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Stuart Brierley Integration Management - BizTalk and More November 2009 Entries
BizTalk 2004 - About the WSE 2.0 Adapter
In a previous post I talked about a problem I encountered with thread startvation when using the WSE 2.0 Adapter. I thought it would be a good idea if I actually put down some notes about this adapter and how it is installed. Web Service Enhancements Web Services Enhancements (WSE) is an add-on to the Microsoft .NET Framework. It includes a set of classes to implement additional WS-* Web service specifications specifically for areas such as security, reliable messaging, and sending attachments. WSE ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 17, 2009 12:22 PM

BizTalk 2004 - WSE 2.0 Adapter Issue
On a project that I completed in 2008, we had to make use of the WSE 2.0 adapter for BizTalk 2004 when calling a third party web service. This worked fine in both the Development and Test environments (both virtual servers) but when we moved to Pseudo-Live (physical server), we encountered problems with the requests we were sending out through the WSE Adapter. Looking on the BizTalk server there were no entries in the event log, and in HAT I saw that the messages in question were Active but in the ......

Posted On Monday, November 16, 2009 5:27 PM

.Net Zip Library
In a project that I completed a few years ago I had need to programatically zip an xml file for use as an email attachment. This specific implementation was a part of a BizTalk Adapter written in VB.Net, but the code library used to carry out the zip process was a freely available C# library that can be used in any .Net code for zipping purposes. The library used was called SharpZipLib. The .Net SharpZipLib library (formally NZipLib) supports Zip as well as GZip format and comes with C# source code ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 10, 2009 4:39 PM

BizTalk 2004 Server Connection Issues - MSDTC
Overview There is sometimes an issue on the BizTalk Server, often following an operation such as an operating systems service pack installation, where the MSDTC settings can be reset from those that BizTalk requires to work. MSDTC - Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator - is a transaction manager which permits client applications to include several different sources of data in one transaction and which then coordinates committing the distributed transaction across all the servers that are ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 10, 2009 2:38 PM

BizTalk 2004 Standard Edition - with Second CPU
We were recently looking at ways to improve the performance of one of our BizTalk Servers, a server which is only using BizTalk Server 2004 Standard Edition. In our scenario, the server was often maxing out the single CPU it had, under peak load this resulted in time outs on the front end system that was calling our BizTalk web services. There did appear to be any design or tuning changes that would make a hude difference to this busy system, so we started looking into licensing costs and the idea ......

Posted On Monday, November 9, 2009 12:55 PM

BizTalk 2004 Naming Guidelines
The following BizTalk naming guidlines are heavily based on those proposed by Scott Colestock over at Trace Of Thought. As you can see from the link, Scott wrote his naming conventions for BizTalk Server 2006, whereas I am still using BizTalk Serevr 2004. In reality these guidlines are pretty much universal across any version of BizTalk you may wish to apply them to. Although the general principles for these guidlines are the same as Scott's, I have made some changes based on personal preference ......

Posted On Monday, November 9, 2009 11:47 AM

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