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The BizTalk 2000 Developer's Guide is written for developers who are responsible for installing, configuring and deploying the BizTalk Server in their organizations IT infrastructure. The opening chapters of the book discuss the benefits of seamless business-to-business application integration, summarize the features and enhancements of BizTalk Server 2000, and offer an introduction to XML - the driving force behind BizTalk. The next chapters explore the multiple tools that are incorporated into BizTalk that will transform the way in which information is created, transmitted and maintained in the server environment. Other chapters include complete coverage of the security considerations for BizTalk, and an examination of the various third-party plug-ins for enhancing BizTalk Server 2000. Contains a Wallet size CD with third-party plug-ins from leading developers, and ready-to-use source code from the book Timely .NET coverage. BizTalk Server 2000 is an integral member of Microsoft's .net Enterprise Server suiteAmazon.com Review The centerpiece of Microsoft's .NET initiative, BizTalk Server 2000 aims to solve one of the perennial bugbears of the corporate programmer. By the judicious application of XML messaging (under the Simple Object Access Protocol--SOAP), BizTalk Server allows companies to exchange business documents (price quotes, purchase orders, defect notices, and that kind of thing) with minimal human interaction. BizTalk Server 2000: Developer's Guide for .NET shows how to use BizTalk Server, bringing plenty of step-by-step procedures to bear on a product that's unfamiliar to many. Though there's not a lot of discussion of the sort of code you'd write for BizTalk Server interaction in Visual Studio .NET, this book includes coverage of writing functoids and codifying business processes in Visio.Developers will find this book useful in getting up to speed on BizTalk Server terminology and conventions, and in rigging up laboratory systems for experimentation and trials. Consultants will appreciate the authors' advice on mapping real-world business processes to the BizTalk environment. It's administrators, however, who, despite the book's title, will benefit from it most. They'll find explicit advice on setting up BizTalk Server, connecting it with SQL Server, and adjusting its configuration. Stepped procedures make it very clear what needs to be done in various situations. --David Wall Topics covered: How to install Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000 and make it serve as an XML message broker for an organization. Installation is covered (in situations in which the underlying SQL Server already exists, as well as in situations in which the database server is installed simultaneously), setting up channels and ports, setting up and maintaining XLANG schedules, and troubleshooting problems.
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