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…


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…