BizTalk Server 2010 Beta


I just can back from my holiday in Canada/US and noticed that BizTalk Server 2010 beta (although it can be broken or not work initially, I managed to get to the site in the end!) is available. That is cool eh (pick that up in Canada :)). It supports Windows 7; Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Vista.

To run BizTalk Server 2010 Beta you need:

To use BizTalk Server 2010 Beta you need the following software:

See also my previous post versions and Jean-Paul’s latest post, platforms and considerations. I decided to download the software and build a virtual machine using Hyper-V. In my latest post I discussed how to build BizTalk Virtual Machines using Hyper-V. Besides the BizTalk 2010 beta you can download:

I going to build Virtual Machine on x86 platform using Windows 2008 SP2(Centrino Duo Core, 2Gb RAM, 20 Gb Harddisk), SQL Server 2008 SP1, and Visual Studio 2010 Professional. I used the Installing BizTalk Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2008 document. I installed critical updates, enabled IIS, Installed VS2010, SQL Server 2008 and applied SP1 in this order. I left out notification services 2005 , WSS, MQ and Excel 2010 installations.

I then installed the BizTalk 2010 beta and verified the installation looking in the registry reviewing this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\BizTalk Server\3.0




Configuration in my case was pretty straight forward and same as previous versions 2006, 2006 R2 and 2009.


My environment is setup successfully and I am ready to explore new features and try things out. I do like to note that this is a lab (experimental) setup and to setup a sustainable environment in future you need to wait for the official version and follow the installation guide (prerequisites, procedures, etcetera).



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