How to use AppFabric Auto-Start feature to avoid warm-up delays for IIS-hosted WCF Receive Locations

Scenario During recent years, I had the chance to work with many customers and I realized that one of the most recurring problems they usually experience is due to long start-up times: indeed, this is not a BizTalk specific issue, it’s rather a problem affecting any .NET application, regardless if it’s a Windows Service, a…

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How to Boost Performance of the ESB Routing and Transform Services – Part 3

Introduction   In the first article of the series, we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of using Dynamic Send Ports in a BizTalk application and in particular within a solution that makes an extensive use of the ESB Toolkit. We also talked about how to create custom services to boost the performance of message Routing…

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Large Message Transfer with WCF-Adapters Part 2

Introduction In the first part of the article we have introduced and analyzed the problem regarding the transmission and reception of a large message via a WCF Receive Location. In particular, we discussed the difference between the Buffered and Streamed transfer modes provided by WCF and in particular how using the Streamed transfer mode for…

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Large Message Transfer with WCF-Adapters Part 1

Introduction This is the first in a series of articles that will introduce and explore a couple a patterns to transfer and process large messages using WCF-Adapters. Generally speaking, an end to end BizTalk solution adopts the FTP Adapter or one of its variations (SFTP/FTPS) when it needs to exchange large messages with external parties…


4 Different ways to process an XLANGMessage within an helper component invoked by an orchestration Part 1

Introduction One of the most common scenarios in BizTalk applications is when an orchestration receives and processes an incoming XML document to produce a result message. Sometimes this latter can be generated just transforming the inbound message with a map, but in another cases the orchestration has to invoke  a method exposed by a helper…

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