BizTalk 2006 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

By Mark Beckner, Ben Goeltz, Brandon Gross, Brennan O'reilly, Stephen Roger, Mark Smith, Alexander West

"BizTalk 2006 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach" is based on the experiences of many of the most prominent experts in the field. It features over 170 problem-solving recipes for BizTalk developers and administrators.

BizTalk Server 2006 builds on the heritage and core architecture of BizTalk Server 2004, leading to a powerful tool that encompasses the latest Microsoft technologies and industry standards for automating and managing business processes. BizTalk Server 2006 adds incremental value to BizTalk 2004 by improving administration, deployment, and other key areas of the product.

Benjamin Goeltz ( is a consultant specializing in the enterprise application integration (EAI) space, with over six years of experience. Benjamin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Washington. He has designed and implemented solutions for each version of BizTalk Server, deploying solutions integrating both internal (EAI) and external (Business to Business, or B2B) systems to support mission-critical business processes. He has also authored content for white papers, help files, and books related to system integration. He is from Seattle, and currently works for Charteris (, a business and IT consulting firm with headquarters in London.

"I'd like to thank my family and friends, who have been extremely supportive of me reaching for both my professional and personal goals, and helping me remember that the world is at the same time much bigger and smaller than it seems."

Brandon Gross is a Managing Consultant with EMC's Microsoft Practice, and is a BizTalk MVP. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Information Systems and Accounting from the University of Washington. Brandon has worked on Business to Business (B2B) and Application to Application (A2A) solutions for medium-to-large enterprise clients in a wide range of industries, including government, resources, high-tech manufacturing, manufacturing, and software. He has experience in a breadth of Microsoft technologies, including .NET and all versions of BizTalk. Brandon recently architected an A2A solution that received the 2006 Global Business Process and Integration Technology Innovation Solution of the Year award from Microsoft. Brandon and his coauthors have created a blogging site (http: //biztalk2006recipebook. to discuss concepts from this book.

""I would like thank my beautiful wife Cara for sacrificing time with her husband during the writing of this book. I would also like to thank the people at Apress for their support in getting us through the last mile. Finally, I would like to thank the wonderful group of authors and technical reviewers who made producing this book so much fun. ""

Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama from the University of Washington, Brennan O'reilly never dreamed he would be a Managing Consultant with EMC's Microsoft Practice employing those degrees. He has lived in Tashkent, Uzbekistan; San Jose; and Vancouver, Washington, but prefers to call Seattle his home. Brennan has delivered BizTalk and integration-related projects across a wide array of clients and industries, including media/imaging, high-tech manufacturing, seafood processing, and government. Brennan's favorite projects include those with defined requirements, realistic time frames, and easygoing personalities.

""I would like to thank my love and best friend Shauna for her support and encouragement through this process.""

Stephen Roger is a Branch Director with EMC's Microsoft Practice in Seattle, Washington, where he runs the service and operations for EMC's office. He has more than 16 years of experience in developing business applications for customers across numerous industries. Stephen has been involved in integration projects using BizTalk Server since the initial release of the product in December 2000. In addition to delivering solutions on the BizTalk platform, he has coauthored white papers and product help content.

Alexander West lebt und arbeitet in Potsdam. "Baktria" ist das zweite Werk einer Trilogie.


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Publisher Apress
Publish date 09/01/2006
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ISBN-13 9781590597118
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