Compaq Announces BizTalk Server Initiative

Compaq Computer Corp. has aligned with Microsoft Corp. to develop XML-centric integration services and products based on BizTalk Server 2000, one of Microsoft's new enterprise server launches aimed at .NET technologies.

Compaq and Microsoft will provide standard offerings for B2B exchanges, supply chain infrastructure, supplier enablement, front/back office integration and legacy application integration, as well as complete support.

Microsoft has formally dedicated Compaq as the prime integrator of BizTalk Server 2000, while Compaq has designated BizTalk Server 2000 as the preferred platform for enterprise integration. Compaq is also introducing iOrchestrator for BizTalk Server 2000, a system of pre-programmed, intelligent adapters for major applications such as SAP R/3, Clarify, Siebel and Oracle.

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