Availability of BizTalk Server 2006 R2

Today in Taiwan, Microsoft announced the availability of BizTalk Server 2006 R2, along with releasing new ESB Guidance and the BizTalk Adapter Pack Beta 2. This product includes advancements for radio frequency identification (RFID) and electronic data interchange (EDI), and extended interoperability such as Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Guidance and Line of Business Adapters. Together, these capabilities make it easier for companies to “extend the connected enterprise.”


The following quote from Microsoft’s Steven Martin summarizes the value BizTalk Server 2006 R2 will bring to customers:

“For customers to successfully extend their core business processes to reach across applications, partners and platforms, they need a way to connect their existing systems regardless of vendor, age, platform, protocol, and geography,” said Steven Martin, director of the Connected Systems Product Management at Microsoft. “With BizTalk Server 2006 R2, customers choose how they want to connect applications, platforms and people — we provide them with the tools to do it.”

Enterprise Proven

More than 7,000 organizations rely on BizTalk Server to connect infrastructure, implement human-centric processes and automate systems globally.  The introduction of BizTalk Server 2006 R2 enables customers of all sizes to connect core business processes across application, platforms and partners.  More than 7,000 customers rely on BizTalk Server as their business process server, including:

·         23 of 27 EU member governments use Microsoft BizTalk to provide more efficient services

·         90 percent of the Global 100

·         12 of the 15 largest Retailers in the World run Microsoft BizTalk

·         9 of 10 largest U.S. Telecommunications Companies use Microsoft BizTalk

·         9 of the 10 largest Aerospace and Defense Companies in the U.S. run Microsoft BizTalk