SOA with .NET & Windows Azure: Realizing Service-Orientation with the Microsoft Platform

About this Book

In SOA with .NET and Windows Azure, a team of top Microsoft technology experts team up with Thomas Erl to explore service-oriented computing with Microsoft’s latest .NET and Windows Azure innovations. The authors show how modern service technology advancements within the Microsoft platform have increased the potential for applying and realizing service-orientation practices and goals. Specifically, the book delves into Microsoft enterprise technologies, such as Windows Azure, Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), Windows Azure AppFabric, BizTalk Server, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and industry technologies and models, including WS-* and REST, in relation to common SOA design patterns and principles. The book walks the reader through numerous code-level examples and further details various technology architectures and implementation examples, such as those related to cloud computing, orchestration, and enterprise service bus platforms.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Case Study Background

Part I: Fundamentals
Chapter 3: SOA Fundamentals
Chapter 4: A Brief History of Legacy .NET Distributed Technologies
Chapter 5: WCF Services
Chapter 6: WCF Extensions
Chapter 7: .NET Enterprise Services Technologies
Chapter 8: Cloud Services with Windows Azure

Part II: Services and Service Composition
Chapter 9: Service-Orientation with .NET Part I: Service Contracts and Interoperability
Chapter 10: Service-Orientation with .NET Part II: Coupling, Abstraction, and Discoverability
Chapter 11: Service-Orientation with .NET Part III: Reusability and Agnostic Service Models
Chapter 12: Service-Orientation with .NET Part IV: Service Composition and Orchestration Basics
Chapter 13: Orchestration Patterns with WF
Chapter 14: Orchestration Patterns with BizTalk Server

Part III: Infrastructure and Architecture
Chapter 15: Enterprise Service Bus with BizTalk Server and Windows Azure
Chapter 16: Windows Azure Platform AppFabric Service Bus
Chapter 17: SOA Security with .NET and Windows Azure
Chapter 18: Service-Oriented Presentation Layers with .NET
Chapter 19: Service Performance Optimization
Chapter 20: SOA Metrics with BAM

Part IV: Appendices
Appendix A: Case Study Conclusion
Appendix B: Industry Standards Reference
Appendix C: Service-Orientation Principles Reference
Appendix D: SOA Design Patterns Reference
Appendix E: The Annotated SOA Manifesto
Appendix F: Additional Resources