Earlier in December 2009, we have announced the launch of the Technology Adoption Program (TAP) for a new release of BizTalk Server which is expected to be shipped later this year. The upcoming release will bring some great improvements such as support for Visual Studio 2010, enhanced Mapper tool and TPM, improved Management Console and SCOM Management Pack, a new FTP/FTPS adapter, new RFID features to say the least.

Our team is looking for high-caliber ISV partners with ambitious projects who can help validate the core R2 features and take advantage of the pre-release builds in the customer deployments prior to anybody else being allowed to see the new bits.

In return, we offer direct relationships with the product team who will work together with each accepted TAP candidate and assist them with technical issues and adoption blockers. The TAP participants will also be provided with highest level of technical support dedicated to supporting their production deployments.

If you are a BizTalk ISV and want to explore how the new release can address your challenges in building well-functioning BizTalk solutions, nominate your company for the program from our Connect web site.

If you have any questions about the BizTalk Server 2009 R2 TAP program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our TAP team at btssoacp@microsoft.com.