Microsoft has come up with a range of servers that are
targeted at building "an integrated and flexible business infrastructure."
This is simply an introductory article that targets at providing an overview of
BizTalk Server, Commerce Server and the Host Integration Servers and their
benefits and applicability in the world of distributed, scalable, flexible
computing. There are a lot of features and benefits provided by each of these
servers and if they are covered in their entirety, this article would run into
a huge number of pages. Keeping this in mind, I have provided a briefing on the
most important of these features so as to provide the reader a ready guide to
the concepts, features and benefits of each of these servers.
The following sections discuss the Microsoft BizTalk, Host
Integration and Commerce Servers, their applicability, features and benefits.