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Getting Started with BizTalk Services

Jon Fancey, Karthik Bharathy

BizTalk Services offers great possibilities for bringing enterprises together in the cloud, and this book is the perfect introduction to it all. Packed with real-world scenarios, you will soon be designing your own tailor-made integration solutions.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782177401
Paperback180 pages

About This Book

  • Create integration solutions on the cloud with Windows Azure BizTalk Services
  • Understand the different capabilities of BizTalk Services and how to use them effectively
  • Connect enterprises together in scalable and flexible ways that go beyond what traditional on-premises integration products (such as BizTalk Server) can manage

Who This Book Is For

This book is intended for those who want to understand BizTalk Services, what it can do, and how to build integration solutions using it in their organizations. If you are a developer, architect, or project manager, this book will quickly get you acquainted with this powerful cloud integration technology. It would be helpful to have some experience with BizTalk Server; however, this is neither required nor assumed. It is recommended to have a subscription with Windows Azure to try out the examples in the book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Hello BizTalk Services
Business drivers
Technical drivers
Core scenarios
Life cycle and architecture
Personas and tools
Deployment considerations
Provisioning BizTalk Services
Creating your first BizTalk Services solution
Verifying the solution
Chapter 2: Messages and Transforms
The problem
The mapper
The map designer
An example
Mapping operations
Configuring a bridge
Putting it all together
More on mapping
Dealing with failure
Chapter 3: Bridges
Pipeline processing
Message processing
Trying it out
Brokered messaging
Chapter 4: Enterprise Application Integration
Enterprise application integration scenarios
EAI in BizTalk Services
Hybrid connectivity
Custom code in EAI
Scenario walk-through
Chapter 5: Business-to-business Integration
Basic concepts of B2B
Common interaction models
Industry standards and protocols
Concepts in BizTalk Services B2B
Scenario walk-through
Chapter 6: API
Calling the API
Back up and restore
Using PowerShell
Chapter 7: Tracking and Troubleshooting
Messages and errors
Data for troubleshooting
Troubleshooting sources and destinations
Troubleshooting schemas and transforms
Troubleshooting bridges
Troubleshooting agreements
Troubleshooting hybrid connectivity
Chapter 8: Moving to BizTalk Services
Moving from BizTalk Server
When not to move
The future

What You Will Learn

  • Use the EAI and B2B features of BizTalk Services
  • Connect with Line-Of-Business systems in your datacenter on-premises
  • Create bridges and configure them to process and route messages
  • Design transforms and employ custom code
  • Address and diagnose problems
  • Migrate from BizTalk Server to BizTalk Services

In Detail

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.

Whether you are a neophyte or an expert in integration solutions, Getting Started with BizTalk Services provides you 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 to apply them yourself in your 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 connect to your own datacenter as well as to your customers’. 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.

Getting Started with BizTalk Services will give you all the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to use Microsoft’s integration service on cloud effectively through the many examples and real-world scenarios provided.


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