Welcome to Motley Queüe!

Hello, and welcome to Motley Queüe! My name is James Birdsall, and I'm a member of the Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) test team at Microsoft. Over the next couple of weeks I'll be covering these topics:

  • What Is Queuing? There are many ways for different processes and programs to communicate with each other. Queuing is one of them, and like the rest it has advantages and disadvantages. There are purposes for which it is a good fit and others for which it is not. The first step in using queuing is deciding what your needs are and whether queuing meets them.
  • What Is MSMQ? "Queuing" covers a lot of ground. In this topic I'll get specific about MSMQ, which is Microsoft's principle queuing product, covering the major moving parts to give you an idea of how our system works.
  • What's New in MSMQ 4? MSMQ ships as part of Microsoft Windows, and we just released a new version of it when Windows Vista shipped. Windows Codename Longhorn will include MSMQ version 4 as well. We have introduced a number of new features and refinements of existing ones.
  • Other Microsoft Queuing Products

There's plenty more to come after that, so thank you for reading, and stay tuned!