In Brief: Key BizTalk specification reaches version 1.0

• Developers can download version 1.0 of a key BizTalk specification at biztalk.org. This release is an important step in Microsoft's BizTalk initiative, which is defining communication protocols for business-to-business e-commerce that Microsoft will support in its server products. The new BizTalk Framework Independent Document Specification defines a standard XML "envelope" for messages that carry business documents (such as purchase orders or insurance claims) between e-commerce applications.

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