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1 1 Windows Communication Foundation Adapters in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Ulrich Roxburgh Services2 Ltd. SOA307

2 BizTalk Server + Services BTS 2004/2006 supports Web services But the support has been limited to date SOAP/WSE adapters only go so far Modern SOA’s need more flexibility Around transport, encodings, WS-* protocols Such as what’s provided by WCF

3 WCF Adapters in R2 R2 comes with a new set of WCF adapters Offers full integration with WCF runtime Brings WCF channels into BTS messaging Now possible to leverage WS-* in BizTalk We’ll cover these new adapters in-depth With focus on scenarios + underlying design

4 WCF Fundamentals A few key WCF fundamentals to understand Programming model Hosting model Configuration system

5 Demo

6 WCF Runtime Architecture Service Client Method protocol encoder transport protocol encoder transport Service Layer Messaging Layer ProxyDispatcher raw message bytes objects Message Channel Stack Message objects

7 WCF Bindings Notes: X = Not Supported, WS-A = WS-Addressing, WS-AT = WS-AtomicTransactions, OleTx = OleTransactions * Transaction flow is always disabled by default, but when you enable it, these are the default protocols

8 Introducing the WCF Adapters The WCF adapters complete the bridge between BTS and.NET 3.0 Usage similar to any other BTS adapter Create send ports / receive locations Select a WCF adapter as the transport Configure adapter to control WCF settings Configuration stored in SSO as usual

9 Demo

10 WCF Adapter Suite

11 WCF Adapter Architecture Key areas to understand WCF adapter generic contracts Send adapter architecture (consuming) Receive adapter architecture (hosting) Exposing service metadata Security and transaction options Custom adapter configurations Integration with orchestrations

12 Generic Service Contracts The WCF adapters use generic contracts IOneWayAsync, ITwoWayAsync,... Allows ports to process any message shape Operations typed using Message, Action=“*” Operations are always two-way (unless using NetMsmqBinding) (Use Reflector to view)

13 Send Adapter Architecture Sends messages using a WCF channel Channel dynamically created by adapter One of the generic contracts is used You specify the “action” value Only compatible with two-way operations (unless you’re using NetMsmqBinding)

14 14 Send Adapter “Action” Mapping

15 15 Send Adapter msg Templates

16 Demo

17 Receive Adapter Architecture Receives messages using a WCF channel A single ServiceHost for each receive location (based on BizTalkServiceInstance) Hosted in-proc (BtsNtSvc.exe) or isolated (IIS) Channel dynamically created by adapter One of the generic contracts is used Service implementation publishes incoming message to MessageBox Only supports two-way operations (except when using NetMsmqBinding)

18 BizTalkServiceInstance in Action transport encoder protocol Dispatcher Channel Stack map WCF Receive Adapter decode disassemble validate resolve party PipelineMaps SOAP decide which part of the message to submit Message WCF Message BizTalk Message map BizTalk Message Receive Location Receive Port publish BizTalkServiceInstance SOAP Body Element BodyElement Message Box

19 Message Publishing Options Envelope Publish entire SOAP envelope element Careful w/XmlDisassembler or you’ll get Body Body (default) Publish first child of SOAP body element Path Identify the precise element to publish using a forward-only XPath expression

20 Hosting the WCF Adapters In-process hosting Non-HTTP adapters easily supported via tools HTTP adapters possible via WCF-Custom Isolated hosting All HTTP adapters and WCF-CustomIsolated Service lifecycle controlled via admin tools

21 Exposing Service Metadata Receive locations are inherently untyped Hence, exposing metadata doesn’t help You can provide metadata explicitly via tool Using the WCF Service Publishing Wizard

22 WCF Service Publishing Wizard Generate metadata-only endpoints For services hosted in-proc Generate service endpoints For services hosted in IIS Produces all WCF/IIS artifacts Command-line version also available

23 Security Options WCF provides numerous security options Primarily controlled via security “mode” WCF adapters only surface security settings consistent with underlying binding See Security tab for available options Security “mode” is a required setting Client credentials may also be necessary Most WCF adapters also support SSO

24 Transaction Options Some WCF bindings support flowing tx’s Flowing a tx into a receive location Joins the transaction for publishing the message to the MessageBox If client aborts, message isn’t published Not possible on two-way receive location Send ports can also flow tx’s to services The MessageBox tx for deleting the outgoing message is flowed to external service

25 Using the “Custom” Adapters WCF-Custom and WCF-CustomIsolated Allow you to customize WCF bindings You’re “taking the gloves off”, possible to break Select WCF binding and configure Select “customBinding” to start from scratch Specify/configure binding elements Import/export WCF configuration

26 Customizing WCF Behaviors Custom adapters allow you to customize service/endpoint behaviors Exposed on the “Behavior” tab Allows you to introduce custom behaviors Such as the BamEndpointBehavior

27 WCF Adapters in Orchestrations WCF adapters integrate with orchestrations Consume WCF services See the WCF Service Consuming Wizard Launch via “Add Generated Items” Publish orchestrations as WCF services Use the WCF Service Publishing Wizard

28 WCF Property Schema WCF adapters define a suite of properties Provide access to WCF headers/configuration Accessible in pipelines & orchestrations

29 WCF BAM Interceptor R2 also ships with a WCF BAM interceptor Allows WCF apps to capture BAM data Implemented as a WCF behavior (BamEndpointBehavior) Injects message/parameter inspectors Data capture driven by IC files

30 Summary The WCF adapters in R2 bring the flexibility of WCF into the BizTalk messaging layer Built-in adapters cover common scenarios Use custom adapters for everything else Flexible hosting/metadata options/tool support Brings increased transport/encoding flexibility Adds support for standard WS-* protocols

31 References See Windows Communication Foundation Adapters in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 (whitepaper) by Aaron Skonnardwhitepaper

32 Tech·Talks Tech·Ed Bloggers Live SimulcastsVirtual Labs Developer’s Kit, Licenses, and MORE! Resources for Developers

33 33 © 2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.

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