BizTalk Server 2006 R2 launch events will be taking place soon in Taiwan, Australia and US.  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 Worldwide Launch – Your Business, Connected


The launch of BizTalk Server 2006 R2 is just three weeks away and with it comes a new wave of innovation that addresses core challenges found in key industries such as manufacturing and retail.  These capabilities include native support for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and AS2 as well as RFID.  BizTalk Server 2006 R2 features close alignment with the upcoming releases of 2007 Microsoft Office system and Windows Vista, including key WinFX technologies such as Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation


Quick Facts:

%u00b7         Over 7,000 customers worldwide

%u00b7         83% of the Global 2000 use BizTalk Server

%u00b7         Leader in the 2007 Gartner Application Infrastructure and Back-End Application Integration Magic Quadrants

%u00b7         Leader in the 2007 Application Server Platforms Forrester Wave



Launch Events


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




plus numerous subsidiary launch events around the globe


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