Pro RFID in BizTalk Server 2009

By Mark Beckner, Mark Simms, Ram Venkatesh

The market for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is expanding rapidly, constituting billions of dollars annually. As more organizations adopt RFID solutions and related equipment, the need to route, map, and execute workflows based on RFID data grows exponentially. Microsoft's solution to this demand is BizTalk RFID, an application built to distribute, track, analyze, and provide visibility into enterprise data collected using RFID technologies. To aid in the rapid understanding and adoption of BizTalk RFID, this book's authors have joined together to present Pro RFID in BizTalk Server 2009, the definitive resource for unlocking the potential of the application.

With extensive code and configuration examples and multiple case studies illustrating how this application is being used in various industries, authors Ram Venkatesh, the lead developer of the BizTalk RFID platform, Mark Simms, a leading architect and developer of BizTalk RFID solutions, and Mark Beckner, a BizTalk Server and enterprise architecture specialist, ensure that you will gain the insight and master the tools necessary to be able to confidently and efficiently implement a BizTalk RFID solution. What you'll learn Understand RFID BizTalk application design and architecture. Build and develop an RFID BizTalk solution. Explore indepth analysis and examples for event and command processing. Utilize and implement Mobile RFID solutions. Instantiate workflows with the core BizTalk engine's adapters and orchestrations. Validate and route data using the Business Rules Engine. Integrate with MSMQ, WCF, web services, and external applications to ensure enterprise adoption. Understand guidelines around testing, deploying, and managing RFID BizTalk solutions. Store and access RFIDrelated metrics. Learn how the technology is being applied across numerous industries through extensive realworld case studies. Who this book is for

This book is for solution architects, application developers, and IT administrators involved in the development and deployment of Microsoft BizTalk RFID solutions. The essential reference for covering the vital aspects of building solutions with Microsoft BizTalk RFID, adding crucial real-world context and experience to the standard product documentation, this book will cover the end-to-end BizTalk RFID experience: learning, developing, deploying, and managing. Readers at any level of experience should expect to walk away with concrete, tangible actions that can be taken to achieve success with any BizTalk RFID implementation. "


Mark Simms is a cofounder of Cathexis Innovations, a mobile RFID solutions company, and the inventor of the world's first Bluetooth-enabled mobile RFID reader, IDBlue. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering, and as the vice president of research and development at Cathexis, he is responsible for overseeing the technical direction of a wide variety of RFID projects. Representing one of the first hardware vendors involved with Microsoft BizTalk RFID, Mark has been deeply involved with the product since the early beta days, and enjoys writing about it on his blog (

Ram Venkatesh is the founder and CEO of S3 Edge Software, which delivers real-time visibility solutions using the BizTalk RFID platform. Prior to S3, Ram was the software architect for the Microsoft BizTalk RFID platform. While at Microsoft, Venkatesh worked on a number of innovations involving database technologies and the integration of the .NET Framework into SQL Server, and filed over 30 patent applications along the way. His prior work experience includes senior technical roles at GemStone, Webridge, and



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Publisher Apress
Publish date 02/01/2009
Pages 313
ISBN-13 9781430218371
Language English