Professional BizTalk Server 2006
By Darren Jefford, Kevin T. Smith, Ewan Fairweather
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: August 2007
Pages: 700

Professional BizTalk® Server 2006

This book provides insight into how industry experts havesuccessfully architected, developed, and maintained MicrosoftBizTalk Server in mission-critical environments. Authored byhighly-regarded consultants with a wealth of knowledge ondesigning, building, and operating enterprise applications usingBizTalk, this comprehensive guide gives you the techniques and bestpractices you'll need to develop effective projects.

Darren Jefford is a Principal Consultant with the Microsoft UKApplication Development Consulting (ADC) team who has extensivereal-world experience with BizTalk Server and the broader Microsoftplatform. Kevin B. Smith formerly worked as a Technical LeadSoftware Design Engineer for the BizTalk Server Product Team andhelped ship three versions of BizTalk Server. Ewan Fairweatherworks as a Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft, providing onsitesupport to enterprise customers, including maintaining andoptimizing their BizTalk Server solutions.

Achitects, developers, testers, and administrators will achieveinstant success when they apply the deep technical informationcovered in this book. They will better appreciate the internalworkings of BizTalk Server and will understand detailed solutionsfor challenges often experienced with BizTalk-based systems.

What you will learn from this book

  • How the BizTalk Engine works and how to develop effectivepipeline components
  • How to develop BizTalk orchestrations that achieve maximumperformance

  • Methods for using Business Activity Monitoring within yoursolution for enterprise-wide instrumentation

  • How to utilize the rules engine within your solutions to producequality and reliability

  • Techniques for conducting performance and scalability tests toidentify bottlenecks

  • Ways to minimize the latency of your solution to meetchallenging low latency requirements

  • How system administrators can proactively manage and maintainmission-critical BizTalk solutions

  • Features for BizTalk Server 2006 R2, such as the BAM Interceptorfor Windows® Workflow

Who this book is for

This book is for architects, developers, testers, andadministrators involved in the development of a BizTalk Server 2004or 2006 solution.

"This book provides a fantastic insight into the inner workingsof BizTalk, making it an invaluable resource for all those thingsyou would otherwise never know. As you learn the 'tricks of thetrade' from these experienced engineers, you quickly realize whyeveryone who has anything to do with BizTalk simply MUST read thisbook."
—Yossi Dahan, Managing Consultant, Sabra Ltd.

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