BIZTALK SERVER 2010 OVERVIEW - MICROSOFT BIZTALK SERVER HELPS YOU CONNECT SYSTEMS INSIDE AND ACROSS ORGANIZATIONS

BIZTALK SERVER 2010 OVERVIEW - MICROSOFT BIZTALK SERVER HELPS YOU CONNECT SYSTEMS INSIDE AND ACROSS ORGANIZATIONS

BIZTALK SERVER 2010 OVERVIEW - MICROSOFT BIZTALK SERVER HELPS YOU CONNECT SYSTEMS INSIDE AND ACROSS ORGANIZATIONS

BizTalk Server 2010 Overview Microsoft BizTalk Server helps you connect systems inside and across organizations What is BizTalk? BizTalk Server is Microsoft‘s Integration and connectivity server solution. A mature product on its seventh release, BizTalk Server 2010 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.

Get an introduction to the latest version of BizTalk Server with this whitepaper: Understanding BizTalk Server 2010 Why BizTalk? Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 helps organizations meet the challenges of integrating diverse systems. Most organizations have a multitude of systems and technologies that are required for their daily operations. By bringing together these technologies in agile and scalable way, BizTalk can help unleash the potential of your existing infrastructure. BizTalk Server 2010 lets organizations:  Simplify and automate interoperability to reduce costs and errors  Gain critical insights on business processes and performance  Shield processes from change impacts  Promote agility and manageability  Integrate to eliminate redundancy  Automate your business interactions with partners Top New Features Updated Platform Support  Support for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4  Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7  Support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2  Hyper-V support Easier Integration of Enterprise Applications  Easy to use BizTalk Data Map and Line-of-Business Connectivity Workflow Foundation (WF) Activities for .NET developers  Seamless ability to leverage BizTalk capabilities from SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Service to Line-of-Business systems  New intuitive & intelligent Data Map and Transformation tools  Improved Visual Studio project and wizard driven tools to build integration solutions with IBM Mainframe and Midrange Systems  Built-in components for rapid development of RFID solutions Simpler Solution Manageability  Single, comprehensive parameter settings dashboard for efficient performance tuning and streamlining deployments across environments  New System Center Management Pack to provide enhanced visual monitoring and diagnostics  Streamlined setup and live update

BIZTALK SERVER 2010 OVERVIEW - MICROSOFT BIZTALK SERVER HELPS YOU CONNECT SYSTEMS INSIDE AND ACROSS ORGANIZATIONS

 Support for SQL Server backup compression  Support for transparent data encryption Enhanced Enterprise Interoperability Quick Facts  Over 10,000 BizTalk customers worldwide  81% of the Fortune Global 100 use BizTalk  6 of the 8 largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies  4 of the 5 largest electronics parts manufacturers  9 of the10 largest U.S. telecommunications companies  9 of the 10 largest U.S. Aerospace and Defense Companies  5 of the 8 largest U.S. chemical companies  4 of the 5 largest railroads in the U.S.  9 of the 10 largest insurance companies in the world BizTalk Server Delivers a Unified Platform for SOA and Interoperability BizTalk Server 2010 provides the infrastructure to connect existing applications (regardless of the platform) and to compose, expose, and consume new services. This allows you to get more out of the investments that you have already made and minimize the cost of integrating the new pieces of technology that you have acquired. Because BizTalk Server includes tools to connect both proprietary and standards based systems and pre-integrates with the .NET Framework, BizTalk Server is a central part of any SOA strategy.

Additionally, a broad array of technology and application adapters is available for BizTalk Server. With out-of-the- box support for everything from transport protocols to high level integration with line of business applications such as PeopleSoft, SAP, Siebel and Oracle you choose how you want to connect applications, platforms and people—we provide the tools to do it.  Line of business application adapters  WS-* based standards and UDDI  .NET Framework (WCF, Windows SharePoint Services, SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics)  Mainframe and midrange systems  XML and Web Services protocols (for example, SOAP)  Business to business integration (EDI, AS2)  Devices (RFID) For a complete list of adapters and supported versions please visit BizTalk Server Adapters How are our customers using BizTalk?

Thousands of customers use Microsoft BizTalk Server daily as their trusted platform for solutions such as payment processing, supply chain visibility, multi-channel interactions and near real-time decision-support/reporting. Microsoft BizTalk Server gives you the ability to:  Streamline and automate payment processing in a highly-dynamic environment by delivering real-time visibility at the transaction level of interconnected business processes across hybrid systems environments  Be extremely adaptable and gain comprehensive visibility of information and transactions across the multitude of disparate systems, devices (e.g. RFID) and complex processes of your supply chain  Streamline and automate complex business processes that are surfaced to constituents across multiple channels (e.g. web, call center)

 Flexibly execute critical business processes, aid decision-making and appropriate reporting (e.g. SOX compliance) by delivering real-time visibility at the transaction level into complex business processes across multiple systems Learn how you can use BizTalk Server in different scenarios and how other organizations are using it to effectively integrate their business processes and connect their systems and people: New Features in BizTalk Server 2010 Overview BizTalk Server 2010 introduces enhancements and new features in four main areas:  Support for the latest platforms from Microsoft including server, database and development environment.

 Enhanced developer productivity and new application life cycle management experience for development teams.  New capabilities for implementing agile SOA integration solutions across heterogeneous technologies and Line of Business systems.  Enhanced B2B and RFID capabilities to allow the implementation of flexible end-to-end supply chain management and asset tracking solutions. Top New Features BizTalk Server 2010 introduces enhancements and new features in four main areas:  Updated Platform Support  Support for Visual Studio 2010  Support for .NET Framework 4  Support for Windows Server 2008 R2  Virtualization support with Hyper-V  Support for SQL Server 2008 R2  Easier Integration of Enterprise Applications  Easy to use BizTalk Data Map and Line-of-Business Connectivity Workflow Foundation (WF) Activities for .NET developers  Seamless ability to leverage BizTalk capabilities from SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Service to Line-of-Business systems  New intuitive & intelligent Data Map and Transformation tools  Improved Visual Studio project and wizard-driven tools to build integration solutions with IBM Mainframe and Midrange Systems  Built-in components for rapid development of RFID solutions  Simpler Solution Manageability  Single, comprehensive parameter settings dashboard for efficient performance tuning and streamlining deployments across environments  New System Center Management Pack to provide enhanced visual monitoring and diagnostics  Streamlined setup and live update  Support for SQL Server backup compression  Support for transparent data encryption  Enhanced Enterprise Interoperability  Efficient B2B integration with scalable Trading Partner Management and advanced capabilities for complex data mapping  Secure FTP with new FTPS Adapter and an improved FTP Adapter

 Adapter support for the latest application versions: SAP7, Oracle eBS 12.1, J.D. Edwards 9.0, SQL Server 2008 R2, SharePoint 2010  Updated industry protocol adapters  Enhancements to the IBM Hosts Systems Adapters Updated Platform Support BizTalk Server 2010 supports the latest Microsoft platform technologies, including Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2, Visual Studio 2010, and the .NET Framework 4. These platform updates enable greater scalability and reliability, and many advances in the latest developer tools.

 Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 offers modular, minimal installation, improved network performance and control, improved high availability features, enhanced administration and management with Server Manager and Windows PowerShell™ command-line interface, and enhanced virtualization with Hyper-V™. By taking advantage of Windows Server 2008 R2 clustering, BizTalk Server can now be deployed in multi-site cluster scenarios, where cluster nodes can reside on separate IP subnets and avoid complicated VLANs. BizTalk Server 2010 takes advantage of the latest virtualization improvements included as part of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, which can lead to reduced costs through lower hardware, energy, and management overhead, plus the creation of a more dynamic IT infrastructure.

In addition BizTalk Server 2010 full support for Sysprep, allow easy provisioning of server machines from images (both physical and virtual). This enhancement dramatically decreases the effort required to setup a new server or to scale out an existing configuration.  Support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 offers better manageability and scalability, an optimized virtual SQL Server implementation, improved performance (especially in a 64-bit environment).  Support for Visual Studio 2010 and NET Framework (v4) introduces a number of improvements to the underlying Visual Studio-based BizTalk project system: debugging support for artifacts s BizTalk maps (XSLT), enhanced BizTalk artifact property pages being integrated into Project Designer tabs, the latest Visual Studio Project Update Wizard and support for both release and debug builds.

Easier Integration of Enterprise Applications Accelerate time to solution with better & more accessible tools:  BizTalk Server 2010 includes easy to use tools that integrate Line-of-Business applications with Windows Server AppFabric Workflows. This includes Workflow activities that provide access to the BizTalk Transformation Engine and Mapper, and the BizTalk Line-of-Business adapters.  The BizTalk 2010 Mapper has been improved with a new user interface that improves development of large transformations and provides new search and predictive matching functionality. The new mapper also improves productivity by adding cut, copy, paste, move and undo functions and improved support for documenting maps and readability.

 BizTalk Services accessible via SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services.  BizTalk RFID includes new event handlers and event delivery capabilities. The new event handlers enable removal of duplicate events and filters based on EPC and visibility requirements. The new delivery capabilities send events directly to .NET applications, BizTalk Server and EPCIS services.

 Easier access to IBM applications and data sources. Simplify Solution Manageability for IT Pros Easier and faster to get things done:  A new settings dashboard consolidates all settings into a single place, providing granular settings at the group, host, or host instance level. Supports automated settings deployment with scriptable export/import operations.  The new System Center Operation Manager Pack includes a new model with separate application and deployment views, new alerts and diagnostics and improved multi-machine monitoring and cluster awareness.  Enhancements to the setup and upgrade include a new Smart Setup which scans and installs BizTalk upgrades automatically, upgrading from BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and BizTalk Server 2009. Enhanced Enterprise Interoperability Better options to connect with business partners and applications:  Enhanced Trading Partner Management provides easy on-boarding and lifecycle management of trading partners. A new partner management model reflects typical B2B relationships and is easier to manage large scale TPM deployments. An improved user interface includes agreement templates and business profiles for rapid configuration and a new TPM operator role which provides access to users other than administrators.  New and enhanced adapters provide higher levels of security, better performance, and support for the latest releases of line-of-business applications.

