Sonu's Tech Log

Sonu's ramblings on 'what' and 'why' of software products she experiences at Microsoft

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    Announcing the BizTalk Adapter Pack

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    At 2008 Microsoft Office System Developer Conference on Feb 11, 2008, Microsoft announced the availability of the BizTalk Adapter Pack. You can find the links to the data sheet and BizTalk Adapter Pack Office Program at the following website (look for...
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    WCF-based BizTalk Adapter Pack is released to manufacturing!

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    The adapters team is very happy to announce the release of the following products on Jan 31, 2008: BizTalk Adapter Pack WCF LOB Adapter SDK SP1 BizTalk Adapter Pack contains the new WCF-based adapters for SAP, Siebel and Oracle Database. These...
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    Understanding various WCF communication options

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    David Chappell has written an interesting paper outlining various messaging options available in the .NET Framework 3.5 including WCF channels, RESTful communication and BizTalk Services. There is also a section on WCF LOB Adapter SDK in this document...
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    Bill Gates' last day at work video from CES 2008

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    Happy New Year to everyone! Check this funny video out about Bill Gates' supposed last day at work with cameo appearances by many celebrities including Matthew McConaughey, George Clooney, Jay-Z, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Bono, Jon Stewart and Sen. Barack...
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    WebSphere Web Services and WCF Protocol Level Interoperability

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    The following articles from IBM demonstrate achieving interoperability at the protocol level (SOAP, WS-A, WS-RM, WS-SC) between the IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1 Feature Pack for Web Services and WCF. The multi-part article is named "Achieving...
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    SOA, SAAS, ESB, ISB, REST, WCF, BizTalk Services Channel 9 Video

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    Check out Steve Swartz, Clemens Vasters and David Chappell talk about above buzzwords in this Channel 9 video. It's a great video that covers a wide variety of topics related to services. See the video also to see what answers were provided when Charles...
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    Power of instructional mini-videos

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    Besides technology, I have interest in "reading" and "watching" home improvement articles. And this interest usually gets stronger during major life events like buying/selling/moving. I go to a book store and my eye naturally gravitates towards the Home...
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    BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Posters

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    At BizTalk booth in TechEd Developers 2007 in Barcelona, we had some large posters displaying the capabilities and architecture of BizTalk. We distributed many paper copies of these posters at the conference. Those posters are available for download...
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    TechEd Developers Barcelona - Nov 6

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    Maha and I did an interactive session on "Developing adapters with WCF LOB Adapter SDK". Here is an abstract on the session: "The Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Line-of-Business (LOB) Adapter SDK provides a uniform way to expose your existing...
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    TechEd Developers Barcelona - Nov 5

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    Today was the first day of the conference and along with my conference backpack and speaker shirt , people were also being handed a safety guideline sheet . The keynote was delivered by S. Somasegar , the VP of Developer Division at Microsoft. Then I...
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    Barcelona - Nov 4

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    I was forced up by my alarm at 8:00 am in the morning to a nice oceanside view. OK it may not be the ocean view that one expects in places like Hawaii or Maldives, still I find having an ocean view appealing than a concrete view. I was still jet lagged...
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    TechEd Developers Barcelona - Nov 3

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    I took a shuttle at 4:30 PM from Redmond to Sea-Tac Airport to catch a 7:30 PM PST British Airways flight to Barcelona via London Heathrow airport. It was really nice to share the heavy traffic shuttle ride with Matt Winkler (WF technical evangelist)...
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    What is BizTalk Adapter Pack?

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    BizTalk Adapter Pack contains a collection of key Line-of-Business (LOB) application adapters for enabling Windows applications to integrate with the LOB applications using WCF programming model. These adapters are written using WCF LOB Adapter SDK. ...
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    Announcing Oslo

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    Yesterday, at Microsoft SOA and BPM Conference 2007 , the Connected Systems Division announced "Oslo", a code name for a set of releases targeted towards simplifying designing, building, managing and deploying service-oriented and composite applications...
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    WCF LOB Adapter SDK at upcoming conferences

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    I still have a part of my foot in the WCF and LOB adapters world. :-) I can be found talking about connectivity with the line-of-business applications using WCF LOB Adapter SDK and BizTalk Adapter Pack at the following two upcoming conferences. If you...
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    Moving on ...

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    As we have shipped the V1 of WCF LOB Adapter SDK, I am now moving onto a new project. I hope this blog was useful for the subset of developers who are interested in developing WCF-based adapters. If there are any specific question, I will be happy to...
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    Do we need to GAC the adapter assembly?

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    We have created a projected based on WCF LOB Adapter SDK. So just want to understand, do we really need to GAC the adapter project assembly? Also, if the adapter is using third party assemblies, is it really required to GAC them as well? For example,...
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    BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Launch begins in Taipei, Taiwan

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    The BizTalk Server team is pleased to announce the formal launch of BizTalk Server 2006 R2 at Taipei 101 (the world's tallest building). The next two launch events will be held in Sydney, Australia (09/13/2007) and Chicago, US (10/02/2007). Along with...
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    Bit more detail on how WCF LOB Adapter SDK works with WCF IChannelFactory and IChannelListener

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    Here is a response in relation to a question asked in this post . Q. It seems WCF LOB adapters works different from normal WCF service as there is no WCF Service hosted. Do we only use channelfactory to create custom channel for send wcf message to...
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    WCF LOB Adapter SDK is now generally available for download . . .

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    We are pleased to announce the release of WCF LOB Adapter SDK. Here are some of the related links: WCF LOB Adapter SDK Technology Site WCF LOB Adapter SDK Download Site WCF LOB Adapter SDK MSDN Forum BizTalk Server Roadmap Building...
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    QualifiedType accessor to XML Schema type mapping

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    This previous post shows how WCF LOB Adapter SDK metadata object model can be used to define metadata for operations and/or types so that the WCF contract (WSDL) can be generated from it. The ResolveOperationMetadata() / ResolveTypeMetadata() methods...
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    WCF LOB Adapter SDK Performance Counters

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    WCF LOB Adapter SDK provides the following built-in performance counters to help gauge performance of the adapter. You can view these performance counters in Performance Management Console (perfmon.msc). Select the performance object named "ServiceModel...
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    WCF Transport Channel for WebSphere MQ by IBM

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    Do you want your .NET application to talk to WebSphere MQ Series? IBM has utilized the extensibility features of WCF and built a proof-of-concept Custom Channel for WebSphere MQ for Windows Communication Foundation . This proof-of-concept product enables...
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    Declarative XML Parsing - Adapter Data Readers/Writers

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    Are you using adapter data reader / writer derived classes? WCF LOB Adapter SDK team had introduced adapter XML data readers/writers in Beta 2. Since an adapter developer, who is using WCF LOB Adapter SDK to build an adapter, is working with XML messages...
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    Intermediary Router

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    I got queries for potential of using WCF LOB Adapter SDK for developing a "forwarding service" or a "router" adapter. WCF LOB Adapter SDK is useful for communicating with target systems that have large and dynamic metadata. Even though the adapter is...
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