Chapter 4. Messaging and Pipelines

Messaging is the core functionality provided within BizTalk Server. On a very basic level, it is the plumbing that moves messages from one location to another. A number of different parts or objects make up this plumbing, taking actions at each step of a message's path through BizTalk Server. Generally speaking, messaging objects can be split into two categories: receive and send. Figure 4-1 outlines the stages a message goes through as it is processed.

BizTalk messaging architecture

Figure 4.1. BizTalk messaging architecture

The receive objects enable the publishing side of BizTalk Server's publish/subscribe architecture. They publish messages ...

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