Programming Security and Inventory Visibility in Order Systems


Microsoft Corporation

November 2003

Applies to:
Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2002

Summary: This book shows you how to implement a secure order system by integrating Microsoft Windows Server System technologies. It features Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, Web Services Enhancements (WSE) for Microsoft .NET, ASP.NET, business-to-business (B2B) Web service security, and principles of the real-time enterprise (RTE). It discusses how Ford Motor Company uses technologies to build and maintain a secure and reliable order system to feed its just-in-time (JIT) supply chains, and provides sample applications that illustrate these technologies. This book:

  • Demonstrates the integration of Windows Server System products.
  • Explains common-sense security practices.
  • Shows hard-to-get information about security and large-scale deployments.
  • Explains and demonstrates inventory management and inventory replenishment.
  • Showcases important product features such as disparate data format handling, business process implementation, and Web services.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Setup

Chapter 2. Just-in-Time Inventory in the RTE

Chapter 3. Is Your Enterprise Safe?

Chapter 4. Secure Web Services

Chapter 5. Real-Time Inventory Queries

Chapter 6. Deploying the Order System with Visual Studio .NET

Chapter 7. Multitier Configuration

Chapter 8. Lessons Learned and Final Thoughts

Appendix A. A Look at Our Common Utilities: Database Access

Appendix B. Next Steps for Ford


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