Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2008«

I, For One, Welcome our New Cloud Overlords

October 27, 2008


I’m trying really hard to not pay attention to PDC today, but, damn them and their interesting announcements!  The “Cloud OS” turned out to be Azure.  Good stuff there.  “BizTalk Services” are dead, long live .NET Services.    Neat that you have both Java and Ruby SDKs for .NET Services. Also, we got a full release […]

Reason #207 Why the BizTalk WCF Adapter is Better Than the SOAP Adapter

October 21, 2008


In writing my book, I’ve had a chance to compare the two BizTalk service generation wizards, and I now remember why the BizTalk Web Services Publishing Wizard (ASMX) drove me nuts. Let’s look at how the WCF Wizard and ASMX Wizard take the same schema, and expose it as a service.  I’ve purposely included some […]

That’s "MR" Skeptical Blogger to You!

October 20, 2008


A couple weeks back I answered some interview questions regarding my impressions of Microsoft’s Oslo.  One of my answers found its way into an article you can read on ComputerWorld entitled Microsoft eyes Oslo as game-changer for application development.   It’s a good article with some interesting perspective.  You’ll find my quote on page three.  I […]

In-Memory BizTalk Resequencer Pattern

October 9, 2008


I was asked a couple days ago whether it was possible to receive a related but disjointed set of files into BizTalk Server and both aggregate and reorder them prior to passing the result to a web service.  Below is small sample I put together to demonstrate that it was indeed possible. You can find […]

Splitting Delimited Values in BizTalk Maps

October 7, 2008


Today, one of our BizTalk developers asked me how to take a delimited string stored in a single node, and extract all those values into separate destination nodes.  I put together a quick XSLT operation that makes this magic happen. So let’s say I have a source XML structure like this: I need to get […]

Interview Series: Four Questions With … Matt Milner

October 1, 2008


I’m continuing my series of interviews where I chat with a different expert in the Connected Systems space and find out their thoughts on technology. This month, we’re having a powwow with Matt Milner.  Matt’s a Microsoft MVP, blogger, instructor and prolific author in MSDN Magazine.  Matt’s a good sport who was subjected to my […]


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