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How to Safely Insert a String of Text Into a Biztalk Message

Recently while working on a Biztalk project there was a number of suspended instances that were appearing in the Biztalk Admin Console, after some investigation in to the cause of these suspended instances it was determined that the orchestrations were…

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Overview of New SQL Server 2016 Developer Features

Every new version of SQL Server is packed with new features, and SQL Server 2016 is no exception. In this blog post, I briefly describe the major new developer focused features introduced in SQL Server 2016, which just launched on…

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Dynamically set InstanceContextMode for a WCF Service from app.config or web.config

WCF offers a lot of very powerful configuration and extensibility options – sometimes it becomes a bit dizzying.
I recently had a requirement to design a WCF service that could potentially consume many system resources (particularly, RAM) in some client scenarios….

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SQL Server 2016 for Developers: Data is the new Electricity

In the beginning of June, we released SQL Server 2016. With it, we are delivering an end-to-end data management and business analytics solution with mission critical intelligence for your most demanding applications as well as data insights on any device.
SQL…

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How to Leverage the Cloud to Improve Customer Satisfaction

Think your customers love your value proposition? According to a recent study, eighty percent of you do. But only eight percent of your customers actually agree that you provide superior value!
Now that’s a sad state of affairs, for you and…

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Failed Digital Transformation Could Have a Negative Impact on Revenue

96 percent of businesses are either undergoing some kind of digital transformation strategy or plan to in the near future. Those are the results of a recent survey we conducted; just about every business is trying to get a handle…

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Cloud Certification – Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0

While working towards your cloud certifications (whichever those may be – as there are many cloud certifications to consider) it is important to get a good understanding of the tools and utilities that are available and their functionality. This is just…

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Resolving Common BizTalk HL7 Issues

I have often run into the same errors in my time developing BizTalk HL7 applications to interface with various HL7 EHR systems.  These errors stem from using out of the box BizTalk maps to transform HL7 messages using the Microsoft BizTalk…

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AutoSPInstaller – Error: The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role

With the recent release of SharePoint 2016, I decided it was time to perform an install in a Lab environment to check out all the new bells and whistles. So, I went over to codeplex and downloaded the latest version…

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Importing a BizTalk Generated XSD File into Dell Boomi

On one of our Dell Boomi projects we had a simple task which was to create an XML profile by importing an XSD file that was generated using BizTalk’s schema generator. While this task seemed trivial at the time, when importing the…

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