BizTalk: The Practical Course
In this book, you will learn to develop and design reliable BizTalk based
solutions. The approach used in this book is to get the reader productive with
BizTalk development as quickly as possible. From the first chapter, you will be
able to provide practical solutions to your IT department or organization.
In this book, the author does not attempt to repeat or explain the online help.
Instead, the reader will learn BizTalk by building real and practical small
solutions from the outset. The technical background behind these applications as
BizTalk:The Practical Course
well as the design choices are explained in details. The author’s philosophy is
always to utilize BizTalk to the fullest, while writing as little code as possible.
There are a large number of solutions and applications that are implemented in
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many organizations which are too complicated and could be replaced by much
easier solutions just by utilizing a little bit of smarter configuration. This book is
based on the author’s experience in creating training material for Independent
Software Vendors (ISVs), delivering numerous projects, mentoring, and training
developers on implementing BizTalk.
The Book covers the following topics:
• BizTalk Overview
• Basic Messaging
• Messaging with XML Schemas
• Rules Engine
• Using Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
• Deployment and Infrastructure
About the Author
Moustafa Refaat is the founder of Genetic Thought Software, a company that
delivers software and consulting services to many Fortune 500 companies. He
has been intensely involved with BizTalk products since 2004. He has
developed, refactord, and designed many BizTalk-based solutions in the areas
of finance, Oil & Gas, telecommunications, retail and insurance.
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