Microsoft and Team Up To Revamp Leading IT Employment Web Site

REDMOND, Wash., and ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2002 — Microsoft Corp. and Inc. today announced the release of a new generation of the employment Web site that uses Microsoft® Visual Studio®
.NET and the .NET Framework.

With Microsoft .NET technologies,, the Internet’s leading IT job site, quadrupled performance of its Web site and realized faster development cycles for new and future features, benefiting both IT professionals and those who hire them. The site previously used ColdFusion for business logic, and suffered from stability and performance issues that drove the decision to upgrade to more modern technology.

“ built a business solution that affords our users unprecedented uptime and performance,”
said Tim Cederquist, vice president of Product Development and Technology at
“In addition, business partners are able to harness the power of the .NET Framework and XML Web services for back-end integration with their systems. And Microsoft’s commitment to innovation and technology allows to provide these features in record time.”

“It’s great to see the benefits that brought to its users,”
said Alain Gentilhomme, director for the Developer Platform and Evangelism Division at Microsoft.
“We believe that coupling the power of’s business logic and search functionality with .NET will benefit job seekers, as well as employers, tremendously.” uses Microsoft Windows® 2000 Server with Internet Information Services 5 and Active Directory® Services, SQL Server (TM) 2000, and Microsoft BizTalk®
Server across more than 60 servers. serves more than 12 million impressions each month, giving its 1 million registered users access to thousands of high-tech jobs.

About Microsoft .NET

Microsoft .NET is Microsoft’s software for connecting information, people, systems and devices. .NET provides XML-based interoperability and is being incorporated across Microsoft’s clients, servers, services and tools. This vision offers developers, businesses and consumers the ability to harness technology on their terms and the tools they need to create truly distributed Web services, making information available any time, any place and on any device.


Founded in 1995 by and for information technology professionals, is the Internet’s leading IT employment Web site. provides its visitors with the best in high-quality computer-related job opportunities and career-related content. Employers are rewarded with access to thousands of prescreened resumes from experienced IT professionals, including many of the best and brightest IT talent in the industry. CareerXRoads recently ranked the “Best of the Best” for 2002. is a privately held Atlanta-based corporation, with investments from Internet Capital Group (Nasdaq
) and Mellon Ventures.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
) 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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