Grab the BizTalk Server 2009 Beta

Microsoft announced the public BizTalk 2009 beta today.  You can snag it from the Microsoft Connect site.  I’ve been running BizTalk 2009 on a VM since late summer, and while you don’t notice a whole lot of differences, there are some subtle things that you’ll notice.  Recall that the big ticket features are platform specific such as support for VS.NET 2008, Windows 2008 and SQL 2008.  However, you’ll also find the new UDDI services, better Visual Studio integration (e.g. Mapper debugging!), and some new queries in the Admin Console (i.e. historical data).  I admittedly haven’t spent too much time on the newest features, so I’ll look forward to what the community at large discovers.

Update: Don’t forget to read up on what SteveM has to say about the release.  Specifically, note that you can now go grab the latest version of the ESB Guidance.

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Author: Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, with a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, plus former editor and former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, Richard leads a team focused on products that help teams build and run modern software. Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

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