Parallel Activation

October 29th, 2006

A frequent question from customers is ‘How can I change the activation timing?’. The short answer is that you cannot, this is hard coded in the SQL Server engine and cannot be customized. But the reason why most people want the timing changed is to start all the configured max_queue_readers at once. I will show you an unorthodox trick that can be used to achieve this result.

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Writing Service Broker Procedures

October 16th, 2006

It’s been a while since I posted an entry in this blog and this article is long overdue. There were a series of events that prevented me from posting this, not least impacting being the fact that I’ve opened a WoW account…


A question often asked is how to write a typical activated procedure? This article will cover the ways to write a performant T-SQL procedure to process messages. I am not going to cover CLR procedures for now.

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