PeopleSoft Inc. announced they have selected Microsoft technologies and standards to develop key elements of the PeopleSoft Business Network (PSBN), including PSBN’s role-based Enterprise Portal and a series of Community Applications. PSBN is an electronic business network of Internet business solutions that will deliver a broad range of relevant information, including applications and content, to a large number of end users through an Enterprise Portal. Announced in November 1998 and scheduled for availability later this year. The two companies also announced that PeopleSoft plans to collaborate with Microsoft on the XML-based BizTalk framework for application integration and e-commerce.