How to use Duplex MEP to communicate with BizTalk from a .NET application or a WF workflow running inside AppFabric Part 3

Introduction In the first article of the series we discussed how to exchange messages with an orchestration via a two-way WCF Receive Location using the Duplex Message Exchange Pattern. This form of bi-directional communication is characterized by the ability of both the service and the client to send messages to each other independently either using…

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Running .NET4 Windows Workflows in Azure

This blog reviews the current (January 2011) set of options available for hosting existing .NET4 Workflow (WF) programs in Windows Azure and also provides a roadmap to the upcoming features that will further enhance support for hosting and monitoring the Workflow programs. The code snippets included below are also available as an attachment for you…

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StreamInsight: Creating a LINQPad data context

This blog post is for those folks comfortable with creating a data stream from an IEnumerable, IObservable or StreamInsight adapter data source.  If you’d like more details on creating those, have a look at this blog post, which covers creating an IEnumerable ‘canned’ data source then wrapping a LINQPad context around it. Creating a data…


StreamInsight: Creating a custom data context for LINQPad, chock full of weathery goodness.

Following on the heels of my last query pattern blog post, I started to dig into creating a custom data context for use with StreamInsight and LINQPad.  The default contexts supplied out of box with the StreamInsight driver (including the Hitchhiker’s Guide context) are great, but don’t contain a large volume of data.  I wanted…