In case you missed the Application Infrastructure Virtual launch today (you can go watch it on demand), Microsoft has made available:
- BizTalk Server 2010 beta, get it here (note that the ESB Toolkit 2.1 beta is on that page also)
- The Windows Server AppFabric release candidate, get it here
Make sure you check out the new mapper functionality in the BizTalk, it ROCKS! What seems like a simple problem quick deteriorates into some very complex UI issues, and the team has really done a great job in providing a UI that nicely addresses those challenges, and more.
One of the coolest features of the mapper is the new “indicate match” capability. In the screen shot below, I right-clicked the “PO403” node, the mapper thought “PONumber” was the best match, but that the other “PONumber” and “PODate” were also possible matches. Very very nice!!