SignalR & BizTalk

For those who have never heard about SignalR, it is an async .net library for building real-time web applications. This sounds so interesting that it can actually open another dimension for applications requiring realtime updates via BizTalk.

SignalR helps pushing data from the server to the client (not just browser clients). SignalR makes it dead easy and handles all the heavy lifting for you.

There is a very interesting article by Kent Weare which talks about SignalR and how it can be used with BizTalk.

http://kentweare.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/part-1-biztalk-signalr.html

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BizTalk 2010 Certification Guide

If you are looking at getting BT 2010 certified, there is just the book out there that you will need to prepare for the exam 70-595. Authors include Johan Hedberg, Kent Weare & Morten La Cour. The book covers everything from BizTalk basics to WCF to RFID to BAM. Having said that, the book is to the point and compact enough to get you scoring soon!

Get a copy here:

http://www.packtpub.com/mcts-microsoft-biztalk-server-2010-certification-guide/book

Cheers!