When you build composite applications on the new Windows Server AppFabric and on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, you usually need to connect to existing line-of-business (LOB) systems. These LOB systems may reside on non-Microsoft platforms (Oracle, SAP, IBM, etc.) and usually represent mission-critical workloads that support daily business operations. Leveraging data from and initiating transactions within these systems is a challenging task. You need to identify the functionality you need and the interface to call from a wide array of options. You also need to map to their existing system data exchange format which may represent a complex transformation from the data structure needed by the client of your composite application.
This session presents a couple of demos using tools and technologies that will help you to rapidly solve these challenges. These technologies plug seamlessly into the Windows Server AppFabric and SharePoint Server infrastructure to enable developers to focus on composite apps functionality rather than on the plumbing with existing LOB systems.