Microsoft buys content management software for .Net

Explaining the acquisition, Microsoft said its business customers increasingly use Web sites for communicating information to customers, partners and employees, and need better software for managing content at those sites.

NCompass' flagship product, NCompass Resolution 4.0, will be rebranded by Microsoft as the Microsoft Content Management Server 2001, which will be released in the late third quarter or early fourth quarter of this year, Microsoft said in the statement. Customer who buy the product in the interim will continue to get support and products upgrades from Microsoft, the company said.

NCompass Resolution includes tools for creating and managing content, including revision tracking, spell checking, approval control, publication scheduling and archiving. The software can also be used to create templates that make it easier to build sites with a consistent look and feel. It also can be used to deliver content in foreign languages or tailored for wireless devices by using a browser-recognition feature, Microsoft said.

The tools become the latest addition to Microsoft's .Net initiative, the company said. With .Net, Microsoft is trying to shift its focus from providing packaged software products to providing products, services and tools that let other companies offer services over the Internet.

Microsoft said it will integrate NCompass Resolution with it's .Net server products. The software complements products like Microsoft's BizTalk Server 2000 and SharePoint Portal Server by providing businesses with software they need to extend their operations to the Internet, Microsoft said.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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