BizTalk Server 2010 R2 CTP Is Not Available Yet (at least not to everyone)
UPDATE (10 Dec 2012): BizTalk 2013 Beta is now available as an Azure VM. Read more here.
UPDATE (6 Nov 2012): BizTalk 2010 R2 was rebranded BizTalk 2013 and is now available in Beta. Read more here.
UPDATE (29 Aug 2012): The CTP of BizTalk 2010 R2 is now available as an Azure VM. Read more here.
At TechEd 2012 members of the BizTalk product team said that there would be a CTP release for BizTalk 2010 R2 in July. This was true, but the CTP release is only internal and not available to the general public yet. Bummer.
If you’re working for a company that may qualify for the TAP program, you can get a release that way. Here’s the enrollment link:
You’ve got to agree to do a lot of stuff and (apparently) use it in something of a real world project, so folks like me who just wanted a copy to play with and get up to speed on it can’t get one just yet. 😦
Now, if I can just find a client who wants to be on the bleeding edge…