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SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2013 and Microsoft Azure - Second Edition by Mahindra Morar, Colin Dijkgraaf, Johann Cooper, Mark Brimble, Richard Seroter

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Using queues within asynchronous scenarios

Queue-based technology is an underrepresented but powerful way to exchange data and events between disconnected clients.

There are two technologies available within the Microsoft stack that provides an asynchronous message queuing mechanism: MSMQ and Azure Service Bus. MSMQ has been around since Windows NT4 and Windows 95 as a feature, while Azure Service Bus was released in 2012.

BizTalk Server supports both queuing mechanisms by providing dedicated adapters. MSMQ is supported using the WCF Adapter and using netMsmqBindings, while Azure Service Bus is supported by the new SB-Messaging adapter.

Why introduce yet another layer in your service communication? BizTalk has queuing logic, so what benefit do we ...

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