Integrating Business Processes with BizTalk Server 2004

Microsoft BizTalk Server provides an out-of-the-box solution for integrating people (workflow), internal systems (EAI—Enterprise Application Integration), and external trading partners (B2B—Business to Business). BizTalk Server 2004 is in its third generation, succeeding BizTalk Server 2000 and 2002. It provides a set of tools for visual design, development, deployment, and management of business processes. It utilizes SQL Server 2000 as the repository for various BizTalk databases—Administration, Tracking, MessageBox, Rules Engine, Single Sign-on, BAM Analysis, and so on. These databases are created using the BizTalk Server Installation program.

BizTalk 2004 also represents the first release ...

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