Thirteen Major Systems Integrators Offer Worldwide Design, Deployment Services for Microsoft Commercial Internet System

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 10, 1996 — Thirteen of the world’s leading systems integrators now offer a broad range of design, deployment and support services for Microsoft® Commercial Internet System (MCIS) products. The worldwide roster of systems integrators trained and ready to support MCIS marks unprecedented momentum for Microsoft Corp.’s solution for large-scale, high-quality commercial Web sites capable of real-time user interaction, collaboration and online commerce.

Systems integrators worldwide are participating in Microsoft’s in-depth systems-integration training for MCIS including the Windows NT® Server network operating system version 4.0 and Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 3.0. They include Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), Digital Equipment Corp., Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS), KiZAN Technologies Inc., Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) and Siemens Internet Solutions (business unit of Siemens Stromberg-Carlson) in the United States; Axime I. S., CAP Gemini Innovation, Telef
nica Sistemas and Wang BISS Ltd. in Europe; and Cogita Business Services International Ltd., Mulder Communications and Praxa Ltd. in the South Pacific.

“It’s not enough to offer the most scalable, powerful solutions for high-quality, customizable Web sites – we also have to provide a range of implementation solutions so customers can choose the option that’s best for them,”
said Cameron Myhrvold, vice president of public network sales and business development at Microsoft.
“Customers can integrate MCIS themselves or turn to some of the best systems integrators. This is a major step in providing worldwide systems integration support for our public network operator customers.”

Microsoft provides systems integrators using MCIS, Windows NT Server and IIS with in-depth training, support and marketing services to assist them in providing customized MCIS-based solutions to their customers. Systems integrators offer services such as network design and deployment, integration of MCIS with legacy systems, customer support and help desk, application development, and other consulting services.

MCIS will enable users to provide complete and innovative services to their customers. It includes seven server offerings, including Microsoft Commercial Internet Mail Server, Microsoft Commercial Internet News Server, Microsoft Membership System, Microsoft Content Replication System, Microsoft Personalization System, Microsoft Conference Server and Microsoft Merchant Server.

Further information on MCIS is available at ( For more information on MCIS systems integrators, please visit .

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