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Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform by Stephen W. Thomas, Rama Ramani, Richard Seroter, Mike Sexton, Ewan Fairweather

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BizTalk architecture

We'll now examine the BizTalk architecture and look at how all the components relate to each other.

BizTalk message flow

The next diagram illustrates a standard message flow through the main components of BizTalk. The BizTalk messaging system has three distinct parts: receive port, MessageBox, and send port.

Messages are received via a receive port. A receive port can contain one or more receive locations, which provide the ability to have multiple transport entry points into the application. For example, some customers choose to have a WCF-Custom receive location but they also have a file receive location for manual re-submission of messages. A receive location is a combination of an adapter and specific pipeline configuration. ...

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