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EMC to Deliver Broad Solution Portfolio for New Microsoft 2007 Products


EMC Announces Storage System, Software, Solution and Service Support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Windows Vista; New Assessment and Migration Services to Ease Customers’ Transition to Exchange Server 2007

NEW YORK (Microsoft “A New Day for Business” Launch)-Thursday, November 30, 2006

EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today announced that its networked storage systems, software, services and solutions will fully support the next generations of Microsoft products, including Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Windows Vista. EMC and Microsoft will work with customers to integrate the new functionality of these applications to help achieve a faster return on their IT investments with lower risk and improved access to information across their enterprises.

Howard Elias, EMC Executive Vice President, Global Services and Resource Management Software Group, said, “EMC has made a major commitment to helping customers upgrade and migrate to the latest technology from Microsoft. We have the systems, software and people that can make enterprise transitions to Exchange Server 2007, Office 2007 and Windows Vista straightforward and cost-effective. EMC Global Services includes some of the most knowledgeable Microsoft service professionals in the industry backed by EMC’s leading systems, software and proven solutions, all of which have been pretested in these environments. EMC Global Services builds on EMC and Microsoft’s strategic alliance, which facilitates our efforts to help our mutual customers realize the maximum value of their information throughout its lifecycle.”

“As a company with strong customer solutions, services expertise and technology offerings for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Windows Vista, EMC’s commitment and capabilities for the Microsoft platform is a significant milestone,” said Chris Capossela, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Business Division Product Management Group. “EMC’s ongoing technology integration efforts and Microsoft services help enterprises discover the capabilities of this new wave of Microsoft innovation.”

EMC’s industry-leading product portfolio will be tested and qualified as interoperable with the new Microsoft products. The EMC solutions and professional services designed for the newest Microsoft releases and delivered through EMC Global Services include:

* EMC Assessment and Migration Services for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 – These new services will help provide customers with smooth and cost-effective upgrades of their enterprise messaging environments and will enable them to leverage such new features of Exchange Server 2007 as unified messaging. After migrating, customers will continue to gain value from EMC’s proven solutions which include integrated hardware, software and services, and which ensure their critical Exchange Server 2007 information is secure, protected and cost effectively managed.

* EMC Solutions for Microsoft Office 2007 – As a Microsoft Global Systems Integrator, EMC has worked with early-adopter customers to customize solutions on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and other Office server technologies including Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007, Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Groove Server 2007.

Dan Wakefield, IT Operations Manager for Enterasys, a provider of secure network solutions, said, “With EMC’s experience implementing Microsoft SharePoint-based workflow solutions, we were able to automate our on-boarding process for new hires, thereby shortening the time it takes to get them the access and equipment they need to be productive. In this single business scenario, EMC was able to quickly prove the value of the new Microsoft technology – while building a platform on the 2007 Microsoft Office system that will enable us to further accelerate the automation of our business workflows. Due to the success of this implementation, we have already begun developing additional HR-related applications on the 2007 Office platform that are based on what EMC has shown us is possible.”

In addition, EMC is developing solutions that seamlessly integrate the EMC Documentum® content management platform with multiple Microsoft solutions and platform technologies. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, which lets Microsoft Office users take advantage of the advanced Enterprise Content Management capabilities of the EMC Documentum platform. (See related announcement here.)

* EMC Services for Microsoft Windows Vista – EMC helps customers automate the process for large-scale deployment of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 with service offerings built around Microsoft’s Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 solution accelerator and Microsoft SMS 2003 to help organizations upgrade their IT infrastructure in a cost-effective and secure manner.

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