June 14, 2006

Interoperability Customer Council

Microsoft today announced the creation of a new Customer Executive Council on Interoperability.

The council will meet twice a year to help prioritize Microsoft's focus on the areas that pose the greatest technical barriers to interoperability, including data exchange, connectivity and integration for customers.

Council members will include Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) and Chief Architects from leading corporations and governments. Representatives from Société Générale, LexisNexis, Kohl's Department Stores, Denmark's Ministry of Finance, Spain's Generalitat de Catalunya and Centro Nacional de Inteligencia (CNI) and the States of Wisconsin and Delaware, have joined as founding members.

The first meeting will take place in September 2006 in Redmond, and hosted by Bob Muglia, Microsoft's SVP for Server and Tools.

For more details of the Interoperability Council and other interoperability topics, see the Microsoft Interoperability Home page: http://www.microsoft.com/interop

Updated: Added a link to the eWeek news story about the council launch.

Posted by Jorgen Thelin at June 14, 2006 07:30 AM - [PermaLink]