Friday, September 5, 2008

BizTalk Server Roadmap - BizTalk Server 2009

Recent news coming out of Redmond - Connected Systems Division includes more details surrounding the next release of BizTalk Server. The next release was previously known as BizTalk Server 2006 R3 and will now be known as BizTalk Server 2009.

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

No comments: