Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000

The new Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000 provides powerful tools for the exchange of information between businesses. The tools included with BizTalk Server 2000 allow you to create BizTalk schemas, to map fields and records from one specification to another, and to move data from one corporation to another using XML. These tools are based on the XML technology and standard and provide the data translation for an application-integration server.

You can visit the Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000 Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/biztalkserver/ to download the BizTalk Server 2000 Technology Preview. The site includes instructions on how to install and set up a BizTalk server.

The five main tools in BizTalk Server are BizTalk Editor, BizTalk Mapper, BizTalk Management Desk, BizTalk Server Administration Console, and BizTalk Server Tracking. These tools can provide you with the ability to receive and send documents in a variety of formats, validate and create documents, work with multiple protocols, and ensure document delivery. In this tutorial, we will discuss the tools of BizTalk Server 2000.