BizTalk and WCF Finds a New Home at Microsoft

Saw on eWeek this morning that there has been some movement of Microsoft product teams.  Buried near the end of this article we find out that the Connected Systems Division (home of BizTalk, WCF, Oslo, etc) is combined with the Data and Storage Platform (SQL Server) team.  The entire new team is called “Business Platform Division.”

Probably not a bad move given the inherent relationship between the two sets of technologies.  This probably helps BizTalk’s long term prospects because (a) Ted Kummert, who leads the new team, is a long time friend of BizTalk and (b) long term we may see a very tight integration (bundling?) between the products.

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Author: Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, with a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, the lead InfoQ.com editor for cloud computing, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, and a former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, Richard leads a team focused on products and customer success for app modernization (e.g. Anthos). Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

2 thoughts

  1. This is absolutely great news! Finally it seems that Microsoft is starting to sell biztalk to business, instead to IT.

    BizTalk has a great name. It start with a “B”, which is a nice to have, when you’re trying to solve business problems.

    The issue is that BizTalk, for the most part, as been used to align with .NET instead of “Business”.

    I really hope that this new product becomes something we can sell at the board, and the other BPM engine (Pega, Tibco, etc, etc) have been since early 2000s.

    Great catch Richard!

    Cheers,

    Filipe

    1. Thanks for stopping by Felipe. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog.

      There are potential concerns I could have from this merger, but, as you point out, it’s probably a good thing to align a product like BizTalk with a product team used to shipping commerical products (i.e. products that they actually charge for).

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