Many use an ETL tool to populate the reporting databases in their business intelligence (BI) solutions, but sometimes an integration tool such as BizTalk 2006 is a better choice. Find out when.
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An attendee at Microsoft SOA and Business Process Conference 2006 gives you the inside scoop on preparing your organization to utilize the new Microsoft SOA and BPM development products.
SQL Server Management Studio just doesn't cut it for complicated configuration and monitoring implementations. Learn how to implement your own SQL Service Broker (SSB) control bus solution to serve the needs of complex SQL Server-based messaging solutions.
You can leverage SQL 2005 Server Service Broker with existing technologies such as SQL Server 2000 and MSMQ. BizTalk and SSB external activation are viable options, but a simple polling solution is easier.
Utilizing design patterns with SQL Server 2005 Service Broker enables you to assess and select appropriate solutions for all of your SQL Server 2005 asynchronous messaging needs.
Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM) is a very capable monitoring tool, but it's limited when it comes to quality assurance. Learn how to use WMI and MOM's rules and notification capabilities to run automated data warehouse QA checks.
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The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.
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