Changes in This Release Version

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This is the final release of the Microsoft ESB Guidance. It incorporates several modifications and additions compared to the CTP3 release. The following list summarizes these changes.

  • New samples. This version includes the following new samples:
    • Itinerary Processing
    • UDDI Service
    • BizTalk Operations
    • Resolver Service
    • ESB Management Portal
    • Scatter - Gather
  • New ESB Web services. This version includes the following new ESB Web services:
    • Itinerary Processing
    • Resolver Service
  • New core features. This version includes the following new core features:
    • Itinerary processing
    • Itinerary pipeline component
    • Itinerary caching pipeline component
    • Centralized event logging
    • All events logged under the source Microsoft.Practices.ESB
    • Smart caching added to the Resolver and Adapter Provider Framework
    • UDDI and WSMEX resolvers implement smart caching
    • Centralized context properties under ESB.GlobalPropertyContext
    • Exception Management Framework; this provides support for embedded scopes within an orchestration
  • New third-party SOA governance support. This version includes the following new third-party SOA governance support:
    • Support for the AmberPoint Embedded Nano Agent within BizTalk Server R2

  • 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, and support for itineraries.
    • BTSQuery Service. This has been renamed to BizTalk Operations Service.
    • ESB.BTQuery. This has been renamed to ESB.BizTalkOperations.
    • ESB.Agents* projects. This has been redesigned, renamed, and consolidated into ESB.Agent project.
    • ESB.Schemas.Resolvers. This has been renamed to ESB.Resolver.Schemas.
    • ESB.Transform.Helpers. This has been renamed to ESB.Transform.
    • General bug fixes.
  • Retired features. This version retired the following features:
    • ContextOnRamp sample. This has been deprecated and replaced by the re-architected Itinerary Processing service and samples.
    • ESB Client application. This has been deprecated and replaced by new samples.
    • ESB.OnRamp Web services. This has been replaced by ESB.ItineraryServices*.
    • ESB.Schemas core project. This has been removed.
    • ESB.Schemas.Property core project. This has been removed.
    • ESB.Helpers core project. This has been removed.
    • ESB.Pipelines core project. This has been removed.

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