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November, 2010

BizTalk Blogs

This group is for blogs related to BizTalk Server. This includes Community Syndicated blogs and Stephen W. Thomas’s blog.

BizTalk Community Blogs via Syndication

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    Sample on using SAML CredentialType to Authenticate to the Service Bus

    To answer a popular request we’ve been getting from our customers, Wade Wegner our AppFabric evangelist has written a blog post that explains how to use the SAML CredentialType to Authenticate to the Service Bus. Read Wade’s blog post to learn more on this topic: Using the SAML CredentialType to Authenticate to the Service Bus . If you have other AppFabric related requests please visit our Windows Azure AppFabric Feature Voting Forum .
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    Basics on how to setup an App Fabric Cache server and API usage

    Basics on how to setup an App Fabric Cache server and usage of APIs At this year’s SQL PASS summit , I had the opportunity to talk with customers about App Fabric Cache; as such, I prepared a demo to show some of the characteristics of the available APIs. The following is an explanation on how to setup the demo, what to expect when running it (as if you had attended), along with notes based on the most frequently asked questions. The setup For simplicity, everything will be contained on one machine...
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    Significant Updates Released in the BidNow Sample for Windows Azure

    Click here if you want to quickly grab the latest version of the BidNow sample.  Click here if you want to see a live demo of the application. There have been a host of announcements and releases over the last month for the Windows Azure Platform.  It started at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in [...]
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    New Azure SDK version 1.3 released

    A new big release of Windows Azure SDK V1.3 is available. If you haven’t installed it before follow instructions at bottom of download link. One of features I am interest in is Virtual Machine (VM) Role still in Beta, which allows you to create a custom VHD image using Windows Server 2008 R2 and host it in the cloud. If you think you could host VHD with BizTalk, you could bit please review these considerations recently posted by Sam Vanhoutte. Technorati: microsoft azure
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    Hybrid Cloud Solutions With Windows Azure AppFabric Middleware

    Abstract Technical and commercial forces are causing Enterprise Architects to evaluate moving established on-premises applications into the cloud – the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform. This blog post will demonstrate that there are established application architectural patterns that can get the best of both worlds: applications that continue to live on-premises while interacting with other applications that live in the cloud – the hybrid approach. In many cases, such hybrid architectures...
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    BizTalk Server–distinguished field

    The distinguished field is used to expose the value of a node of a message instance to BizTalk Server system. However, if there is a record that has a parent node that has multiple instances, then that record won’t be able to be highlighted as distinguished. An error message of “ The node can occur potentially multiple times in the instance. Only nodes which are guaranteed to be unique can be promoted .“ will appear. This constraint was purposely designed to remove any ambiguity in accessing the...
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    Windows Azure AppFabric Caching Service - soup to nuts primer

    Introduction One of the important reasons to move an application to the cloud is scalability (outside of other benefits that the cloud provides). When the application is deployed to the cloud, it is critical to maintain performance - the system needs to handle the increase in load and importantly maintain low latency response times. This is currently needed for most applications, be it a website selling books or a large social networking website or a complex map reduce algorithm. Distributed Caching...
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    Could Not Load Type ‘System.ServiceModel.Activation.HttpModule’

    While running the ESB Resolver example, I got a lot of errors that stated that Could Not Load Type ‘System.ServiceModel.Activation.HttpModule’ In order to resolve this: you need to run the following command C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319>aspnet_regiis...
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    WCF Test Client Assembly was not found. Reinstall the assembly or Visual Studio. The application cannot continue and will exit.

