I am setting up a BizTalk server. We are not currently using Biztalk in my organization, but it looks like we may be able to use this for many things. I do have an MSDN subscription, so I have access to most of the tools.
1) What packages should be installed on the server, and in what order? SQL Server? Visual Studio? I believe I saw where Office (Excel) is required for some of the features of BizTalk.
2) Is there any reason I shouldn't go with the latest version of BizTalk? Of the other tools that are needed by Biztalk, or enhance it's functionality, are there suggested versions.
Thanks In Advance,