Microsoft is releasing BizTalk Server 2006, which includes native support for the EDI and AS2 communication protocols, and a new set of services supporting RFID technology. This should be available in 2007
Microsoft has purchased adapters from iWay software so instead of having to purchase your specific EDI, RFID product from a third party ,Microsoft is offering one package allowing you to vent your feelings at one company when the software does not work out the box.
The RFID services will utilize a set of open APIs that Microsoft business partners, such as Unisys, can use to create an end-to-end solution for customers.
Pricing for BizTalk Server 2006 costs $30,000 per processor, BizTalk Server 2006 R2 will also support the new WinFX programming model that Microsoft is building into Windows Vista and the next release of Windows Server.
Link for beta tester’s connect.microsoft.com.