BizTalk in the Commonwealth Games 2006!

We (Microsoft) recently announced that we are the official Technology Partner for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth games in March. You can check out the announcement here. I have to say though, withouth a doubt the best part of the article reads;

"Microsoft's BizTalk Server and SQL Server will be combined to provide a sophisticated data aggregation solution that will bring together competition results from 20 different venues, which will then be available for publication on the Internet "

Woohoo! Ok, so I am a little biased ;-) Other interesting facts from the article;

  • When not competing, athletes will be able to relax in a special Xbox game zone, where the latest games will ensure the competition continues beyond the official events.
  • Windows Server 2003, along with a broad range of .NET server technologies, will be the base platform for the Games' online operations
  • Microsoft Content Management Server will provide Games officials and journalists with an easy-to-use web based solution for authoring and publishing news and stories about the Games

Hope to see you all there!