To read about this and to get additional details please view the BizTalk Server Roadmap.
Overall, I like what I see from Microsoft regarding this information:
- Microsoft is clearly showing their commitment to the product and their customers
- They are "clearing" the air before PDC which should reduce some of the confusion as to how BizTalk fits into Oslo.
- I like the name change. With releases expected approx every 2 years, we won't be in the year 2011 with a product that is still branded 2006 (albeit R3).
- They are working on(not for BTS 2009) some of the areas that need refinement within BizTalk; low-latency messaging enhancements and ESB Guidance