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Microsoft Corp. and Telstra today announced their intention to enter into an Australian industry first - a broad strategic alliance to bring together business software applications, mobile services and devices, and integrated computer and telephone services over Telstra's Next IP™ and Next G™ networks.

The alliance is designed to enable the two companies to bring together the benefits of some of their key products and services to help Australian businesses increase productivity and compete more effectively at a local and global level.

Telstra Group Managing Director, Product Management, Ms Holly Kramer, said Telstra and Microsoft would collaborate to deliver truly integrated communications services to Australian businesses.

"Telstra is excited to have the opportunity to partner with Microsoft to bring to market the best of both worlds - world leading applications from Microsoft delivered over Telstra's world class networks - all in a seamless one-click, one-touch user experience," Ms Kramer said.

"Our customers are seeing convergence between networks and applications and between fixed and mobile devices. We are turning this convergence into meaningful products that deliver a better user experience and productivity benefits for their businesses.

"This is true unified communications - a combination of telephony, email, mobility, conferencing, collaboration and tools like presence - and it will change the way many Australian businesses operate," Ms Kramer said.

The companies plan for the first products to be introduced in market by mid 2009.

Ms Tracey Fellows, Microsoft Australia's Managing Director, said Australian businesses stood to benefit from a wide range of next generation technologies that are simple, low maintenance and cost effective, allowing employees to achieve more, in more places.

"Today's news marks a watershed moment in helping bring a new generation of powerful software and services to a wider audience of Australian businesses," Ms Fellows said.


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