MEA Services upcoming events schedule

I am very happy to announce that we have started an initiative to present and share MEA services experience more with the public community. As a starting point we have prepared a list of upcoming webcasts that you can attend to gain more in-depth information about Microsoft products and technologies. Learn how Microsoft services team … Continue reading MEA Services upcoming events schedule

Using an IIS hosted MEX endpoint with an in-process WCF receive location in BizTalk Server

Introduction Receiving messages and requests using WCF endpoints and receive locations is a very well-known practice that is used in many BizTalk integration projects. These WCF services can be either a published orchestration or using specific input and output schemas. In any of these there are two known messaging patterns that can be used either … Continue reading Using an IIS hosted MEX endpoint with an in-process WCF receive location in BizTalk Server

What to Consider When Creating SQL Server Database Migration Plan?

Introduction SQL Server Migration is the process of stirring a previous implementation of SQL Server to a newer version, different location (or both) due to  a strategic decision (such as SQL Server Consolidation). In this post I’m trying to highlight some of the important aspects that we need to consider Before, During & After having … Continue reading What to Consider When Creating SQL Server Database Migration Plan?

Integrating Apache ActiveMQ with BizTalk Server 2013 using WCF-WebHTTP adapter and REST API

Introduction In this blog post I will present a very simple solution to integrate with Apache ActiveMQ platform. Actually I got this question from a friend I could not believe how easy it is to integrate with this platform using the new BizTalk 2013 WCF-WebHTTP adapter. The adapter provides many features out of the box … Continue reading Integrating Apache ActiveMQ with BizTalk Server 2013 using WCF-WebHTTP adapter and REST API

Recommended Practices – Service bus for Windows server

introduction In my prior post, I have listed some of the APIs that you can use for developing applications where PubSub pattern fits well. In this one, I will give talk little bit more in detail about one of which is Service bus for Windows server and then share some practical guidance. Body We are … Continue reading Recommended Practices – Service bus for Windows server

Developing Connected Applications aligned with Observer Design Pattern

Introduction In this post, I will briefly explain Observer design pattern, its use cases and implementations for enterprise, Phone, and Windows store platforms. Observer, introduced in the book named ‘Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software’ by Gang of Four, is a behavioral design pattern that provides a loosely coupled messaging to one or many … Continue reading Developing Connected Applications aligned with Observer Design Pattern

Creating an Active/Active SQL Cluster using Hyper-V: Part4 Configuration Revisited

In part 1 of this series I showed you how to configure the virtual storage required for the cluster. In part 2 of this series I showed you how to configure two SQL instances on the created windows cluster. In part 3 I showed you how to configure these two SQL instances into an Active/Active … Continue reading Creating an Active/Active SQL Cluster using Hyper-V: Part4 Configuration Revisited

Microsoft Windows Multi-Site Failover Cluster Best Practices

Windows Server 2012 Multi-Site Failover Cluster is one of High Availability and disaster recovery solutions, although Windows Server 2012 Multi-Site Failover Cluster installation is very straightforward similar to single site Failover Cluster, however there is no consolidated public documentation that describe Multi-Site Failover Cluster in details showing best practices or implementation recommendations, so in this … Continue reading Microsoft Windows Multi-Site Failover Cluster Best Practices

Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Hyper-V Shared Virtual Hard Disk and Storage QoS

A couple of the very nice and long waited features are Hyper-V shared Virtual Hard Disks and Storage Quality of Service are being released as part of the Windows Server 2012 Preview features In this blog post we will walk through the configuration requirements and how to configure, for both of these features and before … Continue reading Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Hyper-V Shared Virtual Hard Disk and Storage QoS