Microsoft released BizTalk Server 2009

biztalkRecently, Microsoft released BizTalk Server 2009 which is the latest version for Biztalk Server. BizTalk Server Team Blog announced this news on April 28. It posted the key improvements in the BizTalk Server 2009 release:

  • New Application Lifecycle Management(ALM) exprience to make development teams more productive
  • New adapters and numerous enhancements that provide increased enterprise connectivity
  • New RFID mobile capabilities that will enable innovative solution to drive business value

The BizTalk Server 2009 release is the globalized product. It is available broadly in nine languages: Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korea and Spanish. Besides, it includes four edtions: Enterprise, Standard, Branch and Developer. The price of the new version is not change. More information about the price and upgrade, please visit “Pricing and licensing” provided by Microsoft.

If you want to update it from BizTalk Server 2006 R2 to 2009,Nick Heppleston had posted a great article on his blog called “A Quick Walkthrough of the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Upgrade to BizTalk Server 2009 RTM“. It is detail guide and introduces how to upgrade it step by step.

BizTalk Server 2009 is widely concerned in the technology community. Abdul Rafay raise his opinion in his blog:
It supports the Windows Server 2008, VS 2008, .NET Framwork 3.5 and SQL Server 2008 which I think is a major change and will have advantages of the new advanced platform.

He briefly introduced the new adapters in BizTalk Server 2009:
Unlike the release of BizTalk Server R2, BizTalk 2009 comes with two new adapters Oracle E-Business Suites and SQL Server, while there has been an enhancement in the existing adapters which I still have to explore.

Microsoft also provided the roadmap of BizTalk Server. It said:”BizTalk Server 2009 represents the next release in Microsoft’s long-term strategy to enable the connected enterprise. ” The BizTalk Server 2009 continue to build on the investments made to address the concerns of Service Oriented Architecture and Enterprise Connectivity. Especially, the new release of BizTalk Server can take advantage of the latest virtualization improvements included as part of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. This capability can reduce the costs through lower hardware, energy and management overhead.

To learn more information about BizTalk Server 2009, Adlai Maschiach summarize some useful matirial on his blog including MSDN Documents, Virtual Labs and BizTalk Server 2009 Solutinos. Of course, you can visit the Official Website of BizTalk Server to learn more.