Update released for MSMQ 3.0 Management Pack

This week the Management Pack for MSMQ 3.0 (Windows 2003/XP) was updated to version 6.0.6615.0. I would list the changes but, after looking at the documentation, there appear to be several pages of them although the following two would appear to be pretty useful: ·         Fixed a problem when working with an instance of MSMQ in…

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Deleting Stale MSMQ Active Directory Objects

[Sharing some information that comes in handy internally] If you have installed the MSMQ AD integration feature on a domain-joined machine but are unable to see public queues then you may have an orphaned MSMQ object in Active Directory. This is a common occurance in test labs where machines are reimaged and rejoined to the same…

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"MSMQ Activation for WCF Workflow Service Application" article

A new article has been released today which describes how to set up MSMQ activation for WCF Workflow Service Application hosted in Windows Activation Service (WAS). OverviewIn .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010, you can build pure Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services, pure Workflow Foundation (WF) applications, or a workflow service, which is a…

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The Microsoft Application Platform event at Reading

Going on the success of the Microsoft Business Integration Road Show last week, it seems worthwhile advertising a forthcoming event in February. The Microsoft Application Platform in association with Technet: Connecting business applications, partners and devices  Join us at the Microsoft UK Campus, Reading on 9 February 2010. This session will provide a perspective on…

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Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1

Being a heavy user of virtual machines, this utility sounded useful so thought I would share. Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1 – Now Available! Every day, attackers attempt to invade customers’ networks and access their servers—to infect them with viruses or steal information about their customers or employees. Because offline machines are often not…

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Windows Azure trial and training kit now available

The trial of Windows Azure has been opened until the end of January 2010. Register for the trial and download the Windows Azure training kit.

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If you’re interested in solving "Insufficient Resources" problems with MSMQ …

then you definitely want to read these blog posts by Mark Russinovich: Pushing the Limits of Windows: Physical Memory Pushing the Limits of Windows: Virtual Memory Pushing the Limits of Windows: Paged and Nonpaged Pool Pushing the Limits of Windows: Processes and Threads Pushing the Limits of Windows: Handles I was fortunate enough to catch…

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Licensing BizTalk by the CPU

[[Edited December 3rd, 2009 to correct core/processor misinformation]] A common subject that I see questions about regularly is how many licenses you need to buy for running BizTalk Server 2009. The Pricing and Licensing FAQ is your friend in these situations. The most important concept to understand is that licensing is per-CPU. It doesn’t matter…

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