Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2009«

Not Using "http://namespace#root" as BizTalk Message Type

February 27, 2009

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This has come up twice for me in the past week: once while reading the tech review comments on my own book (due out in April), and again while I was tech reviewing another BizTalk book (due out in July).  That is, we presumptively say that the BizTalk “message type” always equals http://namespace#root when that’s […]

First Stab at Using New Tool to Migrate SQL Server Adapter Solutions

February 25, 2009

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If you saw the recent announcement about the Adapter Pack 2.0 release, you may have seen the short reference to a tool that migrates “classic” SQL Adapter solutions to the new WCF SQL Adapter.  This tool claims to: Works on the source project files Generates equivalent schema definitions for the operations used in the existing […]

Service Security Guide on MSDN

February 11, 2009

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The Improving Web Services Security: Scenarios and Implementation Guidance for WCF project on CodePlex now has its results in an online browsable from within the MSDN site.    I linked to this project last year, but it’s great that everything has been made available on MSDN as well. Even if you aren’t using WCF, this set […]

Tips for Successful Software Vendor Evaluations

February 6, 2009

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In the past six months, I’ve had the pleasure (penalty?) of participating in software vendor evaluations for two distinct projects.  In each case, we looked at three vendors over the course of consecutive days and evaluated them against a series of business scenarios to see which software package was a best fit for our environment.   […]

Should an ODS Have a Query-By-Service Interface?

February 2, 2009

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My company has an increasingly mature Operational Data Store (ODS) strategy where agreed-upon enterprise entities are added to shared repositories and accessible across the organization.  These repositories are typically populated via batch loads from the source system.  The ODS is used to keep systems which are dependent on the source system from bombarding the source […]

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