Biztalk 2006 Beta 2 Released

BizTalk 2006 2.0 Beta Officially Launched!

BizTalk Server 2006 has now been officially launched! It is avalaible at Microsoft’s Website to download.

So, what does this mean?

It means a new build is available. It is the Community Technical Preview (CTP) build. I have downloaded it today and I am going to install it. It seems to be terrific.

I was using Biztalk 2006 CTP release 1.0. Now, I have to chanfge it to the new version. In CTP 1, except some installation problems, it was good. Now, I hope those problems will be solved in CTP 2 release.

The best part of the CTP build is it includes four new BizTalk 2006 Adapters (Oracle DB, Oracle Apps, PeopleSoft, and Siebel). It comes with the biztalk licence.

I have read the white papers on Microsoft website about Biztalk 2006 Runtime changes and Installation procedure. It looks cool. Everything you need to start with Biztalk is there,

Here are some useful links:

Download is available at :
– Works on .Net 2.0 RTM. BAM needs .Net 1.1. Can work on SQL 2005 or SQL2000. For the AS part, uses SQL 2000 only.
More reading is available at :

The Whitepapers can be obtained from:

So, start experiencing Biztalk 2006 ….

Best Regards,
Sandeep Joshi

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