If you look at BizTalk Server from a certain viewpoint you can roughly divide it into three categories: deployment, development, and administration. This post will be on the second category, Development, and what has been contributed on TechNet Wiki so far by community members on this category. Last couple of months the number of BizTalk related wiki articles increased from around 40 to little over a 100. You can find wiki articles on each of these categories. Microsoft employees, and the BizTalk community have written more than a dozen or so wiki articles on development. Contributors like Nitin Mehrotra, Trace Young, Dan Rosanova, Steef-Jan Wiggers, Richard Seroter, and AnandVSS have written one or more articles around BizTalk development.
Here is a list of some of the interesting wiki articles on BizTalk development:
- Working with BizTalk AppFabric Connect
- Exposing LOB Services on the Cloud Using AppFabric Connect for Services
- Exposing BizTalk Applications on the Cloud using AppFabric Connect for Service
- Querying and Creating Records in Dynamics CRM 2011 from BizTalk Server 2010
- BizTalk Server integration with SharePoint Server using WSS Adapter
- Typed Polling with WCF-SQL Adapter: Best Practices and Troubleshooting Tips
- BizTalk Server 2010 Adapter Pack - SQL Azure
The starting point to find all BizTalk related articles is the BizTalk Server Resources on the TechNet Wiki article.
The wiki articles on newest feature added to BizTalk, AppFabric connect are very popular. These articles are very useful is one wants to get some hands on experience with AppFabric Connect Feature from BizTalk 2010
The AppFabric Connect or Connect for short is a new feature added to BizTalk Server 2010 that brings the Windows Azure Platform closer to the enterprise. This powerful feature enables you to shift the boundaries of your Line-of-Business systems and process to the cloud. With future releases of BizTalk we will probably see more deeper integration with BizTalk and Windows Azure. This shows if you look at the features planned for the next BizTalk release that will enhance on-premises solutions to the cloud. These features include:
- Easily extend your on-premises BizTalk Server solution to the cloud in a secure manner
- Tighter integration of on-premises BizTalk Server applications with Windows Azure Service Bus
More on BizTalk Server 2010 R2 release can be found on BizTalk Server Team Blog post.