In my last two articles I wrote about how to Use BizTalk Performance Counters
and how to Analyze Adapter and Pipeline Performance. In this final article I
focus on Orchestration and calling external services.
Step 4: Analyzing Orchestration
Orchestrations can be as simple as reading a file from a file system,
transforming it and writing it out to a different file. They can also be much
more complex such as calling external web services depending on certain
conditions in the incoming messages, taking the response of these services
and calling other services or writing a transformed version of the response
to a file or the database. The following screenshot shows a rather simple
Orchestration taken from one of the examples that ships with BizTalk:
Orchestration Example showing a message flow including a call to an external
The process starts by receiving a file... (more)
"It is exciting that partners recognize Microsoft Dynamics CRM can help them
optimize their business and operational support offerings for telco
customers, helping to deliver greater efficiencies and address new market
opportunities," said Brad Wilson, general manager, Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Product Management Group. "As telcos look to transform their business,
innovations in billing and outstanding customer service can make all the
difference. These partnerships are a testament to the familiar, intelligent
and connected experiences that Microsoft Dynamics CRM provides and that t... (more)
Who knows if Google can transform its strengths in handling megatraffic into
the ability to develop a mega-OS?
Google today is primarily an IT company. Yes, it is quite annoying that this
public company won't publicly discuss where it keeps its servers, let alone
give a hint to the secret sauce that powers them.
The fact remains that the company has achieved astonishing technical
competence in developing and managing a hive intelligence that will be the
subject of historical analysis centuries from now.
The question is whether it can turn its expertise outward and deliver an
Microsoft announced the rebranding of SQL Services to SQL Azure. SQL Server
is the data platform of Windows Server so it made sense to align the name of
the relational database platform of Windows Azure, SQL Azure. SQL Azure is
built on the SQL Server technology foundation which delivers relational
database capabilities in the cloud. The next CTP of now SQL Azure will be in
August. You can, however, get started today with SQL Express. Over the next
days there will be more details about SQL Azure, including posting the first
round of SQL Azure Database documentation to MSDN. Also ... (more)
Well, I never.
Microsoft has started a 501.c6 non-profit open source foundation, a bipolar
strategy greeted by suspicion, hoots, catcalls, defamation and virtual
mooning by the open source set.
It's called the CodePlex Foundation, which is not to be confused with
Codeplex com, Microsoft's version of Sourceforge hosting a reported 10,000
projects. Microsoft is kicking in a million dollars to meet the
organization's first-year expenses. After that other folk, who haven't been
recruited yet, are supposed to contribute to its maintenance.
Imagine a kinda halfway house where propriet... (more)
Azure Cloud on Ulitzer
Let's take a look at this pretty common scenario. You're building an ASP.NET
application (MVC or otherwise) and you intend to publish it in the cloud and
you're using Azure Storage (not SQL Azure) for your underlying data store.
You've already hooked your app up with the sample Azure-based Membership
provider that comes with the Azure SDK and everything is running along
Your application has quite a bit of administrator-only functionality so,
after you've been using it locally for a while you put in some safeguards to
block access to the admin area... (more)