I have just picked up the news that Microsoft has unveiled its BizTalk RFID Mobile platform. A previously private beta version of the software was made available on April 18th 2008, and general availability is promised for later in 2008.
Since leaving Microsoft in 2006, I have known that this was on the cards. BizTalk RFID Mobile, when used with BizTalk Server 2006 R2, extends RFID support for business process to Windows CE and Windows Mobile 5.0 applications.
"Customers have asked for business process technologies that enable real-time decision-making to help drive measurable business results," said Burley Kawasaki, director of product management in the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft.
Microsoft also announced the BizTalk RFID Standards Pack for customers to integrate RFID technologies with Electronic Product Code standards, including Tag Data Translator and Low Level Reader Protocol.
Watch IT-analysis for further information.