This was sent to me by a co-worker and thought a good list to keep around.
Handy BizTalk Server 2006 Resources
BizTalk Product Website
BizTalk is a business process management (BPM) server that enables companies to automate and optimize business processes. This includes powerful, familiar tools to design, develop, deploy, and manage those processes. Everything you need for easy installation is included—integrated management tools, support for Web services, and a new business activity monitoring (BAM) portal. In addition, BizTalk Server 2006 includes 23 application and technology adapters in the box for connecting to legacy systems (mainframe and mid-range) and line-of-business applications (SAP, Siebel, PeopleSoft, Oracle, and JD Edwards).
BizTalk Server TechCenter on TechNet
For IT professionals, visit Microsoft TechNet for tools and resources to help you plan, build, deploy, and support BizTalk Server.
For developers, visit the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) for technical references and how-to resources to help you develop for BizTalk Server. Includes product downloads, samples, blog sites, top newsgroup discussions, learning resources and technical references for architects and developers of BizTalk solutions.
Lists a number of support options and services available for BizTalk Server.
Product Information, Pricing, Help, White Papers, Tutorials, Install/Upgrade Guides
BizTalk Server Product Information
Get a firsthand look at Microsoft BizTalk Server through a product overview, virtual labs and trial software, find out more about adapters and accelerators, and see analyst reports, case studies, news, and reviews.
BizTalk Server 2006 Pricing and Licensing
Details on the editions, language versions, features, pricing and licensing of BizTalk Server 2006.
BizTalk Server 2006 PDF Help Files
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Documentation in PDF format.
BizTalk Server 2006 Product Documentation on MSDN
Visit the MSDN Library for BizTalk Server 2006 Help online.
BizTalk Server 2006 White Papers
White papers on BizTalk 2006 topics such as product overview, business value, adapter enhancements, application deployment, BAM, developer tool and runtime improvements, setup and migration, hub/spoke deployment, RFID, etc.
BizTalk Server 2006 Tutorials
Download the BizTalk Server 2006 tutorials for detailed information on how to implement simple scenarios and use a variety of BizTalk tools while creating compiled, testable solutions. Released March 22, 2006
BizTalk Server 2006 Installation and Upgrade Guides
Review the BizTalk Server 2006 installation instructions for how to install BizTalk Server 2006 on Windows XP, Windows 2000 Server, or Windows Server 2003 in a single server or multi-server environment. Released April 10, 2006
BizTalk Books Planned
Pro BizTalk 2006
by George Dunphy, Ahmed Metwally
List Price: $59.99, Amazon Price: $37.79
Paperback: 600 pages
Publisher: Apress (October 16, 2006)
Pro BizTalk 2006 is a high-end resource that is based on real feedback from BizTalk developers. Authors George Dunphy and Ahmed Metwally are well known within the BizTalk community, and here they cover topics not discussed in other books, like performance tuning, scalability, and administration. This book also features examples of specific, real-world implementations.
Download the 120-day BizTalk Server trial software and begin optimizing and automating your business processes. Released April 3, 200
BizTalk 2006 Recipes (A Problem-Solution Approach)
by Mark Beckner, Ben Goeltz, Brandon Gross, and Brennan O’Reilly (Paperback Jul 1, 2006)
List Price: $59.99, Amazon Price: $37.79
Paperback: 700 pages
Publisher: Apress (July 1, 2006)
BizTalk 2006 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach is based on the experiences of many of the most prominent experts in the field. It features over 170 problem-solving recipes for BizTalk developers and administrators. BizTalk Server 2006 builds on the heritage and core architecture of BizTalk Server 2004, leading to a powerful tool that encompasses the latest Microsoft technologies and industry standards for automating and managing business processes. BizTalk Server 2006 adds incremental value to BizTalk 2004 by improving administration, deployment, and other key areas of the product.
Professional BizTalk Server 2006
by Darren Jefford
Paperback: 700 pages
Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,
Description not available yet.
