Microsoft Adding RFID Support To Windows Server Software

Microsoft plans to add support for radio-frequency identification directly to its server software and potentially to the Windows operating system. Work is under way now to add RFID support to BizTalk Server, the companys XML-based integration server, said Paul Flessner, senior VP of Microsofts server platform division.

Flessner characterized BizTalk Servers role as providing "high-level integration" between an RFID reader and enterprise applications such as those sold by Microsofts Business Solutions division or other business software companies. RFID is an emerging technology that uses small chips that emit radio signals to track products across supply chains.

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