Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2010«

2010 Year in Review

December 30, 2010


I learned a lot this year and I thought I’d take a moment to share some of my favorite blog posts, books and newly discovered blogs. Besides continuing to play with BizTalk Server, I also dug deep into Windows Server AppFabric, Microsoft StreamInsight, Windows Azure,, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and enterprise architecture.  I […]

5 Quick Steps For Trying Out StreamInsight with LINQPad

December 23, 2010


Sometimes I just want to quickly try out a technical idea and hate having to go through the process of building entire solutions (I’m looking at you, BizTalk).  Up until now, StreamInsight has also fallen into that category.  For a new product, that’s a dicey place to be.  Ideally, we should be able to try […]

My Co-Authors Interviewed on Microsoft

December 18, 2010


You want this book! -Ron Jacobs, Microsoft Ron Jacobs (blog, twitter) runs the Channel9 show called and he just interviewed Ewan Fairweather and Rama Ramani who were co-authors on my book, Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform.  I’m thrilled that the book has gotten positive reviews and seems to fill a gap in […]

Error with One-Way WSDL Operations and BizTalk Receive Locations

December 5, 2010


Do you ever do WSDL-first web service development?  Regardless of the reason that you do this (e.g. you’re an architectural-purist, your mother didn’t hold you enough), this style of service design typically works fine with BizTalk Server solutions.  However, if you decide to build a one-way input service, you’ll encounter an annoying, but understandable error. […]

Interview Series: Four Questions With … Ben Cline

December 2, 2010


Hello and welcome to my 26th interview with a thought leader in the “connected technology” domain.  This month we are chatting with Ben Cline.  Ben is a BizTalk architect at Paylocity, Microsoft MVP for BizTalk Server, blogger, and super helpful guy on in the Microsoft forums. We’re going to talk to Ben about BizTalk best […]


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