We will be making announcements about BizTalk Server 2006 R2 at three foundational events in just three weeks.  Below, you’ll find more information about these events. There will also be a launch page and a Virtual Press Room online soon. Some of the great speakers who will be keynoting the launch include Don Ferguson, Kevin Turner and Oliver Sharp.



BizTalk Server 2006 R2 - Your Business, Connected


BizTalk Server 2006 R2 events are just three weeks away and with them comes a new wave of innovation that addresses core challenges found in key industries such as manufacturing and retail.  BizTalk Server 2006 R2 continues to meet the SOA / ESB needs of both large and small organizations and includes new capabilities like native support for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), AS2 and RFID.  BizTalk Server 2006 R2 features close alignment with the upcoming releases of 2007 Microsoft Office system and Windows Vista, including key .NET Framework 3.0 technologies such as Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation.


Quick Facts:

·         Over 7,000 customers worldwide

·         83% of the Global 2000 use BizTalk Server

·         Leader in the 2007 Gartner Application Infrastructure and Back-End Application Integration Magic Quadrants

·         Leader in the 2007 Application Server Platforms Forrester Wave





Taipei, Taiwan - September 10, 2007

Keynoted by Don Ferguson, Microsoft Technical Fellow in the Office of the CTO and former IBM Chief Software Architect



Sydney, Australia - September 13, 2007

Keynoted by Don Ferguson, Microsoft Technical Fellow in the Office of the CTO and former IBM Chief Software Architect



Chicago, US – October 2, 2007

Keynoted by Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft Corporation




Events Agendas


9.15am - 9.30am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9.30am -10.10am

KEYNOTE - Six technology trends that will shape the next decade
Don Ferguson, Technical Fellow, Microsoft Corporation

The question that all IT organizations need to answer is - how can we utilize our SOA and BPM investments to have greater impact for the business? This session will focus on the business implications of SOA and BPM, and the investments Microsoft is making to help senior technical leaders deliver on the promise of SOA and BPM.

10.40am - 12.00 noon

Extending the Connected Enterprise
Oliver Sharp, General Manager, BizTalk Server, Microsoft Corporation

Every day, high-performing companies connect their internal departments, their support networks, and their demand and supply chains. BizTalk Server 2006 R2 is the next step in Microsoft's long-term commitment to deliver the connected enterprise. In this session we will introduce new capabilities for enhanced visibility at the edge of the enterprise.


BizTalk Technical Track

Industry Solutions Track

13:30 - 14:20

Orchestrating the real time enterprise from plant to business with BizTalk RFID

RFID partner/customer solutions case

14:40 - 15:30

B2B Integration – EDI, XML and Web 2.0

B2Bi partner/customer solutions case

15:50 - 16:40

Expanding Service Oriented Architecture from the Enterprise to the Cloud

SOA partner/customer solutions case


Marjan Kalantar