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Microsoft Keeps Working On Windows Server Links

With the next version of Commerce Server and BizTalk Server, and their shared foundation, Microsoft hopes to eradicate many server integration problems.

With these releases, slated for the first half of 2006, Microsoft will phase out the Microsoft Solution for Internet Business (MSIB), a Microsoft executive told CRN.

Markellos Diorinos, product manager for Commerce Server, said Microsoft has alleviated the need for MSIB in the next server release.

“MSIB consisted of three things: a lot of documentation [explaining] the use of the product; some integration between CMS [Content Management Server] and Commerce Server, which were developed isolated from each other; and some infrastructure in the form of a Microsoft Operations Manager [MOM] management pack,” Diorinos said.

With Commerce Server 2006, Microsoft is rewriting the documentation and building a MOM management pack into the server itself. The pack funnels information about the workings of each server into the MOM console. “This pack puts more knowledge into MOM about Commerce Server,” he said. Previously, an older version of the MOM management bits was included in MSIB.

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