BizTalk Server 2006 R3 is Announced

Today in Steven Martin's blog, we announced our plans to deliver BizTalk Server 2006 R3 to take advantage of the latest versions of 08 wave of products (Windows Server 2008, .Net framework 3.5, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008).  This will enable us to continue to take advantage of the improvements in our latest platform releases.  Furthermore, we will include additional investments in this release to deliver customer-requested capabilities in the following areas:

·         New web service registry capabilities with support for UDDI version 3.0

·         Service enablement of applications (through new and enhanced adapters for LOB applications, databases, and legacy/host systems)

·         Service enablement of "edge" devices through BizTalk RFID Mobile

·         Enhanced interoperability and connectivity support for industry protocols (such as SWIFT and EDI)

·         SOA patterns and practices guidance


We have also launched the BizTalk Server 2006 R3 TAP program.  If you have any customers that would be interested in this program, please visit our Connect site to sign-up.


TAP Sign-up Instructions:


·                      Please log on to Connect

·                      Under Categories select Server

·                      Look for BizTalk TAP Programs and select the "apply" link next to BizTalk Server 2006 R3

·                      Download and complete the BizTalk Server 2006 R3 TAP Nomination form and click the select button



Marjan Kalantar


Comments (9)

  1. Official news about the next release of BizTalk Server has been released on Steve Martins blog here with

  2. Andy Mater says:

    Nice to see that we can use VS2008 for BTS.

  3. E’ stato annunciato da Steven Martin e sul blog del team di BizTalk il prossimo rilascio della versione

  4. With the upcoming release of SQL Server 2008, a refresh of BizTalk 2006 will be released to support SQL

  5. Met komende release van SQL Server 2008 komt er een refresh van Biztalk 2006 om SQL Server 2008, Windows

  6. Como sabéis, en abril de este año se hacia público el anuncio de una nueva versión de BizTalk Server

  7. kumar2ms says:

    i wanted to suggest some more features in BizTalk, then BizTalk product development team can notice these problems in current version of BizTalk server 2006 r2-

    1. In BizTalk rule engine, there must be fecility of nested if statement rules or else condition.
    2. Mulitple version rules calling in call rule shape, automated priority setting for rules policies(based on condition like season shopping rates…etc). More ease/simple way to Calling BizTalk rules with .net coding(GUI). More GUI based features in BRE like other third patry Business rules engine/composers.

    3. Giving less burden on middileware BizTalk developer ratherthan TFS/ Coding stuff. If this seperation is there then there will be seperate work area for BizTalk developer and .Net developer/TFS developer/all. This is the major drawback for BizTalk middileware development or code dependency over other Microsoft sub technologies. This is taking more time consuming ratherthan other middileware technologies in middileware market. Then development time is also take less time ratherthan other middileware technolgies.

    4. There must be standard BizTalk Pattren wizard (which support failed messsage/pipeline/error handling, correlation, compensation, bam, Bas, convoy, direct binding, intterput, fault tolerance/handling in orchestrations services, ESB….real pattrens etc). This will reduce devlopment for projects timeline.

    5.Automated testing tools for BizTalk orchestration/pipelines/adapters/schema level unit testing with out third party unit testing tools within Visual studio IDE.

    1. Integrated Load/performance tools for load/stress testing BizTalk applicatons within Visual studio IDE with interuption support of suspened messages or zombies.

    hope & See u later in BizTalk server 2009….

  8. MVPKenLin says:

    I cannot find BizTalk Server 2006 R3 under Biztalk TAP Program today. Is it cancelled?

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