The BizTalk team are pleased to announce the availability of the beta release of service pack 1 for BizTalk server 2006 R2.
I encourage you all to download this early preview of the service pack and test drive it and let us have any feedback before we release it to the BizTalk community.
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an update for BizTalk Server 2006 R2. It includes fixes to issues that have been reported through our customer feedback platforms, as well as internally discovered issues. To see a listing of the customer-reported issues that are fixed in this service pack, go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=164985. For a description of some of the other updates included in this service pack, see What's new in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SP1 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=163958).
A guide for this service pack is also available on the download page. This guide contains important information to read before you install SP1. It also provides installation instructions and a section on troubleshooting installation problems. Finally, it contains a section on known issues in this service pack release.