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The first public beta for BizTalk Server 2010, which supports Windows Server AppFabric is now available. It is scheduled to release to manufacturing in the third quarter of 2010.
Abhay Parasnis, general manager, Business Platform Division at Microsoft, said “With Windows Server AppFabric and BizTalk Server 2010, customers can use their existing skills to improve the scalability, connectivity, and performance of applications running on their current IT assets.”
The announcement was made at the Application Infrastructure Virtual Launch Event.
With support for the latest Microsoft platform releases, BizTalk Server 2010 works with Windows Server AppFabric to enable developers to more rapidly build composite applications that connect to disparate line-of-business systems through BizTalk Adapters and BizTalk Transformations from within .NET development environments. This release also delivers simplified trading partner management tools, an enhanced BizTalk mapper that simplifies complex transactions, and a unified dashboard for backup and restore functions.
To download the beta or get more information about BizTalk Server 2010: http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk.
BizTalk Server is Microsoft’s Integration and connectivity server solution. A mature product on its sixth release, BizTalk Server 2009 provides a solution that allows organizations to more easily connect disparate systems. Including over 25 multi-platform adapters and a robust messaging infrastructure, BizTalk Server provides connectivity between core systems both inside and outside your organization. In addition to integration functionality, BizTalk also provides strong durable messaging, a rules engine, EDI connectivity, Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), RFID capabilities and IBM Host/Mainframe connectivity.
For more information about getting started, see BizTalk Server Developer Center on MSDN.
Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale and manage Web and composite applications that run on IIS. AppFabric includes an application server for applications using Windows Communications Server and Windows Workflow, and caching for high availability.
Also see Windows Server AppFabric Release Candidate Ships.
Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation