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.


Features/Version

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)

   

WCF LOB Adapter SDK

   

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.