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BizTalk Server 2010 R2 Announced

Posted: December 10, 2011 in BizTalk

The next version of BizTalk Server was announced few days ago and being called as BizTalk Server 2010 R2. Just as what Microsoft promised, they will continue to support BizTalk and will introduce incremental changes where most of the innovation will be in the Cloud Computing capabilities of the platform.

One of the focus of BizTalk Server 2010 R2 is platform alignment with the upcoming Windows Server 8, SQL Server 2010, and Visual Studio 11.

In addition, there will be new adapter support for IBM Informix V11 and IBM IMS/DB V11, Improve Performance and Scalability, and Improved Integration to Windows Azure Service Bus.

Given the list of features / changes mentioned in this release now, I found it not very impressive, But the idea that they’re focusing on adding support and improved integration to Cloud Computing Platform like Windows Azure is quite enticing and will offer new brand of opportunities to BizTalk Developer like me.

You can find the complete post from BizTalk Server Team blog here.

Cheers!

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I’ve passed the Exam 70-595: TS: Developing Business Process and Integration Solutions by Using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010!

Judging from the experience, I think 1-2 years of significant experience in BizTalk Development combine with lots of reading of books, blogs and documentation will help a lot to pass the exam.

Some of the resources I’ve used to prepare for this examination are below.

BizTalk Development Center

BizTalk Server 2010 Documentation

BizTalk Server 2010 Training Kit

In addition below are books that is a must before you take the exam.

BizTalk 2010 Recipes – The recipes in the book save you the effort of developing your own solutions to common problems that have been solved many times over. The solutions demonstrate sound practice, the result of hard-earned wisdom by those who have gone before.

Pro BizTalk 2009 – This is an old book but you’ll be surprise with the amount of vital information you will learn once you finish reading this book.

SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009 – This will cover a lot of WCF, BizTalk Adapter pack and a lot more BizTalk Hot stuffs.

You will complete the requirements for the following certification once you pass the exam.

So that’s it! For all those preparing for the exam I wish you all success!

Cheers!