Excosoft partners with Microsoft to offer Web-based authoring solution integrated with Exchange 2000

Excosoft partners with Microsoft to offer Web-based authoring solution integrated with Exchange 2000 The addition of Web-based authoring capabilities to Exchange 2000 promises to redefine how people collaborate over the Internet. Kista, Sweden - August 16, 2000 - Excosoft AB, a leading provider of content management solutions, today announced a partnership with Microsoft to extend the messaging and collaboration infrastructure of Exchange 2000 with their Web-based authoring technology. The cornerstone of the partnership is WebDAV (short for Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning). WebDAV represents a major advance over existing Web capabilities, which are for the most part limited to read-only access, by enabling Web-based documents and information to be created and updated directly on a Web server. Both Microsoft and Excosoft are in the first-wave of technology vendors to deliver WebDAV-compliant products. Being able to create and share information across geographic and organizational barriers is vital to the success of any business. Microsoft developed their Exchange 2000 Server in recognition of this, and Exchange 2000 will significantly advance the way people collaborate over the Internet - with the addition of Excosoft's Web-based authoring capabilities it promises to completely redefine the way we work together. "Exchange 2000 Server will give business new avenues for collaboration and communication. We see Web-based authoring as an exciting way to extend these avenues," said Niclas Dahl, Partner Manager at Microsoft, Sweden. "We chose Excosoft as a partner because they are a company that innovates, with products designed to integrate well with Microsoft technologies." "This is a great opportunity for Excosoft." said Jörgen Friman, President and CEO of Excosoft. "We expect Web-based authoring to become a major component of eBusiness applications in the near future." About Microsoft Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") 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. Additional information is available at www.microsoft.com About Excosoft Excosoft is a leading provider of content management solutions. We help our customers stay competitive in fast-moving markets by leveraging Web technologies, such as WebDAV and XML, to streamline the management of corporate information. We offer a range of products including network-enabled documentation software, version control and configuration management software, platforms for publishing eContent, and a powerful Web-based authoring environment. For more than a decade, Excosoft products and services, together with training and support, have been transforming the way some of the world's biggest companies think about information. Our customer base is always growing and includes companies such as Ericsson, SAAB, NetSchools, OM Technology, Celsius Tech and Holmen Paper. Major investment in Excosoft comes from Investor Growth Capital and IT Provider. Additional information is available at www.excosoft.com Direct inquiries to: Jörgen Friman, CEO Tel: +46 (0)8 633 2900 Fax: +46 (0)8 633 2950 E-mail: jorgen.friman@excosoft.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/08/16/20000816BIT00340/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/08/16/20000816BIT00340/bit0002.pdf

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