Darren Jefford

Solution Architect, Microsoft Consulting Services, Microsoft UK
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    BizTalk 2004 Pipelines

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    Mike has got a great blog about the differences between the PassThru and XML pipeline in BizTalk 2004, worth a read
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    MSMQT: Debugging and Getting hold of malformed messages

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    So, I was discussing previously how MSMQT works with relation to BizTalk when malformed messages come in, if you have a XML validating pipeline (to ensure the validity of the XML message) then the message will be rejected and you’ll be none the...
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    MSMQT, Transactional Queues and Xml Validating Pipelines

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    I’ve spent a bit of time recently debugging and trying to figure out a number of weird problems that customers have spotted when trying to send messages to BizTalk via MSMQ (MSMQT on the server side), one particularly strange one was where the client...
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    What is MSMQT?

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    So, What is MSMQT? I (stupidly as it turns out) just thought it was a new revision of MSMQ shipped with BTS04 that replaced or extended the built-in MSMQ functionality. Oh did I get that wrong!! J MSMQT ships with BizTalk 2004 primarily to get around...
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    Suspended Messages

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    I’ve been working with a customer recently around a new BizTalk 2004 project, they raised a question around being notified when a “Message” was suspended by BizTalk 2004. BizTalk suspends Messages if say a validation error occurs...
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    BizTalk 2004 Web Services

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    BizTalk 2004 has great Web Service support; you can create an orchestration as usual and then expose it for invocation as a Web Service by using the Biztalk Web Services Publishing Wizard which is located on the Tools Menu inside VS.NET, and you can of...
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    AWOL

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    If I’ve got any readers left, then you’ll have noticed I’ve been very quiet recently, I’ve been pretty busy with customers around BizTalk 2004 and haven’t had a chance to blog, despite having loads of blogs that I want to...
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    Virtual PC: Keyboard stops working intermittently ?

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    I’ve been working with Virtual PC 2004 for a while now, I’m spending almost all of my development/testing time inside various Virtual PC images so I can protect my physical PC from being cluttered up with all the technologies, code, etc. that...
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    Biztalk 2004 Generic Adapter Framework

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    I’ve been living in Biztalk 2004 space for the last few weeks and must say I’m impressed, more on the “fun” I’ve been having later. One of the things I’ve been looking at doing is writing a BizTalk adapter to interface...
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    Win32 to .NET Framework Map

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    Morgan on my team spotted this new addition to the MSDN site, it’s a map of Win32 APIs to .NET Framework calls. Handy if you know the Win32API you want to use but not sure where in the framework it’s located! http://msdn.microsoft.com/library...
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    JIT Debugger Dialog

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    An interesting question came in last week around how to get around the “annoying” JIT-Attach Debugger dialog that pops up if an Application throws an unhandled exception, etc. As all good programs should you can add a UnhandledExceptionHandler...
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    Trying out NewsGator

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    Mike pointed out NewsGator which I hadn’t really looked at before, but it looks great – Outlook Integration and even syncronisation of “state” between multiple PCs which has been a major problem with me (reading a post on one,...
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    New Year, New Blog Home

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    Please update your Blog Aggregrator links, my blog is on the move to: http://blogs.msdn.com/darrenj Thanks!
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    New Year, New Blog Home!

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    My blog is moving from GotDotNet, as are most of the Microsoft Bloggers, so please update your links to: http://weblogs.asp.net/darrenj Now I just need to get into the blogging habit again as I've been a bit too quiet recently :-)
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    The PDC notes I wish I'd taken

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    Tim Sneath  (also from Microsoft UK) has posted a flurry of blog entries covering each session he went to at the PDC in great detail, it makes for great reading especially if it's a session you didn't make it to. If only I'd made such detailed...
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    Didn't make it to the PDC?

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    You can order the Conference DVD that contains the videos of all the sessions and presentations from here , I'm looking forward to this coming out already so I can catch the sessions that clashed or were full And if your a MSDN Universal Subscriber...
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    Longhorn Community Resources

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    Since the PDC lots of community newsgroups and discussions have opened up to discuss the Longhorn Technologies. Microsoft have opened up a number of newsgroups  which will have the product team guys on Developmentor have opened up a...
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    Great Indigo Introduction Article

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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/longhorn/default.aspx?pull=/msdnmag/issues/04/01/Indigo/default.aspx
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    Doug Purdy: XmlSerializer

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    GGGGrrr, I was looking forward to this session big time, but the room was full 5 minutes befehand so I couldn't make it in.  Here's to hoping they'll repeat it, oterhwise it's a 6 week wait for the conference DVD
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    Remoting and EnterpriseServices: Indigo, Don Box

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    I was in the first Indigo session by Don Box on Monday, as ever a superb talk but I struggle to understand (or agree) with some of his guidance towards the end, that said it's probably because I'm not aware of a key point. Don was getting across...
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    PDC PreCon - Web Services

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    [ BlogX has been playing up and this is the second time I've written this :-( ] I went along to Don , Gudge and Tims session on Sunday,  I done a lot of work in the XML and Web Services space expecting to pick up a few nuggets of information...
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    PAG Logging Application Block based on EIF

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    A new PAG Application Block is about to be released, which is built on and extends the Enterprise Instrumentation Framework (EIF) It will provide some new EIF event sinks for MSMQ, SQL, etc. and even deliver support for Request Tracing across Web...
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    ASP to ASP.NET Migration Assistant

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    I've had a play with this ASP to ASP.NET migration assistant and it does exactly what it says on the tin and seems to do a fairly good job on the pages I've run through it.  It looks, feels and outputs like the VB to VB.NET migration stuff. ...
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    Unicode and Character Sets

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    Fascinating, and very well written.  Well worth a read :-) The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!) http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles...
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    Encrypting Credentials in your XML config files

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    I came across this a while back, but lots of people aren't aware of it. If you want to specify processmodel, impersonation or SessionStateDB credentials you (until now) had to put them in the config file as clear text, which isn't a great thing...
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