Microsoft Looks Ahead to BizTalk 2006 and BeyondBy Channel Insider Staff | Print
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Two new releases of the company's integration server are in the pipeline, with the first expected to ship later this year.Microsoft is readying two new releases of its BizTalk integration server in the pipeline, the first of which is expected to ship this year.
Microsoft is working on BizTalk Server 2006 (code-named "Pathfinder") and the Longhorn Server wave BizTalk release (known as Beyond BizTalk Server 2006), according to company insiders.
Microsoft shipped its most recent BizTalk release, BizTalk 2004, in April 2004. Until last spring, Microsoft was planning to make future versions of BizTalk part of an integrated e-business server bundle.
Next up will be BizTalk Server 2006, aka Pathfinder, which Microsoft is hoping to ship in 2005, according to Windows Server chief Bob Muglia.
The Pathfinder release will support 64-bit Windows Server releases and will integrate tightly with SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and Virtual Server 2005.
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