BizTalk 2010 R2 CTP Is Now Available as an Azure VM
UPDATE (5 Nov 2012): BizTalk 2010 R2 was rebranded BizTalk 2013 and is now available in Beta. Read more here.
It’s finally happened! The CTP for BizTalk 2010 R2 is now available to those outside of the TAP program. If you have an Azure account, all you need to do is create a Virtual Machine using the provided image in the VM Gallery.
Directions are listed in the BTS Product team’s blog here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/biztalk_server_team_blog/archive/2012/08/29/getting-started-with-biztalk-server-2010-r2-ctp-in-windows-azure-virtual-machines.aspx
Azure accounts are available to all MSDN subscribers, but if you’re not a subscriber, you can also sign up for a free 90-day trial: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial/