Thursday, April 24, 2008

BizTalk Server 2006 R3

Yesterday, in BizTalk Server Team Blog and in Steven Martin's blog, announced their plans to deliver BizTalk Server 2006 R3.

At high level, new features will be:

- New web service registry capabilities with support for UDDI (Universal Description Discovery and Integration) version 3.0
- Enhanced service enablement of applications (through new and enhanced adapters for LOB applications, databases, and legacy/host systems)
- Enhanced service enablement of “edge” devices through BizTalk RFID Mobile
- Enhanced interoperability and connectivity support for B2B protocols (like SWIFT, EDI, etc)
- SOA patterns and best practices guidance to assist customer’s implementations

They expect to deliver a CTP of BizTalk Server 2006 R3, later this year and an RTM in H1 CY09.

They have also launched the BizTalk Server 2006 R3 TAP program.

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