Introduction Although the requirement I had was to add a custom page and customize the BizTalk BAM...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 11/16/2011

ESB 2.1 Portal minimal access configuration (Kerberos)

This post will detail how to configure the ESB management portal on a multi-machine environment with...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 11/15/2011

Linking ListViewWebParts in Sandbox environments

Problem Statement You have a requirement to display two list view web parts of two SharePoint lists....

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 10/23/2011

NullReferenceException when trying to get the AdapterReceiveCompleteTime property

So you are implementing a custom BizTalk tracking solution using the BAM APIs. In this solution you...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 10/22/2011

Customizing the fields on the User Information Page

SharePoint has a built in functionality to display the user information for any user that has a user...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 09/13/2011

A ListDefinition with custom forms

Writing a custom ListDefinition is something all SharePoint developers phase more than once in a...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 09/05/2011

SharePoint Fixed issues when stopped SENS service

Now I faced this solution many times now and for many problems that I faced so I decided that I...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 06/21/2011

ASPNET_SETREG does not care about your password–Or DOES IT

If you are developing an ASP.NET application and required to have the password placed in the...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 05/21/2011

A Very Easy Method to Configure NLB for BAM Portal

There are already several standard and well documented methods for creating a NLB cluster for BAM...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 05/21/2011

Implementing Dynamic Authorization for a WCF service using SQL providers

Using the ASP.NET SQL membership provider to authenticate and authorize calls to WCF services is not...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 05/11/2011

Writing an IIS 7.5 Auto Start Provider

In IIS 7.5 there is a new feature called the auto start provider. This feature allows you to load...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 05/11/2011

Reading item attachments programmatically (SPFile.OpenBinary Exception)

This is a small issue that I faced the other day and wasted several hours of my time. The scenario...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 02/27/2011

Installing BizTalk 2006 R2 on a Windows 2008 R2 Server With .NET 4.0 installed

Today I had for specific reasons to install the older BizTalk 2006 R2 on a Windows 2008 R2 server....

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 02/16/2011

SharePoint 2010 User Profile Service: Part 4 Configure UPS Synchronization Sources

In the previous post I showed you how to deploy the BCS model for the Employee WCF service. In this...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 02/06/2011

SharePoint 2010 User Profiles Service: Part 3 Adding WCF BCS Model

In the previous post I described the exact scenario I am trying to implement and detailed how to...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 02/06/2011

SharePoint 2010 User Profile Service: Part 2 Developing the WCF service

In this post I will start talking about using the UPS and how we can use that to connect to two...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 02/05/2011

SharePoint Servers Time-zone

This is a small note. Please make sure that all servers belonging to the same farm are actually on...

Author: Mohamed M Malek Date: 12/26/2010

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