Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Microsoft and Siebel Systems Optimize Siebel Business Applications On Microsoft .NET

Microsoft and Siebel Systems Optimize Siebel Business Applications On Microsoft .NET "Siebel Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. today announced new deployment options for Universal Application Network (UAN) utilizing Microsoft BizTalk® Server 2004 as a runtime engine and tool set for customization. The companies also previewed new Microsoft® .NET-based Smart Client technology, providing deep integration with the Microsoft Office System and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 within all hosted and nonhosted Siebel deployments. These offerings are expected to further the growth of the Microsoft Windows® platform -- one of the fastest-growing platforms for Siebel deployments -- within the Siebel installed base by providing customers with breakthrough application integration, user productivity and scalability."The integrated products announced today demonstrate how the Siebel and Microsoft solution enables customers to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy the best business solutions," said Mark Armenante, group vice president, Alliances, Siebel Systems. "Working together over the past year, Siebel and Microsoft have developed .NET-based solutions throughout our client, server and integration product stacks that will help enterprises react to business change and realize greater value from their technology investments."

Going deep .NET on one hand, and working closely with IBM on hosted and SMB-focused offerings; Siebel continues to morph in interesting ways...
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