Enterprise Service Bus now included in MS Application Platform

I’m pleased to announce the final release of the Microsoft Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Guidance for BizTalk Server 2006 R2!  “The Microsoft ESB Guidance provides architectural guidance, patterns, practices, frameworks, reusable components and samples for BizTalk Server R2 to simplify the development of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) on the Microsoft platform and to allow…

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BizTalk extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation first CTP

As we know WF and Biztalk are related and both have their strenghts and weaknesses: Windows Workflow Foundation provides a new programming model that developers can use for declaratively creating business logic in software. BizTalk Server provides an enterprise class server with tools for IT Professionals and Business Analysts for hosting and managing business logic…

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Biztalk enhanced support for SOA, ESB, BPM, WF

Microsoft announced that BizTalk Server 2006 R2 will ship in September. In the B2B area it offers key new features like: RFID EDI support (i.e. much improved) Availability Statement 2 (AS2) support Prebuilt integration with SharePoint Server Broader Enterprise SSO In the area of SOA, BPM, Workflow, ESB it also includes significant new offerings like: ESB…

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ESB Guidance Package

The Microsoft ESB Guidance provides architectural guidance, patterns, practices, and a set of BizTalk Server and .NET components to simplify the development of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) on the Microsoft platform and to allow Microsoft customers to extend their own messaging and integration solutions. Check it out at: ESB Guidance Community Technorati Tags: ESB…

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Visibility and Control in a Service-Oriented Architecture

Services alone do not constitute a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Capabilities must be acquired that provide visibility and control into service development and service execution. Without these capabilities, IT offerings will become fragile as the number of services in the data center grows. This article investigates capabilities that provide visibility and control for the services that…

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