Darren Jefford

Solution Architect, Microsoft Consulting Services, Microsoft UK

March, 2005

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    XML is like....

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    Fantastic! This made me laugh J
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    Get BizTalk 2004 SP1 Installed!

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    If you haven’t already done so – please consider moving your development and live servers to BizTalk Server 2004 SP1 wherever possible. It does really make a difference to common scenarios; it helped us out in the Scalability Lab recently with regard...
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    Handy BizTalk Service WMI Scripts

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    I’m a nightmare for actually getting around to writing scripts to save me time; I have a list as long as my arm J This script is dead simple and largely based on samples from Script Center , which if you haven’t seen it is a goldmine of scripts for virtually...
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    BizTalk and the mysterious blue screen

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    A customer of mine has seen a few isolated incidents over the past year where their Windows Server 2003 machine “blue screens”, typically when they have been Stopping or Starting BizTalk bizarrely – this is particularly strange as BizTalk doesn’t “operate...
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    SOAP Adapter Error Messages

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    Hi, Again in the scalability lab recently we were seeing a number of errors being raised by the SOAP adapter – some of them were down to the remote Web Service cowering in the corner when the might of BizTalk hit it all at once J We were seeing a mixture...
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    EIF vs Enterprise Library

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    Following on from my previous posting on Logging and Instrumentation and to address some confusion recently amongst customers, how does the new Enterprise Library relate to the Enterprise Instrumentation Framework ? The Enterprise Library is the latest...
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    Web Services: Concurrent Connections

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    The issue of concurrent outbound Web Service calls being throttled to two per endpoint comes up again and again with unmanaged and managed code – and it embarrassingly bit me last week in a BizTalk Performance and Scaling exercise despite me harking on...
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    Logging and Instrumentation

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    Over the years I’ve helped to architect, develop, review, and troubleshoot various solutions ranging from windows applications up to huge enterprise scale applications and I keep banging my head against one particular area – Logging and Instrumentation...
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    Blog, What Blog?

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    I’d be amazed if I’ve got any readers left considering I haven’t posted for an age! I’ve had plenty to blog (and rant) about but just no time to actually do it ;-) So normal service is resumed (hopefully!)…….
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