Controlling Message Flow to a Service Host

This post presents a custom service behavior implementation for controlling the message flow to a WCF service host that reads messages from MSMQ. Let’s assume that you want to limit the rate at which the service host reads messages from a queue. This requirement usually can be derived from scalability or throttling requirements. And, when…

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Quick Follow-On

I got a few comments from people inside the team here about my last post – thanks to Colin and Omar, I now have to answer these questions: It will be great if you can elaborate “but try to move it strategically where necessary and possible”.  This will be very helpful and critical for those…

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Pretending Not To Be Microsoft

I’ve mentioned off-hand the ‘big app’ we’re building to exercise Oslo thoroughly, the so-called ‘FTA’, and I’ve promised to talk about it but so far have failed to deliver on that promise. Today that changes. First, a word of caution: it’s easy to assume that ‘FTA’ is a real product name, or that it should…

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Friends With Benefits

Last time I talked briefly about what the E2E team in CSD is and vaguely what we do. Now I want to get a bit more specific. In particular, I want to justify our existence by explaining how we benefit the development of Oslo and hence our customers. Oslo Milestone Scenarios Let’s take the milestone…

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Making Oslo Great

Hi – I’m Adam Denning, and I’m the PUM of the CSD End-to-End (E2E) team. I want to use my first blog entry here to explain what all that means and to let everyone know about the work we’re doing. First, what is CSD? It stands for Connected Systems Division and is probably best characterized…

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Outlook Folder Homepage: Hosting WPF, ActiveX and Windows Forms controls

  This post discusses the various ways of hosting nested WPF, ActiveX and Windows Forms controls inside an Outlook add-in application by customizing the view of a MAPI folder in Outlook. The well known CRM sample in the msdn article* explains the details of how to enable the WebView in a MAPI folder, register, and…

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We’re at MIX 07

Darin Miller and Paul Wheeler (your humble narrator) are at the MIX 07 conference, and we want to hear from you about your experiences with the Microsoft’s services platform and what you want/need in a services platform that is built for the web. If you’re at MIX and you’d like to talk to us in person,…

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Welcome to the End-to-End Team Blog

Welcome to the Connected Systems Division’s (CSD), End-to-End (E2E) team blog! The E2E team is dedicated to driving requirements across the Microsoft platform, and verifying that CSD’s components of that platform integrate well from the standpoint of external customers. The Connected Systems Division is made up Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow, BizTalk Server, Host Integration…

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