Woo who!!! It’s done!

BizTalk Server 2006 released to manufacturing today. My heart-felt congratulations go out to the developers, testers and program managers who have marched through the marathon of the monumental task that is shipping major software.


This is by far the strongest version of BizTalk Server that Microsoft has shipped to date. It is certainly the most customer focused version ever. Great attention has been placed on simplifying installation, upgrade, application deployment, management, process visibility and even licensing. The documentation is incredible. There is not 1, or even 2, but there are 3 complete real-world, installable, BizTalk reference applications in the SDK and documented in the core docs under “Scenarios for Business Solutions”.


BizTalk Server 2006 is the stake in the ground from Microsoft that will carry the industry to unparalleled Business Process Management System capabilities moving forward. As bright as that future is, today is all about one thing, RTM: That one most major milestone in a product’s life cycle. I gotta tell you this feels great!


The RTM version of BizTalk Server 2006 Developer Edition will be available on MSDN downloads as soon as the site administrators can get through the process of placing it there. I’m told that will be either today or tomorrow. The software will be Generally Available, or on the price list for purchase on May 1st.



Comments (8)

  1. Freshly announced by the BizTalk team on their blog. BizTalk Server 2006 has finally gone RTM. The BizTalk…

  2. Jeff Lynch says:

    Congratulations on a job well done!

    BizTalk Server 2006 is one of the finest releases MS has put together in the past few years. The product is rock solid and the documentation is by far, the best I’ve ever seen released with a "Server" product. The BizTalk team should be proud of the work they’ve done!

    Now if you could get those MSDN guys to post the bits…


  3. BizTalk Team says:

    There’s a headline on the MSDN dev center for BizTalk that states BizTalk Server 2006 is available for download in subscriber downloads now. I let my MSDN subscription expire thus I can’t go verify it myself but if anyone with a current subscription can verify it we can all quit worrying about it. :^)

    — mike

  4. Jeff Lynch says:

    Correction: The new BTS2006 bits have been posted on the MSDN Subscribers site. It’s gonna be a long night!

  5. Good news is that Biztalk Server 2006 RTM has been released yesterday and is available for download from…

  6. Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 RTM has been released! Everyone should strongly consider migrating to this…

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