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BizTalk Server: Standard Message Exchange Patterns and Types of Service

by Richard Seroter | April 2010 | Architecture & Analysis Microsoft SOA

In the previous article we discussed the key principles of SOA. In this article by Richard Seroter, author of SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009, we will proceed further with the discussion on proper planning of a service oriented solution and cover:

  • Which types of services can be exposed
  • The standard message exchange patterns for services
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The core principles of a service-oriented architecture with BizTalk Server 2009

by Richard Seroter | April 2010 | Microsoft

In order to be ready to architect maintainable, reusable, service-oriented applications, we need to become intimately familiar with standard patterns and always keep key principles in mind so as to truly build long-lasting SOA solutions. In this article by Richard Seroter, author of SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009, you will learn:

  • The definition of a service
  • The core principles of a service-oriented architecture
  • How the service-orientation principles apply to a BizTalk Server solution
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Starting with Windows Workflow Foundation

by | April 2006 | .NET Microsoft

Windows Workflow Foundation (from now, Windows WF) is the less known part of the all-new WinFX Platform that Microsoft is going to release along with Windows Vista, and that also will be provided as an update for Windows XP and Windows 2003 systems. This article, by Alejandro Serrano, aims to serve as an introduction to this technology, its tools, and why to use workflows.

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MS Access Queries with Oracle SQL Developer 1.2 Tool

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | August 2007 | .NET Microsoft

This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows how you can install the Oracle SQL Developer 1.2 and connect to an MS Access database. This article will cover the steps right from downloading and installing the Oracle SQL Developer, to connecting to a MS Access database, and using the SQL interface along with a few sample queries.

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Working With ASP.NET DataList Control

by Joydip Kanjilal | February 2010 | .NET Microsoft

In this article by Joydip Kanjilal, we will discuss the ASP.NET DataList control which can be used to display a list of repeated data items. We will learn about the following:

  • Using the DataList control
  • Binding images to a DataList control dynamically
  • Displaying data using the DataList control
  • Selecting, editing and deleting data using this control
  • Handling the DataList control events
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Working with Data Application Components in SQL Server 2008 R2

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | February 2010 | .NET Microsoft

In the August CTP Microsoft introduced Data-Tier Applications and several new features were introduced in the Nov 2009 CTP. Registering, Viewing & comparing and upgrading Data-Tier applications were added. This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, author of Learning SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services, shows how you may extract a Data Application Component from a SQL Server 2008 and then deploy the component to an SQL Server 2008 R2 Server. The process is Wizard driven and very easy to understand. DAC files in the field of DATA are like *.msi files for applications. Just as you would install an application from an MSI file, you would install a database package with the DAC file with the extension DACPAC. This article explains how it is done.

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Navigating Pages in XAML Browser Applications

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | December 2009 | Microsoft Web Development

XAML browser applications also known as XBAPs have the features of a web application as well as those of rich client applications leveraging most of the capabilities of WPF. As web applications they can be published to a web server and can be browsed on IE and Firefox.

This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows how to create a XBAP application using Visual Studio 2008; how to navigate between pages in the application; and how to deploy the application to the local intranet web server using built-in support in Visual Studio.

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Working with Forms in Dynamics AX: Part 1

by Mindaugas Pocius | December 2009 | .NET Cookbooks Microsoft

Forms in Dynamics AX represent the user interface and are mainly used for entering or modifying data. They are also used for running reports, executing user commands, validating data, and so on.

In this three-part article by Mindaugas Pocius, we will cover:

  • Creating dialogs
  • Handling dialog events
  • Creating dynamic menu buttons
  • Building dynamic form
  • Adding form splitters
  • Creating modal form
  • Changing common form appearance
  • Storing last form values
  • Using tree controls
  • Building checklists
  • Adding a "Go to the Main Table Form" link
  • Modifying the User setup form
  • Modifying application version
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