What is BizTalk?

BizTalk Server is Microsoft’s Integration and connectivity server solution. A mature product on its fifth release, BizTalk Server 2006 R2 provides a solution that allows organizations to more easily connect disparate systems. Including over 25 multi-platform adapters and a robust messaging infrastructure, BizTalk Server provides connectivity between core systems both inside and outside your organization. In addition to integration functionality, BizTalk also provides strong durable messaging, a rules engine, EDI connectivity, Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), RFID capabilities and IBM Host/Mainframe connectivity.

The fifth version of the product was the first version to utilize the new Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) via native adapter. It was been enhanced with the following features: SOA/ESB, EDI/AS2, RFID, WCF Adapter Pack 1.0, Adapter SDK. It was release in October 2, 2007. Over 8500 Customers.

Why BizTalk?

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 helps organizations meet the challenges of integrating diverse systems.  Most organizations have a multitude of systems and technologies that are required for their daily operations.  By bringing together these technologies in agile and scalable way, BizTalk can help unleash the potential of your existing infrastructure.  BizTalk Server 2006 r2 lets organizations:

  • Simplify and automate interoperability to reduce costs and errors
  • Gain critical insights on business processes and performance
  • Shield processes from change impacts
  • Promote agility and manageability
  • Integrate to eliminate redundancy
  • Automate your business interactions with partners

See Also

Another important place to find BizTalk related articles is the TechNet Wiki itself. The best entry point is BizTalk Server Resources on the TechNet Wiki.