BizTalk Server 2009

Today, we announced updated plans for the next major version of BizTalk Server. We launched the first version of BizTalk Server back in 2000.  Eight years later, we’ve seen our installed base grow to 8,200 customers making it the most widely deployed solution for enterprise connectivity in heterogeneous environments. We’re hearing from our customers that BizTalk has become a core part of their infrastructure, running mission critical applications. Our partners (over 1500 of them) tell us that the applications and adapters they build for BizTalk have become a significant part of their business. This positive feedback is our greatest reward.


We’re excited to offer more details on the next version of BizTalk Server—now dubbed BizTalk Server 2009 to reflect the full release that it is. Initially, We disclosed this as BizTalk Server 2006 R3, but it has so many exciting new features that it deserves a to be referenced as a full release.  BizTalk Server 2009 will focus on a few key areas; as always, these areas are determined based on what customers have told us are their priorities. They are platform support, SOA and Web Services, B2B integration and developer productivity. In particular, the platform updates enable greater scalability and reliability, new Hyper-V virtualization support, and many advances in the latest developer tools.


I should also note that we’re still on track for the final release of BizTalk Server 2009 in 1H of CY2009. For all the features and details, go here or to PressPass.


We’ve actually already delivered a first Community Technology Preview (CTP) to select customers and we’re getting great feedback! The next CTP update is coming sometime in Q4 of CY08.  We’ll use this broad feedback from customers and partners to help us validate the features and readiness of the product.


Looking into the future, the goal is to continue to provide a BizTalk Server release approximately every two years, plus additional interim releases of service packs as appropriate.  At each milestone, we will take advantage of as much platform technology as is reasonable and consumable by our customers and will take advantage of updates to .NET, Visual Studio, Windows Server and SQL. 


We’re also hearing from many of our BizTalk customers that they’re beginning to accelerate the development of more complex composite applications. As you know, one of our missions with “Oslo” is to simplify the development/deployment/management of composite applications through a model-driven approach to the application lifecycle. We see our BizTalk customers benefitting from Oslo’s core technologies, and are committed to providing choice, flexibility and a clear integration path for those who are interested in taking advantage. 

Comments (5)
  1. kumar2ms says:

    i wanted to suggest some more features in BizTalk, then BizTalk product development team can notice these problems in current version of BizTalk server 2006 r2-

    1. In BizTalk rule engine, there must be fecility of nested if statement rules or else condition.

    2. Mulitple version rules calling in call rule shape, automated priority setting for rules policies(based on condition like season shopping rates…etc). More ease/simple way to Calling BizTalk rules with .net coding(GUI). More GUI based features in BRE like other third patry Business rules engine/composers.

    3. Giving less burden on middileware BizTalk developer ratherthan TFS/ Coding stuff. If this seperation is there then there will be seperate work area for BizTalk developer and .Net developer/TFS developer/all. This is the major drawback for BizTalk middileware development or code dependency over other Microsoft sub technologies. This is taking more time consuming ratherthan other middileware technologies in middileware market. Then development time is also take less time ratherthan other middileware technolgies.

    4. There must be standard BizTalk Pattren wizard (which support failed messsage/pipeline/error handling, correlation, compensation, bam, Bas, convoy, direct binding, intterput, fault tolerance/handling in orchestrations services, ESB….real pattrens etc). This will reduce devlopment for projects timeline.

    5.Automated testing tools for BizTalk orchestration/pipelines/adapters/schema level unit testing with out third party unit testing tools within Visual studio IDE.

    6. Integrated Load/performance tools for load/stress testing BizTalk applicatons within Visual studio IDE with interuption support of suspened messages or zombies.

    hope & See u later in BizTalk server 2009….

  2. We are excited to announced two things today! 1—As promised, the first public beta of BizTalk Server

  3. This is a huge milestone for the BizTalk Server Product , as it’s the fist public beta of BizTalk Server

  4. ahsan1105 says:

    Hi Steven,

    I want to know about the release of HI Server 2009 and Bizztalk Adapters for Host System 2.0

    whether these new release will be included with the release of Bizztalk 2009. Stephen’s had posted in his blog sometime in month october that these relase will be included. Any pointer in this direction will be very helpful.


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