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BizTalk Server 2010 Cookbook

Cookbook
Steef-Jan Wiggers

Over 50 recipes for developers and administrators looking to deliver well-built BizTalk solutions and environments with this book and ebook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849684347
Paperback368 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

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

What You Will Learn

  • 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.

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