Getting BizTalk Server Assistance


There are three principal sources of information from Microsoft about BizTalk Server:

  • The documentation, tutorials, and samples installed with BizTalk Server.

  • The BizTalk Server sites on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and TechNet.

  • BizTalk Server information on additional Microsoft Web sites.

You can also get help from others either through the BizTalk Server community or directly from Microsoft support.

When you install BizTalk Server, you can install the BizTalk Server documentation, sample applications, and tutorials. The core documentation, samples, and tutorials cover the concepts and procedures required to use BizTalk Server effectively. BizTalk Server help also includes reference material for the languages and programming interfaces for building applications using BizTalk Server.

If you install the documentation and tutorials using the BizTalk Server Setup program, you can access them in two ways:

  • Through the Microsoft BizTalk Server 20xx program group on the start menu.

  • Through F1 Help and Dynamic Help in the BizTalk Server tools and utilities.

BizTalk Server documentation will also be made available on the Web, both as Web pages as well as in downloadable form, giving you access to the documentation from a computer on which BizTalk Server is not installed.

The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) provides online and offline services that help developers write applications using Microsoft products and technologies. The Microsoft TechNet Program delivers comprehensive technical resources that help IT professionals efficiently evaluate, deploy, and support Microsoft solutions.

Several sites on MSDN and TechNet provide a specific audience with links to the BizTalk Server information most relevant to their jobs.

The following table links to these resources.

BizTalk Server Developer Center
The BizTalk Server TechNet Resource Site

Additional BizTalk Server information is available from these Microsoft Web sites.

Microsoft BizTalk Server HomepageProvides pre-sales information about evaluating BizTalk Server as a data storage and business intelligence tool.
Microsoft BizTalk Server PostersProvides links to posters showing Runtime Architecture, Scale-Out Configurations, and Database Infrastructure.
Microsoft Knowledge BaseProvides a searchable repository of BizTalk Server articles written by Microsoft Support.
Microsoft BizTalk Server Learning ResourcesDescribes Microsoft training and certifications for BizTalk Server.
Microsoft PressLists Microsoft Press books about BizTalk Server.

If you have not found the information you are looking for in the product documentation or on the Web, you can either ask a question in the BizTalk Server community or request help from Microsoft support.

The following table links to these resources.

BizTalk Server Community Portal
Microsoft BizTalk Bloggers
BizTalk Server Newsgroups
BizTalk Server Webcasts
MSDN Code Gallery (Search for BizTalk Server)
BizTalk Server Support Center
BizTalk Server Partners

Getting Started

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