Walkthrough of New Windows Azure BizTalk Services
I’m a little late on adding this–but some good stuff for those wanting to get a start with the Windows Azure BizTalk Services
The Windows Azure EAI Bridges are dead. Long live BizTalk Services! Initially released last year as a “lab” project, the Service Bus EAI Bridges were a technology for connecting cloud and on-premises endpoints through an Azure-hosted broker. This technology has been rebranded (“Windows Azure BizTalk Services”) and upgraded and is now available as a public preview. In this blog post, I’ll give you a quick tour around the developer experience.
First off, what actually *is* Windows Azure BizTalk Services (WABS)? Is it BizTalk Server running in the cloud? Does it run on-premises? Check out the announcement blog posts from the Windows Azure and BizTalk teams, respectively, for more. But basically, it’s separate technology from BizTalk Server, but meant to be highly complementary. Even though It uses a few of the same types of artifacts such as schemas and maps, they aren’t interchangeable. For example, WABS maps don’t run…
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