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  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    How To Call A Receive Pipeline In an Orchestration

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    With the release of BizTalk 2006 Beta just around the corner, why not get a head start by seeing how to call a Receive Pipeline from within an Orchestration. For starter, why would you want to call a Receive Pipeline from within an Orchestration? I had to struggle for a bit to come up with a good reason… I can find it useful in debatching Scenarios that require mapping prior to debatching or for debatching into smaller batches using a map. I could also find it useful when working with flat...
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    UK SDC BizTalk 2006 Documenter RELEASED

    Creates compiled help files for a given BTS 2006 installation. This tool can be run on an ad-hoc basis using the UI or from the command line as a post build/deploy task to create a compiled help file describing a BTS 2006 installation.
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    How To Build and Deploy BizTalk Solutions Using MSBuild

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    MSBuild is the new build platform for Visual Studios. It allows great flexibility, customization (through creating custom Tasks), and integration with unit tests. While MSBuild doesn’t directly support building BizTalk solutions, tasks are available to call the DEVENV executable and Microsoft UK has released a set of custom tasks to support a wide verity of common BizTalk tasks (available on GotDotNet ). This provided an easy method for scripting automated or ad-hock BizTalk builds and deployments...
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    Messaging Engine failed while notifying an adapter of its configuration & The error threshold was exceeded

    We recently had an issue where we had a lot of a receive locations connecting to the same server (sum 1,200). They kept going down complaining the Messaging Engine failed while notifying an adapter of its configuration and The error threshold was exceeded...
  • Windows Workflow Community Blogs via Syndication

    Windows Azure: Import/Export Hard Drives, VM ACLs, Web Sockets, Remote Debugging, Continuous Delivery, New Relic, Billing Alerts and More

    Two weeks ago we released a giant set of improvements to Windows Azure , as well as a significant update of the Windows Azure SDK . This morning we released another massive set of enhancements to Windows Azure.  Today’s new capabilities include: Storage : Import/Export Hard Disk Drives to your Storage Accounts HDInsight : General Availability of our Hadoop Service in the cloud Virtual Machines : New VM Gallery, ACL support for VIPs Web Sites : WebSocket and Remote Debugging Support Notification...
  • BizTalk Community Blogs via Syndication

    Itinerary Broker Services: The Feature We Do Not Speak Of

    I was on the MSDN Forums for the ESB Toolkit this morning, and came across a question from fellow BizTalk developer Barry Woods. He was asking about routing decisions in itineraries, so I threw in my two cents on the topic. Then I stepped back for a second...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Parallel Convoys (Concurrent Receive) in BizTalk

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    In the past, I have tended to focus on sequential convoys. Now, I decided to take a look at Concurrent Convoys. First off, I was sure in older versions of the documentation they were called Parallel Convoys? Maybe I’m mistaken or maybe the name changed over the past few months…. In any case, I will get with the times and call them Concurrent Convoys. No matter what you call them, the power and usefulness of this type of convoy is the same. Why use Concurrent Convoys? Concurrent convoys...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Tweet, Comment, or Post Your Way to One of 12 Great Prizes!

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    Time is running out to enter my contest to win one of 12 great prizes! To enter, simply take a look at my new PowerShell scripts located here: Single Server Microsoft Azure BizTalk 2013 Developer Edition Setup Scripts Domain Microsoft Azure BizTalk 2013 Enterprise Setup Scripts Then Tweet, Comment, or Post your way to a prize!  You do not need to run the scripts or do anything to enter!  Just leave a comment, tweet, or post to Facebook. You can enter through each method below but only one...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Server AppFabric for the BizTalk Developer Video Session

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    If you consider yourself a hard core BizTalk Developer, then this session is for you! A few weeks ago I presented a session on Server AppFabric to the BizTalk User Group in Sweden. This session was geared to showing how similar Workflow 4.0 and AppFabric are to BizTalk – conceptually at least. The goal of this session was to show how us BizTalk guys and gals can quickly pick up Workflow 4 and AppFabric because we already understand the concepts. I would highly recommend this 60 minute session...
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    COM proxy stub dll and why do you need it

    Let’s start from the end, after all ordering of posts on a blog make it natural. Please, notice that this post is rather for people starting writing COM, veterans would find it pretty evident. On another hand, remembering all the small details may be...
  • BizTalk Community Blogs via Syndication

    Sharepoint – Cascading Drop Down Lists

    Dependent Drop Downs, Cascading Drop Downs, Filtered Drop Downs. Whatever you want to call them, this is where you have a secondary drop down list filtered based on the choice from the primary drop down list. For example: select a country and you get...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Setting Up BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP in an Azure Virtual Machine using the Gallery

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    BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP is now publicly available as a template inside the Azure Virtual Machine Gallery.  BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP supports Windows 8, Windows 8 Server, SQL 2012, and Visual Studio 2012 (this is the only supported version of Visual Studios). What does having a Virtual Machine Gallery for BizTalk mean to you?  If you have an Azure account you can be up and running with BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP in no time at all.  Even if you do not have an account yet – it is simple to get a free...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Windows Azure IaaS is Live and BizTalk Server 2013 Hourly Pricing Released

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    Today Microsoft released to General Availability the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) side of Windows Azure.  This includes Virtual Machines and Virtual Networking.  Read complete details of the release here . This is a huge milestone for BizTalk’ers because with the GA release we now have available on a per-per-hour basis both BizTalk Server 2013 Standard and Enterprise Editions.  This opens up a whole new spectrum of scenarios using this per-per-use model.  We now have 3 new...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    BizTalk 2010 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach Book Now Available

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    I had the honor of being the Technical Reviewer on the BizTalk 2006 Recipes book.  One of the authors, Mark Beckner, has updated the book for BizTalk 2010.  It is currently available on Amazon.com at 38% off list price. This book covers the following topics: What’s New in BizTalk Server 2010 Schemas Mapping Messaging and Pipelines Orchestrations Adapters Business Rules Framework EDI Solutions Deployment Administration and Operations Business Activity Monitoring I would highly recommend...
  • Stephen W. Thomas BizTalk MVP

    Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform Available In India for 400 Rs

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    Our book, Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform: An In-Depth Scenario-Driven Approach to Architecting Systems using Microsoft Technologies, is now available in India at a significant discount for orders placed and delivered in India!  This type of discount is common with most technology books due to the difference in costs and wages in India vs. US and Europe. Computer Bookshop is offering our book for 400 Rs (20% the normal price of 500 Rs).  The direct link is: http...
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