Lotus Development Corp. and Microsoft Corp. tody announced their intent to integrate Microsoft Windows Media Technologies into Lotus’ Notes and Domino Release 5 collaboration software products via IBM’s HotMedia Connect technology. This strategic distribution, development and licensing agreement will deliver the benefits of Microsoft streaming multimedia technology to Notes and Domino R5 users worldwide as well as tighten the integration between Lotus and Microsoft technologies. Initially Lotus plans to ship a partially integrated version of Microsoft Windows Media Player with an upcoming version of Lotus Notes and Domino Release 5. Lotus and Microsoft intend to integrate upcoming versions of Windows Media Technologies with a future update version of Notes and Domino R5 via HotMedia Connect for Domino technology. Additional availability and pricing details will be announced next year. www.lotus.com, www.microsoft.com

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