And just to round out the week, and the p&p Summit Dmitri’s Enterprise Service Bus team have shipped a CTP for ESB version 2.0.
The Microsoft ESB Guidance provides architectural guidance, patterns, practices, and a set of BizTalk Server R2 and .NET components to simplify the development of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) on the Microsoft platform and to allow Microsoft customers to extend their own messaging and integration solutions. The Microsoft ESB Guidance consists of a series of inter-operating components that support and implement a loosely coupled messaging environment that makes it easier to build message-based enterprise applications.
This is the first CTP release of the Microsoft ESB Guidance 2.0 for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009. It incorporates several modifications and additions compared to the November 2007 release. The following list summarizes these changes.
New Features and Components:
- New samples. This version includes the following new samples:
- SSO Configuration provider for Enterprise Library 4.0
- Multiple Web Service Execution Sample
- Exception Handling Service Sample
- New ESB Web services. This version includes the following new ESB Web services:
- Generic Itinerary Services ( no itinerary header required)
- New core features. This version includes the following new core features:
- Alignment with Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 ( Beta )
- ESB Configuration tool
- Centralized itinerary store
- Itinerary resolver components
- Itinerary forwarder pipeline component
- Itinerary selector pipeline component
- Itinerary designer
- Centralized configuration uses Enterprise Library 4.0 Configuration Block
- Centralized caching uses Enterprise Library 4.0 Caching Block
- Multiple service invocation using both messaging and orchestrations
- Itinerary BAM tracking
- Improved ESB Core engine and itinerary execution
Note: This release will be available only for Microsoft BizTalk Server TAP customers at http://connect.microsoft.com/