Monday, November 24, 2008

Microsoft ESB Guidance 2.0 CTP


Onsite the Patterns and Practices library will soon be the Microsoft ESB Guidance.

The version 1 was pretty good but I wished there was more along the lines of the Itinerary functionality/design. Looks like my wish was granted!

  • 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

Changes to Existing Features and Components

  • Modifications. This version includes modifications to the following features:
    • Resolver and Adapter Provider Framework. This version consolidates the Dispatch and Transform classes to support batch routing of messages within the Dispatch pipeline component using document specification type, and support for itineraries.
    • Itinerary caching pipeline component  This version uses Enterprise Library 4.0 configurable cache management.
    • UDDI Publisher Utility This version supports UDDI3 only with publishing endpoints using publisher-defined key.
    • General bug fixes.
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