Announcing Release Candidate for BizTalk RFID 2009

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The BizTalk RFID team is pleased to announce the Release Candidate for BizTalk RFID 2009.

 Key features of BizTalk RFID 2009 include:

·         BizTalk RFID Mobile (RFID platform for Windows Mobile and Windows CE based devices)

o   BizTalk RFID Mobile consists of a runtime engine, tools and components to develop, deploy and manage RFID solutions on mobile devices.

o   Store and Forward: BizTalk RFID Mobile supports the ability to store events locally as well as forward them to the server.

o   Remote Management: BizTalk RFID Mobile allows remote management of Windows Mobile-based devices.

o   SQL Sink service: BizTalk RFID Mobile supports using a SQL database to store events and information on the mobile device, in much the same way that BizTalk Server RFID does.

o   Support for Windows CE 5.0, Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows Mobile 6.0, Windows Mobile 6.1 platforms

·         Support for industry Standards

o   EPCIS: EPCIS Object Model and Capture Client to enable you to capture raw data, convert to EPCIS documents and use the capture client to post to a capture service. Capture service is not included.

o   LLRP Provider: Out-of-the-box connectivity with readers using the EPCglobal-ratified Low-Level Reader Protocol (LLRP) reader-host standard.

o   TDT: Services to decode tag attributes natively via the Tag Data Translation (TDT) standards library

o   WS Discovery: A library for providers to discover devices using the standard web services based discovery mechanism.

·         Support for newer platforms             

o   Windows Server 2008

o   SQL Server 2008

o   .Net 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008

·         RFID Manager Usability Improvements


Microsoft has integrated BizTalk RFID Mobile and BizTalk RFID Standards Pack which were released separately this year into BizTalk Server 2009 release.

To migrate your existing BizTalk RFID Server 2006 R2 installation, please uninstall the R2 installation and install this RC. Please note that all existing Providers, Event Handlers and Applications built for BizTalk RFID Server 2006 R2 will work with BizTalk RFID Server 2009, without needing a recompile.

Posted Feb 26 2009, 10:00 AM by Damir Dobric is a .Net Community Blog powered by daenet GmbH.