Removed Features and Tools The following features and tools were available in BizTalk Server 2009, and are replaced by new features in BizTalk Server 2010:  BizTalk Web Services Publishing Wizard – The BizTalk WCF Publishing Wizard can be used to publish Web services from BizTalk. The BizTalk Web Services Publishing Wizard has been removed.  Add Web Reference – The Consume WCF Service wizard can be used to consume Web services from BizTalk. The Add Web Reference wizard has been removed.  EDI Pipeline and Context Properties – The new Trading Partner Management feature in BizTalk Server 2010 provides the same capabilities as the EDI Pipeline and Context Properties and replaces these features.  Web Services Enhancements Adapter – The WCF Adapter using a custom transport can be used instead of the Web Services Enhancements adapter.

 mySAP Adapter (legacy) – The SAP Adapter included in the BizTalk Adapter Pack replaces the legacy SAP adapter.  Oracle Database Adapter (legacy) – The Oracle Database Adapter included in the BizTalk Adapter Pack replaces the legacy Oracle Database adapter.  SQL Server Adapter (legacy) – The SQL Server Adapter included in the BizTalk Adapter Pack replaces the legacy SQL Server adapter.

Note - The legacy SQL Server Adapter is still installed as part of the BizTalk Server installation but it is not a supported feature. You must use the SQL Server Adapter that is included in the BizTalk Adapter Pack.  Siebel Adapter (legacy) - The Siebel Adapter included in the BizTalk Adapter Pack replaces the legacy Siebel adapter. FAQ General Questions Q. What is BizTalk Server? A. BizTalk is a Integration Server designed to connect the people, processes and information that you need to effectively manage and grow your business. BizTalk Server 2010 builds upon the Business Process Management and SOA/ESB capabilities in prior releases to help organizations extend core process management technologies even further.

Q. What is new in BizTalk Server 2010? A. BizTalk Server 2010 introduces enhancements and new featured in four main areas:  Support for the latest platforms from Microsoft including server, database and development environment  Integrate Enterprise Applications easily and faster with better and more accessible tools.  Simplify solution manageability with a new consolidated settings dashboard, finer setting granularity to improve utilization, and a new System Center Operation Manager Pack.  Enhanced Enterprise Interoperability with better options to connect with business partners and applications.

For more details on the capabilities delivered by BizTalk Server 2010, please see the BizTalk 2010 Technologies page. Q. What are the benefits of using BizTalk Server? A. Extend—Supply Chains to the Edge: BizTalk Server 2010 helps organizations cost effectively manage their supply chain from the factory to the storefront. An end to end integrated supply chain allows organizations to drive maximum efficiency through visibility into critical business processes, and tighter collaboration with trading partners. With new capabilities such as native support for EDI and RFID, BizTalk Server 2010 provides the ability to gather data from the edge of the enterprise, enabling real time visibility across business processes and trading partners.

Connect—SOA and Interop on a Unified Platform: BizTalk Server 2010 provides the infrastructure to connect existing applications (regardless of the platform) and to compose, expose, and consume new services. This allows you to get more out of the investments that you have already made and minimize the cost of integrating the new pieces of technology that you have acquired. Because BizTalk Server includes tools to connect both proprietary and standards based systems and pre-integrates with the .NET Framework, BizTalk Server is a central part of any SOA strategy.

Additionally, a broad array of technology and application adapters is available for BizTalk Server. With out-of-the- box support for everything from transport protocols such as FTP, SOAP, and MQSeries, to high level integration with line of business applications such as PeopleSoft, SAP, and Siebel, you choose how you want to connect applications, platforms and people – we provide the tools to do it.  Line of business application adapters  WS-* based standards  .NET Framework (WCF, Windows SharePoint Services, SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics)  Mainframe and midrange systems

 XML and Web Services protocols (e.g. SOAP)  Devices (RFID) Deliver—Enterprise Proven Solutions: BizTalk Server is the most widely deployed business process server, entrusted for mission critical process in organizations of all sizes and industries. BizTalk Server 2010 Enterprise Edition provides built-in support for load balancing, helping organizations to deliver 24/7 availability for their mission critical solutions across their organization. BizTalk Server is engineered to be fault-tolerant, employing easily-configured and manageable SQL Server clustering to ensure no single point of failure. Additionally, building on our best in class setup and configuration capabilities and maintaining the core architecture of its previous versions, BizTalk Server 2010 provides a seamless upgrade path for current BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and 2009 customers. Regardless of the size of your organization, BizTalk Server 2010 is the best-in class enterprise infrastructure.

Business Process Management Q. What does Business Process Management (BPM) mean? A. Business process management refers to the automation of manual processes and the subsequent optimization of those processes. The goal of management is to improve the flow of business processes such that efficiencies are improved, risks are lessened and costs are lower. Components of the Microsoft Business Process Management Solutions:  Business Process Management: Tools and technologies to manage business processes that span applications and organizational boundaries.

 Application Integration: Internal application integration within an enterprise using either standard or proprietary communication protocols  Business-to-Business Integration: External integration with trading partners, customers or suppliers using either standard or proprietary communication protocols Q. What is the Microsoft business process management strategy? A. Early business process automation approaches were comprised of many independent technologies that separately met needs for business process management and integration, but together were expensive and hard to manage. The Microsoft strategy has been to align these technologies, enabling organizations to more readily automate and optimize processes, thereby improving efficiencies, decreasing costs and improving business value. Q. Why should we choose a Microsoft business process management solution?

A. Microsoft BizTalk Server offers great economics in business process management technologies, enabling midsize companies to install, configure and customize their BPM solution easily and affordably. Developers who are familiar with Microsoft tools will quickly become productive. And by using a common set of reusable services, organizations can reduce the costs and time to value of business process automation, while at the same time simplifying management and maintenance costs. In addition, by using BizTalk Server to provide BPM within your organization and between your trading partners, you also benefit from the long list of partners that have helped to make Microsoft‘s solution one of the most versatile in the industry. Thousands of systems and devices are supported on the Microsoft platform, as well as over 2500 applications. Microsoft‘s strong relationships with leading global and regional systems integrators has allowed us to deliver tailored solutions for every industry in every geography.

Q. How do I choose between Windows Workflow Foundation and BizTalk Server for workflow? A.

Q. Where can I find more information on BPM? A. Please visit BizTalk Business Process Management for more information. SOA Q. What is SOA? A. SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) is guidelines and practices to enable the creation and ongoing management of a new breed of agile, service based applications. BizTalk Server takes a “real-world” approach that departs from the industry norm of applying a high-risk, heavy, “top-down” strategy to SOA implementations that starts with major enterprise-wide infrastructure investments that often fail to show results in a relevant timeframe or offer a compelling return on investment. Instead, the “real-world” approach to SOA advocated by Microsoft and practiced in successful customer SOA deployments relies on achieving rapid success around a focused business problem, which can result in broader SOA implementations.

Q. What is an ESB and how can Microsoft help me? A. The term Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is widely used in the context of implementing the messaging capabilities of a service oriented infrastructure. An ESB is one of many building blocks that make up a comprehensive service oriented infrastructure. The messaging capabilities required in a service oriented infrastructure extend the functions of traditional Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and Message Oriented Middleware (MOM) to include first class support for Web Service standards and integration with other service infrastructure components such as policy management, metadata registry, and operational and business monitoring frameworks. Given the heterogeneous nature of most enterprise infrastructures and the significant investments already made in EAI and MOM assets, it is also important that your ESB enhance your ability to leverage those existing assets in a service oriented world.

Microsoft provides a comprehensive ESB Toolkit that is built on top of BizTalk Server 2010. The Microsoft Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit extends the capabilities of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 to support a loosely coupled messaging architecture. BizTalk Server includes a powerful publish/subscribe mechanism that works by creating and filling subscriptions. The ESB Toolkit provides an infrastructure that enables the flexible and secure reuse of infrastructure and business services and the ability to orchestrate existing services into new end-to-end business processes. At the core of this solution is BizTalk Server 2010 which provides a basis for common ESB capabilities including:  Industry Leading Web Services Support

 Metadata Lookup  Intelligent Routing  Exception Management  Message Transformation  Distributed Deployment  Itinerary Processing  Centralized Management  Legacy and LOB Application Adaptation  Business Rule Engine  Service Orchestration  Business Activity Monitoring Q. Why should I bet on MS for my SOA/ESB solution? A. Microsoft helps customers to achieve goals in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost of our nearest competitor. Microsoft is empowering people to bridge the world of structured and unstructured processes. The question is often asked – what do you get after you have an SOA? The rubber meets the road when you have consumption of the services – with our innovations in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, .NET Framework and BizTalk Server; Microsoft is poised to empower the masses to bridge the transactional and the collaborative capabilities, empowering people to drive business success. Microsoft‘s ―real-world‖ approach to SOA was initiated more than seven years ago with the introduction of the .NET platform that continues to set the industry bar as the first native Web services-based platform built from the ground up. Further, the platform goes beyond service orientation to address capabilities such as federated data, identity and access, and integrated user experience across diverse applications.

Q. Where can I find more information on SOA? A. Please visit BizTalk Server Services Oriented Architecture for more information. RFID Q. What is RFID? A. RFID stands for radio frequency identification. At a simple level, it is a technology that involves tags that emit radio signals and devices called readers that pick up the signal. Q. What specific functionality will be supported with BizTalk RFID? A. BizTalk RFID is a robust and extensible set of capabilities with open APIs and tools to cost effectively build vertical asset tracking / supply chain visibility solutions and configure intelligent RFID-driven processes. BizTalk RFID will include rich data, device and event management. In the BizTalk RFID platform, Microsoft is focused on delivering:  Device abstraction and management capabilities to help customers manage and monitor devices in a uniform manner. This ―plug and play‖ architecture allows customers to leverage the investments in standard or non-standard devices by providing a uniform way of managing their device infrastructure.  An event processing engine that allows customers to create business rules and manage the choreography of event pipelines for RFID events. The event processing engine will enable enterprises to integrate RFID events into the business process server and provide real time visibility at the edge by virtue of its flexible architecture.

