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BizTalk 2013 R2 Release

BizTalk Server 2013 R2, the latest release of BizTalk Server, was released in early May 2014, 13 years after its first release in 2000.

BizTalk is the world’s leading integration solution used by thousands of the largest enterprises to enable integration between Line of Business systems including systems such as: ERP, Payment providers, ecommerce and supply chain management.

Fully supported is the integration of premise and cloud based systems through Service Bus and other technologies.

New in the 2013 R2 release is:

  • Support for sending and receiving JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) messages. JSON is commonly used in modern browser based applications and so adding JSON as a data interchange format is an important enhancement.
  • Improved authentication support. Now includes ACS (Access Control Service) as used in Azure for cloud applications and SAS (Shared Access signature) as used by on premise Service Bus deployments.
  • Improvements for the SFTP adaptor to enable larger files and give more control over encryption.
  • BizTalk Health Monitor: A new tool that makes it easier for administrators to manage, monitor and report on BizTalk servers. 

Biztalk 2013 R2 Release 2013

By Geoff Ballard, Chief Technical Officer

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Ballard Chalmers is one of the UK’s leading enterprise software engineering companies, specialising in development for the Microsoft Enterprise Application Platform. We are principally dedicated to software development and integration for the Microsoft Cloud, as well as on-premises and hybrid systems. Our expertise is in Microsoft .NET, SQL Server, BizTalk Server and SharePoint Server.

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