BizTalk Server 2009 on MSDN

I’m thrilled to announce that BizTalk Server 2009 has become available on MSDN, as of last Saturday.

The 2009 release includes many cool things, but I’d like to highlight the unit testing capabilities that have been added to the product.  With this release, there is now support for unit testing of Maps, Schemas and Pipelines.  While not perfect, these features are a great initial down payment on bringing BizTalk development in line with state of the art practices in other development areas.  I’m so thrilled that these features have been added that I will be doing a post series over the next several weeks on reducing the friction in unit testing these features, and you can look forward to the first installment shortly.