Chapter 7. BizTalk 2010 and WCF: Extensibility

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WCF Extensibility

WCF Behaviors


The integration between BizTalk adapters and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) was inevitable. In many ways, WCF borrowed much from the architecture of BizTalk and brought a pluggable communication stack to the .NET developer.

BizTalk Server, at its heart, is a messaging engine. It has a rich set of capabilities for sending and receiving messages using a variety of different protocols (through its adapter framework) and message formats (for example, XML, EDI, flat file, binary) and capabilities for message transformation and decomposition. The underlying engine is a durable pub-sub messaging engine centered on a Microsoft SQL Server ...

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