After several years of development and LOTS of community involvement, Sun has announced the release of Java Enterprise Edition 6 or Java EE 6 for short. Please, please don't call it J2EE anymore!
There is a good article on the Sun Developer site on the new features of Glassfish v3 and JEE6. Another good presentation based overview of the new features are here.
Now, your next question will be "When will IBM have Java EE 6 in WebSphere?" Well, based on prior experience, look for IBM to release a feature pack for Java EE6 later this year, and possibly have a point release of WAS and WAS ND sometime early next year (perhaps named WebSphere 7.1 if prior numbering proves anything).
Labels: java, jee6, WAS, WAS7, WebSphere