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Windows Azure Platform by Tejaswi Redkar

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Chapter 8. AppFabric Service Bus

In the past decade, enterprises have invested heavily in upgrading their enterprise architecture by implementing several enterprise software patterns like Service Oriented Architecture and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). These software patterns make application infrastructure loosely coupled and compatible across software boundaries. For example, Microsoft SharePoint server can integrate with Lotus Domino or EMC Documentum. You can also build custom business applications that can take advantage of these loosely coupled architectures. To make such integrations possible, Microsoft has defined four tenets[15] as guidance:

  • Services have explicit boundaries.

  • Services are autonomous and deployed, versioned, and managed independently. ...

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