Migration considerations for moving from MSMQ/T to MSMQ adapter in BizTalk 2006

This article describes the essential points to consider when migrating your solutions from MSMQ/T adapter to MSMQ adapter. Why migrate to MSMQ Adapter? Technically, you don’t have to migrate to MSMQ adapter. MSMQ/T is present and fully supported in BizTalk 2006. It is deprecated, but that only means that it may be not there in…

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Short history of MSMQ Adapters in BizTalk

In the beginning: MSMQ AIC In the beginning there were no adapters. In BizTalk 2000 and 2002 they were called AICs – Application Integration Component. MSMQ AIC for BizTalk 2002 used MSMQ API from Windows Message Queuing and that was it. Windows Message Queuing was doing the network related job and it also stored intermediately…

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How MSMQT behind NLB works

MSMQT supports only one mode for MSMQ protocol — transactional exactly once in order. Now, how MSMQ does that. The sender sends a TCP request for the destination queue to the port 1801 and establishes the connection. Then all the messages to this queue go through this already established connection. If the TCP connection breaks, the…

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BizTalk 2006 Beta1 is available…

… from https://beta.microsoft.com If you are not registered there, you’ll have to pass through sign-off approval process first, because that’s the generic place where Microsoft products betas are available. Notice that once you logged in with your Passport ID, you need to use (on the second screen) GuestID BizTalkBetaTeam to get straight to BizTalk 2006 Beta…

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BizTalk 2006 Beta 1: You can remove MSMQT Adapter now

Just wanted everybody to know, that in the upcoming Beta1 of BizTalk 2006 it will be at last possible to remove MSMQT adapter just like any other. You still will have the code on the machine (it’s actually part of the core engine and cannot be separated), but you will not see it in confgiuration,…

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MSMQ Adapter on an NT cluster in BizTalk 2006

Some of you may already have a preview version of BizTalk 2006 from TechEd. If so, you may try using MSMQ Adapter on NT cluster. You need to make BizTalk process a cluster resource (there is a checkbox in Admin for that) and have MSMQ service on the same cluster. In the preview bits that you…

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Router field in MSMQT configuration

Sometimes people are puzzled with this field, so here is a short explanation what it does. In the generic MSMQ infrustructure can use a router when you know that sender and receiver may be unable to connect directly. For example, if they are online at different times. MSMQ router is just an MSMQ machine that…

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Really large messages with MSMQT and MSMQ (MSMQ/C) Adapter

When it comes to really large messages – and I don’t mean merely 50Mb – there is a difference between the old MSMQT adapter and the new MSMQ (a.k.a. MSMQ/C) Adapter for BizTalk.   The new MSMQ Adapter is using MQRTLarge.dll that was shipped originally with BizTalk 2004 to enable communicating large messages (exceeding standard…

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From the mail: BRE (Rules Engine) question

I am not Rules Engine guy, but I’ve checked with them, and here it is: Hi, how could I implement a rule like this in the BRE of BiztalkServer2004 (not splitting it, into separate rules): 1)IF (condition1)THEN (action1)ELSEIF (condition2)THEN (action2) Answer: Has to be separate rules:IF (condition1)THEN (action1)IF NOT(condition1) AND (condition2)THEN (action2) 2) IF (condition1)…

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