IBM WebSphere Portal Version 6 was officially launched on July 11th. Portal V6 introduces further enhancements that provide for a powerful user experience, optimized administration and management capabilities, and rapid delivery of composite applications for SOA. WebSphere Portal Version 6.0 plays a crucial role in on demand business – as the front-end, or user interface, for IBM’s innovative service oriented architecture (SOA) strategy. SOA and composite applications are very powerful concepts for enabling companies to provide more responsive and flexible business solutions. IBM WebSphere Portal Version 6.0 extends this even further by enabling IT to give process analysts and business users additional tools for assembling IT assets -- applications and processes -- in a way that meets their needs.