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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture – Versions and Hierarchies

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    MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture – Versions and Hierarchies In my last post I talked about the options for implementing an MDM hub. In this post, I will drill into that a bit by discussing versions and hierarchies – two features that...
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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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    Master Data Management, Microsoft, and Stratature

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    Master Data Management, Microsoft, and Stratature If you’re a regular reader, you are aware that I have been blogging about MDM for about a year now. I’m very excited by the news that Microsoft acquired Stratature last week for two reasons – I think...
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    Stratature Misinformation

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    Stratature Misinformation Do you remember the “telephone” game we used to play in school where you line a bunch of people up in a row and whisper something to the first person in line who whispers it to the next one, etc. and the last person repeats...
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    Analytical and Transactional MDM

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    Analytical and Transactional MDM I was talking to someone about Analytical and Transactional MDM recently and we realized that while there are quite a few conceptual differences between the two, there’s a significant amount of overlap in the implementation...
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    SOA and Data

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    SOA and Data It has been about a year since I started my current job which is trying to evangelize the architectural aspect of data in SOA. I thought this would be an appropriate time to share some of what I have learned. The first thing I...
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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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    MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture

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    MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture I’m doing a presentation on Master Data Management (MDM) in February so I’m going to do another series of architecture articles like I did for Service Broker but this time for MDM. I will start with the...
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    Alpha Males and Data Disasters

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    Alpha Males and Data Disasters If you have been following my MDM posts, you will know that one of the key pieces of an MDM program is data governance. As part of my research into data governance, I came across the book Alpha Males and Data Disasters...
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    CDI-MDM Summit

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    CDI-MDM Summit I went to the CDI-MDM Spring 2007 Summit in San Francisco last week. I learned a lot and became more optimistic about the future of MDM. I didn’t go to the original summit last spring but from what I heard, this one was about twice...
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    MDM Hub Architecture White Paper

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    MDM Hub Architecture White Paper I took my MDM Hub Architecture series of posts, cleaned them up and combined them into a white paper that was just published on MSDN: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/architecture/bb410798.aspx
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    Windows WF on SQL Service Broker

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    Windows WF on SQL Service Broker From the time we first started working on the Service Broker programming models five or six years ago, it was obvious that most SSB programs end up looking a lot like a workflow. Messages come in and the application...
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    Master Data Management at TechEd

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    Master Data Management at TechEd I notice that no MDM sessions made it into the TechEd schedule this year. If you’re a regular reader, you know that MDM is my current passion. If you’re interested in MDM, I would love to talk to you at the Architecture...
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