BizTalk Server–distinguished field

The distinguished field is used to expose the value of a node of a message instance to BizTalk Server system. However, if there is a record that has a parent node that has multiple instances, then that record won’t be able to be highlighted as distinguished. An error message of “The node can occur potentially…

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BizTalk Patterns–part 2

I recently posted another common design pattern. It is called the Sync-Async pattern. This pattern consists of a client making a request to a server service for information, whereby the client will provide an endpoint for the server to send that information to, in an asynchronous response. However, the client also requires an immediate technical…

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BizTalk Patterns

I recently presented at the ACSUG September Meeting: BizTalk Solution Patterns with Quoc Bui from the BizTalk Customer Advisory Team in Auckland, New Zealand.The main thrust of the presentation was on BizTalk Patterns. These patterns, and much more, can be obtained on Windows Server AppFabric Customer Advisory Team site, where I have entry titled BizTalk…

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BizTalk patterns – the parallel shape

The parallel shape in BizTalk Server (v2004 to v2009) is widely misinterpreted to be multi-threaded. What the parallel shape does well is that it ensures that all branches complete their execution before the next process takes place. The parallel shape does a context switch on a thread wait (busy waiting, such as waiting for a…

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