Posted by: techsavygal | April 6, 2009

BizTalk Server 2009 RTM is available on MSDN!

Microsoft has released the much talked about version of BizTalk Server 2009 (previously known as BizTalk Server 2006 R3) for MSDN subscribers on friday.

The following are the different versions available on MSDN:

  • BizTalk Server 2009 Branch Edition (x86) – DVD (English)
  • BizTalk Server 2009 Developer Edition (x86) – DVD (English)
  • BizTalk Server 2009 Enterprise Edition (x86) – DVD (English)
  • BizTalk Server 2009 Line of Business Adapters (x86) – CD (English)
  • BizTalk Server 2009 Accelerators Standard Edition (x86) – CD (English)
  • BizTalk Server 2009 Accelerators Enterprise Edition (x86) – CD (English)
  • BizTalk Server 2009 Adapters for Host Systems 2.0 Developer Edition (x86) – CD (English)
  • BizTalk Server 2009 Adapters for Host Systems 2.0 Enterprise Edition (x86) – CD (English)

Whats news in BizTalk Server 2009?

This version of BizTalk Server now provides support to 

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Visual Studio 2008 SP1
  • SQL Server 2008
  • .Net Framework 3.5 SP1

In particular this version has greater scalability and reliability, new Hyper-V virtualization support, and many advances in the latest developer tools

BizTalk Server 2009 also provides support for some top features including a

  • new UDDI v3-compliant services registry,
  • new and enhanced LOB adapters (Oracle E-Business Suite, SQL Server),
  • enhanced host systems integration (updates to MQ, CICS, IMS, CICS),
  • a new Mobile RFID platform and management tools,
  • enhanced B2B capabilities (updates to EDI, AS2, SWIFT),
  • enhanced support for Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
  • enhanced developer and team productivity through ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) integration with Team Foundation System andVisual Studio, and 
  • new release of ESB Guidance 2.0 patterns and practices.

BizTalk Server 2009 also adds a new Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) WebSphere MQ channel by providing the transport, data formatter and encoder to integrate directly with WebSphere MQ via WCF and a new WCF Service for Host Applications has been added to expose the traditional Transaction Integrator to .NET Framework developers.  

Burley Kawasaki who is director of product management in the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft, said future releases following BizTalk Server 2009 will address enterprise connectivity, enterprise visibility and support for the latest platform technologies. Future releases will feature developer productivity enhancements such as complex mapping, enhanced B2B support, complex trading partner management, expanded industry standards and schemas and low-latency messaging enhancements and ESB guidance. Future releases also will feature enhanced device support, business intelligence and BAM enhancements and will continue to take advantage of the latest advances in the .NET Framework, Visual Studio, and Windows Server, Kawasaki said.

Keep watching this space for more…

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