1. BizTalk Server Orchestration Designer for Business Analysts

The Orchestration Designer for business analysts is a Visio based tool that may be installed independently from BizTalk Server.  Business analysts can draw abstract business process in this tool and hand-off those business processes to the developer for implementation.  This tool also allows business analysts to import orchestration diagrams into Visio for documentation and viewing.  This tool requires the .NET framework and a pre-existing copy of either Visio XP or Visio 2003.


Download the Orchestration Designer for Business Analysts in any one of the following localized languages:

English, Chinese (Simplified), German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean or Chinese (Traditional)


  1. BizTalk Server 2004 April Documentation Update

BizTalk Server 2004 Help will continue to be updated on a quarterly basis to provide you with the most up to date information. Each release of BizTalk Server 2004 Help includes more in-depth information, updates and corrections, and new topics in areas such as migration, deployment, and samples.  The April 2004 edition is highly recommended as it contains significantly more information than the RTM edition.  For a list of the new topics provided in the April 2004 update of BizTalk Server 2004 Help, see What's New in the April 2004 Help Update.

Download the BizTalk Server 2004 April Documentation page has updates to the core documentation here and the information worker documentation here.

  1. BizTalk Server 2004 SDK Update

This SDK update delivers both fixes and additions to the BizTalk Server 2004 SDK.  Additional samples delivered in this update focus on the following areas: the Adapter Framework, Business Activity Monitoring, Human Workflow Services, BPEL, custom pipeline components and XML tools - including the BizTalk Mapper and Functoids.  Fixes include a new version of the Base Adapter classes. Also included is an unsupported sample MSMQ adapter that enables customers to use the MSMQ service built into Windows with BizTalk Server 2004.  A production supported MSMQ adapter will be available later this year.


Download the BizTalk Server 2004 SDK Update here.


     4.   BizTalk Server 2004 RollUp 1 

BizTalk Server 2004 RollUp 1 addresses key issues discovered by customers deploying BizTalk Server 2004 into production post RTM. It is highly recommended that all BizTalk Server 2004 customers download and apply this rollup patch.  Fixes included in this rollup will also be delivered as part of service pack 1 which will be available at a later date


Download the BizTalk Server 2004 RollUp 1 here.