Microsoft has blended the most compelling characteristics of Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) into a new idea it calls the Internet Service Bus (ISB).
These technologies let you manage multiple service connections through a central bus that provides an abstraction layer over the underlying messaging details. Once a service gets on the bus, anything else on the bus can connect to it.
BizTalk Services is the initial implementation of the ISB components that reside on the Web.
In the June 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Jon Flanders and Aaron Skonnard introduce you to BizTalk Services and walk through the creation of a simple classified ads application.
See our MSDN Magazine archives for more articles about BizTalk.