A lot of folks heard at the Tech-Ed Keynote address on June 7 that we will have a joint launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 on November 7, 2005.

Please do NOT confuse this with the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) date of BizTalk Server 2006.  BizTalk Server 2006 is still scheduled to RTM during the 1st Quarter of 2006.   November is just when the Joint  Launch “Party” will take place