BizTalk Server 2009 Changes Snapshot

· Visual Studio 2008 has BTPROJ completely integrated, so now has same properties of C# projects

· Also dev in look and feel(icons) of BTS Admin console

· You can now Build BTPROJ's without Visual Studio.. all you need is the .NET Framework installed

· You can create Schemas without having BTPROJ

· MSBuild: BTPROJ files are now in MSBuild format

· VSDEPLOY output shown in Deploy from VS

· application name, BTS database and server held in BTPROJ.USER file for deployment

· No Changes in the Schemas and Maps

· No HAT in the Programs Menu anymore..Most probably will be deprecated

· BTS Admin console loads Asynchronously.. Means only loads when you click the application/Artifacts.. better as does not need to load all apps and artifacts

· Support for Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008

· Support for SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008

· WCF SQL adapter

· HWS and BAS removed

· No Changes to BRE

· Few changes in EDI (just heard about changes, do not know what they are)