BizTalk Server 2010 Beta

Posted: May 18, 2010  |  Categories: BizTalk BizTalk Server 2010 Uncategorized


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:

  • 32-bit (x86) platforms: Computer with an Intel Pentium-compatible CPU that is 1 GHz or faster for single processors; 900 MHz or faster for double processors; or 700 MHz or faster for quad processors
  • 64-bit (x64) platforms: Computer with a CPU that is compatible with the AMD64 and Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EMT64T), 1.7 GHz or faster processor recommended for BizTalk Server 2010
  • 2 GB of RAM minimum (more recommended)
  • 10 GB of available hard-disk space
  • VGA monitor (1024 x 768) or higher-resolution monitor
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

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

  • Microsoft Windows: Can be Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Vista® with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL 2008 SP1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 [Required for selected features only]
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2010 or 2007 [Required for selected features only]
  • SQL Server 2005 Notification Service [Required for selected features only]
  • SQLXML 4.0 with Service Pack 1[Required for selected features only]
  • Internet Information Services (IIS) Version 7.5 and 7.0 [Required for selected features only]

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:

  • BizTalkAccelerators2010_Beta.exe
  • BizTalkAdapterPack_x64_Beta.exe
  • BizTalkAdapterPack_x86_Beta.exe
  • BizTalkLOBAdapters2010_Beta.exe
  • BizTalkWCFLOBAdapterSDK_x64_Beta.exe
  • BizTalkWCFLOBAdapterSDK_x86_Beta.exe
  • Documentation on another site (contains installation/upgrade documentation).

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:





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).



Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is all in on Microsoft Azure, Integration, and Data Science. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of scenarios such as custom .NET solution development, overseeing large enterprise integrations, building web services, managing projects, designing web services, experimenting with data, SQL Server database administration, and consulting. Steef-Jan loves challenges in the Microsoft playing field combining it with his domain knowledge in energy, utility, banking, insurance, healthcare, agriculture, (local) government, bio-sciences, retail, travel, and logistics. He is very active in the community as a blogger, TechNet Wiki author, book author, and global public speaker. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years.


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