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Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016 Standard 2 Cores License for Government

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BizTalk Server 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.

Discounted for Government bodies and agencies.

Software can be transferred to another computer.

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Eligibility for the discounted government price

These organisations are eligible for the the discounted price.

Supernational: All organizations/institutions that have a discernible regulatory or legislative role across many national governments.

National: All governmental organizations/institutions that are managed at the federal/national level, and have a remit for governing across a nation state or country. This will include parliamentary bodies and judicial bodies with powers of setting or deciding on the rule of law.

Regional: An intermediate tier of Government that does not cover an entire country but has multiple areas of local government within their governing jurisdiction This includes (1) all governmental organizations/institutions that are managed at the state/regional level and which are called
variously: regions, departments, states, landers, counties, or provinces; and (2) all departments, parliamentary bodies, regulatory authorities and judicial bodies with powers of setting or deciding on the rule of law in that region, department, state, lander, county or province.

Local: The lowest level of Government and associated administration. This includes all governmental organizations/institutions that are managed at the city, town, district, regency municipality, village, township, commune and ward level, (e.g. recreation, refuse collection, fire service, control of local services, and implementation of some national services).

Healthcare: Any governmental organizations/institutions that provide health care services and coverage, set or decide on health care policy across a nation state or country, provide funding for health care services and coverage, or have a regulatory role in health care services and coverage.

Other organisations: Any organization that is singularly accountable to, and ultimately controlled by, an internationally recognized Nation State Government.

Any organization created by legislation to perform a public purpose as described in the relevant enabling legislation or the articles of association/objectives of that organization (e.g. statutory boards, municipal corporations, government research organizations).


In a common scenario, BizTalk enables you to integrate and manage automated business processes by exchanging business documents such as purchase orders and invoices between disparate applications, within or across organizational boundaries.

Development for BizTalk Server is done through Microsoft Visual Studio.

With BizTalk Server 2016 you benefit from new hybrid application integration capabilities that help you seamlessly connect on-premises and cloud-based applications.

BizTalk Server 2016 also brings two of Microsoft's core integration platforms – BizTalk Server and Azure Logic Apps – closer, enabling you to connect your on-premises applications to other SaaS applications as well as innovate by using Azure services such as Functions, Cognitive Service, Machine Learning, and more.

Which edition of BizTalk is best for me?

There are 3 editions of BizTalk 2016. They are:





Product Description

For customers with enterprise-level requirements for high volume, reliability, and availability

For organizations with moderate volume and deployment scale requirements

Specialty version of BizTalk Server designed for hub and spoke deployment scenarios, including RFID

Complete EAI, B2B, and Business Process Management functionality

Vertical industry accelerators (RosettaNet, HIPAA, HL7, and SWIFT)

BizTalk Adapter Pack: includes all current and new application and technology adapters

Number Of Cores Allowed


Limited to 8 Cores, Single Server

Limited to 8 Cores, Single Server

Host Integration Server

Number of “applications” allowed


5 Applications

1 Application

Scale out/failover multiple message boxes

Single Message Box

Single Message Box

High availability/ Failover

How many licenses?

BizTalk Server is licensed under a Per Core model.

Under the Per Core licensing model, each server running BizTalk Server 2016 software must be assigned an appropriate number of BizTalk Server 2016 core licenses.

The number of core licenses needed depends on whether you are licensing the physical server or individual virtual operating system environments (OSEs).

To license a physical server, you must license all the cores in the server, with a minimum of 4 core licenses required for each physical processor in the server. This license covers 2 Cores. This means two of these licenses will cover 4 cores in a phyisical server.

If you would like more information on this, we have an Introduction to Per Core Licensing and Basic Definitions Guide by Microsoft that we can email to you.