This guide is organized into chapters and an appendix as follows.
The remainder of this chapter introduces important application integration concepts. It discusses the business and technical problems that an application integration solution can mitigate, and examines some implementation choices for your application integration environment.
To build an effective application integration environment, you need to understand the business problems you need to solve, and what you need from your application integration environment to solve them. This chapter outlines some of the important challenges and illustrates how your application integration environment can meet those challenges.
An effective application integration solution provides functionality that will rapidly become invaluable to your organization, so it is vital that you carefully design your application integration solution. This chapter discusses the security and operations considerations you need to examine to ensure that your application integration environment continues to operate in a reliable and secure fashion.
Microsoft offers a number of products and services that can help you create your application integration environment. This chapter discusses the capabilities of these products and shows how you can use them in your application integration environment.
The appendix examines in more detail the application integration capabilities discussed throughout this guide. Use the appendix as reference to clarify how the guide defines these capabilities.