Microsoft's BizTalk Server team today shared details about the next release: BizTalk Server 2010 R2. "BizTalk Server 2010 R2 will be delivered approximately 6 months following the release of Windows Server 8. Release timing for Windows Server 8 is yet to be announced and will be disclosed by the Windows Server team in the future," informed BizTalk team.
For those new, "BizTalk Server is Microsoft's integration and connectivity server and is one of the most deployed integration server in the industry. The company had released BizTalk Server 2010 on May 21, 2010."
BizTalk Server 2010 R2 will focus on three primary themes:
- Platform Support - Supporting new and current server and development platforms
- Improved B2B - Aligning with industry standards and continuing to invest in performance improvements
- Ready for the Cloud - Enabling customers to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing
"We will continue the tradition of providing regular cumulative updates on a quarterly basis. These include updates to comply with Line-Of-Business (LOB) systems, schema changes, accelerator certifications, and bug fixes," the team said.
Here is a detailed view of the upcoming features (* Release dates for these products have not been disclosed yet):
Ready for the Cloud
New Platforms and Infrastructure
Increased Developer and IT Productivity
Extended Platform Integration
Agile Alignment to Industry Standards
Improved Performance and Scalability
Extend on-premises solutions to the cloud