 Tight integration with Visual Studio and open APIs that enables developers to quickly integrate RFID events with existing business applications or create their own custom solutions.

 Support for industry standards and an extensible architecture with advanced deployment and monitoring tools that IT professionals can use to meet service level commitments and reduce long term costs. Q. It seems everybody is building RFID, how is the Microsoft RFID offering different? A. By integrating RFID capability with the Microsoft Application Platform, Microsoft will be in a position to deliver industry-leading capabilities and reduced TCO to its customer base. For customers, this translates into several benefits that differentiate Microsoft from the competition:  ―Plug-and-Play‖ Experience—Customers investing in the Microsoft platform and its RFID solution will enjoy a rich device enablement and management.

 Rich Partner Ecosystem—Microsoft customers enjoy an extensive ecosystem of hardware and software vendors. BizTalk RFID and its diverse partner ecosystem enables customers to rapidly build and deploy solutions across boundaries—internal silos, firewalls, vertical markets – while driving down the TCO of RFID solutions.  End-to-End Solution—By implementing BizTalk RFID within the Microsoft Application Platform, customers benefit from deep integration with existing Microsoft application investments and can more readily realize a holistic, end-to-end solution.

Q. Where can I find more information on BizTalk RFID? A. Please visit BizTalk Server RFID for more information. Integration with Microsoft Products Q. How does BizTalk Server integrate with the Microsoft Office system? A. Several different ways—the Microsoft Office system uses the BizTalk Adapter Pack to connect to and surface data from line of business applications directly to end-users. In scenarios that include the automation of business processes spanning multiple back-end systems or trading partners, BizTalk Server provides customers with tools for the design, management, and monitoring of those processes through tight integration with Visio, Excel, SharePoint, InfoPath and Business Scorecard Manager.

BizTalk also connects transactional and structured processes with the collaborative document-centric workflows automated inside SharePoint. (via SharePoint adapter). Q. How does BizTalk Server work with Office System products like SharePoint and InfoPath? A. In combination with InfoPath, developers can design structured workflows including form-based information. BizTalk Server has native support for InfoPath enabling users to:  Submit InfoPath documents to BizTalk Server through Web Services.  Submit and receive InfoPath documents through SharePoint Form Libraries.  Manipulate the InfoPath form contents to create new forms.  Update information in an existing form within BizTalk Server. BizTalk also provide integration with custom workflow in SharePoint through Windows Communication Framework (WCF). Using WCF, human processed hosted in SharePoint and implemented in Windows Workflow (WF) to invoke BizTalk services to provides backend integration and system workflows.

With BizTalk Server 2010, customers can tap into SharePoint Portal Server to share BAM reports, manage trading partner relationships, and enhance human-based workflow capabilities within specific business process automation scenarios.

Q. How does BizTalk Server Integrate with Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM solutions? A. Microsoft Dynamics - a line of integrated, adaptable business management solutions that automate and streamline financial, customer relationship, and supply chain processes -along with BizTalk Server provides agile integration and adaptive business process orchestration both within the four walls of the enterprise, and across organizational boundaries. BizTalk Server is an integral part of the integration strategy of Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV, enabling connectivity among the Microsoft Dynamics suite of products and with third party applications. BizTalk Server extends and enriches Microsoft Dynamics functionality in key areas like B2B, EDI, RFID, business process management and orchestration, and SOA - within the enterprise and across the entire supply chain.

BizTalk Server‘s Adapters also enable and enhance industry specific solutions for Microsoft Dynamics customers in the financial services (SWIFT), healthcare (HL7 and HIPAA), and manufacturing (RosettaNet) industries.  Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 Adapter for BizTalk extends and enhances the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics AX Application Integration Framework (AIF). The adapter imports Microsoft Dynamics AX metadata and document schema , allowing customers to extend business processes beyond the four walls to interact with trading partners using EDI, RosettaNet, HL7, SWIFT , RFID and other industry standards, and to manage, optimize and monitor those business processes.  Microsoft Dynamics CRM: BizTalk Server enables the Solution Accelerators which allow Microsoft Dynamics CRM to connect to Oracle, Siebel, PeopleSoft, and SAP, as well as the connectors from Microsoft Dynamics CRM to Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV. BizTalk Server also supports and extends Microsoft Dynamics CRM‘s platform capabilities in the areas of SOA and composite applications.

 Microsoft Dynamics GP: The Microsoft Dynamics GP Adapter for BizTalk Server enables customers to connect systems, processes and people, both within the organization and across their extended value chains, optimizing processes in key areas like financial management, supply chain, and ecommerce. BizTalk Server can also enhance composite applications in service oriented architecture solutions developed with Microsoft Dynamics GP .Net technologies.  Microsoft Dynamics NAV: Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrates with Microsoft BizTalk Server to facilitate the electronic exchange of business documents between business partners. BizTalk Server is therefore also an integral part of Microsoft Dynamics NAV‘s solution for integrating multi-site and international (MIO) organizations. The combination of BizTalk Server and Microsoft Dynamics NAV enables such customers to address the integration and operational scenarios most common – and most critical - for their businesses.

Q. I‘ve heard of using Visual Studio for application integration. Does that undercut BizTalk Server? A. Visual Studio and BizTalk Server are very complimentary technologies. Visual Studio is the premiere development environment for building XML Web Services and BizTalk Server 2010 is the premiere development environment for orchestrating Web Services into business processes and providing messaging and connectivity services. With BizTalk Server 2010, customers will find tight integration with Visual Studio, giving developers a familiar, unified development environment. The combination of Visual Studio and BizTalk Server will give developers a significant advantage as they build application integration and business process management solutions.

Developer & Team Productivity Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM) BizTalk Server 2010 support Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2010 and Team Foundation Server, to provide a whole Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution for individual developers of for development teams including project manager, architects, developers testers and IT Professionals.

Includes in this ALM solutions are the following capabilities:  Support for team development (including project manager, architects, developers, tester and ITPros.)  Seamless integration with Microsoft Project Server  Consistent automated application builds with MSBuild  Integrated source control  Bug tracking system Product Release Information Q. What advantages does BizTalk Server 2010 offer over the 2009 release? A. BizTalk Server 2010 introduces enhancements and new featured in four main areas:  Support for the latest platforms from Microsoft including server, database and development environment  Integrate Enterprise Applications easily and faster with better and more accessible tools.  Simplify solution manageability with a new consolidated settings dashboard, finer setting granularity to improve utilization, and a new Systems Center Operation Manager Pack.

 Enhanced Enterprise Interoperability with better options to connect with business partners and applications. Please refer to What‘s New in BizTalk 2010 for further details. Q. How easy is it to upgrade from BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and 2009 to the latest release? A. BizTalk Server 2010 includes a Smart Setup feature that automatically scans and installs the appropriate upgrade when upgrading from BizTalk Server 2006 R2 or BizTalk Server 2009. Customers using older versions of BizTalk Server must first upgrade to either BizTalk Server 2006 R2 or BizTalk Server 2009 prior to using the Smart Setup for upgrading to BizTalk Server 2010.

Q. What platforms does BizTalk Server support? A. Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4. In addition, BizTalk Server offers 64-bit run time support. BizTalk Server also supports interoperability with non-Microsoft platforms, and with its robust adapter framework, BizTalk can quickly connect to proprietary systems. Q. What services and support do you offer for BizTalk Server? A. Microsoft offers a range of support options, whether you require on-site or phone-based support. New to Microsoft are technology centers which provide the facility and resources to determine whether the BizTalk integration solution will work for you. For ongoing information, join the BizTalk Community to share great new ideas. For more information on support and services, go to BizTalk Support.

Q. What are the BizTalk Server adapters, and how do they help customers do business? A. BizTalk Server adapters provide customers with native connectivity to key applications and transport protocols. These adapters require no code to connect BizTalk Server to these key applications, such as SAP, Siebel, Oracle eBusiness Suite and Peoplesoft, and key protocols. Customers use these adapters to connect these applications and automate processes that may span applications or organizational boundaries. Q. What is the difference between accelerators and adapters, and how do we know if our company needs them? A. BizTalk adapters extend the functionality of BizTalk Server, enabling it to connect to other servers, applications and Web services. Specifically, they remove the need to develop infrastructure components such as network protocol support and translation, data conversion, data transformation, in the development of business process

automation solutions. BizTalk Server adapters are "no-code" connectivity solutions, and are provided in-box with BizTalk Server 2010. BizTalk accelerators provide developers with tools, data schemas, and processes to help significantly reduce the time required to develop a custom business solution in specific industries, such as health care, financial services, and supply-chain management and are provided in-box with BizTalk Server 2010. If you are required to comply with specific industry standards, you will likely require an accelerator.

Editions, Pricing, and Licensing Q. Are there different editions of BizTalk Server? A. BizTalk Server 2010 provides businesses with flexibility, choice and agility through new editions and offerings. Branch Edition (New): This edition enables a true ―hub and spoke‖ scenario when paired with the Enterprise Edition; Branch Edition will help organizations make new intra-organizational and departmental connections for intelligent data and process sharing. Enterprise Edition: This edition is ideal for enterprise customers and large organizations looking for an advanced BPM and SOA platform with unlimited scalability. It now includes BizTalk adapters and accelerators, Host Integration Server (HIS), RFID and EDI in the box.

Standard Edition: This edition is a comprehensive BPM and SOA solution for midsize businesses or departmental solutions. It also includes BizTalk adapters and accelerators, HIS, RFID and EDI in the box. Developer Edition: Limited to designing, developing and testing solutions, Developer Edition is the ideal solution for application development in pre-production environments. Q. Where can I find more information on pricing and licensing? A. Please visit BizTalk Server Pricing and Licensing for more information. System Requirements This page describes the system requirements for running Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 with BizTalk RFID. System requirements include elements of both software and hardware.

