Saturday, September 06, 2008

Microsoft announced BizTalk Server 2009

Today Microsoft announced and updated Roadmap for BizTalk Server, including the BizTalk Server 2009 (BizTalk Server 2006 R3) release.

This is a summary of new features announced for this new realease:

* Service Oriented Architecture and Web Services:

- New Web Services Registry: BizTalk Server 2009 includes an UDDI 3.0 registry.
- New Adapters: Oracle E-Business Suites and SQL Server.
- Host Systems Integration: new WCF WebSphere MQ channel to integrate directly with WebSphere MQ via WCF.
- Enhanced Business Activity Monitoring
- Enhanced Enterprise Service Bus Guidance: new features and guidance for applying ESB usage patterns.

* Business to Business Integration:

- Updated SWIFT Support: including an extensibility to support SEPA Routing.
- Enhanced Support for EDI and AS2 Protocols

* Updated Platform Support:

- New Application Platform Support: BizTalk Server 2009 supports the latest Microsoft platform technologies (Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 SP1, SQL Server 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1).
- New Hyper-V Virtualization Support
- Improved Failover Clustering

* Device Connectivity:

- New Mobile RFID Platform and device management
- New RFID industry standards support

* Developer and Team Productivity:

- New Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) support: support for Team Foundation Server.
- Enhanced Developer Productivity: improvements in Visual Studio based BizTalk project for debugging maps, pipeline components and XLANG Orchestrations.

* Other Enhancements:

- Messaging: support for recoverable interchange processing for disassembly and validation stage. WCF adapter has been enhanced to provide support for configurable transactions.
- Administration: new query types for tracked message events and tracked service events.

Detailed information in Microsoft BizTalk Server Roadmap.

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