BizTalk Server 2009 Changes Snapshot


·         Visual Studio 2008 has BTPROJ completely integrated, so now has same properties of C# projects


·         Also dev in look and feel(icons) of BTS Admin console


·         You can now Build BTPROJ's without Visual Studio.. all you need is the .NET Framework installed


·         You can create Schemas without having BTPROJ


·         MSBuild: BTPROJ files are now in MSBuild format


·         VSDEPLOY output shown in Deploy from VS


·         application name, BTS database and server held in BTPROJ.USER file for deployment


·         No Changes in the Schemas and Maps


·         No HAT in the Programs Menu anymore..Most probably will be deprecated


·         BTS Admin console loads Asynchronously.. Means only loads when you click the application/Artifacts.. better as does not need to load all apps and artifacts


·         Support for Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008


·         Support for SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008


·         WCF SQL adapter


·         HWS and BAS removed


·         No Changes to BRE


·         Few changes in EDI (just heard about changes, do not know what they are)


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