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