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Microsoft Announces VSIP

Microsoft Corp. today announced the Microsoft Visual Studio Integration Program (VSIP), which aids ISVs and ERP in integrating their products with Visual Studio.

The VSIP offers three main benefits to participants: technical resources, including software development kits (SDKs) and detailed Visual Studio environment documentation as well as technical information; co-marketing resources, including the right to display the Visual Studio logo for collateral and product boxes and Web promotions; and detailed disclosure on future Microsoft technologies.

As part of the cooperative effort between Microsoft and companies participating in the VSIP, Microsoft plans to share technical information on integration with Visual Studio and provide marketing support for value-added products. In addition, participating companies will receive information on future Visual Studio technologies and technical support from Microsoft's Product Support Services. VSIP companies will also have an option to redistribute Visual Studio as part of their own products, enabling companies to be a "one-stop shop" for their customers.

Among the participating companies are Attachmate Corp., The Baan Co., Compuware Corp., InstallShield, Intel Corp., Mortice Kern Systems Inc. (MKS), Rational Software Corp., Seagate Software and Wall Data Inc. -- Thomas Sullivan

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