Microsoft Preps Jupiter E-Commerce Bundle
Microsoft is working to bundle together a bunch of its existing EAI and B2B products into the Jupiter suite, with BizTalk and SharePoint Portal Server as the centerpieces.Microsoft Corp.s E-Business Web Services team is prepping an e-business server suite code-named Jupiter. Microsoft is working to bundle together a bunch of its existing enterprise-application-integration (EAI) and business-to-business (B2B) products into the Jupiter suite, sources said. The next-generation versions of the companys BizTalk app-integration server and SharePoint Portal Server will be the centerpieces, they said. Commerce Server, Content Management Server and Host Integration Server will be Jupiters other main elements, according to published reports. Other likely elements in a Jupiter bundle include hooks to some of the .Net Web services extensions Microsoft is building atop its Great Plains application software suite of products and Microsofts BizTalk Accelerator templates and blueprints.
Microsoft currently offers three BizTalk Acclerator packs: BizTalk for HIPAA; BizTalk for Suppliers; and BizTalk for RosettaNet.