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Advancing its efforts to establish Windows NT as an enterprise-level application server platform, Microsoft Corp. last week issued the beta release of its pending NT message-oriented middleware, code-named Falcon.
Slated for general release in the first quarter of 1997, Microsoft's entrant to the messaging middleware market is designed to support the creation of large-scale distributed Windows NT applications via a common message-queuing model. (See "Microsoft Falcon set to fly," May 27, page 1.)
Falcon also takes advantage of Microsoft's ActiveX object technologies. Within the company's Active Server framework, Falcon will be accessible as an ActiveX server-side …