Microsoft Announces Windows 2000 Support for New Commerce One Products and Services

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 24, 2000 — Microsoft Corp. today announced Microsoft® Windows® 2000 support for the new suite of industry-leading electronic-commerce products, services and portal solutions from Commerce One Inc., including Commerce One MarketSite™ Portal Solution 3.0, Commerce One BuySite™ 6.0 e-procurement application as well as a new version of Commerce One MarketSite Global Trading Portal. Microsoft and Commerce One are working together to help ensure that the Windows 2000 operating system provides the best platform for Commerce One solutions.

Windows 2000 is an ideal solution for helping organizations easily Internet-enable their business with a reliable, manageable platform for the next generation of business computing. Commerce One has built the Commerce One solution on the Windows 2000 platform to help customers seize the opportunity presented by connecting buyers and suppliers across the Internet. Windows 2000 and Commerce One solutions make the Internet an integral part of daily business by allowing companies to move processes online, better understand and respond to their customers, and connect to suppliers and industry partners.

“Windows 2000 empowers companies to take full advantage of the Internet with a set of integrated Web services for building reliable, highly scalable, distributed Web-based applications.”
said Keith White, director of Windows marketing, Microsoft.
“Microsoft is excited to be working with Commerce One to extend the built-in capabilities of Windows 2000 and provide powerful business-to-business solutions to our mutual customers.”

Commerce One and Microsoft customers are the ultimate beneficiaries of today’s announcement. Commerce One customers using the Windows 2000 platform can be assured that the application is designed to take advantage of built-in clustering, reliability and Active Directory TM ,”
said Chuck Donchess, vice president of marketing and business development for Commerce One.
“The built-in abilities of Windows 2000 combined with its inherent scalability and reliability affords users the luxury of spending time on the business of buying, selling and exchanging goods rather than on network maintenance.”

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Commerce One, BuySite and MarketSite are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Commerce One.

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