The system requirements for BizTalk Server 2010 and BizTalk RFID are described in the following sections: BizTalk Server Requirements This section describes the software and hardware requirements for a stand-alone installation of BizTalk Server or BizTalk RFID on a single computer. Your actual requirements may vary depending on your system configuration, the BizTalk Server features you intend to deploy, deployment topology (single or multiple computer), and the volume of traffic processed by the system.

BizTalk Server and BizTalk RFID can be installed on the same computer. This is referred to as a ―side-by-side‖ installation. If BizTalk RFID will be installed side-by-side with BizTalk Server 2010, then the hardware requirements for BizTalk Server will apply, along with the software requirements for both BizTalk RFID and BizTalk Server. BizTalk Server Hardware Requirements The following table shows the minimum recommended hardware requirements for a BizTalk Server 2010 installation on a single computer. In a production environment, the volume of traffic may dictate greater hardware requirements for your servers.

Component Minimum Requirement

Computer and Processor A computer with an Intel Pentium-compatible CPU that is:  1 GHz or higher for single processors  900 MHz or higher for double processors  700 MHz or higher for quad processors Hyper-Threading and Dual-Core processors are supported. The 64-bit versions of BizTalk Server require a 64-bit operating system running on an x64-based system. Computers based on CPUs that are compatible with the AMD64 (x86-64) and Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EM64T) processor architecture are considered x64-based systems. (Standard Edition supports 64-bit operating system but not in native 64-bit execution mode) BizTalk Server is not supported on Itanium-based systems.

Memory 2 GB of RAM Hard disk 10 GB of available hard disk space for a complete installation including the operating system and all prerequisite software. The hard disk must be NTFS formatted. Drive CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive Display Windows Server 2008-compatible VGA or higher-resolution monitor set to 1024 x 768 pixels or greater resolution Other Network adapter card, and a Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device BizTalk Server Software Requirements  One of the following operating systems: ▪ Windows Server 2008 R2 ▪ Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 ▪ Windows 7 ▪ Windows Vista with Service Pack 2  Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 or 7.5  Microsoft Office Excel 2010 or 2007  Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1  Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 with Visual C# .NET. Required for BizTalk Server applications development and debugging; not required for production-only systems  SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008 SP1  SQL Server 2005 Notification Services with Service Pack 2  The Windows SharePoint Services adapter Web service requires SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Service Pack 1, or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

If you intend to install BizTalk RFID side-by-side with BizTalk Server the following software components are required in addition to the requirements listed above:  Microsoft Message Queuing service (MSMQ)  Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0 BizTalk Server Feature Dependency Matrix

The following table indicates the dependencies that you must install or update before installing BizTalk Server 2010 based on the BizTalk Server features you plan to install. BizTalk RFID Requirements This section describes the minimum hardware and software requirements to install BizTalk RFID on a single computer. Your actual requirements may vary depending on system configuration, BizTalk RFID features installed, and the volume of data the system must process. BizTalk RFID Hardware Requirements The following requirements are for a BizTalk RFID-only installation on a single computer. Component Minimum Requirement Computer and processor A computer with a 133 MHz or higher Intel Pentium-compatible CPU. A computer with a 733 MHz or higher Intel Pentium-compatible CPU is recommended.

Memory 512 MB of RAM, 1 GB recommended Hard disk 6 GB of available hard disk space; 40 GB or more recommended Drive CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive Display An 800 x 600 pixel resolution (1024 x 768 recommended) monitor, compatible with one of these operating systems:

 Windows Server 2008 R2  Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Other Network adapter card, and a Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device BizTalk RFID Software Requirements This section describes the software requirements for an installation of BizTalk RFID only.  One of the following operating systems: ▪ Windows Server 2008 R2 ▪ Windows Server 2008 SP2  Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS): ▪ IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008 SP2 computers ▪ IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 computers  World Wide Web Publishing Service on Windows Server computers  Microsoft .NET Framework 4  Microsoft Message Queuing service (MSMQ), if you choose to install RFID Server  Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0  Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 with Visual C# .NET: required for BizTalk Server applications development and debugging; not required for production-only systems  Any one of the following database software if you choose to install BizTalk RFID Server and want to install the database component of BizTalk RFID on the same computer: ▪ SQL Server 2008 R2 ▪ SQL Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 BizTalk RFID Mobile Hardware Requirements The following requirements are for a BizTalk RFID-only installation on a Windows Mobile device: Component Minimum Requirement Computer and processor A Pocket PC using an ARMV4I processor Hard disk  On a Windows Mobile device, 2 megabytes (MB)  On a Windows CE device, 3 megabytes (MB) Other Provision to connect (physically/remotely) to the Pocket PC BizTalk RFID Mobile Software Requirements This section describes the software requirements for an installation of BizTalk RFID Mobile:  One of the following operating systems: ▪ Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 ▪ Microsoft Windows Mobile® 5.0 for Pocket PC ▪ Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 (Classic or Professional) ▪ Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 (Standard or Professional)  Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 or Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 3.5  Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 with Visual C# .NET: required for BizTalk Mobile applications development and debugging; not required for production-only systems  Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 (SQL Server CE)  Software to enable transfer of files between a computer and your device (for example, Microsoft ActiveSync®) Software Prerequisites

The following table contains descriptions of the prerequisite software that you must install on the server that will run BizTalk Server 2010 or BizTalk RFID, as listed in the software requirements sections above. This information is more detailed than the previous listings. The exact mix of software installed will depend on the BizTalk Server or BizTalk RFID features selected. Refer to the Feature Dependency Matrix for more information about specific BizTalk Server features and platform dependencies.

Product Description Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 Windows 7 Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 Operating system Note: BizTalk Server is not supported on Itanium-based (IA64) systems. Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 Microsoft Windows Mobile® 5.0 for Pocket PC Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 (Classic or Professional) Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Operating systems on Windows Mobile-based devices Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 or 7.5 Internet Information Services provides a reliable, manageable, and scalable Web application infrastructure. BizTalk Server requires IIS for certain features. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Service Pack 1, Office SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010, or SharePoint Server 2010 Installation of SharePoint Server 2010 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) is supported Microsoft Office Excel 2010 or 2007 Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) uses an Excel workbook to provide business users with a way to see a real-time view of business processes. Microsoft .NET Framework 4 or Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with SP1 The .NET Framework 4 works side by side with older Framework versions. Applications that are based on earlier versions of the Framework will continue to run on the version targeted by default.

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (formerly WinFX), is the new managed code programming model for Windows. It combines the power of the .NET Framework 2.0 with four new technologies: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), and Windows CardSpace (WCS, formerly “InfoCard”). Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 3.5 or Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 Required on mobile devices for BizTalk RFID Mobile to run correctly. Required on a desktop computer to develop BizTalk RFID Mobile applications. Microsoft Visual Studio® 2010 Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 provides a development environment for rapidly

building applications that target any device and integrate with any platform. This is required for the Developer Tools and SDK component of both BizTalk Server and BizTalk RFID. The Developer Tools and SDK component cannot be installed on Visual Studio 2010 Express Editions. SQL Server 2008 R2 or 2008 SP1 Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database server capable of efficiently processing high volumes of data. For optimal performance, we recommend that you use Enterprise Edition of SQL Server 2008 R2.

Note:In order to fully use the BizTalk Server 2010 SDK, or deploy BizTalk Server applications from a Visual Studio development environment, you must also install the SQL Server Development Tools. Note:Using SQL Server Express Edition in a production environment is not recommended. The Express edition does not include certain features needed by BizTalk Server. SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 Microsoft SQL Server for Windows CE or Windows Mobile –based devices. SQLXML 4.0 with Service Pack 1 SQLXML enables XML support for your SQL Server database. It allows developers to bridge the gap between XML and relational data. You can create an XML view of your existing relational data and work with it as if it were an XML file. Redistributable CAB Files If your computer is missing a prerequisite component, Setup is able to install redistributable prerequisites automatically from the Web or from a pre-downloaded CAB file. Automatically installing from the Web or downloading the required CAB file requires Internet access. CAB file download locations for supported operating systems and languages are provided in the online documentation, in the Setup Wizard help, and in the Installation Guide in the root directory of the BizTalk Server installation disc.

NOTE: CAB files intended for previous versions of BizTalk Server, including pre-release versions of BizTalk Server 2010, are not suitable for use with BizTalk Server 2010. Verify that you have downloaded the latest CAB file before starting BizTalk Server setup. Each CAB file contains the following software:  Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components (OWC11) Version 4  Microsoft .NET Framework 4  Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1  SQLXML 4.0 with Service Pack 1  ADOMD.NET 9.0  ADOMD.NET 10.0 BizTalk Server Roadmap

As the needs of organizations continue to evolve, Microsoft remains committed to ensuring their success by providing mainstream enterprise integration and connectivity across our application platform through BizTalk Server. Microsoft remains committed to delivering innovation and value through future releases to help developers, IT professionals, and business users achieve enterprise integration in their company. The BizTalk Server Roadmap includes: BizTalk Server 2010 BizTalk Server 2010 includes: Support for new Platform Releases  Visual Studio 2010  SQL Server 2008 R2  Windows Server 2008 R2  SharePoint 2010  .NET Framework 4  System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Increased Productivity for Developers  Easy use of mapper and LOB Adapters in WF Designer for AppFabric Applications  Improved Visual Studio tools to connect to IBM Systems  SharePoint 2010 developers can seamlessly leverage BizTalk to access LoB through BCS  Simplified design and modification of data transformation  Built-in components for rapid development of RFID solutions Efficient Manageability for IT Professional  Streamlined setup and live update  Upgrade options from previous 2 versions: 2006 R2 & 2009  Efficient performance tuning using a single streamlined dashboard  More granular performance tuning  Simple deployment of settings across environments  Easier to monitor and manage with a new System Center OM Pack  Backup compression  Transparent data encryption Enhanced Connectivity for Businesses  Scalable Trading Partner Management  Secure FTP with a new FTPS Adapter and an improved FTP adapter  Adapters support for latest application versions: Oracle eBS 12.1, SAP 7, SQL Server 2008 R2, SharePoint 2010  Updated Industry Protocol Accelerators  Enhancements to the IBM hosts systems adapters

Beyond BizTalk Server 2010 In the releases beyond 2010, BizTalk Server will continue to be Microsoft‘s Integration Server, further facilitating the implementation of solutions such as Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and Business to Business (B2B) Integration. Efficiently managing large scale deployments and ensuring business continuity for mission-critical workloads is going to continue to be crucial for EAI, ESB and B2B solutions. We are committed to continue innovating and enhancing the application development and lifecycle management experience of integration solutions with BizTalk Server. For future releases beyond BizTalk Server 2010, we are planning to invest in the following main areas:  Deep Microsoft Application Platform Alignment  Leveraging innovations in the platform including in .NET and in the Windows Server AppFabric to further enhance BizTalk Server‘s enterprise-readiness by simplifying development, scalability, deployment and management capabilities.

