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Special Edition Using SOAP by John Paul Mueller

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What Is BizTalk?

BizTalk is a B2B solution that allows you to build integrated applications. The key to BizTalk is integration. Microsoft designed this product to fill a hole in the application support currently provided for B2B communication. Their documentation also states you can use BizTalk for in-house development (a true statement), but this misses the real purpose of BizTalk: sharing data with other companies. Although you can create simple applications using BizTalk, the real power of this product doesn’t appear until you delve into the complexities of B2B development.

The Microsoft documentation points out that you can share data using BizTalk regardless of the programming languages and operating system platforms used by the two parties. ...

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