I often get asked by the customers how the vNext of BizTalk is going to look like...there is some exciting news on this frontier..
The launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, .NET Framework 3.5 and SQL Server 2008 (with which customers can achieve a very solid, dynamic, scalable and reliable enterprise platform) provides the basic foundation stone for the next generation of SOA and Web-based applications spanning "on premise" software and ‘in the cloud' services, an approach we call "Software + Services". Two key areas of investments have been made:
This set of technical investments will unify our services and modeling platforms, by moving from a world where models describe the application to a world where models are the application. This will bridge the traditional gap bewteen the IT Pros & Business Analysts. This effort is also called "OSLO". Click here to view what some of our Senior Leaders have to say. Click here for the BizTalk roadmap.