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BizTalk 2010 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Mark Beckner

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Chapter 5. Orchestrations

If publish/subscribe messaging capabilities are at the heart of BizTalk, then process orchestration capabilities are BizTalk's brain. A BizTalk orchestration can define a complex integration process, coordinating the flow of information when simple data synchronization will not suffice. BizTalk provides a graphical design tool for defining these integration processes. These orchestration capabilities build upon the foundational publish/subscribe architecture of the BizTalk messaging runtime.

In the simplest cases, integration is strictly about receiving information from one system and delivering it to another. Accordingly, a BizTalk orchestration receives and sends messages through orchestration ports. However, many real-world ...

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