Yesterday, May 1st, we launched the BizTalk Server 2006 TechCenter (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/biztalk/). The TechCenter provides easy access to BizTalk Server 2006 technical documentation, downloads, and community, as well as to IT Pro favorites such as the Events & Errors Message Center. Each navigation page within the technical library includes quick access to search BizTalk Server newsgroups and knowledge-base articles as seen, for example, on the Getting Started page. Among many things, the site contains 

  1. Virtual labs
  2. The end-to-end tutorial as downloadable Word docs
  3. New content on Clustering BizTalk Server
  4. Links to the Installation Instructions
  5. Links to the Production Documentation published on MSDN

In addition to the TechCenter, we also launched the BizTalk Server 2006 Developer Center (http://msdn.microsoft.com/biztalk). This project constituted a complete rebuild of the previous BizTalk Server 2004 Developer Center. For May we are featuring orchestrations. This includes new code samples, an FAQ paper on orchestrations, and in-depth content surfaced from the core documentation. With the re-design of the site it's easier than ever to learn to develop, deploy, administer, and use BizTalk Server 2006.

from Michael McConnell / Technical Writing Lead / BizTalk Server