BizTalk Server 2013 will be available on MSDN starting March 21. The English locale SKUs will be available for purchase starting April 2013. Other language SKUs will be available for purchase starting May 2013.
This is the eighth release of BizTalk Server, another step in the on-going investments we are making in BizTalk. In this release, we have focused on the “One BizTalk” vision and have invested both in the on-premises server and in the cloud. The cloud offerings, which will be released soon, include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capabilities as well as Platform as a Service (PaaS) capabilities. Please stay tuned for exciting updates on this topic in the near future.
For the on-premises BizTalk Server 2013 release, we have focused on the following themes:
- Cloud Connectivity
- Ability to run existing BizTalk applications in the cloud (IaaS)
- Improved Performance
- Simplified Development and Management Experience
- Support for the latest platform and standards