Microsoft, Siebel Ink .Net Pact
Siebel embraces .Net but says that pact with Microsoft won't inhibit its support for Java.Microsoft Corp. and Siebel Systems Inc. finally announced their long-awaited partnership Monday, committing the two companies to joint development and marketing agreements. As expected, Siebel will increase its commitment to Microsofts .Net platform and use Microsofts Visual Studio.Net as its primary application development tool. Siebel applications will be optimized for .Net, and new versions of Siebel will be delivered in conjunction with new releases of .Net, officials of the two companies said. In addition, joint development efforts will be undertaken to improve performance, scalability and reliability of Siebel apps running on .Net.
As previously reported by eWEEK, the alliance also calls for Microsofts BizTalk application integration server to support Siebels Universal Application Network for business process integration among disparate applications.