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This blog primarily talks about the role of data in connected systems architectures.

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    Architecting Service Broker applications (part 3)

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    Architecting Service Broker applications (part 3) This is the final installment (I promise) of my Architecting SQL Service Broker (SSB) applications series. If you haven’t read the first two parts: http://blogs.msdn.com/rogerwolterblog/archive/2006...
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    Architecting Service Broker applications (part 2)

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    Architecting Service Broker applications (part 2) This is the second in a series on architecting SQL Server 2005 Service Broker (SSB) applications. If you haven’t read part 1 http://blogs.msdn.com/rogerwolterblog/archive/2006/09/08/Roger.aspx ,...
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    Architecting Service Broker Applications

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    Architecting Service Broker Applications I signed up to do a presentation on Architecting Service Broker Applications so I thought I would write up my thinking here to see if I got any useful feedback. Pretty much all the presentations, papers,...
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    Roving Services

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    Roving Services When I set out to post this, I realized I haven’t post to my blog for a couple months. My only excuse is I took more vacation this summer than I ever have before. I spent a lot of time in airports and on airplanes so I thought I...
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    Scaleout Training

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    Scaleout Training If you read my scaleout article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/learnmore/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnbda/html/ScalOutSQL.asp you know Service Oriented Data Architecture is one of the most interesting scaleout technologies...
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    New edition of my Book

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    New edition of my Book I get asked periodically when the RTM version of my Service Broker book will be available. It was released just before TechEd so it should be easy to find. The Rational Guide to SQL Server 2005 Service Broker http...
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    Whither IMDB?

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    Whither IMDB? Last week a customer asked me what happened to the in-memory database (IMDB) that was originally suppose to be part of Windows 2000. While I had almost no involvement with IMDB, one of the people who was involved worked for me at the...
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    Compensating Transactions

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    Compensating Transactions At the Federal Architect Forum a couple weeks ago I was asked “when is SQL Server going to have compensating transactions?” Since this comes up pretty regularly, I thought I would write a little background on what this...
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    Recycling Dialogs

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    Recycling Dialogs In virtually all the Service Broker articles, books, presentations, and blog samples I have done over the years, one message is sent from the initiator to the target, a response is sent from the target to the initiator and END...
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    MDM and EAG and CDI Oh My! (Part 2)

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    MDM and EAG and CDI Oh My! (Part 2) I covered customer master data in the first part because that’s generally both the most critical and most difficult problem to solve but any data that is going to be aggregated by a service may have issues with...
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    MDM and EAG and CDI Oh My! (Part 1)

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    MDM and EAG and CDI Oh My! (Part 1) One of the benefits often mentioned in SOA articles is data integration. When all your services communicate through messages with well-defined formats and schema, exchanging data between systems is easy right...
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    Scaling Out SQL Server 2005

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    Scaling Out SQL Server 2005 Technorati Profile A lot of articles have been written about the technologies that can be used to scaleout SQL Server 2005 but there hasn’t been a lot of advice on how to choose which technology to use for your database...
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    Oracle Advanced Queuing

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    Oracle Advanced Queuing When I talk to people about all the advantages that Service Broker has because it is built into the database, I frequently get asked about Oracle Advanced Queuing (OAQ) which after all is built into Oracle . OAQ queues are...
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    Paging in Service Oriented Architectures

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    Paging in Service Oriented Architectures We had an interesting Email thread a couple weeks ago about how you support pages of output to a UI in a Service Oriented Architecture. My initial thought is that you don’t. If you are truly building loosely...
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    Backing Up Express

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    Backing Up Express One of the most common complaints I hear about SQL Express is that because it doesn’t include SQL Agent, there is no way to schedule backups. I won’t go into the reasons for why Agent is not in Express but I thought it would be...
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    SQL Server Express & Everywhere

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    SQL Server Express & Everywhere I assume by now most SQL Server fans know that SQL Server Mobile Edition has been released on Windows and the name has been changed to SQL Server Everywhere Edition. The first thing I noticed about this is there...
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    Business Logic in the Database?

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    Business Logic in the Database? One of the basic tenants of three-tiered architectures was that business logic was a middle-tier thing and should never be in the database. Stored procedures were a hold-over from the bad-old days of client server...
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    More Message Priority Info

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    One of the Server Broker developers posted a different approach to message priority to his blog. This includes some real – professionally written code so it’s well worth a read: http://blogs.msdn.com/remusrusanu/archive/2006/03/28/563571.aspx
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    Message Priority II

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    Message Priority Part Deux As I promised last week, here’s the code to demonstrate Service Broker priorities. First a disclaimer. I generally try to make my sample code complete enough so it can serve as the basis of a real app but in this...
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    Message Priority

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    Message Priority (Who’s on First?) Another question I have been asked more times than I can remember is “why doesn’t Service Broker have message priority?” On one hand the answer is “of course Service Broker has message priority”. Every message...
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    Where does Service Broker Fit?

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    One of the most frequently asked questions I get when talking about Service Broker is how does it fit with the other messaging products that Microsoft has. Specifically, I hear a lot about MSMQ, WCF (Indigo) and BizTalk . In this post, I will try to clarify...
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    Who am I and why am I doing this?

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    My name is Roger Wolter and I'm a Solutions Architect on the Microsoft Architect Strategy Team. At this point some of you might be saying "I used to know a Roger Wolter who was a PM in SQL Server ". Yes, that was me too, In my time at Microsoft I have...
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