PeopleSoft to Take Advantage of Windows DNA Architecture

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23, 1997 — Today at the Microsoft® Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft Corp. announced that PeopleSoft Inc. will enhance its COM-based Message Agent to work with Microsoft Transaction Server. The enhancements to Message Agent utilize the extensibility features of the Windows Distributed Internet Applications (DNA) architecture and take advantage of the Component Object Model (COM), providing more opportunities for customers and software developers to customize and integrate the PeopleSoft product.

“Our COM-based extensibility allows us to take advantage of the industry’s most widely supported component model,” said Stan Swete, vice president of PeopleTools product strategy at PeopleSoft. “This means that PeopleSoft customers can easily integrate solutions based on products from a long list of vendors.”

Today, PeopleSoft provides a COM-based extensibility mechanism called the Message Agent, which allows PeopleTools to integrate other COM-based tools and services. This announcement will extend PeopleTools capabilities to incorporate support for Microsoft Transaction Server, which lets developers easily create robust, highly scalable distributed applications using software components. Microsoft Transaction Server is one of the key enabling services in the Windows DNA architecture.

“PeopleSoft software has always been distinguished as a highly customizable solution for customers,” said Bob Muglia, vice president of server applications at Microsoft. “PeopleSoft’s support for Microsoft Transaction Server will open up a new class of scalable extensions for system integrators and corporate users.”

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