Published by: Bill Chesnut

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From the title I should have peeked your interest, yes the BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP has been released in Azure VM gallery as a Platform Image

So lets go through the process of creating an BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP Azure VM

First you will need an Azure Account and you will need to enable the Azure VM preview feature and be using the new Azure Portal

Click the NEW symbol in the lower left corner of the Azure Portal

Click Virtual Machine, then From Gallery

Select the Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 R2 CTP and Click ->

Give the Virtual Machine a name, set the administrator password and choose the VM Size

Chose a DNS Name, Storage Account, Region and Subscription

Click the Check

on the virtual machine portal screen you will see

It may take several minutes for the provisioning to complete

Click on the virtual machine, the virtual machine screen will come up, Click the RESTART at the bottom of the Portal Screen

Once clicking restart, it seems to set at Running (Provisioning) for a long time

Once the machine is Started, Click the CONNECT

Then click Open

Then Click Connect

Then enter the Administrator password and click OK

Click Yes

Then the remote desktop session starts

When you logon, SQL should go through some configuration activities

I then created a local BizTalk account to use for the BizTalk Services

Add the BizTalk User to the local Administrators group

You then bring up the BizTalk configuration program

I am doing a basic configuration with the BizTalk service account I created before

Click Next

Wait for the configuration to complete

Once configuration completes, click Finish

Then close the configuration tool.

Open the HelloWorld sample directory

double click on the setup.bat file

Copy the SamplePOInput.xml into the In folder

Open the Out folder, and see the new file

Open the BizTalk Server Admin Console

Now that BizTalk is installed and tested you have all the tools to get starting building application in BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP, note the VS 2012 is the RC

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