Two new BizTalk books announced and will be available soon

Posted: March 27, 2012  |  Categories: BizTalk
Tags: BizTalk Books

Good news for BizTalk community, 2 new BizTalk books were announced by PACKT Publishing and are now available for pre-order: “BizTalk Server 2010 Cookbook” and “(MCTS): Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 (70-595) Certification Guide

BizTalk Server 2010 Cookbook

As a technical reviewer I had the opportunity to read the “draft”, it will be an excellent book! I may be suspect, but I really liked this book!

BizTalk Server 2010 Cookbook


Steef-Jan Wiggers

Book Description

BizTalk Server 2010 Cookbook is filled with over 50 recipes BizTalk recipes, covering various proven design patterns, best practices, or simply showing you some tips and tricks you never come across.

What you will learn from this book

  • Deploy a robust, durable, and performing BizTalk Environment
  • Broaden your knowledge on implementing BizTalk orchestration patterns
  • Enhance your toolset in instrumenting BizTalk solutions
  • Deepen your knowledge and skillset on messaging security
  • Apply SOA patterns with your BizTalk solution
  • Extend the reach of BizTalk to the Cloud
  • Leverage SCOM and other tools in supporting your BizTalk environment
  • Pragmatic use of Business Rules with BizTalk Server
  • Deploy a robust and smooth performing BizTalk environment

Book and eBook expected April 2012.

(MCTS): Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 (70-595) Certification Guide

Unlike the previous one, I confess I don’t know this book, but I’m looking forward to doing a book review on my blog.

(MCTS): Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 (70-595) Certification Guide


Johan Hedberg, Kent Weare, and Morten la Cour

Book Description

(MCTS): Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 (70-595) Certification Guide is a preparation guide for the latest BizTalk Server 2010 Certification.  In this book, you will be provided with practical examples of the skills that will be measured on this exam.

What you will learn from this book

  • Covers the core architecture of BizTalk, including publish/subscribe, context and content-based routing, receive and send ports and other administrative artifacts.
  • Create rich and useful schemas with restrictions and reusable types.
  • Create maps and apply logic such as conditional mapping, looping, scripting and external assemblies, and other map and functoid logic.
  • Create orchestrations and work with messages, scopes, transactions, binding, correlation and other shapes and processing logic.
  • Handle exceptions in messaging and orchestration scenarios and recover from them using catch, compensation and failed message routing.
  • Perform administrative tasks such as installing, configuring, tuning, deploying, maintaining and troubleshooting BizTalk Server 2010 groups and solutions.
  • Work with Web Services and WCF, exposing and consuming services and applying custom configurations and behaviors.
  • Use the additional features in BizTalk, such as Business Rules Engine (BRE), EDI, RFID and Business Activity Monitoring (BAM).

Book and eBook expected May 2012.

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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