Microsoft Receives Support for BizTalk Server 2000 From Leading Systems Integrators

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 22, 2002 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that six of the leading systems integrators support Microsoft® BizTalk™
Server 2000 and have trained consultants ready to design, maintain and install customers deployments. Systems integrators Accenture, Avanade Inc., Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Compaq Global Services, Compuware Corp. and KPMG Consulting Inc. have all successfully worked with a number of customers on deploying BizTalk Server-based solutions, using their expertise in Microsoft technologies to deliver the right business solutions quickly.

“Having support from these leading systems integrators is a great asset to BizTalk Server and really says something about the quality of the product,”
said Eric Swift, lead product manager for BizTalk Server Adapter and Partner Strategy at Microsoft.
“BizTalk Server reached 800 customers within its first year on the market, and that is in part due to the fact that these six top systems integrators strongly support the product and have such well-established BizTalk Server-based practices. The consultants at these companies are very well-trained and can easily put together a tailored solution for customers, ensuring that they have the exact solution needed to keep them at the top of their business.”

Customers Experience Success With Systems Integrators

Customers of BizTalk Server that have worked with a systems integrator on their solution have seen great success. The expertise these trained consultants bring to deployments of BizTalk Server ensures a high-quality solution built with a high-quality product.

“Accenture enjoys a close working relationship with Microsoft,”
said David Hill, managing partner of the Global Solutions Engineering practice at Accenture.
“Combining BizTalk Server 2000 with our in-depth industry expertise allows us to provide our clients with a seamless, cost-effective integration solution that helps them keep a competitive edge in a rapidly changing business environment.”

“Enterprise application integration is among our customers highest technology priorities, and BizTalk Server enables companies to seamlessly integrate data and applications both inside and outside the organization,”
said Mitch Hill, CEO of Avanade.
“By combining the benefits of BizTalk Server with Avanades Connected Architecture, a platform created to accelerate development and minimize risk, we deliver cost-effective, scalable, reliable solutions that help our customers create an extended enterprise.”

“Compaq Global Services customers are reaping the benefits of a full portfolio of life-cycle services to support BizTalk Server-based enterprise integration solutions,”
said Rick Fricchione, vice president of the Enterprise Ready Microsoft Practice at Compaq Global Services.
“Our services professionals are extending the reach of BizTalk Server through the Compaq iOrchestrator suite of application adapters, and we are solving customer business problems with low-cost, scalable solutions.”

Close Relationship With Microsoft

Microsofts close working relationship with all these leading systems integrators ensures that customers are getting the best service possible from both Microsoft and the systems integrator, and allows them to focus on their business rather than worry about technology.

“Compuware has a long history of working with Microsoft, and we have been assisting many customers transition to the Microsoft .NET Platform,”
said Tommi White, chief operating officer of Compuware.
“BizTalk Server is an important element of .NET, offering customers the ability to integrate applications as well as exchange partner information through a common XML interface. By combining the application deployment expertise of Compuwares professional services staff with the powerful enterprise integration capabilities of Microsoft BizTalk Server, customers will be able to gain significant cost efficiencies in their business.”

More information on all six leading systems integrators can be found at .

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