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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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Candidate architectures

We will look at two candidate architectures which can be used to solve the problems faced by Bowl For Buddies.

Candidate architecture #1 BizTalk Server

BizTalk is Microsoft's enterprise integration tool, which could be used to help Bowl For Buddies coordinate the payment collection process. The previous releases of BizTalk Server had basic built-in human workflow support. This was not widely adopted nor used in the marketplace and hence is no longer part of the latest version of the product.

Even without the specific human workflow components, BizTalk does have a robust orchestration engine that can be easily used to model a business process like the payment collection process. BizTalk has built-in adapters for SharePoint ...

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