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Guidelines for Application Integration

 

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Guidelines for Application Integration

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David Chandra, Anna Liu, Ulrich Roxburgh, Andrew Mason, Microsoft Corporation; E.G.Nadhan, EDS; Paul Slater, Wadeware LLC

December 2003

Summary

This page provides an overview of Guidelines for Application Integration, which examines what application integration means and describes the capabilities needed to enable application integration. The guide is not designed to show exactly which technologies to use in your integration solution. Instead, it focuses on the concepts that apply, regardless of the technologies you currently deploy in your environment.

Contents

Who Should Read This Guide
What Is in This Guide
Contributors

Who Should Read This Guide

This guide is written for readers in one or more of the following categories:

  • Technical Decision Makers
  • Architects

What Is in This Guide

Guidelines for Application Integration examines in detail what application integration means and describes the capabilities needed to enable application integration.

Chapter 1: Introduction

This chapter introduces important application integration concepts and discusses the business and technical problems that an application integration solution can mitigate.

Chapter 2: Defining Your Application Integration Environment

This chapter outlines some of the important challenges to understanding your business problems and illustrates how your application integration environment can meet those challenges.

Chapter 3: Security and Operational Considerations

This chapter discusses the security and operations considerations you need to examine to ensure that your application integration environment continues to operate in a reliable and secure fashion.

Chapter 4: Using Microsoft Technologies for Application Integration

This chapter discusses the capabilities of Microsoft products and services that you can use in your application integration environment.

Appendix: Application Integration Capabilities

The appendix examines in more detail the application integration capabilities discussed throughout this guide. Use the appendix as reference to clarify how the guide defines these capabilities.

Contributors

Many thanks to the following Microsoft advisors who provided invaluable assistance:

Maarten Mullender, Andrew Layman, Keith Short, Pat Helland, Dave Green, Patric McElroy, Michael C. Woods, Alex Weinert

Thanks also to the many contributors who assisted us in the production, in particular:

  • Matt Evans, Microsoft patterns & practices
  • Edward Lafferty, Microsoft patterns & practices
  • Susan Filkins, Entirenet
  • Rakesh Mishra, Hemant Kavedia, Jitendra Pal Thethi, and Srinivas Kamadi; Infosys Technologies Ltd

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