HP joins Microsoft .NET program

12 Dec 2002

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced that it has joined the Microsoft visual Studio .NET Program.

As part of its development of manageable XML web services, HP will build and integrate XML web services developer tools and components into Visual Studio .NET.

According to the company, the new offerings will be designed to enable developers to improve productivity, reduce development time, increase return on application and infrastructure investments and deliver enhanced XML web services applications on multiple platforms.

HP’s participation in the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Integration Program expands a global initiative the two companies launched in September to accelerate the next generation of computing with .NET and web services.

Kevin Cahill, Microsoft Solutions practice manager at HP Services Ireland said: “Our tools will allow a wide variety of developers to design and develop manageability into applications and web services up front, ultimately increasing the value of those software offerings.”

Harry Largey, sales manager, Microsoft Ireland said: “Developer productivity is a critical success factor in the enterprise, and the addition of HP resources will enhance the functionality and flexibility that Visual Studio .NET provides.”

By Suzanne Byrne