Good communication today about not only the name change, but more importantly, the updated roadmap for BizTalk Server (read Q & A here, see roadmap here, and see BizTalk home page here, see Steve Martin’s announcement here).
For me, the most important things communicated were:
- greater clarification on what the Oslo release means to BizTalk Server
- specific features in BizTalk Server 2009
- a commitment to a continued 2+ year release rhythm of BizTalk releases
- recognition of the types of new features we’d like to see added to BizTalk (low latency support, developer enhancements, more platform integration)
This is a great lead in to the upcoming PDC, and a smart move to reassure BizTalk customers who may have been a bit wary of what was coming down the pipe.