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April 24, 2007 at 9:52 AM

Microsoft, SAP announce Duet encore

Almost a year ago, Microsoft and enterprise software maker SAP released Duet, software designed to allow workers to access SAP’s back-end business applications through the familiar user interface of Microsoft Office.

Today, the companies said they’re planning to extend that partnership into the foreseeable future. Plans include a 2.0 version, due out in late 2008, and a 3.0 version to ship sometime after the next versions of Microsoft Office and SAP’s Business Suite are released — for which no dates were given.

They also said the first generation of Duet has been successful, with more than 250 customers purchasing 400,000 licenses in the first year on the market.

Here are Microsoft’s press release and Q&A with Business Division President Jeff Raikes, in which he hints at possible partnerships with SAP in other areas.

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