Microsoft announced that they are running 20 critical internal systems, including their worldwide sales data warehouse, on SQL Server 2000. In the vendor world, this is referred to as “eating your own dog food”. As is the case with all software vendors lately, Microsoft is pushing e-commerce on the Web and support for XML. SQL Server beta release 2 is available immediately.
e-commerce. The Microsoft Windows DNA platform, including SQL Server already has a strong presence in the business-to-business e-commerce industry with support from premier vendors such as Ariba Inc., Clarus Corp., Commerce One Inc., Concur Technologies Inc., and Intellisys Electric Commerce LLC.; and with customers such as AirTouch Cellular, American Express Co., The Boeing Company, Dell Computer Corp., Healtheon/WebMD, Lucent Technologies Inc., MasterCard International Inc., Northern Telecom Ltd.,