Microsoft Announces General Availability Of Content Management Server 2001
Enterprise, Evaluation and Developer Editions Available Today
REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 1, 2001 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the general availability of the enterprise, evaluation and developer editions of Microsoft® Content Management Server 2001. Content Management Server 2001 is the Web content management system that enables businesses to quickly and efficiently build, deploy and maintain highly dynamic Internet, intranet and extranet Web sites and is the latest addition to the Microsoft .NET Enterprise Server family.
"Customers looking for a content management product built for the Microsoft platform now have a clear choice," said Chris Atkinson, vice president of the .NET Enterprise Solutions Group at Microsoft. "We are extremely excited to bring this high-quality product to a worldwide market, making it easier for customers to quickly and cost-effectively build and deploy dynamic Web sites."
Microsoft Content Management Server 2001 dramatically reduces the time required to bring Web site applications to market, while offering the scalability needed for the most demanding environments. "Content Management Server is an integrated member of the .NET Enterprise Server family. In particular, it features out-of-the-box integration with Microsoft Commerce Server 2000, enabling customers to deploy personalized and targeted e-commerce sites quickly," Atkinson said.
Pricing and General Availability of Content Management Server 2001
Content Management Server 2001 Enterprise Edition. The full-featured licensed version of Content Management Server 2001 is available for a suggested retail price of $39,901 (U.S.) per CPU. In North America, those interested in Microsoft Content Management Server 2001 should call (888) 304-2222. Internationally, inquiries can be made via local Microsoft subsidiaries.
Content Management Server 2001 Evaluation Edition. A full-featured 120-day enterprise version of Content Management Server 2001 is available for download from http://www.microsoft.com/cmserver/evaluation/trial.htm .
Content Management Server 2001 Developer Edition. The developer edition of Content Management Server is available to MSDN® subscribers at http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/resources/subdwnld.asp . The developer edition will ship with MSDN Universal in October 2001.
More Than 150 Customers
Many early adopter customers are using the upcoming release of Content Management Server 2001 today to power their e-business initiatives. More than 150 customers - including Fujitsu Systems Business of America Inc., Marriott International Inc., The Royal Canadian Mint, Sterling Commerce, Texaco Inc. and Verizon Communications - are using previous versions of the software, formerly known as Ncompass Resolution from Ncompass Labs, to power their mission-critical Web sites. All existing customers will receive a free upgrade to Microsoft Content Management Server 2001.
About the .NET Enterprise Servers
The .NET Enterprise Servers are Microsoft's family of server applications for building, deploying and managing integrated Web solutions that move beyond today's world of stand-alone Web sites. Designed with mission-critical performance in mind, .NET Enterprise Servers provide fast time to market, as well as scalability, reliability and manageability for the global, Web-enabled enterprise. The .NET Enterprise Servers are a key part of Microsoft's broader .NET strategy, which will enable a distributed computing model for the Internet based on Internet protocols and standards to revolutionize the way computers talk to one another on users' behalf.
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