Microsoft announced Integration platform road map focusing next version of BizTalk Server and Azure in a TechEd on June 14, 2012 held in Orlando. A well-known BizTalk veteran Kent Weare has put together a round up in his blog.
Here is the link for the blog:
A much anticipated feature of Windows Azure, Integration services is finally available as a CTP. I am thrilled with the release of Windows Azure Service Bus EAI and EDI labs and would be starting to dig into it.
Microsoft used to provide Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) capabilities through BizTalk. With the release of Windows Azure Service Bus EAI and EDI labs CTP, it envisions to provide same capabilities as Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). It now unlocks the power of middleware in the cloud!
What is included in this CTP?
Enterprise Application Integration
Service Bus Connect : This feature allows an application in the cloud to communicate to Line-of –Business(LOB) system residing on-premises using LOB BizTalk Adapter Pack.For this release it supports, SQL Server, Oracle Database, Oracle E-Business Suite, SAP and Siebel eBusiness Applications.
- Transformations: This allows transforming a message from one schema to another schema. This is a feature similar to BizTalk Map with a new face lift. Now the functoids are called Operations in Maps.
- Bridges: Enable Service mediation patterns such as VETR (Validate, Extract\Enrich, Transform and Route)
- Electronic Data Interchange: With Trading Partner Management Solution on the cloud, It is possible to configure to send and receive messages from Business Partners using the portal here.
To get started, download the SDK samples from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=184288 and the tutorial & documentation from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=235197
AppFabric Service Bus Send and Receive Test Clients help development and testing of Queues, Topics and Subscriptions features of Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus.
Two clients are developed to send and receive messages to\from AppFabric Service Bus.
Currently, these clients are developed on Windows Azure AppFabric SDK v1.5 September Release and available for download at http://appfabricservicebus.codeplex.com/
Walkthrough to use Test Clients
Connect to AppFabric by clicking on menu File>>Connect. This action opens a Connection Explorer.
Choose Service Namespace from dropdown if the settings exist in NamespaceConfiguration.xml located in application folder. If not, enter credentials to connect to Windows Azure AppFabric.
Choose Communication Object and list to connect
Enter a message in Message tab and set message properties in Properties tab. Click on Send button to send a message.
Choose a Communication Object and Queue\Topic and Subscription list from dropdown.
Click on Poll Button to receive messages.
Click on Message Id in Received Messages to view message and its properties.