The book is now widely available and our publisher is starting up the promotion machine. At the bottom of this post is the publisher’s press release. Also, we now have one sample chapter online (Mike Sexton’s Debatching Bulk Data) as well as two articles representing some of the material from my Content Based Routing chapter (Part 1 – Content Based Routing on the Microsoft Platform, Part II – Building the Content Based Routing Solution on the Microsoft Platform). This hopefully provides a good sneak peak into the book’s style.
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Solve business problems on the Microsoft application platform using Packt’s new book
Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform is a new book from Packt that offers an architectural methodology for choosing Microsoft application platform technologies. Written by a team of specialists in the Microsoft space, this book examines new technologies such as Windows Server AppFabric, StreamInsight, and Windows Azure Platform, and their application in real-world solutions.
Filled with live examples on how to use the latest Microsoft technologies, this book guides developers through thirteen architectural patterns utilizing code samples for a wide variety of technologies including Windows Server AppFabric, Windows Azure Platform AppFabric, SQL Server (including Integration Services, Service Broker, and StreamInsight), BizTalk Server, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF).
This book is broken down into 4 different sections. Part 1 starts with getting readers up to speed with various Microsoft technologies. Part 2 concentrates on messaging patterns and the inclusion of use cases highlighting content-based routing. Part 3 digs into bulk data processing, and multi-master synchronization. Finally the last part covers performance-related patterns including low latency, failover to the cloud, and reference data caching.
Developers can learn about the core components of BizTalk Server 2010, with an emphasis on BizTalk Server versus Windows Workflow and BizTalk Server versus SQL Server. They will not only be in a position to develop their first Windows Azure Platform AppFabric, and SQL Azure applications but will also learn to master data management and data governance of SQL Server Integration Services, Microsoft Sync Framework, and SQL Server Service Broker.
Architects, developers, and managers wanting to get up to speed on selecting the most appropriate platform for a particular problem will find this book to be a useful and beneficial read. This book is out now and is available from Packt. For more information, please visit the site.