Curiosities: 12 years of integration – Happy Birthday BizTalk

Posted: December 12, 2012  |  Categories: BizTalk

Some people say that according to the Mayan calendar, the Mayan fifth world finished in 1987 and the sixth world starts in 2012, so we are currently “between worlds” and this time is called the “Apocalypse” or revealing. Mayans also say that in 2012 (again according to some peoples):

  • We will have gone beyond technology as we know it.
  • Planet Earth and the Solar System will come into galactic synchronization with the rest of the Universe.
  • Our DNA will be “upgraded” (reprogrammed) from the center of our galaxy. (Hunab Ku)

Well, I don’t know anything about the solar system, Mayan calendar or if our DNA will be upgraded…

What I know is that BizTalk Server DNA is being upgraded and that today is a special day… today is the twelfth anniversary of the product… Happy 12th birthday BizTalk Server!


BizTalk Server 2000 was released on 12/12/2000 (see Gijs in ‘t Veld collection item here) and like I said its DNA is being upgraded to BizTalk Server 2013 (available in beta version), also take a look at BizTalk Server, all logos overtime …

Congratulations BizTalk Server Team!

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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