Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Patterns Book Review

Posted: November 23, 2011  |  Categories: BizTalk
Tags: BizTalk Books

For those who’ve read the description of this book, it’s no surprise, this book is broken into two distinct parts. The first part it is a general introduction to the important parts of BizTalk Server 2010: understanding what is BizTalk, when to use it and its capabilities, appropriate topologies for different scenarios (architecture, scalability, availability) and an introduction to the fundaments parts of the platform like BAM, Business Rules and BizTalk artifacts (orchestrations, pipelines, maps, schemas). This part is mainly theory with a lot of core patterns.

The second part is written in a form of history, love this part, telling how he began to implement BizTalk integrations on a particular customer, starting for the basic (Pass-thru) to more robust and complex scenarios. This second part shifts from theory to practice presenting real world integration patterns explained step-by-step (BAM and Unit Tests, messaging solutions, error handling, BRE, orchestration patterns like convoys …)

In one of my previous post I wrote that this is one of the five BizTalk Server 2010 Books you must have and I was right, it is a great book and highly recommended. Congratulations to the author: Dan Rosanova (two-time MVP BizTalk Server).

The book is available through Amazon and PACKT is self, so go to either of one and order it!

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

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