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HP pilots Microsoft 2000 solutions in Asia

It is estimated that in excess of 40% of medium to large businesses will be using the next generation of Microsoft Windows - the Windows 2000 desktop and server series - by the end of the year.

It is estimated that in excess of 40% of medium to large businesses will be using the next generation of Microsoft Windows - the Windows 2000 desktop and server series - by the end of the year.

Singapore, 11 February 2000 -- To help customers in Asia migrate smoothly to the Windows 2000 platform, integrate it into their enterprise computing environments, and realize the business benefits of the new operating system, Hewlett-Packard will be announcing a comprehensive set of products and services next week.

HP's new offerings will help customers plan, design, implement and maintain Microsoft technology across the enterprise to deliver a highly available "bulletproof" computing environment for customers running mission-critical applications on Windows 2000.

"HP has worked in collaboration with Microsoft during the development of Windows 2000 to ensure it provides customers with reliable solutions and a clear road to the future," said a HP statement.

Customers who have piloted the Windows 2000 operating system combined with HP's new products, management software and services include Tokyo Gas and Seagate Technologies.