New version of BizTalk Server 2009 R2 has been announced. It will no doubt about align with latest versions of Microsoft Platform like Visual Studio 2010, Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2. So like BizTalk Server 2006, there will be R2 following up shortly. What I find interesting to see at blogpost from Thiago was that BizTalk Server 2009 R2 will be released in 2010 with AppFabric wave of releases, so my little endeavor with AppFabric yesterday comes in handy. I should say read Thiago post for starters and then move to Brain post with more information, background and thoughts. Of course you can also if you have the time watch PDC video about BizTalk Futures and roadmap.