BizTalk state of the Union for 2012

it has in general the past year has been quiet for BizTalk but it looks like 2012 will be quiet different.

The BizTalk Team have announced that during 2012 BizTalk 2010 R2 will be out however its release will be dependant in VS 11 and Windows Server 8 and so no dates just yet

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)

Also cumulative update 3 is now available for BizTalk 2010 get it here

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