How to use Duplex MEP to communicate with BizTalk from a .NET application or a WF workflow running inside AppFabric Part 1

Introduction Some time ago, I was asked by a customer whether or not BizTalk WCF Adapters support the Duplex Message Exchange Pattern. The latter is characterized by the ability of both the service and the client to send messages to each other independently either using one-way or request/reply messaging. This form of bi-directional communication is…

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How to Boost Performance of the ESB Routing and Transform Services – Part 3

Introduction   In the first article of the series, we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of using Dynamic Send Ports in a BizTalk application and in particular within a solution that makes an extensive use of the ESB Toolkit. We also talked about how to create custom services to boost the performance of message Routing…

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Large Message Transfer with WCF-Adapters Part 2

Introduction In the first part of the article we have introduced and analyzed the problem regarding the transmission and reception of a large message via a WCF Receive Location. In particular, we discussed the difference between the Buffered and Streamed transfer modes provided by WCF and in particular how using the Streamed transfer mode for…

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How to Boost Performance of the ESB Routing and Transform Services – Part 2

Introduction In the first part of the article, we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of Dynamic Send Ports and we introduced two custom components that allow, respectively, to use Static Send Ports instead of Dynamic Send Port with an ESB Itinerary and to speed up message transformation. In this post I will move into detailing…

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How to Boost Performance of the ESB Routing and Transform Services – Part 1

Introduction Recently I had chance to work with a couple of customers that make extensive use the ESB Toolkit (specifically, V 2.0 in this case) in their BizTalk solutions, and to exchange ideas with some of you regarding the alleged performance problems affecting Dynamic Send Ports. In the last few weeks I received comments like…

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Video Recordings from the meeting of the Swedish BizTalk User Group

Below you can find a link to the video recording of the presentations that Mikael Håkanssons and Ewan Fairweather delivered at the meeting of the Swedish BizTalk User Group. Instrument your BizTalk Server Optimizing and verifying your BizTalk Server installation is not an easy thing to do. The documentation is good but very extensive. This…

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Large Message Transfer with WCF-Adapters Part 1

Introduction This is the first in a series of articles that will introduce and explore a couple a patterns to transfer and process large messages using WCF-Adapters. Generally speaking, an end to end BizTalk solution adopts the FTP Adapter or one of its variations (SFTP/FTPS) when it needs to exchange large messages with external parties…

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Packt’s SOA book Promotion

I publish the following announcement by Packt Publishing as some of you might be interested in their promotions: Innovative and fast-growing IT publisher, Packt Publishing (www.PacktPub.com) has announced a series of giveaways and promotions, including the release of a free downloadable eBook, to herald the imminent launch of three new books on Service Oriented Architecture…

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Yet on BizTalk Impersonation With WCF Adapters

Scenario Last year I wrote a post on how using BizTalk Server 2006 R2/2009 and Protocol Transition to impersonate the original caller when invoking a downstream service that uses the Windows Integrated Security. Recently, one customer posed the following question to my colleague, Tim Wieman: Can I create a WCF Send Port that is able…

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