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LINK Development Revamps Microsoft Middle East Site

LINK Egypt, the leading ISP in the Middle East's most competitive Internet markets (Egypt and Dubai), and its subsidiary LINK Development redesigned and deployed Microsoft Corp.'s Middle East website.

The new design is aimed at providing visitors to the site with a richer experience and faster browsing capabilities.

"LINK Development is pleased to have been chosen by Microsoft for the design and deployment of its new Middle East website," said Khaled Bichara, chairman and chief executive officer of LINK Development. "Microsofts decision to appoint LINK Development for this task reflects the fact that local and regional players in the information technology industry can provide world-class services to world-leading organisations such as Microsoft."

Microsofts Middle East Web site and its related content reside on the servers at Microsoft Corp.'s Washington, U.S., campus. LINK Development is responsible for upkeep of the site and its regular information updates.

"Microsofts Middle East website reflects the activities and the needs of customers in the Middle East, providing the world with a portal from which to see what the countries of the region are doing and providing value to our locally based customers," said Helena Gilman, marketing services manager, Microsoft Gulf. "Microsoft chose to revamp its Middle East website to do just that, while making it easier for visitors to find information relating to their field of interest faster. Choosing a company that meet Microsofts international standards was crucial."

LINK Development is a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider (MCSP) partner and a wholly owned subsidiary of ISP LINK Egypt, which provides Internet technology based solutions. Other LINK Development projects include Web site development for Reuters Arabic online service in Egypt and for Banque Misr, one of Egypts oldest financial institutions, as well as a Shell Egypt-sponsored Web site dedicated to Egyptian art.