Windows Azure BizTalk Services (aka BizTalk Services, aka WABS) is now available as a Preview on Windows Azure. I've had the opportunity to work with WABS since the beginning. I'm in awe of how much WABS has improved. For example:

  • The BizTalk Services portal has a much better flow for adding partners and creating EDI agreements.
  • Retrieving tracked data in the BizTalk Services portal is much easier.
  • In the Visual Studio project (specifically BizTalk Services project), creating a Connection in the Bridge design area is easier.
  • Scope of the Loop map operations in a Transform has a much better UI experience.
  • TAP customer feedback directly added to the product, including Refreshing the BizTalk Service instead of doing a full deployment and adding XSLT.

 

Here are some resources to get you started:

Introducing Windows Azure BizTalk Services Preview –Part 1
http://kentweare.blogspot.ca/2013/06/introducing-windows-azure-biztalk.html

Windows Azure BizTalk Services Preview (Part 2) –BizTalk Adapter Services SAP Integration
http://kentweare.blogspot.ca/2013/06/windows-azure-biztalk-services-preview.html

Administration and Development Process Flow
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=304230

BizTalk Services Pricing
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=304011

BizTalk Services: Developer, Basic, Standard and Premium Editions Chart
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=302279

Windows Azure BizTalk Services - June 2013 Preview (msdn.microsoft.com documentation)
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=235197

Windows Azure BizTalk Services  (WindowsAzure.com documentation)
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=303664

Code Samples
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsazure/site/search?query=biztalk%20services

 

Enjoy!