REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 16, 2005 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that BizTalk
Server 2004, a Windows Server System (TM) product, was selected by InfoWorld magazine as a Technology of the Year Award winner in the Enterprise Applications and Integration category. Each year the awards are given to recognize technologies that promise to make the greatest impact on enterprise information technology (IT) strategies and to identify those enterprise products that have fundamentally altered the IT landscape.
“Innovation trumps consolidation,” said Steve Fox, editor in chief of InfoWorld. “InfoWorld’s annual Technology of the Year Awards highlight the value of more powerful systems, more flexible storage, richer networks, more elegant applications, smoother integration, automated management and granular security. The real winners are the organizations implementing these technologies.”
BizTalk Server: A Customer-Driven Product
Since the initial release of BizTalk Server, the product team has focused on feedback from Microsoft customers as well as customers of competing technologies to drive enhancements. Enterprise integration solutions that automate business processes and involve customers, employees and partners need to be easy to use and monitor. BizTalk Server’s orchestration engine and rules engine facilitate these actions in simple and economical ways for IT workers.
“This award validates our commitment to helping customers and recognizes years of hard work by the BizTalk Server team,” said Ted Kummert, corporate vice president in the Business Process and Integration Division at Microsoft. “Microsoft listened to customers and responded by providing a business process automation solution that meets their needs today and will continue to evolve to meet their needs in the future.”
About BizTalk Server
Part of Windows Server System, BizTalk Server 2004 helps customers automate and manage complex business processes within and across organizational boundaries, connecting applications, trading partners, employees and legacy systems.
About Windows Server System
Windows Server System is integrated server software providing the infrastructure for IT operations, application development, integration and information work. Built on the Windows Server (TM) operating system and designed with Common Engineering Criteria, Windows Server System is focused on making it easier for IT professionals to connect and manage their IT environments. Because Windows Server System products are integrated for enhanced manageability and security, they help organizations reduce complexity and lower costs. All Windows Server System products support open industry standards including those based on XML to promote interoperability with other platforms. More information on Windows Server System can be found online at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem .
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