The EDI capabilities of BizTalk Server 2006 R2 are a new implementation of an old technology. EDI originated in the 1970s to facilitate the delivery of data between businesses. Rather than diminishing in scope, however, EDI continues to play a major role in commerce today. Because of this, an extensive engine has been added to BizTalk Server to provide for robust handling of EDI transmissions. This book will immerse the reader in working with the new EDI components and demonstrate how to successfully build and deploy a fully functional solution.
Who This Book Is For
The EDI implementation for R2 is unlike any previous incarnation of EDI in BizTalk. Because of this, there is material covered in this book that is equally useful to seasoned BizTalk architects and new developers alike. The intention of the material is to provide all of the detail necessary for any level of developer to envision, build, test, deploy, and support an EDI solution. There are several topics, such as exception handling, that are common to all BizTalk implementations and will prove useful in architecting any solution. The majority of the book, however, from the EDI schemas and party configurations to the new EDI reporting tools, is completely new material not covered in other mediums and will prove to be useful to anyone engaged in a BizTalk 2006 R2 EDI project.