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A blog exploring the various learning's I have in my day to day role at Microsoft. Currently I'm a technology strategist in the Enterprise Products team and most of my blogs focus on what I think it takes to do that job well.

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  • Blog Post: ESB Toolkit How to Video #8: Routing to Azure Based Services

    Welcome to #8 in my series of ESB Toolkit How To Videos. If you haven’t already seen the previous videos, I encourage you to do so. The previous ones can be found here Basic Itinerary Routing and UDDI Integration Composite Itinerary and Dynamic Mapping Itinerary Resolution in the Bus Dynamic...
  • Blog Post: ESB Toolkit How To Video #7: A SharePoint Adapter Provider

    Welcome to #7 in my series of ESB Toolkit How To Videos. If you have not seen the previous videos, I encourage you to do so. The previous ones can be found here 1) Basic Itinerary Routing and UDDI Integration 2) Composite Itinerary and Dynamic Mapping 3) Itinerary Resolution in the Bus 4) Dynamic Itinerary...
  • Blog Post: ESBT Toolkit How To Video #6: Performance Metrics using Built in BAM

    Welcome to #6 in my series of ESB Toolkit How To Videos. If you have not seen the previous videos, I encourage you to do so. The previous ones can be found here 1) Basic Itinerary Routing and UDDI Integration 2) Composite Itinerary and Dynamic Mapping 3) Itinerary Resolution in the Bus 4...
  • Blog Post: ESB Toolkit How To Video #4: Dynamic Itinerary Resolution

    Update: After I posted this originally, I was notified that my video did not contain any audio! Therefore, it was probably difficult to understand what was going on :) I've recreated the video and replaced the old one so that the video and audio are both working. Cheers Welcome to #4 in my series of...
  • Blog Post: ESB Toolkit How To Video #3: Itinerary Resolution in the Bus

    Hi folks Here's video #3 in my "ESB Toolkit How To" series. In the last video ( found here ) we built out a complex itinerary that implemented dynamic mapping and dynamic routing. We also saw how to use the resolver mechanism to retrieve service information from a UDDI version 3.0 server. At the end...
  • Blog Post: ESB Toolkit How To Video #2: Service Composition

    Hi everyone, it was quite a long time since I posted the first "How-to" video ( found here ), but I have finally completed the second one. In this demo, I show you how to do a number of new things to create an itinerary that compose three services together into a single composite service How...
  • Blog Post: Disabling Itinerary Encryption in the ESB Toolkit 2.0

    Those of you that worked with the CTP of the ESB Toolkit 2.0 will notice a new feature in the final release, namely "Itinerary Encryption". The Itinerary Design now allows you to use a certificate to encrypt your itineraries before you export them out of Visual Studio. This is a key new piece of functionality...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft ESB Guidance: Error - Host restarting every minute

    We'll I just spent about three hours tonight fighting with this issue, so I thought I'd post about it to hopefully save someone else from having to go through this. I was trying to run a couple of samples from the ESB and I noticed that whenever I used an example that had to use an orchestration...
  • Blog Post: Using the ESB Guidance - Installation Process and Checklists

    Many people are eager to get their hands on the new Microsoft ESB Guidance for BizTalk and to start exploring all of the great stuff it contains. However, we’re seeing that a lot of people are struggling with the installation process. Therefore, I thought I’d put together some documentation on the process...
  • Blog Post: Awesome new BizTalk Database Optimization Whitepaper

    One of the most tricky aspects of developing BizTalk applications can be the performance tuning and optimization phase. A great new whitepaper has just been released to MSDN that has extremely deep and thorough coverage on how to configure, install and tune the a BizTalk database tier. This is a must...
  • Blog Post: Using the ESB Guidance: Dynamic Transformation and Routing

    In my last entry , I showed how developers could use our new ESB guidance to submit generic messages into BizTalk and have that message routed to a Service Endpoint based on a UDDI entry. Today, I thought I'd expand on that example and add in another common scenario that occurs within an ESB architecture...
  • Blog Post: Using the Microsoft ESB Guidance: UDDI

    Some of you may have heard by now that we are in the process of releasing the Microsoft Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) guidance. This guidance contains pre-built components, use cases, documentation and sales material that our Business Process Integration partners can use to rapidly deploy ESBs on top...
  • Blog Post: Installing, setting up and using the BizTalk SAP adapter

    Wow, its been a busy couple of months here. I was looking forward to getting to the Microsoft SOA conference in Seattle back at the start of October, but I ended up being pulled back to Toronto for a pressing BizTalk opportunity we had going. That opportunity pretty much took all of my time for the...
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