Creating a BizTalk 2010 R2 VM on Azure

If you have been wondering how to create a Biztalk VM on Azure, there is a very good article recently posted on The BizTalk Server Team Blog. Check it out here.

This post will walk you through the steps involved to create a virtual machine running BizTalk Server 2010 R2 (CTP) in the cloud.

BizTalk Server 2010 R2 (TAP) Available

TheĀ latest version of BizTalk is availableĀ (CTP). This Technology Adoption Program (TAP) is for BizTalk Server 2010 R2, the 8th BizTalk Server release from Microsoft.
BizTalk Server 2010 R2 delivers enhancements in the following feature categories:
  • Electronic Data Interchange
    • Updated standards support
    • IaaS offering
  • Messaging
    • Ordered delivery enhancements
    • HL7 standards update
  • Enhanced Visual Studio 2012, SQL Service 2012, Systems Center 2012 experience
  • Support for SQL Server 2012 High Availability
  • Integration with Windows Azure Service Bus and Workflow
  • Addition of REST adaptor for integrating with Restful endpoints
  • BizTalk Server Cloud IaaS offering for development and test scenarios

You can signup if you interested in being a part of this release.