Microsoft’s BizTalk Server has evolved into an exceptional integration architecture tool, singularly well-suited for connecting multiple applications, streamlining processes, and simplifying the implementation and evolution of business rules. In Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Unleashed, a team of Microsoft insiders and respected BizTalk developers cover the product in unprecedented detail.
It’s all here: fundamental concepts, installation, Visual Studio .NET development, message specifications and mapping, schemas, pipelines, adapters, single-sign-on environments, business process orchestration, web services, rule development, deployment, management, monitoring, and much more.
A full section on proven implementation patterns covers everything from using BizTalk’s SQL adapter to leveraging XML with InfoPath. Last but not least, there’s extensive coverage of involving business users with BizTalk Server 2004 -- an area Microsoft has focused on heavily in this revision. Bill Camarda, from the December 2004 Read Only