Integration Patterns utilizing the Windows Azure Service Bus

For years we have all utilized Gregor Hohpe’s Enterprise Integration Patterns book (and the web site).  Many of these patterns, if not most, are well known and there are many resources out there that talk about how these patterns can be implemented.  There are also a number of resources that talk about how these patterns…

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Services Hosted in Windows Azure Service Bus

In my last post, I talked about the BizTalk AppFabric Connect for Services functionality for BizTalk.  As you start to make your services accessible through the cloud you may find that you hit an error when you try to access the endpoint.  You might also find that your endpoint doesn’t show up in the Windows…

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BizTalk AppFabric Connect For Services

Last week I spoke at the Twin Cities Connected Systems User Group Meeting.  The title of my presentation was Integration with Windows Azure – Connecting to the Cloud.  During my presentation I talked about ways to expand on-premise applications to the cloud as well as how to connect cloud applications back to on-premise resources.  As…

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Composite Applications

It has been a long time since my last blog post.  It certainly hasn’t been for a lack of content but it is amazing how fast time flies when you are busy.  I have been spending a lot of time lately working on composite applications and will be posting a number of entries around this…

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Twin Cities Connected Systems User Group Meeting – September 16th, 2010

If you are in Minneapolis on Thursday September 16th please join us for the Twin Cities Connected Systems User Group Meeting. The meeting takes place at 6:00 p.m. at the Microsoft offices at 8300 Norman Center Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437. Eric Kraus and I will be speaking on: Composite Applications: Connecting and Building Workflow Applications…

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Using The Windows Server AppFabric Cache with ASP.NET

It appears that I have lost some of my blog posts.  I am reposting this blog post which originally appeared back in May. Did you know that you can use the AppFabric Cache with ASP.NET?  AppFabric Cache provides an ASP.NET session state provider.  There are a number of reasons that you would want to consider…

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Pre-Populate the AppFabric Cache

When I start talking to people about the caching functionality that is part of Windows Server AppFabric I am usually asked “What is the AppFabric Cache?”  The MSDN page at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee790954.aspx provides a great overview (below) as well as additional information.  The Cache is defined as: “Windows Server AppFabric caching features use a cluster of…

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Interview on Endpoint.TV

Danny Garber and I were interviewed for Endpoint.TV on Windows Server AppFabric and our upcoming book.    The interview has been published and is now available.  Check it out at https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/Endpoint/endpointtv-Pro-Windows-Server-AppFabric/  

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Calling PowerShell from .NET

I have been working with Windows Server AppFabric caching lately and have found it to be very impressive.  The more that I work with it the more that I can see areas that it can be utilized.  One of the things that will become quite evident as you start using it is that much of…

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Twin Cities Connected Systems User Group Meeting – March 11th, 2010

If you are in are in Minneapolis on Thursday March 11th please join us for the Twin Cities Connected Systems User Group Meeting. The meeting takes place at 6:00 p.m. at the Microsoft offices at 8300 Norman Center Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437.  I will be speaking on How to Create Windows Server AppFabric Applications Here…

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