We are super excited to announce the Beta release of BizTalk Server 2013 (yes, this is a major release). We announced our CTP in August and since then we have added a bunch of really cool capabilities, including SFTP support, ESBT integration, better SharePoint integration, and simplified manageability via dependency tracking in BizTalk Admin console.
We enabled a bunch of integration capabilities in CTP, and with the Beta release it just got better. You can now download the Beta bits here. All these capabilities will be available in Windows Azure Virtual Machine platform gallery soon. This beta release of BizTalk Server 2013 includes the beta version of new HIS capabilities as well.
Following is a quick overview of the capabilities in BizTalk Server 2013 Beta, including the ones that have been added since CTP
In HIS 2013 Beta, we have made significant improvements in the following areas:
Over and above these, BizTalk Server 2013 Beta continues to enable integration solutions with heterogeneous Line-of-business systems. It helps you optimize user productivity, gain business efficiency and increase agility. BizTalk Server 2013 Beta allows .Net developers to take advantage of BizTalk capabilities right out of the box to rapidly build solutions that need to integrate transactions and data from applications like SAP, Mainframes, MS Dynamics, and Oracle. Similarly SharePoint developers can seamlessly use BizTalk capabilities directly through the new Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint.
You can use the following resources to get started