 Enterprise Connectivity for Windows Server AppFabric  Making it easier for .NET application built on the Windows Server AppFabric to integrate seamlessly with existing enterprise applications such as Line Of Business (LOB) systems and with the existing Business-to- Business connectivity infrastructure.  On-Premise Server and Cloud Service Symmetry  Facilitating the connection from on-premise applications to cloud services on Windows Azure platform and from cloud services to on-premise applications. Including the option to deploy some integration services as cloud services on the Windows Azure platform.

Takeaway BizTalk Server‘s strong roadmap is focused at continuing to provide enterprise-ready integration capabilities that are simple to use, reliable, scalable and secure and preserve your existing investments too. BizTalk Server 2010 allows customers to connect and interoperate to a wide range of highly heterogeneous systems, including LOB systems, legacy systems, smart devices, and trading partners. Click here for more details on the enhancements and new features of BizTalk Server. Licensing The BizTalk Server 2010 editions are designed to address customers' diverse needs. Customers interested in building connecting their business applications or bridge gap between their business partners can leverage BizTalk Server. BizTalk Server also provides RFID and Sensor platform along with adapters to various Line of business applications.

BizTalk can be used in the development of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Business Process Management (BPM) scenarios. To address a range of scenarios, the product is now offered four core editions: Enterprise, Standard, Branch, and Developer. BizTalk Server 2010 Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, and Branch Edition are all licensed on a per processor basis. A processor license is required for each processor on which you install any component of BizTalk Server (for example, BizTalk Server Rules Engine). However, certain tools and components may be installed on a separate device without acquiring a processor license.

In addition to core BizTalk Server Editions there is BizTalk RFID Enterprise edition to help customers who are only interested in RFID deployments and BizTalk Adapter Pack which customers can leverage for line of business connectivity from custom .NET applications. Core BizTalk Editions: All core BizTalk Server editions are available in nine languages (English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese). Edition* Description

Enterprise  Complete EAI, B2B, and Business Process Management functionality  Includes all vertical industry accelerators (RosettaNet, HIPAA, HL7, and SWIFT)  Includes BizTalk Adapter Pack. Includes all current and new application and technology adapters  Includes BizTalk RFID Server and Mobile capabilities with support for unlimited devices  Supports High availability/Failover for multiple RFID Servers  Includes Host Integration Server  Unlimited "applications" allowed (see BizTalk Server 2010 Pricing and Licensing FAQ)  Scale out/failover multiple message boxes  Remote or local DB  Available for 120-day evaluation at no cost Standard  Complete EAI, B2B, and Business Process Management functionality  Includes all vertical industry accelerators (RosettaNet, HIPAA, HL7, and SWIFT)  Includes BizTalk Adapter Pack  Includes all current and new application and technology adapters  Includes BizTalk RFID Server and Mobile capabilities with support for unlimited devices  Includes Host Integration Server  Limited to two CPUs on a single server  Five "applications" allowed (see BizTalk Server 2010 Pricing and Licensing FAQ)  Single server solution/single message box  Remote or local DB Branch  Subset of BizTalk Server functionality appropriate for intra-enterprise hub and spoke scenarios (see BizTalk Server 2010 Pricing and Licensing FAQ)  Includes BizTalk RFID Server and Mobile capabilities with support for unlimited devices  Includes Host Integration Server  Used in conjunction with a BizTalk Server “hub” that coordinates/aggregates events across multiple Branch Editions  Limited to two CPUs on a single server  One "application" allowed (see BizTalk Server 2010 Pricing and Licensing FAQ)  Single server solution/single message box  Remote or local DB Developer  Complete EAI, B2B, and Business Process Management functionality  Includes BizTalk Adapter Pack  Includes all current and new application and technology adapters  Includes BizTalk RFID Server and Mobile capabilities with support for unlimited devices  Supports High availability/Failover for multiple RFID Servers  Limited solely to designing, developing, and testing solutions Note: Many customers who deploy BizTalk Server implement separate development, testing, and production environments for their BizTalk Server 2010 solution. For the development and testing

environments, you can use the free download of the BizTalk Server Developer Edition. For the production environment, you need a valid processor license of BizTalk Server 2010 Enterprise, Standard, or Branch Edition for each processor on which you install an edition of BizTalk Server 2010. Specialized BizTalk Server Editions: Edition* Description RFID Enterprise Microsoft BizTalk RFID is an innovative device management and event processing platform at the edge of the enterprise. It is designed to provide a scalable, extensible platform for development, deployment, and management of rich RFID and sensor solutions.

 Includes BizTalk RFID Server and BizTalk RFID Mobile  Customers can connect to unlimited number for RFID devices  Provide SDK for building RFID enabled applications  Supports High availability/Failover for multiple RFID Servers Note: The BizTalk Adapter Pack edition has been merged with the BizTalk Server 2010 Standard Edition. Customers that want to use the BizTalk Adapter Pack must purchase either the BizTalk Server 2010 Enterprise or Standard Edition. * BizTalk Server is only available through volume licensing programs. Contact your local reseller for more information on how to purchase, or review your Volume Licensing options.

** Prices on this page are stated in U.S. dollars and reflect pricing for purchases within the United States and Canada. The prices listed are estimated prices; reseller pricing may vary. To find the Microsoft Web site for your country/region, visit the Worldwide sites page. Licensing FAQ Find answers to frequently asked questions about pricing and licensing for BizTalk Server 2010. Q. What are the differences between the Microsoft BizTalk Server editions? A. Microsoft offers BizTalk Server 2010 in several editions. BizTalk Server 2010 Enterprise Edition (ENT) is designed for customers with enterprise-level requirements for high volume, reliability, and availability. BizTalk Server 2010 Standard Edition (STD) is designed for businesses with moderate volume and deployment scale requirements. In addition, BizTalk Server 2010 Developer Edition (DEV) is available for development and testing purposes, and BizTalk Server 2010 Evaluation Edition (EVAL) is for free evaluation purposes.

BizTalk Server 2010 Branch Edition (BR) is a specialty version of BizTalk Server designed for hub and spoke deployment scenarios. Branch Edition (at the spoke) is used in conjunction with Enterprise Edition (at the hub) to support the distributed intra-enterprise connectivity needed for RFID scenarios, host gateway connectivity, and hub and spoke deployments. Customers that need a highly available solution for mission-critical processes should consider BizTalk Server 2010 ENT. For customers that do not require high availability, BizTalk Server 2010 STD may be the best option; however, BizTalk Server 2010 STD is limited to five BizTalk applications. For customers that have distributed hub and spoke topologies (such as deployments in branch offices or warehouses) should consider BizTalk Server 2010 BR at the spoke and BizTalk Server 2010 ENT at the hub (for centralized coordination, and aggregation of process and information). Q. What is the definition of a BizTalk Server application?

A. In BizTalk Server 2010, an application is a logical grouping of all the BizTalk Server design-time artifacts (schemas, maps, pipelines, orchestrations), messaging components (receive ports, receive locations, send ports) and other related

items, such as policies that comprise an integrated business process. BizTalk Server applications simplify the deployment and management of BizTalk Server–based solutions. For example, if you are deploying a 401K solution using BizTalk Server 2010, the related orchestrations, schemas, and artifacts would constitute a single BizTalk Server application. Q. What exactly does "scale-out" versus "failover" mean? A. In a large BizTalk Server 2010 deployment, two key considerations ensure redundancy in all areas of the architecture and manage significant message volume: First, on the front end (the machines running the BizTalk Server 2010 services that are actually performing the business document transformation, routing, and business process management work), it is usually best to have two or more computers pulling from the centralized processing queue, so that if one fails, the remaining computers are still processing work. This provides both “scale-out” and “failover” for the BizTalk Server 2010 computers. The BizTalk Server 2010 machines often do not need to use Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS), as fault tolerance is automatically provided in redundant configurations. BizTalk Server 2010 ENT boxes may be clustered using MSCS to enable specific scenarios. If customers choose to cluster (using MSCS) the BizTalk Server 2010 machines, CPU licenses must be purchased for every server, regardless of whether they are clustered as active/active or active/passive mode. Whether customers choose to cluster using MSCS or redundant configuration, BizTalk Server 2010 ENT is the only edition that supports using more than one computer to share a BizTalk Server 2010 load.

Second, on the back end (the computer[s] on which the Microsoft SQL Server processing queue is located, and from which one or more front-end computers are pulling), it is also desirable to have “failover” should the computer running the SQL Server service fail. This is a standard active/passive SQL Server clustering scenario utilizing MSCS and, logically, is completely separate from the BizTalk Server 2010 computer(s) in operation. This is what we are referring to as “failover” clustering. SQL Server Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition offer failover clustering ability. Note that you may use BizTalk Server 2010 ENT or STD with SQL Server Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition for failover capability on the back end. It is also often desirable to “scale-out” the SQL Server installations by providing more than one computer running SQL Server to support multiple message boxes. BizTalk Server 2010 ENT is the only edition that offers scale-out ability and multiple message boxes.

