Before learning to program is taught to all programmers how to represent all the steps necessary for the execution of a process in the form of a flowchart because it is more readable and illustrates in a simplified manner the progress of implementation and
BizTalk Expression Editor allows to enter .NET code, with intellisense support, in inside orchestrations. We can put all the code within the orchestrations or we can invoke external libraries, which in some scenarios are quite useful, e.g: manipulate values
of the messages inside Message Assignment shape, manipulate variables inside Expression shape, construction of Boolean expressions in Loop and Decide shapes, set pause time in Delay Shape or even configure dynamic send ports.
BizTalk Server includes the Business Rules Framework that allows us to create and isolate rules of business decision. The primary modules include the Business Rule Composer for constructing policies, the Rule Engine Deployment Wizard for deploying policies
created in the Business Rule Composer, and the Run-Time Business Rule Engine that executes policies on behalf of a host application.
BizTalk includes a Mapper Designer, integrated into Visual Studio, which enables us to perform transformations of complex messages in a visual and extremely simple way.
It is common in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) or Business Process applications, where processes can cover several endpoints (systems), that the operations cannot be handled within a short period of time, which leads that ACID transactions are not the
most appropriate for this type of scenario.
25 multi-platform adapters that simplify the integration with Line of Business (LOB) Applications (such as Siebel, SAP, JD Edwards, Oracle, and Dynamics CRM), database (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, DB2) and other technologies (Tibco, Java EE).
Provides a rich programming model for developing adapters based on Communication Foundation. (WCF LOB Adapter SDK)
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is one of the most common forms of electronic communication between organizations (invoices, orders, debit notes). These standards (EDIFACT, ASC X12) are designed for reading electronic, and therefore inappropriate for human
reading, reflecting the exchange of structured business data between systems using a standardized data format that ensures the reliability of data through different checksums.
Business Activity Monitoring or BAM provides visibility on business processes by tracking process milestones and business data (KPIs). BAM allows business users and decision makers to gain insight on the current health of in-flight processes they are responsible
for. Up-to-date information is accessible to users via Microsoft Office BI tools or a designated portal and through automatic business alerts. This allows users to streamline and improve daily business operations by proactively escalating issues and mitigating
Even when a process must be exposed as a Web service, there are wizards that help us to create both the WCF projects, as well as the installation of these on your Web server (IIS). The same is true when we want to include in our processes, calls to other
One of the older patterns for the exchange of messages is the use of text files (Flat Files) such as: CSV or TXT files, many of them custom-made for their systems. But with the adoption of XML as the standard in message exchange, it is often necessary to
transform text files into XML and vice versa.
The BizTalk development tools used folders, files and projects in Visual Studio. So the teams can take advantage of the entire environment ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) collaborating with other programmers, project managers
and testers who are part of the team.
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A detailed answer for those who are starting with Biztalk.... Very Informative and encouraging article!!!!
Is it time to have BizTalk 2013 also added?
Thanks Sandro for great article we want article with title Microsoft BizTalk Server: Seen by the Architect’s Eyes
Gr8 article Sandro.. You have almost touched every aspect of BizTalk Server here.. Nice..