Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2009«

"Quick Win" Feature Additions for BizTalk Server 2011

July 31, 2009


Yeah, I just gave a name to the next version.  Who knows what it’ll actually be?  Anyway, a BizTalk discussion list I’m on starting down a path talking about “little changes” that would please BizTalk developers.  It’s easy to focus on big ticket items we wish to see in our every-day platforms (for BizTalk, things […]

BizTalk Azure Adapters on CodePlex

July 22, 2009


Back at TechEd, the Microsoft guys showed off a prototype of an Azure adapter for BizTalk.  Sure enough, now you can find the BizTalk Azure Adapter SDK up on CodePlex. What’s there?  I have to dig in a bit, but looks like you’re getting both Live Framework integration and .NET Services.  This means both push […]

Sending Messages From Azure Service Bus to BizTalk Server 2009

July 19, 2009


In my last post, I looked at how BizTalk Server 2009 could send messages to the Azure .NET Services Service Bus.  It’s only logical that I would also try and demonstrate integration in the other direction: can I send a message to a BizTalk receive location through the cloud service bus? Let’s get started.  First, […]

Securely Calling Azure Service Bus From BizTalk Server 2009

July 12, 2009


I just installed the July 2009 .NET Services SDK and after reviewing it for changes, I started wondering how I might call a cloud service from BizTalk using the out-of-the-box BizTalk adapters.  While I showed in a previous blog how to call .NET Services service anonymously, that isn’t practical for most scenarios.  I want to […]

10 Architecture Tips From "The Timeless Way of Building"

July 9, 2009


During vacation time last week, I finally sat down to really read The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander.  I had flipped through it before, but never took the time to digest it.  This is the classic book on design pattern which applies to physical buildings and towns, but remains immensely relevant to software […]

My ESB Toolkit Webcast is Online

July 7, 2009


That Alan Smith is always up to something.  He’s just created a new online community for hosting webcasts about Microsoft technologies (Cloud TV).  It’s mainly an excuse for him to demonstrate his mastery of Azure.  Show off.  Anyway, I recently produced a webcast on the ESB Toolkit 2.0 for Mick Badran Productions, and we’ve uploaded […]

Publishing XML Content From SQL Server 2008 to BizTalk Server 2009

July 2, 2009


I’m looking at the XML capabilities of SQL Server a bit this week, and it reminded me to take another look at how the new BizTalk Server 2009 SQL Adapter (WCF-based) interacts with XML content stored in SQL Server. I’ve shown in the past (in my book, and available as a free read here) that […]


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