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Installing BizTalk Server in MAC os

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  •  Hi 

    I want to install BizTalk server in Apple laptop. Please let me know the prerequisite for installing BizTalk server.

    Also please provide the url where can i download BizTalk Server /visual studio 2010 , SQL Server 2008R2.

    Thanks in advance.


    Regards, Aboorva Raja R Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    Sunday, March 16, 2014 4:45 AM

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  • If your MAC is Intel based processors then it supports running Window Operating system. Then you have few options:

    • Install Windows-8 (or Windows 7 with SP1) and install BizTalk in it. Though preferred OS for BizTalk is Server products, you can still BizTalk on Windows 7/8 (I hope its for your dev purpose).
    • Enable Hyper-V/VM-Ware in your Windows based 7/8 operating system in Mac and create separate virtual dev machines in it. Install Windows Server 2012 in your VM machine and install BizTalk in the VM. This is my preferred option.
    • I didn't try installed Windows Server 2012 on Intel based Mac machine, if so you can directly install BizTalk in your laptop.

    Some of the reference you can use to read about this:

    http://www.apple.com/asia/intel/

    Installing Windows 8 on MacBook Pro experience


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    Sunday, March 16, 2014 11:35 AM
  • The only one of those available in a specific Developer Edition is BizTalk server.  2010 was no charge, 2013 has a very small fee.

    There are no long-term free options for any other product.  Express editions of Visual Studio and SQL Server are not supported.

    Trial versions can be used in some cases but they are time limited.

    MSDN is the most cost effective solution.  Your organization may also qualify for BizSpark.

    Monday, March 17, 2014 1:24 PM

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  • If your MAC is Intel based processors then it supports running Window Operating system. Then you have few options:

    • Install Windows-8 (or Windows 7 with SP1) and install BizTalk in it. Though preferred OS for BizTalk is Server products, you can still BizTalk on Windows 7/8 (I hope its for your dev purpose).
    • Enable Hyper-V/VM-Ware in your Windows based 7/8 operating system in Mac and create separate virtual dev machines in it. Install Windows Server 2012 in your VM machine and install BizTalk in the VM. This is my preferred option.
    • I didn't try installed Windows Server 2012 on Intel based Mac machine, if so you can directly install BizTalk in your laptop.

    Some of the reference you can use to read about this:

    http://www.apple.com/asia/intel/

    Installing Windows 8 on MacBook Pro experience


    If this answers your question please mark it accordingly. If this post is helpful, please vote as helpful by clicking the upward arrow mark next to my reply.


    Sunday, March 16, 2014 11:35 AM
  • You have two platform option:

    1. Run Windows in a VM.
    2. Dual boot to Windows.

    In either case, Windows Server is preferable, but Windows 7/8 is also supported.

    You can then follow these instructions to setup BizTalk Server.  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj248688(v=bts.80).aspx

    You will require valid licenses for some products.  An MSDN Subscription is the best option for the developer experience.

    Sunday, March 16, 2014 4:33 PM
  • Hi, Thanks for your response. What is the cost for BizTalk ,Visual Studio, SQL Server developer edition. Regards, Aboorva

    Regards, Aboorva Raja R Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    Monday, March 17, 2014 9:20 AM
  • Better Option for Development is to buy a MSDN subscription and get these license for your non-production environments. Check this page for the price for different MSDN subscription levels and price differ for different countries. So check the following page for the cost

    http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/how-to-buy-vs

    Don't be confused with the term Visual Studio, it covers most of the software's for non-prod licenses. Check this page for software you would get for different MSDN-subscription packages.

    http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/msdn-subscriptions-vs#AdditionalPageSections_1


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    Monday, March 17, 2014 9:59 AM
  • Hi,

    another option would be for you to use virtualisation. Try using Vmware Fusion on your MAC OS.

    If you don't want to use dual boot virtualisation could be a virtue, especially when your MAC provides resources.

    Such a virtual environment is recommendable when your want to develop or test your solutions in BizTalk Server.

    Viable Hardware specs:

    • MAC with Intel Core i7
    • 16 GB RAM (allows you to run at least 2 VM's with BizTalk Server installed)
    • Vm's running on a fast SSD drive

    VmWare Fusion offers running your VM in <Unity>-mode which makes your Windows Applications seamless to MAC apps.

    hth

    Paul Endras
    Endras IT Consulting | www.endras.de


    • Edited by Paul Endras Monday, March 17, 2014 12:39 PM
    Monday, March 17, 2014 12:38 PM
  • The only one of those available in a specific Developer Edition is BizTalk server.  2010 was no charge, 2013 has a very small fee.

    There are no long-term free options for any other product.  Express editions of Visual Studio and SQL Server are not supported.

    Trial versions can be used in some cases but they are time limited.

    MSDN is the most cost effective solution.  Your organization may also qualify for BizSpark.

    Monday, March 17, 2014 1:24 PM
  • Hi,

    There 's a related chart available on the web that shows details about MAC devices and supported Windows Versions in dual mode (="Apple Boot Camp").

    hth

    Paul Endras
    Endras IT Consulting | www.endras.de

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    • Edited by Paul Endras Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:51 PM
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:46 PM