More commentary and information on the recent announcement from Microsoft that the Discover/Jupiter project has been cancelled. From TechWorld
Microsoft has shelved its Jupiter project that looked to combine commerce, content management and integration technology into a single suite, because customers said they had no need for it.
While customers can integrate BizTalk Server, Content Management Server and Commerce Server themselves, the resulting suite could create licensing issues and other headaches while not adding much functionality, say observers.
Peter Pawlak, an analyst with Directions of Microsoft, said Microsoft will face new challenges trying to integrate Content Management Server with SharePoint Portal Server because the two have very distinct and different infrastructures. It also plans to integrate other pieces of the Jupiter suite with SharePoint Portal Server 3.0, which is slated to ship in 2005. Read