Vienna, Austria - May 15, 2007 - SAP AG and Microsoft Corp. today announced a joint offering that will simplify and accelerate customer adoption of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and optimize it for SAP Business Suite. The new offering will enable customers to easily transition to SQL Server 2005 and leverage the benefits of a flexible, enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) to transform their businesses. SAP and Microsoft have also agreed to set up a joint lab in Walldorf, Germany to further optimize SAP Business Suite on SQL Server 2005. This announcement from SAP and Microsoft, in addition to the Duet software announcements made at SAPPHIRE 07 Atlanta, highlights the companies continued commitment to deliver innovative solutions that benefit mutual customers. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE 07, SAPs international customer conference, being held in Vienna, Austria, May 14 16.
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