Today BizTalk Server 2009 is available to MSDN customers. On May 1st it will be available to everyone in — Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish — on May 1.

 

We made substantial investments to enhance integration and connectivity to make it easier for customers to efficiently bring together data and personnel within their organization and across organizational boundaries.

 

Other key improvements include new and enhanced capabilities that provide customers with:

 

·         Simple, cost-effective service-oriented architecture (SOA) connectivity.

·         Increased developer productivity.

·         Better visibility into data and activities.

·         The ability to take advantage of the benefits of virtualization.

·         Simple RFID solutions.

·         Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) made easier.

 

BizTalk Server 2009 expands support for the latest Microsoft application platform technologies, including Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008. With the expanded platform support in BizTalk Server 2009, customers can now deliver connected systems that are more flexible and manageable, as well as more cost effective to develop and maintain.

 

We're also releasing BizTalk Adapter Pack v2.0. The pack is part of BizTalk Server 2009 Standard and Enterprise edition and as a separate SKU.  We have added two new Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) based adapters – for SQL Server and Oracle E-Business Suite. 

 

We're happy to announce that there will be no price increase over the previous edition and will ship as: Enterprise, Standard, Branch, and Developer. 

 

To see how early adopters including Sempra, Bankdata and Xbox are already using BizTalk Server check out these new case studies: http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/en/us/case-studies.aspx.

 

Congrats to the BizTalk team!

 

Additional Resources

Pricing and Licensing

Virtual Press Kit

BizTalk Adapters