Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday, as expected, officially introduced BizTalk Server 2004, the third major release of its business integration software offering. BizTalk Server 2004 succeeds BizTalk Server 2002 and is designed to help users integrate applications and automate business processes. It competes with products from vendors including IBM Corp., webMethods Inc., Tibco Software Inc., SeeBeyond Technology Corp. and BEA Systems Inc. Read the original article.