I've been working with the Service Bus EDI samples and really like what I see. Is Microsoft going to offer an EDI VAN service or another way to connect to other trading partners? In my current environment most of my trading partners do not offer a direct method (HTTP,FTP,SMTP) of receiving EDI transactions and I have to send them to my EDI VAN for interconnection and routing. I can see an Azure EDI VAN service as a big win for smaller businesses becoming EDI enabled.
I have worked with EDI VANs before too and they are really popular. We would work with an HTTP endpoint going into the VAN over AS2. I know AS2 is part of the features right now. Have you looked at those?
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Thanks for the feedback. The CTP bits on Azure enables partners transact EDI messages in a really simple way. There is value for end customers in using the service but the specifics of enablement with or without VANs depends on your scenario. As Ben points mentioned the current CTP supports FTP, HTTP, AS2 as transport channels.
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