BizTalk Server is Microsoft’s integration and connectivity server and is one of the most deployed integration server 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: HIPPA 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.

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