BizTalk Server 2010 Cookbook

BizTalk Server 2010 Cookbook
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  • Enhance your implementation skills with practically proven patterns
  • Written by a BizTalk expert and MVP, Steef-Jan Wiggers, the book is filled with practical advice
  • Learn best practices for deploying BizTalk 2010 solutions
  • Includes lots of screenshots and examples to aid you in enhancing your skills with BizTalk 2010

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 368 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : April 2012
ISBN : 1849684340
ISBN 13 : 9781849684347
Author(s) : Steef-Jan Wiggers
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Microsoft Servers, Networking and Servers, Cookbooks, Enterprise, Microsoft

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Setting up a BizTalk Server Environment
Chapter 2: BizTalk Server Automation: Patterns
Chapter 3: BizTalk Server Instrumentation, Error Handling, and Deployment
Chapter 4: Securing your Message Exchange
Chapter 5: WCF Services with BizTalk
Chapter 6: BizTalk AppFabric Connect
Chapter 7: Monitoring and Maintenance
Chapter 8: Applying Rules
Chapter 9: Testing BizTalk Artifacts
  • Chapter 1: Setting up a BizTalk Server Environment
    • Introduction
    • Gathering requirements by asking the right questions
    • Analyzing requirements and creating a design
    • Installing and using the BizTalk Best Practices Analyzer
    • Validating a BizTalk installation with the BizTalk Benchmark Wizard tool
    • Automating performance analysis by using the PAL tool
    • Managing the SSO system
    • Configuring MSDTC for multi-server BizTalk platforms
    • Chapter 2: BizTalk Server Automation: Patterns
      • Introduction
      • Implementing the splitter pattern
      • Developing an asynchronous aggregation pattern
      • Creating a FIFO solution
      • Developing a parallel convoy solution
      • Routing using the resequencer messages in an orchestration
      • Implementing a retry pattern in an orchestration
      • Calling a pipeline in an orchestration
      • Chapter 3: BizTalk Server Instrumentation, Error Handling, and Deployment
        • Introduction
        • Tracing BizTalk applications using DebugView
        • Monitoring BizTalk solution behavior with Log4Net
        • Applying event logging in BizTalk solutions
        • Enabling Failed Message Routing in BizTalk
        • Implementing error handling in an orchestration
        • Exploring BizTalk's out of the box deployment
        • Using the Deployment framework for BizTalk
        • Chapter 4: Securing your Message Exchange
          • Introduction
          • Importing certificates
          • Using MIME/SMIME pipeline components
          • Signing and verifying a message
          • Encrypting and decrypting a message
          • Configuring BizTalk and SSL (Transport)
          • Chapter 5: WCF Services with BizTalk
            • Introduction
            • Creating a canonical schema
            • Exposing schemas as a WCF Service
            • Consuming WCF Services in a BizTalk orchestration
            • Consuming WCF Services in a BizTalk messaging only solution
            • Exposing orchestrations with BizTalk
            • Exposing systems with the BizTalk Server Adapter Pack 2010
            • Chapter 6: BizTalk AppFabric Connect
              • Introduction
              • Installing AppFabric Connect and AppFabric Connect for Services
              • Using the BizTalk Mapper in Workflow Services
              • Exposing on-premise data in the cloud
              • Exposing BizTalk applications in the cloud using AppFabric Connect for Services
              • Performing table operations in SQL Azure
              • Chapter 7: Monitoring and Maintenance
                • Introduction
                • Importing the BizTalk Management Pack in SCOM
                • Using the BizTalk Administration Console
                • Alternative BizTalk monitoring solution—BizTalk360
                • Configuring the BizTalk database jobs
                • Leveraging the BizTalk monitoring job
                • Identifying bottlenecks with the Performance Monitor
                • Using the BizTalk Message Box Viewer
                • Chapter 8: Applying Rules
                  • Introduction
                  • Calling rules in an orchestration
                  • Using the BRE outside of BizTalk
                  • Using the BRE with a database
                  • Chapter 9: Testing BizTalk Artifacts
                    • Introduction
                    • Testing BizTalk artifacts inside Visual Studio
                    • Unit testing a BizTalk solution with BizUnit
                    • Applying code coverage to a BizTalk orchestration
                    • Testing BizTalk solutions with BizMock
                    • Using the BizTalk Map Test Framework
                    • Testing pipelines and pipeline components

                    Steef-Jan Wiggers

                    Steef-Jan is IT architect/Consultant (motion10) with over 13 years of experience as a technical lead developer and application architect, specializing in custom applications, enterprise application integration (BizTalk), Web services and Windows Azure. He has experience in architecting, designing, developing, and supporting sophisticated and innovative software using many different Microsoft technologies and products. Steef-Jan is very active in BizTalk community as blogger, Wiki author/editor, forums, writer and public speaker. He has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award (2010) for his contributions to the world-wide BizTalk Server community. He has been re-awarded July 2011 and July 2012. On his personal blog (Azure Thoughts, EAI Challenges) and BizTalkAdminsBlogging he shares his knowledge around BizTalk, Windows Azure (ServiceBus) and Microsoft integration technology in general. His certifications are: MCSD, MCSD.NET, MCSA, MCDBA, MCAD, MCTS: BizTalk Server 2006, BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and BizTalk Server 2010. Steef-Jan is the author of the BizTalk Server 2010 Cookbook, published 5th of April 2012
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                    What you will learn from this book

                    • Deploy a robust, durable, and performing BizTalk Environment
                    • Broaden you knowledge on implementing BizTalk orchestration patterns
                    • Enhance your toolset in instrumenting BizTalk solutions
                    • Deepen your knowledge and skillset on messaging security
                    • Apply SOA patterns with your BizTalk solution
                    • Extend the reach of BizTalk to the Cloud
                    • Leverage SCOM and other tools in supporting your BizTalk environment
                    • Pragmatic use of Business Rules with BizTalk Server
                    • Deploy a robust and smooth performing BizTalk environment

                    In Detail

                    BizTalk enables the integration and managment of automated business processes within or across organizational boundaries. To build a solid BizTalk solution, deploy a robust environment, and keep it running smoothly you sometimes need to broaden your spectrum, explore all possibilities, and choose the best solution for your purpose. By following the recipes in this book you will gain required knowledge and succeed in your implementation.

                    With BizTalk Server 2010 Cookbook, you can leverage and hone your skills. More than 50 recipes will guide you in implementing BizTalk solutions, setting up a robust and well performing BizTalk environment, and choosing the right solution for monitoring it. As a developer or administrator you greatly benefit from taking these recipes to work.

                    In this book a developer and administrator will see how to deploy, build, and maintain a BizTalk environment. How to apply patterns for robust orchestrations, messaging and testing.

                    Administrators will learn to set up an environment using Microsoft best practices and tools to deliver a robust, performing and durable BizTalk environment. Besides setting up their environments administrators can also decide through a number of recipes how to monitor and maintain the environment. A developer can contribute to a healthy environment by implementing instrumentation in artefacts, applying well suited pattern(s) and testing the solutions built.


                    This book will explain step-by-step in each recipe how to, for example, implement a certain orchestration pattern, test a BizTalk artifact, monitor BizTalk with a third party tool, or secure a message. The recipes in this book are easy to understand and follow as the author discusses real-world scenarios. The range of topics covered in this book will bring out the forward-thinking BizTalk developer in you. The examples are supported by relevant background information for ease of understanding.

                    Who this book is for

                    This book is for professional BizTalk Developers and administrators to take their skills to the next level and explore the numerous BizTalk capabilities. This book assumes that you have a basic understanding of BizTalk and SOA and Windows Azure AppFabric concepts.

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