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BizTalk Server 2010 Cookbook by Steef-Jan Wiggers

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Consuming WCF Services in a BizTalk messaging only solution

In the previous recipe, Consuming WCF Services in a BizTalk orchestration, you can read how to consume a WCF Service in an orchestration. Of course there are situations, where you do not need the overhead of orchestration that processes a message in a series of steps. If the processing of a message can be done with the core BizTalk messaging components (Receive ports, Send ports, pipelines, maps, and subscriptions), a messaging-only solution is sufficient. Generally, when complexity and latency need to be kept at a minimum, you need to focus on pure messaging and keep orchestration out of the equation. Orchestration induces an overhead with round trips to the MessageBox database as it ...

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