BizTalk 2010 Beta and AppFabric

Posted: June 17, 2010  |  Categories: AppFabric BizTalk Server 2010 Uncategorized

In my previous post I mentioned I was going to try out AppFabric on my BizTalk Server 2010 Beta VM. There is whitepaper out called BizTalk + AppFabric, Better Together, but I used different set of prerequisites:

  • Latest version AppFabric that can be download from MS;
  • SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition;
  • BizTalk Server 2010 Beta;
  • BizTalkWCFLOBAdapterSDK_x86_Beta.exe;
  • BizTalkAdapterPack_x86_Beta.exe.

I forgot to install the hotfix, so when you want to configure AppFabric you will see the screen below. image

You need to install this hotfix and IIS Web Deployment tool first, before you install AppFabric. Depending on your environment (operating system and architecture) you can choose :

  • Windows Server 2008 x86 – WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x86_6.0.exe <— My choice for my VM
  • Windows Vista x86 – WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x86_6.0.exe
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 – WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64_6.0.exe
  • Windows Vista x64 – WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64_6.0.exe
  • Windows 7 x86 – WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x86_6.1.exe
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 – WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64_6.1.exe
  • Windows 7 x64 – WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64_6.1.exe

And as soon as you got your AppFabric installed and configured you can follow the steps in the whitepaper, which are pretty straight forward as a walkthrough. In the end you can run the console app.


And check the results in SQL Management Studio.


I can conclude that AppFabric and BizTalk Server 2010 Beta with Beta Adapter SDK and Beta Adapter Pack work well together. Some other related resources you can check on BizTalk Server and AppFabric, see Thiago’s post and a post I did in the past Working with Windows Server AppFabric. This is definitely a technology to learn looking at future and confirmation that BizTalk is here to stay.


Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is all in on Microsoft Azure, Integration, and Data Science. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of scenarios such as custom .NET solution development, overseeing large enterprise integrations, building web services, managing projects, designing web services, experimenting with data, SQL Server database administration, and consulting. Steef-Jan loves challenges in the Microsoft playing field combining it with his domain knowledge in energy, utility, banking, insurance, healthcare, agriculture, (local) government, bio-sciences, retail, travel, and logistics. He is very active in the community as a blogger, TechNet Wiki author, book author, and global public speaker. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years.


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