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Digital, Microsoft Expand Windows NT Alliance

In an effort to boost the deployment of Windows NT and BackOffice-based enterprise solutions, Digital and Microsoft announced an expanded partnership under the Alliance for Enterprise Computing (AEC).

Representatives from both companies said today that as a "prime integrator for Windows NT" Digital will represent a single point of contact for the acquisition, design, implementation, and support of BackOffice solutions for enterprise customers.

Microsoft and Digital said they will also partner to deliver a broad range of new enterprise hardware, added-value software for the enterprise implementation of Windows NT Server and BackOffice, new life-cycle services, and increased services capacity.

"Digital's Alliance with Microsoft unquestionably has become the industry's most productive partnership for delivering Windows NT solutions across the enterprise," said Digital Chairman Robert B. Palmer. "Our expanded role today as the first worldwide prime integrator of Microsoft products gives customers a single point of contact for the comprehensive Windows NT solutions they need to stay up to date with technology and gain competitive advantage."

For more information on the various market initiatives, technology collaboration, product integration, and new services announced under the expanded alliance, visit the Microsoft PressPass site.