BizTalk Server - which version is correct for my needs?
To review the Pricing and Licensing : http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/en/us/pricing-licensing.aspx
I have seen some confusion as to what version of BizTalk should be implemented by customers. I hope with this discussion to shed some light on the topic.
Let's review briefly the versions that are available:
If the words 'Scalability' and/or 'High Availability' enter your IT infrastructure discussions then this is the edition that you need.
This edition is ideal for a small scale deployment..
This edition is used in Hub and Spoke scenarios.
A quick note about Evaluation editions: you can upgrade Evaluation to Enterprise but only if you do so within the Evaluation period.