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SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009 by Richard Seroter

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Chapter 1. Building BizTalk Server 2009 Applications

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

-William Plomer

Let's begin our journey by investigating what BizTalk Server actually is, why to use it, and how to craft a running application. This chapter will be a refresher on BizTalk Server for those of you who have some familiarity with the product.

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • How to articulate BizTalk Server, when to use it, and how it works

  • To outline the role of BizTalk schemas, maps, and orchestrations

  • BizTalk messaging configurations

What is BizTalk Server?

So what exactly is BizTalk Server, and why should you care about it? In a nutshell, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 uses adapter technology to connect disparate entities ...

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