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Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2010 Unleashed by Jon Flanders, Anush Kumar, Scott Colestock, Jan Eliasen, Charles Young, Brian Loesgen

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Chapter 1. What Is BizTalk Server?

In This Chapter

A Brief History of Application Integration

BizTalk Server Capabilities

What Is a “Typical” BizTalk Solution?

BizTalk Server, WCF, and WF

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 is Microsoft’s seventh-generation integration server. The first incarnation was in 1999, when it was released to meet enterprise application integration (EAI) needs. There have been new releases on a fairly regular basis, roughly every 2 years. BizTalk Server 2004, the third release, was a rewrite, because the .NET Framework had appeared. As the platform has evolved, and as new standards such as the WS-* specifications have emerged, BizTalk Server has adopted them.

The reality is that as BizTalk Server, and the open standards ...

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