BizTalk Server 2010 R2

BizTalk Server is Microsoft's integration and connectivity server and is one of the most deployed integration servers in the industry. BizTalk Server 2010 was released just over a year ago. Today we are happy to share details on what customers can expect from the next release: BizTalk Server 2010 R2.

BizTalk Server 2010 R2 will focus on three primary themes:

  • 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

BizTalk Server 2010 R2 will be delivered approximately 6 months following the release of Windows Server 8. Release timing for Windows Server 8 is yet to be announced and will be disclosed by the Windows Server team in the future.

In addition to the investments we are making in BizTalk Server 2010 R2, we will continue the tradition of providing regular cumulative updates on a quarterly basis. These include updates to comply with Line-Of-Business (LOB) systems, schema changes, accelerator certifications, and bug fixes.

We believe that with this release we continue to deliver a mature, reliable and stable integration server that honors the trust of the thousands of customers who run their mission critical business processes on BizTalk Server.

Below is the detailed view of the features we are releasing:

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: HIPAA 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 Mobility)

* Release dates for these products have not been disclosed yet


For additional details on BizTalk Server and purchasing options please contact your local Microsoft Account Manager or visit our website.


The BizTalk Server Team.

Comments (19)

  1. Drilon Blakaj says:

    We, who work with integration welcome R2 but customers will appreciate it even more. Glad to se investments wich of course leads to improvements. I'm seeing forward to the future developement of this great product wich is a pillar of many successfully companies.

  2. Steef-Jan Wiggers says:

    Thanks for outline on new BizTalk Server 2010 R2 release.

  3. kamal says:

    Is there a release date for this new version

  4. Leonid Ganeline says:

    Seems BizTalk Team is monitoring the market trends. 🙂

    The healthcare and finance industries are adopting BizTalk platform very fast last two years. Mainfraim integration start to make buzzz with BizTalk also. Nice trends.

  5. Roger Jerrell says:

    Disaster recovery under 2010 is a tough nut especially with the DR site living across a LAN/WAN that is highly utilized.  I have heard their will be support in the next release for native SQL Log Shipping.  Can you confirm these and perhaps elaborate a bit on how the DR features are to be implemented in the R2 version?

  6. Sachin142 says:

    Thanks for the useful information.

  7. Dennis Scherrer says:

    Thank you for the insides – what about PowerShell Support on the new Plattform Windows Server?

  8. FreshBaked says:

    Will MSMQ be updated to larger message sizes than 4 GB? A vendor convinced my organization not to buy BizTalk because they would have to re-write their software to "chunk" messages to fit under the 4 MB restriction in MSMQ. They also claimed BizTalk is based on 1990's technology that was never updated because it "never took hold".

  9. RDL says:

    Is there anywhere we can get a hands-on preview of the changes?

  10. Farid says:

    Hi there,  do you guys have a time frame for this release yet?

  11. Ashith Raj says:

    will BizTalk 2010 R2 have capability to host and run WF 4.5 workflows just like BizTalk applications.

  12. Ashith Raj says:

    How about complete support to REST and ODATA services both for consumption and exposing REST/ODATA services.

  13. Kent Maxwell says:

    No XSLT 2.0 support?  No improvements to the Business Rule Composer, such as adding web service integration?  Wow thanks for another release of the same exact product.

  14. Solomon says:

    Biztalk site has very little information on current developments around biztalk. The site even reads 2011. Some updates on biztalk site would be very helpful.

  15. BuddingBizTalkBee says:

    I have a question. I don't know where to place my Biztalk learning queries so I am asking it here.

    I want to know a sql query which will give me the list of all biztalk resources which are dependent on the Biztalk assembly that will be input to my sql query?

    You know that will come handy while removing a Biztalk resource that is being used by other Biztalk resources.

  16. Neal Walters says:

    How can we tell if we have BizTalk 2010 or BizTalk 2010/R2 currently installed? I’ve looked at Registry, but unclear how to know from what I see there.

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