The other day this landed in my inbox. Being on the TAP program and posting various
pieces of feedback I’ve been updated that BizTalk 2010 is the only name to remember.

Keeps inline with VSNET2010 etc etc, so anything with a 2010 after its name *should*
work with each other. SharePoint 2010 etc.

So far I’ve been playing with the early bits and I’m liking what I’m seeing – copy
and paste functoids in a map!!!
(for those of you who don’t know the’s
pain let me tell you)

So here’s the official blurb

Well done BizTalk Team! Working Hard!


BizTalk Server 2010 Name
Change Q&A

Q: Why was the original name for the release BizTalk
Server 2009 R2?

BizTalk Server 2009 R2 was planned to be a focused release
to deliver support for Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio
2010. Aligning BizTalk releases to core server platform releases is very important
for our customers. Hence our original plan was to name the release as BizTalk Server
2009 R2.

Q: Why did Microsoft decide to change the name for BizTalk
Server 2009 R2 to BizTalk Server 2010?

Over the past
year we got lot of feedback from our key customers and decided to incorporate few
key asks from our customers in this release. Based on customer value we are delivering
and positive feedback we are getting from our early adopter customers we feel the
release has transitioned from minor release (BizTalk Server 2009 R2) to a major release
(BizTalk Server 2010).


Following is list of key capabilities we have added to
the release

1.       Enhanced
trading partner management
that will enable
our customers to manage complex B2B relationships with ease

2.       Increase
productivity through enhanced BizTalk Mapper. These enhancements are critical
in increasing productivity in both EAI and B2B solutions; and a favorite feature of
our customers.


3.       Enable
secure data transfer
across business partners
with FTPS adapter


Updated adapters for SAP 7, Oracle eBusiness Suite 12.1, SharePoint 2010 and SQL
Server 2008 R2


Improved and simplified management
with updated
System Center management pack


Simplified management through single dashboard
enables IT Pros to backup and restore BizTalk configuration


Enhanced performance tuning capabilities
Host and Host Instance level


8.       Continued
in RFID Space with out of box event
filtering and delivery of RFID events


Q: Is there any additional benefit to customers with
name change to BizTalk Server 2010?

In addition to all the great value the release provides,
customers will benefit from support window being reset to 10 years (5 years mainstream
and 5 years extended support). This highlights Microsoft’s long term commitment to
BizTalk Server product.