Although with very little publicity (!?), BizTalk 2006 R2 RTM’d 2 weeks ago. This new (evolutionary) version includes a very interesting set of new features, including an RFID server, the ability to expose and invoke services using WCF, EDI support, and lots of other new stuff. Here’s my first post about this a few months back, and BizTalk HotRod issue 1 has an article detailing the new features.

The evaluation version can be downloaded from here. The Developer edition ISO has been posted to MSDN Subscriber downloads yesterday.

I’m looking forward to try out this version in conjunction with BizTalk Services