Understand and utilize the different capabilities of BizTalk Services using Packt's new book and eBook

June 2014 | Enterprise

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Getting Started with BizTalk Services, a practical book that acts as a clear and concise introduction to BizTalk Services. Full of real-world scenarios, each area of BizTalk Services is explained in detail in this book, essentially enabling you to smoothly design your own integration solutions with minimal effort. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle and selected library formats. The print book is 180 pages long and is competitively priced at $29.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $17.99.

About the author:
Jon Fancey is an integration veteran who has worked on the Microsoft stack for over 20 years. He is a nine-time Microsoft Integration MVP and has worked closely with both the BizTalk Server and Host Integration Server product groups for nearly a decade. He has presented at many major conferences including TechEd, DevWeek, and the 2014 London BizTalk Summit. He has also written numerous articles and whitepapers for MSDN on BizTalk, SharePoint, and other topics.

Jon co-founded Affinus, a UK-based Microsoft partner, with Kevin B. Smith, formerly from the BizTalk product group, shipping the first three versions of the BizTalk product. Affinus works closely with large enterprise customers on interesting integration challenges, helping them move to the cloud.

Karthik Bharathy is a Lead Program Manager in the BizTalk product group with nearly a decade of software experience. He has been with the product group since the days when BizTalk Services started off as a set of ideas on the drawing board. He has also shipped releases of BizTalk Server, SQL Server, and Visual Studio. In his current role, he oversees the B2B platform experience across industry verticals. He has presented at several Microsoft conferences, including BizTalk Summit US and Europe, TechEd EMEA and US, TechReady US, MVP Summit US, and TechDays India.

BizTalk Services is a service based on Windows Azure that was introduced by Microsoft in the summer of 2013. It provides integration capabilities in the cloud to connect enterprises together in scalable and flexible ways that go beyond what traditional on-premises integration products (such as BizTalk Server) can manage. BizTalk Services provides the ability to construct integration solutions using familiar tools (Visual Studio and Microsoft .Net) and also provides a bridge metaphor to connect applications and technologies.

Getting Started with BizTalk Services provides readers with a comprehensive look at cloud integration, covering the many features and capabilities of BizTalk Services. More importantly, the purpose of each feature is explained together with how to use them effectively.The book starts by introducing the capabilities of BizTalk Services and then expands on them, providing insights on when the reader can apply them in their own integration solutions.

The book then goes on to cover both the Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and Business-to-Business Integration (B2B) features of BizTalk Services, explaining how to build cloud-hosted integration solutions that will help the reader to connect to their own data center as well as to potential customers' data centers. Each available option is discussed in turn, from FTP-based data transfer to Service Bus queues. The book ends with tips and tricks on tracking and troubleshooting.

The book covers these essential topics:

Chapter 1: Hello BizTalk Services
Chapter 2: Messages and Transforms
Chapter 3: Bridges
Chapter 4: Enterprise Application Integration
Chapter 5: Business-to-business Integration
Chapter 6: API
Chapter 7: Tracking and Troubleshooting
Chapter 8: Moving to BizTalk Services

More About Packt:
Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt's digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.


Getting Started with BizTalk Services
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