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Getting Started with BizTalk Services

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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
About

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.

Features
  • 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
Page Count 180
Course Length 5 hours 24 minutes
ISBN 9781782177401
Date Of Publication 26 Mar 2014

Authors

Karthik Bharathy

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.

His passion for computers started at the age of 12 when he coded BASIC on the ZX Spectrum. He graduated from Bangalore University in Computer Science summa cum laude and also holds a management degree from the Indian School of Business. In his spare time, he is usually travelling and is a major foodie.

Jon Fancey

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.

Jon lives in West Sussex, UK, with his wife Fiona and two children, Ben and Tom, and their dog, Dilly.