Announced at Gartner AADI in Las Vegas earlier today, iLog (, one of the industry-leading business rules management vendors, joins SOA Software as the newest additions to the Microsoft Business Process Alliance.

The investments iLog has made in developing a rules solution on the .NET 3.0 and Office platforms will make it easier to bridge the divide between developers, business analysts, and end users in authoring and managing business rules on the Microsoft platform.

Excerpt from iLog's press release:

"With ILOG Rules for .NET, customers can author and manage the business rules that define business decisions, and can integrate the resulting decision services into their business applications using products familiar to end users such as the Microsoft Office system, integrating with developer technologies such as Visual Studio, .NET 3.0, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Windows Communication Foundation, and deployment on server products such as BizTalk Server 2006 R2. This synergy between ILOG's BRMS and Microsoft desktop and enterprise technologies, significantly increases ease-of-use and improves time-to-market for enterprises worldwide that are facing faster business cycles and aging software architectures that can't accommodate change quickly enough.

"Through the Business Process Alliance, customers benefit from a powerful set of end-to-end tools for automating and optimizing their business processes, without custom integration," said Burley Kawasaki, director of product management in the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft. "ILOG is a significant asset to the Microsoft Business Process Alliance by providing enhanced business rules management, which delivers on our customers' needs."

Congratulations and thanks to iLog for their continued dedication to partnering with Microsoft.

Link to the full iLog press release: