Supporting Microsoft’s commitment to delivering world-class enterprise capabilities and to help customers take advantage of the latest innovations through Microsoft and SAP development, today Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 are certified to fully support SAP NetWeaver 7.0 and the newly released SAP Business Suite 7.


We see immense benefits for our customers to move to our platform with products like virtualization through Hyper-V, and data and backup compression in SQL Server 2008. This level of innovation, combined with the attractive price point, provides great value to our enterprise customers.


A few of our customers, such as Kimball International Inc and SABMiller RUS, are already experiencing the benefits of migrating to Microsoft platforms with SAP. Kimball International recognized up to 50 percent more processing power in using Windows Server and SQL Server over an Oracle/Unix-based environment, seeing a savings of $450K in just one year.  Also, SABMiller RUS found that Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V helped to reduce infrastructure costs by almost 50 percent and expects 234 percent ROI.  Two great examples of how Microsoft’s products can help our enterprise customers save money.


Tina Couch

Windows Server Marketing