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Microsoft BizTalk 2010: Line of Business Systems Integration

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Learn
  • Explore some of the inner workings of the WCF LOB SDK and WCF Custom Adapter
  • Learn how to retrieve and manipulate data using popular operations exposed by WCF SQL Adapter
  • Understand some of the technical and political challenges of integrating with SAP
  • Learn the difference between SAP IDOCs, BAPIs and RFCs
  • Discover Microsoft’s AppFabric Service bus and learn how to build BizTalk solutions that complement Microsoft’s Service bus in the Windows Azure Cloud
  • Build integrated SharePoint solutions using the Windows SharePoint Services Adapter and SharePoint Web Services
  • Understand how to integrate with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 using the BizTalk adapter and .Net business connector
  • Discover how to establish bi-directional connectivity between SalesForce.com CRM and your on-premise services
About

Microsoft BizTalk is an integration and connectivity server solution that allows businesses to connect disparate systems easily. In today’s business climate of mergers and acquisitions, more and more enterprises are forced to exchange data across disparate Line of Business systems using integration brokers like BizTalk Server 2010. What is often overlooked when integrating these systems is the pre-requisite knowledge that ERP and CRM systems demand in order to effectively integrate them. No longer is this knowledge locked up in the heads of expensive consultants. Gain an edge within your organization by developing valuable skills in the area of Line of Business integration from this book.

This book will show you how to integrate BizTalk with Line of Business systems using practical scenarios. Each chapter will take a Line of Business system, introduce some pre-requisite knowledge and demonstrate how you can integrate BizTalk with that Line of Business system, and then provide guidance based upon real world experience, taking your BizTalk knowledge further.

This book will enable you to master how to integrate BizTalk with Line of Business systems effectively. The book starts by highlighting the technical foundation of WCF-LOB adapters and the common steps and important properties pertaining to popular WCF-LOB adapters. You will then move on to an overview of how to integrate with Microsoft SQL Server using the WCF based SQL Server adapter. The book then dives into topics such as integrating BizTalk Server with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, building BizTalk/SAP integrated solutions using IDocs, the differences between IDocs and RFCs/BAPIs, and integrating BizTalk with Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus amongst others.

Features
  • Deliver integrated Line of Business solutions more efficiently with BizTalk Server 2010 using this book and ebook.
  • Obtain pre-requisite ERP and CRM knowledge that will make your integration project successful.
  • Examine ways to integrate with leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems like SAP and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.
  • Study techniques used to integrate with leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems like SalesForce.com and Dynamics CRM 2011.
  • Expand your integration capabilities into the cloud by exploring the AppFabric Service Bus. Send and receive messages via the Microsoft Cloud securely.
  • Learn from distinguished authors with hands on experience. Utilize their step by step solutions to reduce the amount of time it takes to integrate Line of Business systems using BizTalk Server 2010.
Page Count 536
Course Length 16 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781849681902
Date Of Publication 17 Jul 2011
Overview of SAP RFCs and BAPIs
Schema generation
Custom vs. out-of-box RFCs/BAPIs
Building a BizTalk application—RFC walkthrough
Testing BizTalk application—RFC walkthrough
Building a BizTalk application—BAPI walkthrough
Testing BizTalk application—BAPI walkthrough
Tips, pitfalls, and troubleshooting
Summary

Authors

Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is the VP of Product for the CenturyLink platform, and a Microsoft MVP for application integration. He is also an instructor for the developer-centric training company Pluralsight, the lead InfoQ editor for cloud computing, and the author of multiple books on application integration strategies. As the VP of Product for CenturyLink, he is responsible for product strategy, sprint planning, and community contribution. He also leads an expert team of product owners and analysts there. He maintains a blog (https://seroter.wordpress.com/) that he updates regularly on the topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter at @rseroter.

Kent Weare

Kent Weare was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He developed a love for ice hockey, football, and technology. He attended the University of Regina, where he obtained a Degree in Computer Science. After completing his undergraduate degree, he spent time in India completing a Post Graduate diploma in Object Oriented Technology. Recently, Kent has decided to pursue a Master's Degree in Information Management from Arizona State University. He currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada but remains a die-hard Saskatchewan Roughrider football fan. Kent began his career at a small Internet startup before taking on a junior role with the Saskatchewan Government. Since then, he has worked on projects for the Canadian Federal Government, a multinational bank in the United States, health care projects in Eastern and Western Canada, and has spent the last eight years employed in the Energy/Utilities sector in Calgary. Kent's current role as a senior enterprise architect involves setting the technical direction for the organization and is very involved in cross-domain disciplines such as Integration and Mobility. During Kent's time at the Federal Government, he had an opportunity to participate in his first BizTalk project. Ten years later, he is still "hooked" on BizTalk, having worked with every BizTalk version released since then. In 2008, Kent was awarded his first Microsoft MVP award for BizTalk Server. He continues to be active in the BizTalk community and recently, received his sixth consecutive MVP award. Kent maintains active blogs at http://kentweare.blogspot.com and http://www.MiddlewareInTheCloud.com. He may also be seen presenting BizTalk-related material at local and international user groups. Recently, Kent has co-authored two BizTalk books: Microsoft BizTalk 2010: Line of Business Systems Integration and (MCTS) and BizTalk Server 2010 (70-595) Certification Guide.

Sergei Moukhnitski

Sergei Moukhnitski is a software architect with 15 years of experience developing software and systems. His area of professional interests is business process and integration technologies applied to ERP and CRM systems such as Microsoft Dynamics and SAP.

Carl Darski

Carl Darski is a software consultant who has diverse professional experience in sectors including telecommunications, oil & gas, power and mining. As an electrical engineer, Carl quickly recognized the growing importance of software integration technologies. He has assisted several clients in implementing BizTalk as an integration standard.

Thiago Almeida

Thiago Almeida is a Senior Integrations Consultant for one of New Zealand’s largest IT service providers. He has over eight years of experience working as a solutions architect and senior developer on projects for some of the country’s largest companies. Thiago has been awarded Most Valuable Professional in BizTalk from Microsoft in 2009 and 2010 to acknowledge his exceptional contributions to the BizTalk Server technical community. He runs the Auckland Connected Systems User Group, being a frequent speaker, and maintains a blog on BizTalk Server at http://connectedthoughts.wordpress.com He is also a Microsoft Connected Technology Advisor and a Microsoft Virtual Technical Solution Professional in Integration, providing advanced technical input in BizTalk Server and associated integration technologies on client engagements with Microsoft.