The new BizTalk Server has as usual many improvements, new adapters and it focuses now additionally the cloud model. Cloud related strategy includes Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capabilities as well as Platform as a Service (PaaS) capabilities. To get a good feeling about IaaS offering for Biztalk take a look on Saravana’s post. Second cloud related offering targets the general Cloud-Connectivity within BizTalk Server. Basically this means new out-of-the box adapter to send and receive messages from Windows Azure Service Bus. This enables hybrid solutions in a “Make Easy” manner. If you want to try this, take a look on Paulo’s sample.
RESTful services support is another BizTalk Server 2013 feature. Now, there is a REST capable adapter. Enhanced SharePoint adapter can behave as a client-side or a server-side object model to interface with a SharePoint.
For more information take a look on summary of the BETA version and BizTalk Team Blog announcements.
Be aware there are also licensing changes. BizTalk is moving to a per-core licensing model to keep BizTalk consistent with our SQL Server licensing.
Last but not least the logo is now in vector format :)
Not sure if you already know, but this is the eight release of BizTalk Server.
Mar 24 2013, 12:22 AM