This book provides insight into how industry experts have successfully architected, developed, and maintained Microsoft BizTalk Server in mission-critical environments. Authored by highly-regarded consultants with a wealth of knowledge on designing, building, and operating enterprise applications using BizTalk, this comprehensive guide gives you the techniques and best practices you'll need to develop effective projects.
Darren Jefford is a Principal Consultant with the Microsoft UK Application Development Consulting (ADC) team who has extensive real-world experience with BizTalk Server and the broader Microsoft platform. Kevin B. Smith formerly worked as a Technical Lead Software Design Engineer for the BizTalk Server Product Team and helped ship three versions of BizTalk Server. Ewan Fairweather works as a Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft, providing onsite support to enterprise customers, including maintaining and optimizing their BizTalk Server solutions.
Achitects, developers, testers, and administrators will achieve instant success when they apply the deep technical information covered in this book. They will better appreciate the internal workings of BizTalk Server and will understand detailed solutions for challenges often experienced with BizTalk-based systems.
What you will learn from this book
- How the BizTalk Engine works and how to develop effective pipeline components
How to develop BizTalk orchestrations that achieve maximum performance
Methods for using Business Activity Monitoring within your solution for enterprise-wide instrumentation
How to utilize the rules engine within your solutions to produce quality and reliability
Techniques for conducting performance and scalability tests to identify bottlenecks
Ways to minimize the latency of your solution to meet challenging low latency requirements
How system administrators can proactively manage and maintain mission-critical BizTalk solutions
Features for BizTalk Server 2006 R2, such as the BAM Interceptor for Windows® Workflow
Who this book is for
This book is for architects, developers, testers, and administrators involved in the development of a BizTalk Server 2004 or 2006 solution.
"This book provides a fantastic insight into the inner workings of BizTalk, making it an invaluable resource for all those things you would otherwise never know. As you learn the 'tricks of the trade' from these experienced engineers, you quickly realize why everyone who has anything to do with BizTalk simply MUST read this book."
—Yossi Dahan, Managing Consultant, Sabra Ltd.
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About the Author
Darren Jefford (Wiltshire, UK) joined Microsoft UK in 2002, and has worked with BizTalk Server 2004 with various customers in the UK since 2003. He has been involved with the architecture design, development, testing and deployment of a number of large scale BizTalk Servers. He has a popular blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/darrenj/) that has allowed him to become one of the best known worldwide experts in this space.