BizTalk 2010 RTM code available in a 120 day trial version and developer edition

Grab the 120 day trial  here. And the developer edition from Microsoft Download, here It is not yet to find on MSDN … awaiting it unpatiently.  And is the MSDN version the same as the one on Microsoft Download?  And how is the developer edition licensed these days?  The License page still mentions a developer edition cost of USD 499,- … but that is for BizTalk 2009.

New build of Windows Server Appfabric is out - 1.0.2034.0

Even though it shows version 1.0.0.0 on the Microsoft download page, the July 23rd 2010 update is in fact an update from 1.0.2019.2 to build 1.0.2034 I am not able to spot the difference, and there are no updated release notes, tracking changes or bugfixes. I started a thread on the MSDN forum to see what MS had to say about it….  Check it out here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dublin/thread/f7746aa9-06d1-45a9-87e9-08850f32aab8

Update for Enterprise SSO for BizTalk to handle .NET 4.0 framework deployment - KB2252691

There is now an official MS hotfix for SSO to handle the error with the SSO DLL being unregistered after deploying the .NET 4.0 FW on an existing SSO installation. Here is the link to KB2252691: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=46fa6c65-531a-4c9f-99f9-7af3fac098a6 This is nice!  Now I feel better about deploying .NET 4.0 into prodcution …