Designing BizTalk Orchestrations

Microsoft® BizTalk™ Orchestration Designer is a Microsoft Visio® 2000–based design tool that enables you to create business process drawings that can be compiled and run as XLANG schedules. XLANG is an XML-based language. An XLANG schedule describes the business process and the binding of that process to application services.

You can use BizTalk Orchestration Designer to create drawings that describe long-running, loosely coupled, executable business processes. Typically, these drawings describe the way interactions and procedures are performed during the completion of a specified process, such as a purchase order request. Often, these business processes are not constrained by time limits. Also, the steps within a business process are loosely coupled. The description of the business process is separate from the implementation logic and sequencing used to perform the process.

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