• Kevin Lam's WebLog

    Demystifying Direct Bound Ports - Part 1

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    Direct Bound Ports In BizTalk Server 2004/2006 orchestrations can have direct bound ports. Direct bound ports are logical one-way or two-way ports in your orchestration that are not explicitly bound to physical ports that allow you to have different...
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    Demystifying Direct Bound Ports - Part 3

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    Partner Direct Bound Ports Partner direct bound ports provide the capability of having inter-orchestration communication via ports. To configure a partner direct bound port you must choose the orchestration and port for the ‘ Partner Orchestration...
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    Demystifying Direct Bound Ports - Part 2

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    Message Box Direct Bound Ports Message box direct bound ports, as its name implies, allows you to drop messages directly into the message box without an explicit recipient and it allows you to subscribe to messages, not from any particular sender,...
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    Demystifying Direct Bound Ports - Part 5

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    Dynamic Direct Bound Ports A dynamic port allows you to set the address of the logical port to a URI so that at runtime the message can be routed to the correct service to handle the request and the service can then send to the indicated endpoint....
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    Demystifying Direct Bound Ports - Part 4

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    Self-Correlating Direct Bound Ports Self-Correlating direct bound ports are self referential (i.e. the address property includes the service instance identifier of the orchestration) providing the capability of getting messages back to a particular...
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    An orchestration pattern that can hog the master message box CPU

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    Overview We had a customer scenario such that when a complex business process was executed at the rate of 1 request per second the CPU utilization of the SQL Server hosting the master message box quickly grew up to 100% sustained. Having the master message...
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    Welcome to my blog

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    I suppose I should give a little background on myself before I start blogging to give my posts some context. Before Microsoft I was designing and developing parts of foreign exchange transaction systems for Reuters. I started at Microsoft about 7 years...
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    Demystifying Direct Bound Ports - Part 6

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    Dynamic Direct Bound Port Clarification There seems to have been some confusion generated by readers trying to implement dynamic direct bound ports that I wanted to clarify. A dynamic direct bound port is merely a direct bound port whose address is...
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    Low-latency scenarios that use two-way (solicit-response) HTTP send ports.

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    HttpOutCompleteSize This setting controls the size of the batch of messages that is returned from the HTTP send adapter. The default value for this is 5. If the buffer is not full and there are outstanding responses then the adapter will wait for 1...
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    Get Connected to Free Product Support and Tremendous Online Collaboration

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    Have you ever wanted to speak to Microsoft developers of a specific feature of BizTalk Server? I am sure your answer was “ Yes let me at them ”, so the Business Process Integration Division is extending an invitation to all customers to join our key feature...
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