What is new and improved?

There are three primary themes in focus when it comes to BizTalk Server 2013:

  • Platform Support – Supporting new and current server and development platforms
  • Improved B2B – Aligning with industry standards and continuing to invest in performance improvements
  • Ready for the Cloud – Enabling customers to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing

Platform Support

Improved B2B

Ready for the Cloud

New Platforms and Infrastructure

Windows Server 8

SQL Server 2012

Increased Developer and IT Productivity

Visual Studio 11 and Windows 8 to develop solutions

In-place migration from BizTalk Server 2010

Extended Platform Integration

DB2 client connectivity to SQL Server,
conversion of commands to T-SQL,
migration of packages to stored procedures

Adapter connectivity to new data sources, including IBM Informix V11 and IBM IMS/DB V11

Agile Alignment to Industry Standards

Regular updates to schemas, accelerators certifications, and adapters. Highlights include:

Healthcare: HIPPA 5010 extensions: 2777CA, 999, HL7 2.5.1

Finance: SWIFT SRG 2011 support, SWIFT SRG 2012, SWIFTNet 7.0 (new messaging platform)

Improved Performance and Scalability

HL7 MLLP adapter performance improvements

Better performance with ordered send ports

Enhanced scale-out configuration with multiple hosts

Expanded adapter options for faster batch processing

Extend on-premises solutions to the cloud

Easily extend your on-premises BizTalk Server solution to the cloud in a secure manner

Tighter integration of on-premises BizTalk Server applications with Windows Azure Service Bus

Improved Licensing

Adjustments to licensing that are geared towards cloud hosting, including:

Purchase from a hosting company on a monthly basis (SPLA)

Register your existing license with a hosting company (License



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See Also

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