The growing maturity of SOA has increased the need for enterprises to extend value chains beyond their own four walls, by facilitating dynamic business processes that span multiple organizations. At the same time, the advent of cloud computing is ushering in enhanced approaches to bridge existing on-premise investments and to connect to distributed partners. This article describes an architecture for multi-enterprise business applications, how it addresses many B2B integration challenges today, and how advanced capabilities in the Azure Services Platform can be leveraged to implement these next-generation cloud applications.

Read the full post on David Chou's blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/dachou/archive/2008/12/01/multi-enterprise-business-applications-meba-as-cloud-based-next-generation-b2b-business-processes.aspx