    While testing a new service I was creating on my BizTalk development machine, I wanted to test the service using the WCF Test Client. However, when I brought up the tool, I was shown all of the adapters that are created for the WCF LOB adapters: SAP/SQL...
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    Installing ESB setup powershell scripts about_signing

    While installing the sample tutorials of the ESB toolkit, I came across this error: ExceptionHanlding_Install.ps1 cannot be loaded because the execution of scripts is disabled on this system… So I, of course, set the execution policy to unrestricted ...
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    BizTalk 2010 Installation and Configuration – Installing BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010 and BizTalk AppFabric Connect feature (Part 10)

    In sequence of a set of posts about installation and configuration of BizTalk 2010, I leave you here two excellent posts about: Installing BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010 posted by Steef-Jan Wiggers: http://soa-thoughts.blogspot.com/2010/11/installing-biztalk-adapter-pack-2010-on.html And Microsoft AppFabric Connect in BizTalk 2010 posted by Thiago Almeida: http://connectedthoughts.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/microsoft-appfabric-connect-in-biztalk-2010-licensing-and-installation-whats-the-deal/ Related links...
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    Moving to cloud a bit more

    Since it announcement Windows Azure is getting more and more attention also by us BizTalk guys lije myself in Holland. I witnessed the announcement of Windows Azure by Ray Ozzie during the keynote at PDC 2008 and I was amazed by it in fact that is a was brand new wave that is heading us: Cloud Computing. Currently it is at is at highpoint of hype-cycle and it has everybody’s attention. Coming year Microsoft in The Netherlands will fully focus on Azure, it’s coming issue of .NET Magazine in March...
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    EPiServer Dynamic Content Helper

    This blog post is about making it easier to add dynamic content in EPiServer CMS. By inheriting from a dynamic content base class and specifying a type that should be used to persist the dynamic... Daniel Berg's blog about ASP.NET, EPiServer, SharePoint, BizTalk
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    BizTalk FTP Adapter – How to send an FTP message with a specified filename

    There are many approaches to this. I’ll give the simple (or basic) way to do. Set the FILE.ReceivedFileName and use the %SourceFileName% macro In the orchestration Construct Message shape, add a Message Assignment shape and then you can set the FILE.ReceivedFileName property for your flat file message as so: OutputMsg(FILE.ReceivedFileName) = System.DateTime.Now.ToString("yyyyMMdd") + “.txt” This [...]
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    Using a SAML token for the Service Bus Transport Client Credential

    The Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus uses a class called TransportClientEndpointBehavior to specify the credentials for a particular endpoint.  There are four options available to you: Unauthenticated, SimpleWebToken, SharedSecret, and SAML.  For details, take a look at the CredentialType member.  The first three are pretty well described and documented – in fact, if you’ve spent [...]
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    Using the SAML CredentialType to Authenticate to the Service Bus

    The Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus uses a class called TransportClientEndpointBehavior to specify the credentials for a particular endpoint.  There are four options available to you: Unauthenticated, SimpleWebToken, SharedSecret, and SAML.  For details, take a look at the CredentialType member.  The first three are pretty well described and documented – in fact, if you’ve spent [...]
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    BizTalk – List of Macros

    I’m always forgetting the list of macros that I use, which leads me to always be looking for them, so here’s a list of send macros that you can use: Macro name Substitute value %datetime% Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) date time in the format YYYY-MM-DDThhmmss (for example, 1997-07-12T103508). %datetime_bts2000% UTC date time in the format [...]
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    Where I found the WcfTestClient

    According to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb552364.aspx You can find the WCF Test Client (WcfTestClient.exe) in the following location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\ If you have Visual Studio 2010 installed on a...
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    ACSUG December Meeting: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Demo with Thiago Almeida

    The next Auckland Connected Systems User Group meeting is set for Thursday the 2nd of December at 5:30pm. Presentation starts at 6:00pm. It’s free and we will have the usual pizza, drinks and giveaways. Register here. Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Demo...
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    How using Duplex MEP to communicate with BizTalk from a .NET application or a WF workflow running inside AppFabric Part 1

    Introduction Some time ago, I was asked by a customer whether or not BizTalk WCF Adapters support the Duplex Message Exchange Pattern. The latter is characterized by the ability of both the service and the client to send messages to each other independently either using one-way or request/reply messaging. This form of bi-directional communication is useful for services that must communicate directly to the client or for providing an asynchronous experience to either side of a message exchange, including...
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