BizTalk Server 2013 will be available for download on MSDN starting on 21th March 2013. The English locale SKUs will be available for purchase starting April 2013. Other language SKUs will be available for purchase starting May 2013. Host Integration Server 2013 will ship at a later date, however, BizTalk Server 2013 is fully compatible with Host Integration Server 2010.

This is the eighth release of BizTalk Server, another step in the on-going investments we are making in BizTalk.

Improvements in the following areas:

  • Improved Performance
  • Simplified Development and Management Experience
  • Cloud Connectivity
  • Running BizTalk Server in the cloud (IaaS)
  • Support for the latest platform and standards

Check back here for a series of blog posts going into detail on all the new features and improvements.

With this release, they are moving to a per-core licensing model.  This keeps BizTalk consistent with the SQL Server licensing, and reflects the evolution of hardware capacity and the trend towards virtualization and cloud computing.  With these changes, Microsoft will continue to be the Enterprise Integration server with the best TCO in the industry.  Learn more about the licensing changes in this document.

Understand the BizTalk Server 2013 Licensing Model

BizTalk Server 2013 runs your on-premises integration solutions better and faster than ever before, and makes it easier to build hybrid solutions that span on-premises and the cloud.

Many thanks go to the Product Team ! You’ve done a great Job