Product Trial Download and Tools
BizTalk Server 2006 Trial Software
Download the 120-day BizTalk Server trial software and begin optimizing and automating your business processes. Released April 3, 2006
BizTalk Server 2006 Best Practices Analyzer
Use the BizTalk Server 2006 Best Practices Analyzer to check your deployment against a variety of best practices, including high availability, security, management, and performance. Released June 2, 2006
BizTalk Server 2006 Orchestration Designer for Business Analysts
This Visio add-in allows business analysts to create basic orchestration flows and implement them using BizTalk Server 2006.
BizTalk Server Virtual Labs
Learn how to take full advantage of BizTalk Server key features through virtual labs. It’s simple and free: no complex setup or installation is required to try BizTalk Server running in the full-featured MSDN Virtual Lab. You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module. You can sign up for additional 90-minute blocks any time or take advantage of our introductory experience with the new Virtual Lab Express.
· Express Lab: What’s new in BizTalk Server 2006
· BizTalk 2006 New Features for Deploying and Managing a BizTalk Application
· BizTalk 2006 New Features for Working with Flat Files
· BizTalk 2006 Integrating Business Rules
· BizTalk 2006 Working with Maps
· BizTalk 2006 Working with Schemas
First Look: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 for IT Professionals
This online clinic provides IT professionals with an introduction to BizTalk Server 2006 and how to deploy and manage applications in a BizTalk environment. Major topics covered include installing and configuring BizTalk Server 2006 and managing a BizTalk Server environment.
First Look: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 for Developers
This online clinic provides developers with an introduction to the BizTalk Server 2006 development environment and BizTalk messaging and orchestration services. Major topics covered include building a messaging integration solution and building a business process integration solution.
BizTalk Friday Brown Bag Webcasts (Public and Internet Accessible)
Mar 4 BizTalk Server 2006 “Pathfinder” Technical Overview Jeff Wierer
Jun 17 BAS and Sharepoint Adapter in Pathfinder (BizTalk 2006) Gary Keong & Sunghwa Jin
Jun 24 BAM in Pathfinder (BizTalk 2006) New Features Mubarak Elamin & Brad Paris
Jul 1 New Features of Pathfinder (BizTalk 2006) Messaging Engine Ruslan Yakushev
Aug 26 Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) Adapter in Pathfinder (BizTalk 2006) Greg Prickril & Adrian Hamza
Sep 9 Adapters New Features (POP3 & SMTP Drilldown) in Pathfinder (BizTalk 2006) – Erik Leaseburg & Doug Girard
Oct 14 Writing Effective BizTalk Server Adapters Kartik Paramasivam
Nov 18 Beginning-to-End Ordered Delivery (Sequential FIFO) in BizTalk 2004 and 2006 Erik Leaseburg
Dec 2 Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) BizTalk 2006: Rules Design Spec Review/Discussion Gruia Pitigoi-Aron
Mon, Dec 12 BizTalk Server 2006: Development and Adapters Joe Sharp
Jan 6 Future Directions: Beyond BizTalk Server 2006 Eddie Churchill
Feb 10 BizTalk Server 2006 Lifecycle: Deployment, Monitoring & Maintenance Nikhil George & Erik Leaseburg
Feb 24 Upgrading from BizTalk Server 2004 to 2006 Charlie Ferebee
Mar 3 BizTalk 2006 Adapter for SAP Gruia Pitigoi-Aron
Mar 17 BizTalk 2006 Adapters for DB2 and Host Files – Ricardo Mendes
Apr 7 BizTalk 2006 Adapter for Oracle DB – Puru Amradkar
Apr 28 BizTalk 2006 Adapter for Siebel – Puru Amradkar
May 5 BizTalk 2006 Adapter for WSE 3.0 Jesus Rodriguez, Rick Pelletier, Javier Mariscal (Two Connect) & Mark Fussell
May 12 WSE 2.0 SP1 Adapter for BizTalk 2006 Michael Elizarov
May 19 BizTalk Operations Rob Cameron
May 26 BizTalk 2006 Adapter for RIM BlackBerry Jennifer Zouak (Zouak Consulting)
Jun 2 BizTalk Adapter for WebSphere MQ (Client-Based) Anil Balakrishnan