Microsoft Embraces Open Standards

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2004-03-29 Print this article Print

BizTalk Server 2004 is a must-have for any Microsoft shop managing business processes, and is worth a look by anyone else, too.

With its broad open-standards support, multiple integration options, and some of the best process development and design tools available, Microsoft Corp.s BizTalk Server 2004 is one of the best BPM systems around and earns eWEEK Labs Analysts Choice honors. The product is a must-have for any Microsoft shop doing business integration—and even non-Microsoft shops should include it on their evaluation list.

Click here to read the full review of BizTalk Server 2004.

Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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