Ford Motor Company Chooses Microsoft Content Management Server 2001 For Flagship Web Site

REDMOND, Wash., April 4, 2002 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that Ford Motor Company, the world’s second largest automaker and a Microsoft Global Account, is running Microsoft®
Content Management Server 2001 as the Web content management solution for its flagship corporate Web site, Facing rapid growth and frequent content update requirements for its site, Ford enlisted Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) to assist in building a cohesive Internet vision for the future of the Web site. Content Management Server 2001 was implemented for its scalability and ease of use to reduce the costs associated with operating and maintaining and to increase Ford Motor Company’s agility in delivering fresh and relevant content to its user base.

“Ford Motor Company is continuing to demonstrate its IT innovation in the automotive industry with,” said Paul Flessner, senior vice president of the .NET Enterprise Servers Group at Microsoft. “We’re excited that Ford chose Content Management Server 2001 for its Web content management needs and partnered with Microsoft Consulting Services to implement the solution in less than 12 weeks. Customers want the latest technology, but they also want quick time to market and ease of use resulting in greater organizational and cost efficiencies; Content Management Server 2001 and the other .NET Enterprise Servers deliver on these goals.”

As Ford continues to concentrate on building the highest-quality vehicles and increasing customer satisfaction, its focus on using innovative technology will be key to building relationships with customers and partners. To date, Ford Motor Company has implemented other Microsoft .NET Enterprise Servers, including SQL Server (TM) 2000, BizTalk Server® 2000, Exchange Server 2000 and Windows®
2000 Server.

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