More news from the Integration space ...
Microsoft has purchased eight of iWay Softwares Biztalk adapters which will ship with Biztalk 2006.
The adapters which Microsoft has purchase are, Amdocs, JD Edwards, Oracle Corp., PeopleSoft, Siebel Systems Inc. and TIBCO.
Adding out-of-the-box connectivity to a variety of technologies is only going to strengthen Microsoft standing in the integration space (I have resisted using ESB or EAI TLA's). It seems to me that Microsoft aren’t resting on their lorals and are clearly ambitious in become the market leader.
Biztalk 2006 is slated to be with us in November this year.