BizTalk Server 2006 Launch - Confused?
Over the past couple of weeks I have been chatting to several internal colleagues, partners and customers about the confusion around the timing of the BizTalk Server 2006 Launch. I'll set that straight right here! Visual Studio 2005 (Whidbey) and SQL Server 2005 (Yukon) are being launched on Nov 7. The BizTalk team decided that it would be great chance to coincide the announcement of the BizTalk Server 2006 release at that launch and as a result is participating (great visibility for BizTalk). BizTalk 2006 *is not* actually launching on Nov 7. In fact, that timing will probably be close to our Beta 2 milestone. BizTalk 2006 is actually RTM'ing in Q1 next year (as its name suggests.. BizTalk Server 2006!). Hope that helps somewhat!