Microsoft and Interwoven Announce Content Express For Microsoft Commerce Server 2000

NEW YORK, June 28, 2000 — Today at PC EXPO 2000, Microsoft Corp. and Interwoven Inc. (Nasdaq
“IWOV” ), the leading provider of enterprise-class content-management software, announced the beta release of Content Express for Microsoft® Commerce Server 2000. Microsoft and Interwoven worked together on Content Express, which is designed to enable business users to easily create and manage content for e-commerce solutions built using Microsoft Commerce Server 2000 and the Microsoft Windows® DNA 2000 platform. In a related announcement, Microsoft Commerce Server 2000 beta release was announced today.

Content Express software provides business users with easy-to-use content management functionality and is seamlessly integrated with the Commerce Server Business Desk management application. Business users can enter and modify content on the fly and kick-off predefined workflow approvals effortlessly. Content Express also provides companies with the ability to perform whole site versioning and rollback. Together, Content Express and Commerce Server 2000 enable organizations to significantly reduce both time and costs for Web-site development and management.

“Microsoft Commerce Server 2000 was designed to serve tomorrow’s dynamic e-commerce site, which delivers diverse and targeted content to many differentiated audiences and multiple markets,”
said Chris Atkinson, vice president of Windows DNA and Web services solutions at Microsoft.
“We are delighted to be extending our relationship with Interwoven to include collaborating on Content Express and together delivering to our customers a fast and easy means of creating and managing the content for mission-critical Web sites.”

“We continue to see small to midsize organizations struggling with their decisions to purchase content management systems,”
said Andy Warzecha, senior program director of Electronic Business Strategies at META Group.
“These organizations know content management is key to their e-business success, but to date, ease of use for nontechnical users, scalability and concerns over long-term vendor viability have been major issues. New offerings, like Content Express, that can address these concerns and tightly integrate with Microsoft’s platform will quickly establish market leadership positions in these segments of the rapidly growing content management market: $10 billion by 2004.”

Benefits to Microsoft Commerce Server 2000 Customers

  • Ease of use. Easier entry and approval of e-business content is provided.

  • Minimal training required. The intuitive interface seamlessly integrates with the Commerce Server 2000 Business Desk.

  • Faster time-to-Web. All users may make changes, allowing minimal reliance on a Web team.

  • Quality ensured. Content quality is ensured before deployment by testing in the Content Express staging environment.

“Commerce Server 2000 is a powerful and robust system for developing e-business applications, and we are very pleased to have worked closely with Microsoft on a solution designed specifically for the Windows DNA 2000 platform,”
said John Van Siclen, vice president of corporate development at Interwoven.
“Content Express provides an easy content entry and approval mechanism that allows customers to get their sites up and running quickly.”

Businesses that adopt Content Express and need to further scale their Web operations will be able to upgrade to Interwoven TeamSite, Interwoven’s enterprise-class content-management solution. TeamSite provides scalability by enabling the following: empowering technical developers in addition to business contributors; managing sophisticated Web operations including complex workflows; and integrating diverse Web assets such as application code, XML and streaming video and audio. Interwoven TeamSite is available for the Windows 2000 and Windows NT® operating systems.

Windows DNA 2000 and Commerce Server 2000

Windows DNA 2000 is Microsoft’s platform for rapidly building and deploying next-generation e-commerce, line-of-business and Web solutions that easily integrate with customers, partners and existing applications. In addition to its foundation of Windows 2000, components of the Windows DNA 2000 platform include Commerce Server 2000, Microsoft SQL Server™ 2000, Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000, BizTalk™ Server 2000, Application Center 2000, Host Integration Server 2000, Exchange 2000 and the Visual Studio® development system — all best-of-breed products that take advantage of the deepest pool of developer talent and third-party markets in the industry. Microsoft Commerce Server 2000 provides in-depth, easy-to-customize solutions for both business-to-business (supplier) and business-to-consumer (retail) e-commerce site development and sophisticated business analytics and is an enabler for e-market providers. Those interested in more information, or in obtaining the Commerce Server 2000 beta, should visit http://www.microsoft.com/commerceserver/prodinfo/beta.asp . More information on

Content Express can be obtained by visiting http://www.interwoven.com/cs2000/ , sending e-mail to microsoft@interwoven.com, or calling (888) 242-3765.

About Interwoven, Inc.

Interwoven Inc. (Nasdaq
“IWOV”
) is the leading provider of enterprise-class content management solutions. Its flagship product, TeamSite, controls the development, management and deployment of business-critical Web sites. Interwoven solutions are based on an inclusive content architecture that empowers all content contributors and leverages diverse Web assets including XML, Java, rich HTML, multimedia and database content. TeamSite is available for the Sun Solaris operating system and Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 platforms. More information on the company and its software solutions is available at the Interwoven Web site at http://www.interwoven.com/ or by sending e-mail to info@interwoven.com.

About Microsoft

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“MSFT”
) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software — any time, any place and on any device.

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