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BizTalk 2009 new features

With BizTalk, organizations are able to communicate with a variety of platforms and applications and Combining different systems into effective business processes is a challenging problem.Microsoft has released new version for BizTalk which is BizTalk 2009.just i will give you simple brief about the BizTalk 2009 new features.
Key new features in BizTalk Server are:

  • Better support for deploying, monitoring, and managing applications
  • Significantly simpler installation
  • Improved capabilities for Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)

kindly find the below new features of BizTalk 2009.

Updated Platform Support

BizTalk Server 2009 supports the latest Microsoft platform technologies, including Windows Server 2008 These platform updates enable greater scalability and reliability, and many advances in the latest developer tools.also the following are the enhancements in Windows Server System support.

  • Windows Server 2003 SP2 or Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • New Hyper-V Virtualization Support

    BizTalk Server 2009 takes advantage of the latest virtualization improvements included as part of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, which can lead to reduced costs through lower hardware, energy, and management overhead, plus the creation of a more dynamic IT infrastructure.

    Improved Failover Clustering

    By taking advantage of Windows Server 2008 clustering, BizTalk Server is now able to be deployed in multi-site cluster scenarios, where cluster nodes could reside on separate IP subnets and avoid complicated VLANs.

    Enhanced Business Activity Monitoring

    By expanding the out-of-the-box BAM functionality with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services, BizTalk Server 2009 provides support for Unified Dimensional Model (UDM) cubes and scalable real-time aggregations, which enhances support for Microsoft Performance Point Server 2007.

    Enhanced Support for AS2

    Transmitting EDI transactions over the Internet is an increasingly popular alternative to sending and receiving EDI using value-added networks (VANs). Using the Internet for data exchange reduces costs, increases efficiency, and has advantages in terms of redundancy and scalability.

    To support this growing trend, BizTalk Server 2006 R2 introduced support for EDIINT AS/2 (Applicability Statement 2). AS/2 is a specification that enables transport of business data over the Internet in a safe and reliable manner. BizTalk Server uses AS/2-defined methods to send, receive, encrypt, decrypt, decompress, sign, and verify signatures between partners using HTTP over the Internet. BizTalk Server helps ensure the security of messages through the use of encryption keys, digital signatures, certificates, and non-repudiation.

    BizTalk Server 2009 introduces the following AS/2 features:

    • Drummond Group certified for multi-file attachment support, file name preservation support and interoperability.
    • Resend messages if an MDN has not been received within a specified time frame.
    • Send and receive multiple file attachments.
    • Preserve attachment file names.
    Enhanced Support for EDI

    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is one of the most prevalent means by which businesses exchange data electronically. It represents approximately 75 percent of all business-to-business electronic transactions and grows at about 5 to 7 percent per year.
    BizTalk Server 2009 builds on the core architecture of BizTalk Server 2006 and makes strides in all dimensions of application-to-application, business-to-business, and business-process automation.

    BizTalk Server 2009 improves EDI support with the following features:
    Dynamic EDI Envelope Generation:

    • Override EDI envelope settings at runtime by setting context properties.
    • Values configured in party resolution are used unless the specific value is overridden.

    Multiple Batches

    • Multiple batch configurations can be created for each party.
    • Batch lifecycle can be managed individually.

    HIPAA

    • HIPAA schemas now support equivalent segments.
    New Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM) Support

    BizTalk Server 2009 provides support for Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server, and enables development teams to leverage the integrated source control, bug tracking, support for team development, integration with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, and support for automating builds by using MSBuild.

    Enhanced Developer Productivity

    BizTalk Server 2009 introduces a number of improvements to the underlying Visual Studio-based BizTalk project system, which enhances debugging support for artifacts such as BizTalk maps (XSLT), pipeline components, and XLANG orchestrations, and enables support for unit testing with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition.

    Other Enhancements

    BizTalk Server 2009 improves recoverable interchange processing of validation failures by providing support for recoverable interchange processing for disassembly (DASM) and a validation stage within the pipeline. The WCF adapter has been enhanced to provide support for configurable transactions and the ability to choose the transaction isolation level in the WCF-Custom send adapter.

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    February 25, 2009 - Posted by | Biztalk | , , , ,

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