Last month I mentioned briefly that the Connected Systems Division was working on
some interesting “cloud” services, starting with Relay and STS services. The picture
is now starting to unveil, and now they have been publicly announced as “BizTalk Services”,
with a new home at!

The Relay Service is now the “BizTalk
Connectivity Services”
, and the STS is now the “BIzTalk
Identity Services”
, with two more services (ServiceBus and Workflow Services)
coming soon! This is a very interesting set of services that I think are well worth
taking a look at and playing with.

To get started, read first John
post on the “Why”
of BizTalk Services
and then head over to Dennis
post on
how to get started with them.

tags: BizTalk, Services, SAAS