BizTalk 2006 R3 was announced today!  This answers the frequently recurring question
of “When will BizTalk live inside of Visual Studio 2008?”

Well, this release will make that happen…In addition, R3 will provide support
for Windows Server 2008 and Sql Server 2008.  You can expect a release after
general availability of Sql Server 2008…

Like R2, this is a pretty incremental release.  Steven
indicates that releasing fresh bits is a better user experience than a
“large Service Pack”…well, at any rate, it always seems like a
good idea to avoid delivering new features in a service pack.  Expected to see
some new (and updated) LOB, legacy, and database adapters – in addition to a
mobile RFID piece…