How is this useful? Well if you don’t know, you can’t have had to debug too many orchestrations…
If you have an orchestration which gets “blocked” i.e. gets dehydrated whilst waiting
for an operation to finish, or a message to arrive (or any one of the things which can
cause a dehydration event to occur) now you can see the name of the shape at which
Previous to this, you would need to log the names of all the shapes as they executed,
or fire up orchestration debugger to see what the last shape executed was.
So now the race is on to develop a GUI for this…
Pity GotDotNet is no more, as
that would have been the perfect place for it.
Also, note that this applies to BizTalk 2006 R2 only, so unless you’re on the TAP,
you’ll have to wait for the Beta or final release to use this.