BizTalk Server 2010 Beta Released

Posted: May 21, 2010  |  Categories: BizTalk

BizTalk Server 2010 beta (previous call as BizTalk Server 2009 R2) is now available to download.

Documentation on another site (contains installation/upgrade documentation).

What’s planned for the next BizTalk release?

  • VS 2010 Support
    • Use of Visual Studio 2010 to develop applications for BizTalk Server 2010
    • Projects developed in VS 2008 can be seamlessly migrated to Visual Studio 2010
  • Intelligent Mapper
    • Enhanced user interface for better visualization of maps and to support complex mappings
    • Background noise reduction using highlight propagation, auto-scrolling and sibling coalescing
    • Support for search
    • Reusable parts for improved user productivity
    • Enhancements to the current functoids
  • Enhanced Trading Partner Management (TPM)
  • BizTalk Administration Console – Performance Enhancements
    • This feature aims to improve BizTalk Administration Console performance across the board by more than 60%. Key Scenarios like refresh, addition, deletion of ports, enlistment of orchestrations will be optimized. Post Enhancements, the BizTalk Administration Console would be more responsive and address one of the key customer pain points of Console performance in BizTalk 2009.
  • BizTalk Settings Dashboard
    • The BizTalk Settings Dashboard will serve as a one-stop-shop for BizTalk Engine settings visualization and modification. This feature will enable BizTalk Administrators to centrally manage BizTalk Settings as admins will be able to export and import settings from one environment to another (for e.g. staging to production). The BizTalk Settings Dashboard is a step forward in consolidating all BizTalk Settings and will incorporate design extensibility to accommodate future addition of settings.
  • Improved Management Pack
    • The Improved System Center Management Pack will address key customer pain points (e.g. high-CPU usage, duplication of discovered artifacts, etc.) in the existing Management Pack. The new and improved design will also incorporate enhancement like a better visualization of BizTalk Application and Platform Artifacts, Improved monitoring and diagnostics of artifacts like Orchestrations, Grouping of Alerts, etc.
  • RFID OOB Event Filtering and Delivery
    • The scope for this feature covers providing a set of OOB components for Duplicate Elimination filter, EPC based filter, DWELL filter, posting events from BizTalk RFID to BizTalk Server, Posting events from BizTalk RFID to an EPCIS service and an Event Delivery framework for applications to subscribe and receive asynchronous events. These Out Of Box components address common RFID scenarios and will enable partners to focus solely on business logic hence helping accelerate BizTalk RFID solutions.
  • FTP/FTPS Adapter
    • The FTP Adapter in BizTalk is one of the most popular transport adapters in BizTalk server, used in different scenarios. In BizTalk Server 2009 R2, we provide additional features in the FTP adapter that includes the following:
      • Support for FTPS, FTP over SSL – Enables to connect to FTPS servers for transferring files securely. Both Implicit and Explicit FTPS are supported.
      • Support for read-only FTP servers – Enables configuration to pick up files from a partner FTP server which may provide only read-only permission. The adapter will ensure that each file is submitted only once to BizTalk Server.
      • Support for atomic file writing – Can be used to ensure that files are read-only after they are transmitted fully to the FTP server.
      • Enhanced performance – Re-designed to increase the performance, both while sending files to as well as receiving files from FTP servers. The adapter will be more resilient if the server is going down.

System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Vista

The software is for evaluation and deployment planning purposes only. If you plan to install the software on your primary computer, we recommend that you back up your existing data prior to installation.

  • To run BizTalk Server 2010 Beta you need:
    • 32-bit (x86) platforms: Computer with an Intel Pentium-compatible CPU that is 1 GHz or faster for single processors; 900 MHz or faster for double processors; or 700 MHz or faster for quad processors
    • 64-bit (x64) platforms: Computer with a CPU that is compatible with the AMD64 and Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EMT64T), 1.7 GHz or faster processor recommended for BizTalk Server 2010
    • 2 GB of RAM minimum (more recommended)
    • 10 GB of available hard-disk space
    • VGA monitor (1024 x 768) or higher-resolution monitor
    • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • To use BizTalk Server 2010 Beta you need the following software:
    • Microsoft Windows: Can be Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Vista® with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    • SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL 2008 SP1
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 [Required for selected features only]
    • Microsoft Office Excel 2010 or 2007 [Required for selected features only]
    • SQL Server 2005 Notification Service [Required for selected features only]
    • SQLXML 4.0 with Service Pack 1[Required for selected features only]
    • Internet Information Services (IIS) Version 7.5 and 7.0 [Required for selected features only]

References

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

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