Windows Server AppFabric, BizTalk Near Debut
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Two key Microsoft tools for enterprise developers are edging toward completion: the new edition of BizTalk Server 2010 and Windows Server AppFabric. That's big news for developers working with Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow Foundation-based composite apps, while BizTalk gives new features to make creating apps simpler and more efficient. CodeGuru takes a look.
Microsoft said it is shipping the long-awaited "release candidate" for Windows Server AppFabric this week, with plans to have the code finalized sometime in June.
At the same time, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) also said that the first beta of BizTalk Server 2010 is out and available, and that it is scheduled to be released in the third quarter. BizTalk Server 2010 is the latest version of Microsoft's business process management software.