We just posted the new whitepaper “Integrating Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 with the Windows Communication Foundation” on one of the adapter web pages at

 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/biztalk/bb545017.aspx, as well as part of the MSDN library at


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc627292.aspx.   


 


Here is a summary of its content:


 


This paper describes the use of the BizTalk WCF adapters for hosting and consuming WCF services. As a key objective, it provides an in-depth understanding of the means of integrating a custom WCF channel stack with the BizTalk WCF adapters. Furthermore, key industrial infrastructure concerns such as transaction management and security are discussed in the context of integrating WCF services with the BizTalk Messaging Engine. The paper also emphasizes a few pragmatic paradigms such as the use of dynamic ports in invoking WCF services. Finally, some of the key integration challenges are discussed to streamline the correct use of the adapters for solving complex business problems.


With the realization of the benefits of developing and orchestrating unified business solutions, today’s business organizations adopt the paradigm of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)-based solution development for the execution of dynamically composed business processes. However, due to the disparate nature of the diverse business applications that exist in an enterprise, many organizations experience daunting challenges in integrating these business applications and services.


This paper discusses the use of Microsoft%u00ae BizTalk%u00ae Server 2006 R2 and its WCF adapters as a platform for service orientation that alleviates the aforementioned integration challenges. The paper emphasizes the configuration and integration of custom WCF channels with BizTalk solutions, through the use of the above adapter platform. Furthermore, the paper provides concrete solutions for the identified integration concerns that apply to the orchestration of services through the use of custom WCF channels.