Hybrid Cloud Solutions With Windows Azure AppFabric Middleware

Abstract (updated version) Technical and commercial forces are causing Enterprise Architects to evaluate moving established on-premises applications into the cloud – the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform. This blog post will demonstrate that there are established application architectural patterns that can get the best of both worlds: applications that continue to live on-premises while interacting with…

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BizTalk Server–distinguished field

The distinguished field is used to expose the value of a node of a message instance to BizTalk Server system. However, if there is a record that has a parent node that has multiple instances, then that record won’t be able to be highlighted as distinguished. An error message of “The node can occur potentially…

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BizTalk Patterns part 2–Sync Async

co-Authored by Thiago Almeida (Datacom) reviewed by Conor Brady (Oakton) Developing a BizTalk Server solution can be challenging, and especially complex for those who are unfamiliar with it. Developing with BizTalk Server, like any software development effort is like playing chess. There are some great opening moves in chess, and there are some great patterns…

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StreamInsight: Synchronizing slow-moving reference streams with fast-moving data streams (time import)

One of the common tasks in StreamInsight is to use a reference stream to integrate metadata or reference data from a relatively static source (such as a SQL Server table – a walkthrough of this technique will be described in an upcoming blog post).  One of the challenges in integrating the reference stream has to…