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BizTalk Server 2013 Standard Edition

BizTalk Server 2013 Standard Edition
  • Donor or Provider: Microsoft
  • Platform: Windows
  • Format: Download
  • Product ID: LVS-48596
  • Title Group: BizTalk Server
  • Availability: Available

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Description

BizTalk Server 2013 Standard Edition is infrastructure software for connecting business systems with each other, regardless of the platform or physical location. It also allows users to define and execute processes based on those systems. The Standard Edition is designed for small-to-medium-sized organizations.

This donation provides two processor core licenses. BizTalk Server requires a minimum of four core licenses for each physical or virtual processor. BizTalk Server does not require any client licenses. To figure out how many licenses you should request and learn more about BizTalk Server licensing, see Microsoft's BizTalk Server 2013 Licensing Datasheet and FAQ.

Benefits for Organizations

If you have system administration experience, you can use BizTalk Server to:

  • Reduce hardware costs by using virtualized environments and replacing existing data infrastructures
  • Increase efficiency by automating and monitoring data processes

Major Capabilities

  • Messaging: The Windows Azure Service Bus connects apps across private and public cloud environments. Users can then exchange documents across these environments, and third parties can access services running on-premises behind firewalls.
  • Adapter pack: BizTalk Server includes more than a dozen adapters to communicate with .NET, XML and web services, and IBM databases. Adapters can also communicate with commonly used business software such as SAP, Siebel, PeopleSoft, and Oracle E-Business Suite. Microsoft partners offer additional adapters, some at an extra cost.
  • Orchestration Designer: Along with the BizTalk Editor and BizTalk Mapper, Orchestration Designer provides a graphical way to define a business process and the rules it uses. The Business Rules Engine provides a way of evaluating a complex set of business rules.
  • Business integration: BizTalk Server natively supports Electronic Data Interchange, one of the most common data exchange formats, as well as the AS2 and SWIFT formats.
  • Business Activity Monitoring: Business Activity Monitoring allows analysts, developers, and information workers to get information about business state, trends, and critical conditions.
  • BizTalk RFID: BizTalk enables radio frequency identification (RFID) devices to become fully compatible with the Microsoft platform and includes native support for mobile RFID. It also allows developers to create RFID processes, such as asset tracking and supply chain visibility, which are independent of underlying device types and protocols.

This product includes Service Pack 1.

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Center and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product. After you download the software, learn how to install it or burn it to a disc for later use.

The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the first email you receive from TechSoup after requesting this product.

Expect three emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address confirming the number of licenses you have requested.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).
  3. TechSoup will send an email with information about obtaining your license key and managing your donation at the VLSC. If you are new to the VLSC, you should wait for this email before you register there.

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

Rules, Eligibility and Restrictions

  • This donation is available to nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation and to public libraries.
  • The Microsoft Donation Program serves nonprofit organizations whose mission benefits the local community. Among these organizations are the following types, which have recently had changes to their eligibility:
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    • Trade associations with activities that benefit nonmembers.
    • Amateur sports organizations, specifically youth sports clubs, teams, or groups.
    • Private grantmaking foundations that receive the majority of assets or income from an individual, family, or corporation.
    • Museums.
    • Religious or faith-based organizations.
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    • Nonpublic libraries, including private libraries, school libraries, specialty libraries, armed forces libraries, and libraries in government agencies.
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  • Eligible organizations receive an allotment of Microsoft software donation requests that is reset every two years. An organization's two-year cycle begins with its first donation request after July 27, 2011. After two years, a new cycle begins, and a new allotment available. The organization does not need to request the full amount of its allotment. There is no limit to the number of separate requests the organization can make and no minimum quantity requirement.
  • During its two-year cycle, an organization can request products from up to 10 title groups. For title groups that contain applications that run on an individual computer (like a desktop or laptop PC), there is a 50-license maximum. For title groups that contain client access licenses or other licenses that provide for connection to or management of a server, there is also a 50-license maximum. For server products, there is a five-product maximum, regardless of title group. For further details, see Quantity and Frequency of Microsoft Requests on the Microsoft Donation Program — Eligibility and Allotments page.
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