Microsoft Commerce Server 2000 Delivers E-Business In Many Shapes and Sizes

REDMOND, Wash., April 30, 2001 — To provide the most comprehensive platform for e-business, Microsoft Corp. has partnered with service providers worldwide to offer Microsoft® Commerce Server 2000 in a managed hosting environment.

Data Return Corp. is a leading provider of managed hosting solutions, offering services for many of the world’s most innovative and fastest-growing Fortune 1,000 companies and e-businesses. Named Microsoft’s Global Hosting Partner of the Year in July 2000, Data Return now offers Commerce Server 2000 services, including custom configuration of the Commerce Server 2000 Targeting System, Business Analytics System and the Web-based Business Desk. As part of its service offering, Data Return monitors all key hardware and software services and can include custom monitors to track total transaction time, transactions per minute and many other custom features.

“Data Return has been providing managed hosting services for Commerce Server 2000 for quite some time,”
said Troy Garrison, product program manager for Data Return.
“In fact, we recently performed the successful integration of Commerce Server 2000 into Texas Instruments’ system architecture managed by Data Return.”

The Educational & Productivity Solutions business (E & PS) of Texas Instruments Inc., a leader in educational technology, has been a customer of Data Return since June 2000. Data Return provides managed services in support of E & PS’ e-commerce site, through which visitors can purchase various products including software upgrades for

existing Flash-based handheld graphing products.

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