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BizTalk Initiative Maturing

DALLAS -- At TechEd 99 today, Microsoft Corp. announced the first draft specifications of the BizTalk Framework, the BizTalk.Org Web site and charter members of the BizTalk steering committee. These BizTalk Framework initiatives aim to accelerate the widespread adoption of eXtensible Markup Language (XML) for electronic commerce and application integration.

The draft BizTalk Framework specifications outline XML design guidelines for developing and implementing BizTalk Framework schemas and provide organizations with an initial blueprint for building BizTalk-enabled software.

The BizTalk.Org Web site serves as an open repository for the submission and publication of BizTalk Framework schemas that will allow organizations to integrate applications and exchange documents, such as product catalogs, purchase orders, and product and promotional information. This Web site will serve as the online reference for BizTalk Framework specifications, schemas, reference materials, tools, sample applications and a community newsgroup.

The BizTalk steering committee, composed of vendors, standards bodies and corporate customers, will independently manage the BizTalk.Org Web site and provide guidance on the future direction of the BizTalk Framework. Charter members include Ariba Technologies Inc., Baan Co., Boeing Co., Commerce One Inc., Concur Technologies Inc., Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA), J.D. Edwards, Merrill Lynch & Company Inc., Microsoft, Open Applications Group (OAG), PeopleSoft Inc., Pivotal Software Inc. and SAP AG. – Thomas Sullivan

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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