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What is new and improved?

BizTalk Server 2010 R2 has been announced and will be launched approximately 6 months after the release of Windows 8. The release date of Windows 8 has not yet been announced.

There are three primary themes in focus when it comes to BizTalk Server 2010 R2

  • Platform Support – Supporting new and current server and development platforms
  • Improved B2B – Aligning with industry standards and continuing to invest in performance improvements
  • Ready for the Cloud – Enabling customers to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing


Platform Support

Improved B2B

Ready for the Cloud

New Platforms and Infrastructure

Windows Server 8*

SQL Server 2012*

Increased Developer and IT Productivity

Visual Studio 11* and Windows 8* to develop solutions

In-place migration from BizTalk Server 2010

Extended Platform Integration

DB2 client connectivity to SQL Server,
conversion of commands to T-SQL,
migration of packages to stored procedures

Adapter connectivity to new data sources, including IBM Informix V11 and IBM IMS/DB V11

Agile Alignment to Industry Standards

Regular updates to schemas, accelerators certifications and adapters. Highlights include:

Healthcare: HIPPA 5010 extensions: 2777CA, 999, HL7 2.5.1

Finance: SWIFT SRG 2011 support, SWIFT SRG 2012, SWIFTNet 7.0 (new messaging platform)

Improved Performance and Scalability

HL7 MLLP adapter performance improvements

Better performance with ordered send ports

Enhanced scale out configuration with multiple hosts

Expanded adapter options for faster batch processing

Extend on-premises solutions to the cloud

Easily extend your on-premises BizTalk Server solution to the cloud in a secure manner

Tighter integration of on-premises BizTalk Server applications with Windows Azure Service Bus

Improved Licensing

Adjustments to licensing that are geared towards cloud hosting, including:

Purchase from a hoster on a monthly basis (SPLA)

Register your existing license with a hoster (License



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