Building a Pub/Sub Message Bus with WCF and MSMQ

Somebody mentioned a useful link to me today that I thought I would share: Building a Pub/Sub Message Bus with WCF and MSMQ This post was written last year by Tom Hollander, one of my colleagues down under. This was followed up by three posts to expand on the subject: MSMQ, WCF and IIS: Getting them…


Microsoft Business Integration Road Show reaches Reading

An opportunity (aimed at IT decision makers) to learn more about Biztalk Server: Microsoft Business Integration Road Show – Integrate, Automate and Simplify your businessDecember 2nd, 2009 Event Overview”The global roadshow comes to Microsoft Reading to enable you to discover BizTalk Server 2009 and the Microsoft Application Platform.  Learn how these technologies enable you to…


Free eBook download – "Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2"

Sadly no MSMQ 5.0 content but may still be of interest:  Download the Free MS Press eBook:  Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2  Blurb: “Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2, by Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker, is a great resource for learning about the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 in the areas of virtualization, management,…


Deleting MSMQ Queues with PowerShell

Here’s a short blog post by Ivan Suhinin about deleting MSMQ queues with PowerShell: Friday, 13 November 2009 Delete all MSMQ queues at some PC with PowerShell


MSMQ and Silverlight – pardon?

I was stalking the MSMQ topic on Twitter and found someone bemoaning the absence of MSMQ in Silverlight. This did cause me to reassess my (very limited) concept of what Silverlight actually was – a system for generating pretty graphical apps that competes with Adobe’s Flash. Basically I found I had no idea what Silverlight could,…


Which editions have full 64-bit support in BizTalk?

There are times when a table explains things so much better than just text. From BizTalk Server 64-Bit Support: Which versions of 64-bit Windows are supported? All versions of BizTalk Server 2006 support 32-bit execution on Windows Server 2003 x64 (including R2) and Windows XP Professional x64 by using WOW64. Additionally, BizTalk Server 2006 Enterprise,…


Message Queuing Downlevel Client Support won’t work with MSMQ error code 0xC00E1001

To test out a problem for a customer, I had to add a Windows 2000 server and MSMQ 2.0 to one of my domains. The installation of the Active Directory Integration portion failed as it could not contact the domain controller. The DC was definitely running but the “Message Queuing Downlevel Client Support” service, although set to…


How much load does MSMQ put on Active Directory?

I recently had a request from a customer who is planning on changing his MSMQ servers from workgroup mode to AD Integrated mode. They were looking for information and guidance on what kind of stress this would place on their AD Infrastructure. They have 20 queues, processing a total of 100,000 messages/day, with a 1MB average message size. I thought…


TechEd Europe 2009 – Berlin here we come!

Only a few days to go before I’ll be helping out on the “Ask The Experts” booths in Berlin. If you are at the event then please pop by and say “hello” – you don’t even need to have a question. 🙂 During my free time I’ll be catching up on the BizTalk (plus WCF…