We are excited to announce the availability of BizTalk Server 2010 R2 CTP Release in Windows Azure Virtual Machines gallery!

Setting up a new BizTalk Server environment typically involves procuring hardware, getting the dependencies in place, setting up the server, etc. This can mean painful lead times before you can get started with your new BizTalk Server project. We are now leveraging the power of Windows Azure Virtual Machines to enable you to get up and running with a BizTalk Server environment quickly and easily.  We encourage you to try this out as an easy way to get a preview of the new features in the BizTalk Server 2010 R2 CTP.

To get started, check out our blog post "Getting Started with BizTalk Server 2010 R2 CTP in Windows Azure Virtual Machines".