Q. How is BizTalk Server licensed on computers that have more than one CPU? A. BizTalk Server 2010 ENT will naturally use all of the CPUs in the server. The number of BizTalk Server 2010 ENT licenses that must be purchased is always the exact number of CPUs in the server, except for processors that are made inaccessible to any operating system copy upon which BizTalk Server 2010 is set up to run (through hardware partitioning solutions). The BizTalk Server 2010 STD engine can technically use only two processors on the server, even if it consists of more processors. For deployments where BizTalk Server 2010 is used, you need to buy the same number of processor licenses that Windows Server will utilize on that server. For example, if you have BizTalk Server 2010 STD installed on a four-processor server and the Windows operating system is utilizing all four processors, because the server’s performance is benefiting from all four processors running the operating system, you need to purchase four licenses of BizTalk Server 2010 STD.

Q. Do I need licenses for each device on which I install tools and components? A. You are required to have a valid processor license for each processor on which you install any component of the “server software.” However, you may install “additional software” on any number of internal devices for use solely in conjunction with the server software or other additional software. Additional software includes (but is not limited to):  BizTalk administration and monitoring tools  BizTalk-related schemas and templates  Development tools  Master Secret Server or Enterprise Single Sign-On  Software development kits (SDKs)  Business Activity Monitoring Event Application Programming Interface (API) and Administration Tools  BAM Interceptors for Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation

Any components not specified ―additional software‖ in your licensing materials are considered server software and require a valid processor license when utilized. Please see "May I install the 'Master Secret Server' SSO component on a separate server?" for more information regarding the ―Master Secret Server‖ Single Sign-On (SSO) exception. Q. May I install the "Master Secret Server" SSO component on a separate server? A. In certain cases, the preferred or recommended architecture may require you to install the ―Master Secret Server‖ Single Sign-On (SSO) component on a separate server for security purposes. Hence, for each BizTalk Server 2010 processor license you own, you may run or otherwise use any number of instances of the ―Master Secret Server‖ Single Sign-On (SSO) component in physical or virtual operating system environments on any number of devices.

For BizTalk Server 2010 STD, the Master Secret Server software may not be used on a server that is part of a networked cluster, or in an operating system environment that is part of a networked cluster of operating system environments on the same server. It cannot be shared by more than one operating system environment in which you run the server software. BizTalk Server 2010 ENT is the only edition that supports clustering of the Master Secret Server. Q. Can I install and use the Microsoft BizTalk Server Rules Engine (BRE) in client scenarios? A. No. Only server-side usage of the Microsoft BizTalk Server Rules Engine (BRE) is available. Examples of server- side usage include using the BRE inside Microsoft BizTalk Server orchestrations, ASP.NET applications, and Microsoft Windows Services that run in a server environment. However, the Rules Composer is considered a client tool and may be installed on a separate internal client device to support development and testing of your BRE server solution as part of your BizTalk Server 2010 processor license (see tools installation above). For example, you may install the Rules Composer tool on a computer to create and test business rules against your server-side BRE solution. All technical support and licensing for the BRE is only for server-side solutions. Note that you need to acquire a BizTalk Server 2010 license to utilize the Rules Engine, as the Rules Engine is considered server software requiring a valid processor license. The Rules Engine is not licensed separately from BizTalk Server. Q. What are the software requirements for BizTalk?

A. For more information about specific system requirements, see BizTalk Server 2010 System Requirements. Q. Is Independent Software Vendor (ISV) pricing available for BizTalk Server 2010? A. BizTalk Server 2010 is available through the ISV program. Go to the Microsoft Independent Software Vendor Royalty and Distribution Licensing Program. Q. Is Microsoft Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) pricing available for BizTalk Server 2010? A. BizTalk Server 2010 ENT, STD, and BR Editions are available through the SPLA program. Go to the Microsoft Service Provider License Agreement for more information on the SPLA program. Q. How do customers license an upgrade from BizTalk Server 2009 to BizTalk Server 2010? A. To upgrade from BizTalk Server 2009 to BizTalk Server 2010, you need to acquire Microsoft Software Assurance for BizTalk Server 2009. Acquiring Software Assurance for BizTalk Server 2009 will ensure you receive BizTalk Server 2010 at no additional cost. Otherwise, customers will pay full price for BizTalk Server 2010 if they want to upgrade. Microsoft recommends covering all of your server products with Software Assurance. Customers with coverage enjoy comprehensive technology protection, predictable budgeting, and the ability to upgrade without the need to make additional purchases. In addition, Software Assurance provides additional

technical support, training, and tools to help customers deploy and administer their solutions. A detailed overview of Software Assurance benefits can be found at Microsoft Volume Licensing Software Assurance. Q. How do I license BizTalk Server 2010 in a virtual server environment? A. White papers explaining licensing in a virtual server environment are located at Volume Licensing Brief Downloads. Q. How do I license BizTalk Server 2010 adapters? A. All Microsoft adapters, including Line of Business (such as SAP, PeopleSoft, or Siebel) and transport (such as FTP or HTTP), are included with a license of BizTalk Server 2010.

Q. How do I license BizTalk Server RFID? A. BizTalk Server RFID is included in all editions of BizTalk. With the purchase of Enterprise, Standard, Branch and Developer, customers will be able to install BizTalk Server RFID. BizTalk Server RFID can also be purchased via the BizTalk RFID Enterprise Edition. BizTalk Server RFID includes BizTalk Server RFID and BizTalk RFID Mobile. Customers can use BizTalk RFID to connect to unlimited fixed RFID devices and also deploy BizTalk RFID Mobile on unlimited mobile RFID Devices.

Q. How do I license BizTalk Accelerators? A. All Microsoft adapters, including HL7, SWIFT, RosettaNet are included with a license of BizTalk Server 2010 ENT or STD. Q. How do I license Host Integration Server? A. Host Integration Server 2010 is included as part of the BizTalk Server 2010 offering. It is available in all editions of BizTalk Server. Q. Does BizTalk Server 2010 allow for virtualization? A. Similar to SQL Server Enterprise, BizTalk Server 2010 ENT can be licensed for unlimited virtualized processors that are available on a single physical server. The customer will be required to license the number of physical processors on a server.

Q. What functionality is NOT included in BizTalk Server 2010 BR? A. Because BizTalk Server 2010 BR is specifically intended for intra-enterprise spoke scenarios, it has a subset of the full functional capabilities of BizTalk Server 2010 ENT or STD that is most relevant for spoke scenarios. In particular, the capabilities that are not part of BR include:  LOB adapters—not included  Industry accelerators—not included  B2B integration—not included  Business Activity Monitoring—not included  BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems—not included  Limited to only one (1) BizTalk Server application Q. Is the BizTalk Adapter Pack included with BizTalk Server? A. Yes. The BizTalk Adapter Pack is included with the Developer, Standard, and Enterprise Editions. Q. For the BizTalk Adapter Pack that is included with BizTalk Server 2010, can I install it on a separate server?

A. No. The BizTalk Adapter Pack that is included with the BizTalk Server 2010 license is treated as supplemental software to BizTalk Server. This means that if you purchase one processor or BizTalk Server 2010, you can only install any of the pieces of the software covered by the license on a single processor. You cannot install BizTalk Server 2010 on one server and the BizTalk Adapter Pack on another server. You can, however, choose to install the included BizTalk Adapter Pack on a server without BizTalk Server 2010 as long as you do not later install BizTalk Server 2010 on a different server.

Q. Is the BizTalk Adapter Pack bundled with any other Microsoft products? A. The BizTalk Adapter Pack is not currently included with any other Microsoft products. Q. Which Microsoft products can the BizTalk Adapter Pack be used with? A. The BizTalk Adapter Pack can be used by any .NET server or application that supports .NET 4 or ASP.NET Web services. This includes BizTalk Server, SQL Server, and SharePoint Server. Q. Can I use the BizTalk Adapter Pack in my custom application? A. Yes. The BizTalk Adapter Pack simplifies custom development to business applications. BizTalk Server For Developers Ideal Choice for Developers BizTalk Server 2010 Developer is a free edition of BizTalk Server that enables developers to build and test applications that run on BizTalk Server on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. BizTalk Server 2010 Developer includes all of the functionality of Enterprise Edition, but is licensed only for development, test, and demo use. Solutions from BizTalk Server 2010 Developer Edition can easily be packaged and deployed to a production environment that is configured with any other edition of BizTalk Server 2010. New Features for Developers  Easy to use BizTalk Data Map and Line-of-Business Connectivity Workflow Foundation (WF) Activities for .NET developers  Seamless ability to leverage BizTalk capabilities from SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Service to Line-of-Business systems  New intuitive & intelligent Data Map and Transformation tools  Improved Visual Studio project and wizard driven tools to build integration solutions with IBM Mainframe and Midrange Systems  Built-in components for rapid development of RFID solutions Download BizTalk Server 2010 Developer Edition Now: BizTalk AppFabric Connect BizTalk Server 2010 introduces a new feature ―AppFabric Connect‖. This enables .NET developers to access some of the powerful capabilities in BizTalk Server, namely the BizTalk LOB adapters and the BizTalk Mapper without requiring all the BizTalk Server infrastructure. AppFabric Connect also allows WCF LOB Services and entire BizTalk processes to be published as Service Endpoints in the Windows Azure AppFabric ServiceBus, extending the reach of your on-premises services.

AppFabric Connect is included with BizTalk Server. Download BizTalk Server 2010 Developer Edition Now:

Related Links  Working with BizTalk AppFabric Connect  Service Bus Technologies from Microsoft – Better Together  Installing AppFabric Connect  BizTalk + WCF/WF, Better Together Additional Resources  BizTalk Server Developer Center  Windows Server AppFabric on MSDN Downloads  BizTalk Server 2010 Developer Edition  Windows Server AppFabric Adapters A broad array of technology and application adapters are available for BizTalk Server to help connect your people, processes, and information together. With "out of the box" support for everything from transport protocols such as FTP, Web Services, and MQSeries, to high level integration with line of business applications such as PeopleSoft, SAP, and Siebel, BizTalk Server enables you to quickly connect your most mission critical systems.  BizTalk Adapter Pack o The BizTalk Adapter Pack provides a single solution to easily and securely connect to Line of Business (LOB) data from any custom-developed .NET application, SQL Server–based business intelligence solution, or Office Business Application (OBA).

