Monday, November 23, 2009

Microsoft BizTalk Server Futures and Roadmap

The PDC (Professional Developers Conference) was truly one of those areas that helped give excellent insight into all old and new technologies Microsoft.

One very exciting one was the reaffirmation of the BizTalk platform in Microsoft’s roadmap. This along with some excellent updates to the Mapper were covered by our favorite PUM, Sriram. Please take the time to view it here.


The highlights include:

  • Platform Alignment - support for the following products and technologies:
    • Visual Studio 2010
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Productivity Improvements
    • Single dashboard to apply and manage performance parameters
    • Out-of-the-box support for Event Filtering and Delivery (RFID)
    • PowerShell access to management tasks
    • New System Center Operation Management SCOM Pack object model to better reflect BizTalk artifacts
  • B2B Scenarios Made Easy
    • Mapper enhancements to make complex mapping easier to create and maintain
    • FTPS to provide secure transactions between businesses
    • Updated B2B accelerators for latest protocol versions

This is all available in what Microsoft will deem as the R2 version of BizTalk 2009 and confirms the 18-24 month release cycle.

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