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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

ILOG Updates Rules; Now Supports .NET 3.0 and WCF

ILOG has announced its ILOG Rules for .NET 3.0, a tool that lets you
edit and manage business rules in Microsoft Word and Excel through a
new "Rules" tab in the Office 2007 toolbar or "ribbon". ILOG Rules for
.NET 3.0 also provides support for Windows Communication Foundation
(WCF), Microsoft's unified programming model for building service-oriented
(SOA) applications. Debuting with this release, ILOG Rules for .NET 3.0
has a modular architecture similar to its sister product, ILOG JRules,
for Java. These modules include a dedicated rule authoring environment
for business users called "Rule Solutions for Office." Other features
include: (1) Portable Rule Editing Environment for Business users. Rule
Solutions for Office and Rule Team Server for SharePoint Services
combined to promote a document-centric approach to rule management,
leveraging new features in Office 2007. Users collaborate easily, taking
rules where Word documents go -- disconnected, routed, attached, and
printed. (2) Out-of-the-box SOA deployment using Rule Execution Server
for .NET. Traditionally, SOA investments have been expensive. (3) Enhanced
Rule Management for Business Analysts. Business analysts can more easily
collaborate with developers working on a common set of rules in their
familiar environment. (4) Enhanced performance with RetePlus and
FastPath available for the first time on .NET Framework. In this
version, ILOG is introducing RetePlus and sequential execution with
FastPath for .NET platform. The combination of RetePlus and FastPath
in ILOG Rules for .NET 3.0 eliminates the need for a customer to
compromise when selecting an algorithm.

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