 BizTalk 2010 Adapters o Review this list for adapters now included in BizTalk Server 2010.  MSDN: Adapters Overview o Visit the BizTalk Adapters page on MSDN to access all the product documentation, white papers, samples, and walkthroughs for BizTalk adapters and adapter development technologies.  Adapter Support Policy o View support guidelines for Microsoft line-of-business (LOB) adapters and the Microsoft BizTalk Adapter Pack. These include policies related to service packs, changes to LOB target versions of a product, and deprecated adapters and features.

BizTalk Adapter Pack As part of our continuing commitment to simplify interoperability, Microsoft has released the BizTalk® Adapter Pack 2010. The BizTalk Adapter Pack provides connectivity to SAP, Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel and SQL and Oracle Databases. The BizTalk Adapter Pack can be installed in conjunction with, or separately from, BizTalk Server. It is included in both the Enterprise and Standard Editions of BizTalk. Note: The specialized BizTalk Adapter Pack Edition is no longer available as a separate offer from BizTalk Server. To purchase the BizTalk Adapter Pack you must purchase either the Enterprise or Standard Edition of BizTalk Server.

The BizTalk Adapter Pack is included with BizTalk Server 2010. Download the BizTalk Server 2010 Evaluation now! Key Messages

 Built on the proven, interoperable of the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), the BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010 allows customers to connect mission-critical data across applications—regardless of whether they are built on.NET, SAP, Siebel, Oracle or other.  With the BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010, partners can provide value-added solutions for LOB application interoperability and also rapidly develop and market customized adapters to complement Microsoft offerings.  Together, innovations in the .NET Framework and the BizTalk Server product line are enabling customers to build ‗real-world‘ appropriate SOA solutions at their own pace, to meet their unique needs. Included in the BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010 Adapter Description Supported Versions SAP Supports execution of BAPIs, RFCs, and tRFCs, data exchange using IDOCs, and receiving events from SAP with a generic RFC Server. The SAP adapter has received "Certified for SAP NetWeaver" status from SAP. SAP R/3 4.x and R/3 6.20 (Enterprise) SAP ECC 6.0, SAP 7 Siebel eBusiness Applications Provides access to Siebel eBusiness Applications via Business Objects, Business Components, and Business Services.

7.5.3, 7.7, 7.8, 8.0 Oracle eBusiness Suite Provides access to Oracle eBusiness Suite applications. Based on ADO.NET. ODP.NET 11.1.0.7, Oracle EBS 11.5.9, 11.5.10 and 12.1 Oracle Database Provides access to Oracle Database tables, views, stored procedures, functions, and PL/SQL packages. Timed polling is also provided, allowing applications to periodically look for changes in the database. This adapter is based on ADO.NET. Oracle 9i (9.2.0.2), 10g (10.1.0.2.0 & 10.2.0.1.0) SQL Server Provides access to SQL Server databases 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2 WCF LOB Adapter SDK Provides a simple programming model for developing adapters that are based on Windows Communication Foundation. This is a separate download available to everyone using the .NET Framework 4. 2010 The BizTalk Adapter Pack is based on the WCF LOB Adapter SDK. This SDK provides a simple programming model for developing adapters that are based on Windows Communication Foundation. This is a separate download available to everyone using the .NET Framework 4.

Background The BizTalk Adapter Pack continues to invest in simplified ways that customers can connect .NET applications to line-of-business systems (LOBs). These adapters require no code for point to point connection from BizTalk Server, SQL Server and custom .NET applications to key LOB systems, such as SAP R/3, Siebel, and Oracle. This is another demonstration of Microsoft‘s long term commitment to interoperability. Customers can achieve easy interoperability with multiple LOB applications (like SAP, Siebel or Oracle Applications) simultaneously with the BizTalk Adapter Pack. The adapters do not rely on the programming model/framework of individual Microsoft products like BizTalk Server, SQL Server or SharePoint Server but are built on the WCF components in the .NET Framework. This allows customer to do simple point-to-point connectivity solutions and simply move information to BizTalk Server, SQL Server or SharePoint Server. Customers can use the Adapter Pack with a broad set of choices for cross-platform integration.

Partners can not only provide value-added solutions for LOB interoperability by leveraging the Adapter Pack, they can rapidly develop and market full-fledged adapters to complement the Microsoft offering. A key value for partners is the WCF LOB Adapter SDK (available as a free download from MSDN) on which Microsoft has built Adapter Pack. The SDK enables a platform that makes Adapter development much easier by providing support for key capabilities (like Metadata browse & search and connection pooling) out of the box. Q & A Q. What is the BizTalk Adapter Pack? A. The BizTalk Adapter Pack simplifies the way customers connect .NET applications to line-of-business systems. (LOBs). These adapters require no code to connect BizTalk Server, SQL Server and custom .NET applications to these key systems, such as SAP R/3, Siebel, Oracle Database and E-Business Suite. This is another demonstration of Microsoft‘s long term commitment to interoperability.

Q. What is the value for customers? A. Customers can achieve easy interoperability with multiple LOB applications (like SAP, Siebel or Oracle Applications) simultaneously with the Adapter Pack. The adapters do not rely on the programming model/framework of individual Microsoft products like BizTalk Server, SQL Server or SharePoint Server but are built on the WCF components in the .NET Framework. This allows customer to do simple point-to-point connectivity solutions and simply move information to BizTalk Server, SQL Server or SharePoint Server. Customers can use the Adapter Pack with a broad set of choices for cross-platform integration.

Q. What is the value to partners? A. Partners can not only provide value-added solutions for LOB interoperability by leveraging the Adapter Pack, they can rapidly develop and market full-fledged adapters to complement the Microsoft offering. A key value for partners is the WCF LOB Adapter SDK (available as a free download from MSDN) on which Microsoft has built Adapter Pack. The SDK enables a platform that makes Adapter development much easier by providing support for key capabilities (like Metadata browse & search and connection pooling) out of the box. Microsoft will continue to enhance and ship the Adapter SDK separately from the Adapter Pack releases. Q. What is the Adapter Pack built on?

A. BizTalk Adapter Pack contains a collection of key Line-of-Business (LOB) application adapters for enabling any Windows application to integrate with LOB applications using the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) programming model. These adapters are written using WCF LOB Adapter SDK. Q. What's new in the BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010? A. The BizTalk Adapter Pack 2010 includes support for new versions of the following line-of-business applications and databases: SAP 7, Oracle EBS 12.1 and SQL Server 2008 R2. The Adapter Pack also provides support for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.

Q. Will BizTalk Server 2010 customers get the Adapter Pack? A. The BizTalk Adapter Pack ins included with the BizTalk Server Developer, Standard and Enterprise Editions. Q. Is the Adapter Pack included with any other Microsoft software? A. We are not including this with other products at the moment.

Q. Is the BizTalk Adapter Pack still available as a separate specialized BizTalk Edition? A. No. The adapter pack is only available with the Developer, Standard and Enterprise Editions of BizTalk Server. Q. When do customers use BizTalk Adapter Pack vs BizTalk Server? A. The BizTalk Adapter Pack provides a simplified way to connect line of business systems with any custom .NET application. BizTalk Server provides additional capabilities such as service orchestration in SOA environments, EDI, RFID and business rules.

With the BizTalk Adapter Pack customers can start with simple point-to-point connectivity solutions and then simply upgrade to BizTalk Server as their needs evolve. This means that our customers have a broader set of choices for connecting systems across platforms. BizTalk Server Adapters Adapters included with BizTalk Server 2010 The following adapters are included with BizTalk Server 2010 licenses. Adapter Description Supported Editions SAP Supports execution of BAPIs, RFCs, and tRFCs, data exchange using IDOCs, and receiving events from SAP with a generic RFC Server. The SAP adapter has received "Certified for SAP NetWeaver" status from SAP.

SAP R/3 4.x and R/3 6.20 (Enterprise), SAP ECC 6.0, and SAP 7 Siebel eBusiness Applications Provides access to Siebel eBusiness Applications via Business Objects, Business Components, and Business Services. 7.5.3, 7.7, 7.8, 8.0 Oracle eBusiness Suite Provides access to Oracle eBusiness Suite applications. Based on ADO.NET. ODP.NET 11.1.0.7, Oracle EBS 11.5.9, 11.5.10 and 12.1 Oracle Database Provides access to Oracle Database tables, views, stored procedures, functions, and PL/SQL packages. Timed polling is also provided, allowing applications to periodically look for changes in the database. This adapter is based on ADO.NET. Oracle 9i (9.2.0.2), 10g (10.1.0.2.0 & 10.2.0.1.0) SQL Server Provides access to SQL Server databases 2005, 2008, and 2008 R2 WCF LOB Adapter SDK Provides a simple programming model for developing adapters that are based on Windows Communication Foundation. This is a separate download available to everyone using the .NET Framework 3.0.

2010 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 The Microsoft® BizTalk® Server Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 4.0 enables integration between Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 and other business applications. Note - This adapter is only available as a separate download. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 PeopleSoft Enterprise Enables exchange of Business Function messages between BizTalk Server and a PeopleSoft Enterprise system. PeopleTools Versions 8.17.02, 8.43, 8.45, 8.46,

8.47, 8.48, 8.49 and 9.0 JD Edwards OneWorld XE Enables exchange of Business Function messages between BizTalk Server and a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system. B7.3.3.3 w/ SP23 and JDE 8.0 (B7.3.3.4) JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Enables exchange of Business Function messages between BizTalk Server and a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system. 8.10, 8.11, 8.12 with Tools Release 8.93, 8.94, 8.95, 8.96, 8.97, and 9.0 TIBCO Rendezvous Enables exchange of XML and binary data format messages between BizTalk Server and TIBCO Rendezvous. 7.3, 7.4.5, 7.5.4, 8.1.1 TIBCO Enterprise Message Service Enables exchange of XML and binary data format messages between BizTalk Server and a TIBCO EMS server providing a tightly integrated and reliable application infrastructure. 4.2, 4.4.3, 5.0 Host Applications Enables data exchange between BizTalk Server and IBM mainframe zSeries (CICS and IMS) and midrange iSeries (AS/400) server programs.

IBM CICS TS for VSE/ESA V2R3 and V4 IBM CICS TS for z/OS V3.1, V3.2, and V4.1 IBM IMS V10 and V11 IBM OS/400 V5R2, OS/400 V5R3, i5/OS V5R4, i5/OS V6R1 IBM DB2 Enables reading and writing information from and to IBM mainframe DB2 for z/OS, IBM midrange DB2/400, and IBM DB2 Universal Database for open platforms (AIX, Linux, Solaris, and Windows). IBM DB2 V7, V8, and V9 for z/OS IBM OS/400 V5R2, OS/400 V5R3, i5/OS V5R4 IBM DB2 UDB for Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris V7.2, V8.2, V9, and V9.7 Host Files Enables data exchange between BizTalk Server and IBM mainframe zSeries VSAM datasets and IBM midrange iSeries AS/400 physical files.

IBM DFM V1R4, V1R5, V1R6, V1R7 IBM OS/400 V5R2, OS/400 V5R3, i5/OS V5R4 WebSphere MQ (Client Based) Enables exchange of messages between BizTalk Server and IBM WebSphere MQ using the WebSphere MQ Base Client (non- transactional) or WebSphere MQ Transaction Extended Client APIs. IBM WebSphere MQ Client 6.0 with Fix Pack 6.0.1.1 or 7.0 with Fix Pack 7.0.0.1

WebSphere MQ Enables exchange of messages between BizTalk Server and IBM WebSphere MQ. IBM WebSphere MQ Server 6.0 with Fix Pack 6.0.1.1 or 7.0 with Fix Pack 7.0.0.1 MSMQ Enables sending and receiving messages to and from Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ). 2.0 and 3.0 FILE Enables reading from and writing to files in the Microsoft Windows file system. Not applicable FTP Enables exchange of files between BizTalk Server and FTP servers. Not applicable FTPs Enables secure exchange of files between BizTalk Server and FTP servers, fully supporting RFC4217.

Not applicable HTTP Enables sending and receiving information by using HTTP. The BizTalk Server engine exposes one or more URLs to enable other applications to send data to it, and it can use this adapter to send data to other URLs. Not applicable POP3 Enables receiving messages from a POP3 mailbox into BizTalk Server by using the POP3 protocol. Not applicable SMTP Enables sending messages between BizTalk Server and an SMTP gateway by using Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Not applicable SOAP Enables sending and receiving messages by using SOAP over HTTP enabling BizTalk Server to interact in a Web services world. Not applicable Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Includes seven adapters and wizards that enable easy communication to and from BizTalk Server and Web services-based applications via the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). .NET Framework 3.5 SharePoint Enables the exchange of XML and binary messages between BizTalk Server and SharePoint document libraries. Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, SharePoint Foundation 2010 BizTalk Adapters Overview  Adapters in BizTalk Server Here you will find adapters that ship in the BizTalk Server 2006 product. These adapters include the Base EDI (Covast), File, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, SOAP, SQL, MSMQT, Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 2.0, Windows SharePoint Services, and the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) adapters.  Developing Adapters using the BizTalk Adapter Framework This page is for developers who are writing their own custom adapters due to existing ones not meeting their business requirements. The Adapter Framework makes this development process easier and more consistent.

 Developing Adapters using the Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Line-of- Business (LOB) Adapter SDK The WCF LOB Adapter SDK adds metadata browsing, searching, and retrieving functionality on top of the

WCF channel model. It also provides tools for generating and testing adapter code. An adapter built using the Adapter SDK is represented as a type of custom WCF Binding. These adapters can communicate with BizTalk Server 2006 R2 using the BizTalk WCF Adapter, and can also be consumed within custom .NET applications. For more information about this technology, see its technology and forum pages. To download the WCF LOB Adapter SDK, click here.  Line of Business Adapters in BizTalk Server These include JD Edwards OneWorld XE, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, ODBC for Oracle, Oracle eBusiness Suite, Tibco Rendezvous, Tibco Enterprise Message Service, PeopleSoft, SAP, and WCF-based adapters. The newly released BizTalk Adapter Pack 2.0 is also included on this page. It contains the Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for mySAP Business Suite, Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for Oracle Database, Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for Siebel eBusiness Applications, and Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for SQL Server.

 Other BizTalk Adapters Here you will find adapters which do not fit into any of the above categories. These adapters include mySAP, Dynamics Ax, Commerce Server, HIS Server, and FileAct/InterAct adapters. Adapter Support Policy The following support policies apply to customers of Microsoft® line-of-business (LOB) adapters and Microsoft BizTalk® Adapter Pack. Service Packs The BizTalk Adapter Pack ships separately from in-the-box BizTalk adapters such as FTP, SOAP, MQSeries, and others that are part of the BizTalk Server product. For a complete list of adapters and how they are licensed, go to BizTalk Server Adapters.

Microsoft plans to ship a service pack for the last-released BizTalk Adapter Pack on a yearly basis. Service packs will be aligned with the Adapter Pack product releases where applicable. Service packs for N - 1 releases of the Adapter Pack are unlikely, but would be considered on an individual basis, as needed:  To help customers plan for updates, Microsoft intends to announce service packs at least six months in advance via the WCF LOB Adapter SDK and BizTalk Adapter Pack Blog, BizTalk Server Adapters and BizTalk Adapter Pack Forum, e-mails to field and customers, and this Web site.

 Each service pack will contain support for the most recent software update shipped within two months before release to manufacturing (RTM) of the service pack.  Each service pack will also contain support for any new target versions of LOB systems shipped within six months before RTM of the service pack. For example, if the service pack is scheduled to ship in December 2010, Microsoft will include all LOB versions that shipped on or before June 2010. The particular LOB target versions that will be supported depend on customer adoption trends and demand.  Customers can get normal hotfixes and other support from Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) outside the service pack updates, per standard Microsoft support policy. Changes to LOB Target Versions of a Product Microsoft plans to deprecate legacy LOB target versions whenever there is a new Adapter Pack release. Feature enhancements to legacy LOB target versions will be considered on a case-by-case basis only. Triage will focus on why a customer cannot migrate to the latest LOB target version. Discontinuation of support for versions will be based on customer usage and target vendor support status. In particular, Microsoft will not provide support for non-Microsoft LOB versions that are under extended support.

Deprecated Adapters and Features Microsoft intends to deprecate adapters released as part of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 with a release of BizTalk Server that ships with or after the corresponding Adapter Pack adapter. For a list of these adapters, go to Adapters in BizTalk Server and Line of Business Adapters in BizTalk Server. Microsoft does not intend to ship any adapters that were included with BizTalk Server 2006 in future releases of BizTalk Server. For a list of these adapters, go to Adapters in BizTalk Server and Line of Business Adapters in BizTalk Server.

Microsoft plans to continue providing support for deprecated adapters, per standard Microsoft support policy.  Microsoft is not planning new feature enhancements for the legacy adapter. For instance, the features of the BizTalk Server 2006 SAP adapter will be frozen with the release of BizTalk Server 2009.  Support for LOB adapters will abide by a 10-year Microsoft policy, but will stop at third-party support boundary identification, when that third-party product is in the extended support phase. The information on this page is subject to the Microsoft Policy Disclaimer and Change Notice. Return to this site periodically to review any such changes.

Editions Find out which edition of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010—Enterprise, Standard, Branch, or Developer—is right for your business. Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Editions Enterprise Standard Branch Developer Primary Scenario Designed for customers with enterprise-level requirements for high volume, reliability, and availability Designed for businesses with moderate volume and deployment scale requirements Specialty version of BizTalk Server designed for hub and spoke deployment scenarios including RFID For development and testing purposes License Per processor basis Per processor basis Per processor basis Free Price per processor (in U.S. dollars) $44,228 $10,138 $2,528 Free Languages Available in English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese Available in English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese Available in English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese Available in English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese Functionality Complete EAI, B2B, and Business Process Complete EAI, B2B, and Business Process Subset of BizTalk Server functionality Complete EAI, B2B, and Business Process

Management functionality Management functionality appropriate for intra- enterprise hub-and- spoke scenarios Management functionality Accelerators Includes all vertical industry accelerators (RosettaNet, HL7, and SWIFT) Includes all vertical industry accelerators (RosettaNet, HL7, and SWIFT) - Includes all vertical industry accelerators (RosettaNet, HL7, and SWIFT) Adapters Includes all current and new application and technology adapters Includes all current and new application and technology adapters Includes all technology adapters Includes all current and new application and technology adapters RFID Includes BizTalk RFID Includes BizTalk RFID Includes BizTalk RFID Includes BizTalk RFID Host Integration Server 2010 (HIS 2010) Included Included Included Included Applications Unlimited Five One Unlimited Failover Scale out/failover multiple message boxes - - Non-production Maximum Processors Unlimited Two Two Not Applicable Virtual Processors Unlimited Each processor visible to the virtual operating system must have a license Each processor visible to the virtual operating system must have a license Per User  BizTalk Server 2010 has one specialized edition. Customers interested in RFID specific scenarios can leverage BizTalk RFID Enterprise edition.

 Note: Many customers who deploy BizTalk Server implement separate development, testing, and production environments for their BizTalk Server 2010 solution. For the development and testing environments, you can use the free download of the BizTalk Server Developer Edition. For the production environment, you need a valid processor license for BizTalk Server 2010 Enterprise, Standard, or Branch Edition for each processor on which you install an edition of BizTalk Server 2010.  Note: The BizTalk Adapter Pack edition has been merged with the BizTalk Server 2010 Standard Edition. Customers that want to use the BizTalk Adapter Pack must purchase either the BizTalk Server 2010 Enterprise or Standard Edition.

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