A few weeks ago I received an email from my manager about a limited seat, distance learning class for BizTalk. I did not sign in for it because I was busy with moving into my new home and I was studying for the BizTalk 70-235 exam.

Today I decided to still participate in the “Microsoft Partner Academy What’s New in BizTalk Server 2006 class”. I’m a developer and the class is designed for technical pre-sales audiences, but it can never harm to learn the overall view of the product instead of only knowing the technical ins and outs.

The course focuses on delivering the business value of Microsoft products and technology to customers, which will provide info about the new features of BizTalk 2006 such as setup and configuration, Windows Server support, management and operations, and business users and developer empowerment.

The class is given by experienced Microsoft Technical Specialists. At the end of week 4 I have to prepare a solution for a prepared customer scenario, which will be reviewed and rated.

I will post my experiences during the course on this blog. The class runs from January 22 through March 9.