NATO Unified With Microsoft SQL Server 2000 XML Support

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Microsoft Corp.

    REDMOND, Wash., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Although NATO nations are not
 obliged to use the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) for the support
 of their military equipment, most find that collaborating with other members
 of the alliance is more cost-effective than buying and supporting their
 equipment independently. So when NAMSA wanted to create a secure and reliable
 online business-to-business (B2B) procurement system, it choose Microsoft(R)
 Windows(R) 2000 Server, Microsoft SQL Server(TM) 2000 and Microsoft Commerce
 Server 2000 for building, deploying and managing its next-generation
 integrated Web experiences.
     (Photo:  NewsCom:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO )
     The NAMSA eBid system was deployed in three months and allows qualified
 vendors to do business with the agency 24x7 in a simple and secure manner.
 Using the native XML and XSL support in SQL Server 2000, eBid can immediately
 communicate and transfer data between various systems without going through
 the laborious task of converting data, making the solution an ideal vertical
 B2B portal for the defense industry. Moreover, based on projected savings in
 staff time and in fax and telephone costs, the overall investment should pay
 for itself within five months.
     NATO is not alone:  Governments and public agencies all over the world are
 betting their systems on the Microsoft .NET platform. More information about
 government agencies using Microsoft technology solutions can be found at
 http://www.microsoft.com/business/government/default.asp. More information
 about the NAMSA case study can be found at
 http://www.microsoft.com/business/government/resources/nato_ebid.asp.
     Founded in 1975, Microsoft Corp. is the worldwide leader in software,
 services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The
 company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower
 people through great software -- any time, any place and on any device.
     Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
 Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
 The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 

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    REDMOND, Wash., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Although NATO nations are not
 obliged to use the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) for the support
 of their military equipment, most find that collaborating with other members
 of the alliance is more cost-effective than buying and supporting their
 equipment independently. So when NAMSA wanted to create a secure and reliable
 online business-to-business (B2B) procurement system, it choose Microsoft(R)
 Windows(R) 2000 Server, Microsoft SQL Server(TM) 2000 and Microsoft Commerce
 Server 2000 for building, deploying and managing its next-generation
 integrated Web experiences.
     (Photo:  NewsCom:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO )
     The NAMSA eBid system was deployed in three months and allows qualified
 vendors to do business with the agency 24x7 in a simple and secure manner.
 Using the native XML and XSL support in SQL Server 2000, eBid can immediately
 communicate and transfer data between various systems without going through
 the laborious task of converting data, making the solution an ideal vertical
 B2B portal for the defense industry. Moreover, based on projected savings in
 staff time and in fax and telephone costs, the overall investment should pay
 for itself within five months.
     NATO is not alone:  Governments and public agencies all over the world are
 betting their systems on the Microsoft .NET platform. More information about
 government agencies using Microsoft technology solutions can be found at
 http://www.microsoft.com/business/government/default.asp. More information
 about the NAMSA case study can be found at
 http://www.microsoft.com/business/government/resources/nato_ebid.asp.
     Founded in 1975, Microsoft Corp. is the worldwide leader in software,
 services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The
 company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower
 people through great software -- any time, any place and on any device.
     Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
 Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
 The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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