"Dog Fooding" Lessons: Microsoft Internal IT Group Deploys Beta 2 of Microsoft SQL Server 2005

September 30, 2004

[From Microsoft Corp.]

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 30, 2004 -- Being the first customer to test a new product is bound to spark uncertainty. But entrusting the welfare of a company's core financial, human resources and supply chain management information to a database platform that has never before been tested in any other enterprise? That takes confidence.

For several months now, Microsoft has been doing exactly that: running its SAP R/3 enterprise resource planning software system on the second beta version of Microsoft SQL Server 2005, the company's next-generation data management and analysis platform. Microsoft's Enterprise Data Services group also has migrated its Microsoft FeedStore data warehouse system to SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 to support the needs of diverse applications within the company.

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