Routing Messages to the MQ Dead Letter Queue

I recently had a fun problem to solve for a client of mine, essentially they wanted to route messages to the MQ Series dead letter queue and have the MQ dead letter queue handler move those messages to the queue they defined in the dead letter.   The first problem was getting the message on…

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Dave Green is blogging…

Dave Green has started his blog, welcome Dave!. Dave is the WWF Architect, and he’s been having stacks of fun building out Microsoft’s workflow platform, I have to say WWF looks really cool. Dave’s a very smart cookie and has been building workflow engines for some time now, I’m sure he’ll share some interesting insights around…

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BizUnit 2.0 – Automated Testing for BizTalk Solutions

I’ve released BizUnit 2.0, in case you’ve not come across it before, BizUnit is a framework that I put together to enable the rapid development of automated functional testing for BizTalk solutions, the motivation was to provide a framework that would bring automated testing of BizTalk solutions to the masses!! BizTalk solutions are often mission critical,…

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Controlling the CLR Thread pool hosted by BizTalk

The CLR thread pool is global to the process, meaning that all components using the thread pool in a given process share the same thread pool and therefore compete for it. This for the most part is a good thing as it is more efficient in terms of system resources. When you do performance testing/tuning…

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BAM: Tracking Portal

As we all know BizTalk Server 2004 provides a great set of enabling technologies to address a number of business problems, specifically around integration and business process management, the very nature of this technology means that BizTalk is typically deployed into the very heart of the enterprise and often has very mission critical applications running…

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BizUnit v2.0 is imminent…

Version 2 of BizUnit is pretty close to compleation, the new version has the notion of passing state between the individual test steps plus plenty of new test steps not ony from myself but also from a number of customers and Microsoft partners. As I mentioned previously, for those of you that haven’t used BizUnit, it’s…

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Processing Large Interchanges

Recently I’ve have had quite a few customers asking about the processing of large interchanges, and restrictions around them. Firstly, let’s make sure we’re on the same page regarding what an interchange is, it’s a single message that contains many individual messages that are disassembled in the receive pipeline, an example of this would be…

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I’m back…New blog…

I’ve been very busy as of late which you may have gathered from the distinct lack of activity on my blog, I have a whole load of things that I’ve been working on and I’ll be blogging some of these very soon.   In the mean time, in case you’ve not seen it, the BizTalk…

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