Microsoft released of the Windows Azure Service Bus EAI & EDI Labs release. The capabilities showcased in this release enable two key scenarios on Windows Azure:
- Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) provide rich message processing capabilities and the ability to connect private cloud assets to the public cloud. EAI capabilities include:
- Easily validate, enrich and transform messages and route them to endpoints or systems exposed on private or public cloud. This includes capabilities such as external data lookup, xpath extraction, route actions, transformations of response messages, and so on.
- Hybrid connectivity to on-premises Line-of-business (LOB) systems, applications and data, using the Service Bus Relay capabilities. This includes out-of-the-box connectivity to LOB system such as: SAP, Oracle DB, Oracle EBS, Siebel and SQL DB.
These capabilities are supported by a rich development experience in Visual Studio to:
- Use a visual designer to define and test complex message transformation between different message structures.
- Configure a bridge (a.k.a. pipeline) that represents and manages the processing and routing of messages using a visual designer. Also find a simple experience of deploying it to Windows Azure.
- Use the Visual Studio Server Explorer to create, configure and deploy LOB entities on-premises, and expose them on Windows Azure.
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) targeted at business-to-business (B2B) scenarios in the form of a finished service built for trading partner management. EDI capabilities include:
- Enabling business users or service providers to onboard trading partners, such as suppliers or retailers, to create partner profiles and EDI agreements through a user friendly web based portal.
- Receiving and processing business transactions over EDI or XML messages.
Here are the links:
- Download and install the SDK
- Sign in to the labs environment using a Windows Live ID
- MSDN Documentation.