Microsoft is getting ready to talk about BizTalk Server Next.
The product-to-be, code-named Oslo, won’t be out any time soon-sources said to look at 2009 or 2010. The current iteration , BizTalk Server 2007 R2, which added EDI and RFID support, just shipped.
BizTalk is Microsoft’s take on Enterprise Application Integration,. And, it is being positioned as a key component–along with SQL Server and Visual Studio–of the company’s overall application development platform. Visual Studio 2008 is due perhaps late this year but more likely early next. , SQL Server 2008 has been promised for delivery in the second quarter of CY 2008.
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