Visio 2013 Stencil for BizTalk Server

Posted: June 23, 2013 in BizTalk
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Finally I’m happy with the final result and ready to release the first version of this new version of Visio 2013 Stencils for BizTalk Server… This is a collection of 73 modern flat Visio 2013 shapes that will help you representing BizTalk Server physical architectures, Integration architectures (Cloud or Hybrid scenarios) or solutions diagrams in Visio 2013:

  • BizTalk Servers shapes
    • BizTalk, SQL, BAM, IIS and so on…
  • Common BizTalk artifacts:
    • Orchestrations, Receive and Send Pipelines, Transformations and Filters
  • BizTalk Out-of-box Adapters shapes
    • SMTP, SQL, File, FTP, SFTP, MSMQ, …
  • Business Activity Monitoring, Business Rules Engine, BizTalk Console Administration and BizTalk360
  • Windows Azure BizTalk Services and Cloud shapes
  • Common Integration Servers shapes
    • SMTP, Active Directory, Web, Mainframe, …
  • Certificates, RFID, Gateway, Secure Message and many more…


As I said in my previous post, this is a major upgrade, apart from improve some of the existing shapes, several shapes were removed (like logo types and “static” receive port representations)… but many new ones were created for example: “Cloud” and “Bridges and other to provide better representation of receive and send ports. For you to have a good perspective we went from 37 to 73 available shapes that you can use and resize without losing quality!

Another big complaints that existed in the previous version was:

  • The size of the stencil file – 26,5MB
  • And the lack parameterization or flexibility on some of the shapes, specially receive and send ports shapes available

Well this two issues were solved this version. The size of the file is now 822KB! And all the shapes can be modify or reconfigured and you can apply different design templates.

There are still some points that could be improved as well as adding new stencil and I expect next month to release a new version with some of these improvements.


  • Download the file and copy to the folder “C:\Users\you_user\Documents\My Shapes” (that is the default folder for the Visio custom shapes)
  • To access the shapes in Visio, select from the Shapes Windows: “More Shapes -> My Shapes -> BizTalkServerStencilsForVisio2013.vssx”


You can download Visio 2013 Stencil for BizTalk Server (or Visio icons for BizTalk Server) from:

Collection of Visio 2013 Stencil for BizTalk Server (822 KB)
Microsoft | TechNet Gallery


Other Resources:

  1. Tarun Garg- India says:

    Thanks for shairing this.🙂

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