Send an Un-Serialized String to Azure Service Bus Queue or Topic

When I was doing some recent work with Azure Services Bus and the preview API App / Logic App, I ran into an issue with serialization of message content with the standard brokered message.

When you send a message will the brokered message client like below you end up with a serialized message in […]

Recap of Microsoft Ignite Conference

It has been a couple of weeks since I returned from attending the 1st ever Microsoft Ignite conference, it was held in Chicago and had around 23,000 attendees and heaps of really good sessions.

I think probably one of the biggest issue with IT currently is keeping up with the rate of change, this […]

SSIS Packages to Help Management BizTalk Server Environments

Over the years working with BizTalk Server I have discovered a couple of things that have been left out of the base BizTalk Server Product, the 1st and foremost is that the Backup BizTalk Server SQL Agent job does not delete the backup files, it has a step to delete the backup history from […]

Azure IaaS Gallery Image for BizTalk 2013 R2 Developer and SQL Evaluation Edition

Published By: Bill Chesnut

The Issue

As some of us have encountered the Azure IaaS Gallery Image for BizTalk 2013 R2 Developer was created with SQL 2014 Evaluation Edition, this expired a couple of weeks ago and when you tried to use the image you got:

Microsoft has replaced the Image in the […]

BizTalk Developer Tools: Papercut

Published by: Bill Chesnut

I have decided to start a series of blog post on the tools I use as a BizTalk developer, some of the tools are not only for BizTalk but provide functionality for BizTalk developers

The 1st tool that I am going to talk about is Papercut (, Papercut is a […]

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