Quick Thoughts on Formal BizTalk 2009 Launch Today

So, looks like today was the formal release of BizTalk Server 2009.  It’s been available for download on MSDN for about a month, but this is the “general availability” date.

The BizTalk page at Microsoft.com has been updated to reflect this.  Maybe I knew this and forgot, but noticed on the Adapters page that there doesn’t seem to be the classic Siebel, Oracle, or SQL Server adapters included anymore.  I know those are part of the BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0 (which still doesn’t show up as a MSDN subscriber download for me yet), but I guess this means that folks on the old adapters really better start planning their migration.

The Spotlight on Cost page has some interesting adoption numbers that have been floating around a while.  The ESB Guidance page has been updated to discuss ESB Guidance 2.0.  However, that package is not yet available for download on the CodePlex ESB Guidance page.  That’ll probably come within a few weeks.

The System Requirements page seems to be updated, but doesn’t seem to be completely accurate.  The dependency matrix still shows HAT, and the one section of Software Prerequisites still says Visual Studio.NET 2005.

There are a handful of BizTalk Server 2009 books either out or coming out, so this incremental release of the product should be adequately covered.

To mark this new version, look out for a special Four Questions to kick off the month of May.

UPDATE:I forgot to include a link to the latest BizTalk Server 2009 code samples as well.

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Author: Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is Director of Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, and a former InfoQ.com editor plus former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management, Richard leads an organization of Google Cloud developer advocates, engineers, platform builders, and outbound product managers that help customers find success in their cloud journey. 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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