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Testing BizTalk XLANGMessage with the Fakes Framework
Ive been interested in exploring the opportunities around the Fakes Framework for testing BizTalk solutions for a while now, and until recently its been sitting as one of the many blog articles I have intended to write but haven't got around to. This week we have started looking at a BizTalk 2013 project and this presented an excellent opportunity to explore this idea. I decided to look at the common problem people have faced in the past when you want to unit test some code and it has a dependency ......

Posted On Monday, April 29, 2013 12:18 PM

Reminder to self - MSBUILD doesnt shutdown straightaway
Ive been bitten by this one a couple of times recently and want to remind myself for next time!MsBuild doesnt shutdown after its been ran by default (performance improvements I expect). For integration development this is often a problem with bits being locked etc.This can be turned off by adding the following environment variable:Name: MSBUILDDISABLENODEREUSEValue = 1 ......

Posted On Monday, April 29, 2013 12:50 AM

Analysing your Windows Azure Enterprise Agreement Billing Data
I work with a number of customers who use Windows Azure and are increasing their use of Windows Azure due to the significant success they are having. One of the things where I feel customers are yet to create mature processes is in their understanding of how to best leverage the billing side of cloud services. You may not be familiar with a Windows Azure Enterprise Agreement if you only use Windows Azure for personal use or small business. Basically an Enterprise Agreement is a way customers can ......

Posted On Friday, April 26, 2013 10:09 AM

BizTalk 2013 Installation - Internal Error 2761
If you are installing BizTalk 2013 and get the error "Internal Error 2761"Just check you remembered to right click and Run As Administrator on the BizTalk setup.exe ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:03 PM

New project should I go BizTalk 2010 or BizTalk 2013?
I was recently working with a customer around the initiation of a new project and we had to make a decision about wether we should choose BizTalk 2010 or BizTalk 2013 for this project.Obviously being a keen techy I was actively encouraging the choice of BizTalk 2013 but as any responsible architect knows its important to follow a structured decision making process to evaluate the pro's and con's of the different options and make a sensible decision for your organisation and to also have justification ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 7:18 AM

Error during communication with Service Bus. Check the connection information, then retry
This week we came across the below error on in our project where we are using Windows Azure Service Bus Brokered Messaging.Microsoft.Service... Error during communication with Service Bus. Check the connection information, then retry. ---> System.ServiceModel.Communi... Internal Server Error: The server did not provide a meaningful reply; this might be caused by a premature session shutdown..TrackingId:4990b5... ......

Posted On Monday, April 22, 2013 9:09 PM

Dont let your Shared Secret be visible in the browser
I came across a something the other day with WCF service I was hosting in IIS which was configured to use the relay bindings to listen to the Windows Azure Service Bus.I had made an error in the configuration file and it popped up with the below error in the browser.Server Error in '/Acme.Azure.ServiceBus.Con... Application. Configuration ErrorDescription: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below ......

Posted On Sunday, April 21, 2013 12:01 PM

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