The next version of BizTalk Server was announced few days ago and being called as BizTalk Server 2010 R2. Just as what Microsoft promised, they will continue to support BizTalk and will introduce incremental changes where most of the innovation will be in the Cloud Computing capabilities of the platform.
One of the focus of BizTalk Server 2010 R2 is platform alignment with the upcoming Windows Server 8, SQL Server 2010, and Visual Studio 11.
In addition, there will be new adapter support for IBM Informix V11 and IBM IMS/DB V11, Improve Performance and Scalability, and Improved Integration to Windows Azure Service Bus.
Given the list of features / changes mentioned in this release now, I found it not very impressive, But the idea that they’re focusing on adding support and improved integration to Cloud Computing Platform like Windows Azure is quite enticing and will offer new brand of opportunities to BizTalk Developer like me.
You can find the complete post from BizTalk Server Team blog here.