The following table provides a quick representation of feature comparisons between different versions of BizTalk Server. Use this table to decide which version of BizTalk Server you must be running to get the features you want, and why you must migrate to the latest version of BizTalk Server.


BizTalk Server 2013 R2

BizTalk Server 2013 BizTalk Server 2010 BizTalk Server 2009

BizTalk Server 2006 R2

BizTalk Server 2006  BizTalk Server 2004 

Process JSON messages out-of-the-box


Shared Access Signature (SAS) support for Service Bus connectivity


Free text support for HL7 accelerator


Support for proxy in SFTP adapter


BizTalk Health Monitor plug-in


BizTalk VMs running on Azure IaaS


Track dependency between BizTalk Server artifacts


Connectivity to Azure Service Bus


ESB integrated with BizTalk Server


SFTP adapter


SharePoint adapter with support for Client-side Object Model (CSOM)


Support for REST


Out-of-the-box MsgBox Viewer


Enhancements to the FTP adapter


PowerShell Provider for BizTalk Server


Settings Dashboard


Remodeled Trading Partner Management


Enhanced BizTalk Mapper


Monitor BizTalk Server SQL Agent Job


Rules_Database_Cleanup_BizTalkRuleEngineDb SQL Agent Job


BAM Alerts (using SQL Notification Services)


BAM Alerts (using SQL Database Mail)


Host Integration Server license


Support for Hyper-V


WCF adapters


BizTalk Adapter Pack (WCF-based LOB adapters)




RFID Support


Out-of-the-box EDI support


Accelerators (RosettaNet, HL7, SWIFT)

Recoverable Interchange Processing

Delivery Notifications (ACKs & NACKs)
EDI Adapter            
SOAP Adapter            
Business Activity Services (BAS)            
Health And Activity Tracking (HAT)            
BizTalk Explorer            
SQL Adapter            
Human Workflow Services (HWS)            
WSE Adapter            

See Also

Another important place to find a huge amount of BizTalk related articles is the TechNet Wiki itself. The best entry point is BizTalk Server Resources on the TechNet Wiki.